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Thanks for doing this. I've enjoyed listening to your work on Bandcamp, but for various reasons never took the leap necessary to actually buy and download the work. I'm looking forward to giving your releases a more careful listen.

I do the same thing, there's only so much money to go around! 

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To celebrate a year since the release of 'The Geometry of Shadows', the download versions all of my releases will switch to a 'pay what you want' model from October 5th to November 5th, 2013.  This would be a great time to snap up releases that you don't yet have, or a great time to invite friends or family to listen to Broken Harbour completely risk-free.  All my download releases include liner notes and pdf's of the album artwork.

http://brokenharbour.bandcamp.com

Tell your friends!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 02, 2013, 06:25:01 AM »
Oophoi - An Aerial View

Not quite what I expected given Gigi's description of it, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Rik M wrote a glowing review of the album.... back in March, and I forgot to toot my own horn...

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-geometry-of-shadows-by-broken-harbour


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »
Attention, European listeners!

Databloem has just been restocked with copies of all Broken Harbour releases, including the last 5 copies of the self titled 1st album. Yes I know in January I said I only had 2 left, funny story... the post office in the Netherlands rejected my original restock parcel for Databloem, and then it took 8 months to come back to me, I had assumed the parcel was lost and unrecoverable, so I told everybody I only had the 2 left. 

The Danish Post Office's idiocy works in your favor!  As stated before, there is no physical repress planned, get it while it's still available!


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Midi Controller Recommendation
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:37:59 PM »
Hi All,

I've recently had a a music job actually pay something.... And I wanted to invest at least some of it into better equipment.  Can anyone recommend a good, weighted action, 88 key midi controller that won't obliterate my savings account?  I have an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 now, and while it's perfectly competent, the weighted action is pretty lacking, so I barely play piano on it. 

Piano is something I want to do more of.

I'd prefer to keep things under a thousand bucks if possible.

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I have it but have not yet listened to it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Logic 10
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:17:34 PM »
Im watching it but not really certain if its that necessary right now.....Logic 9 is fine. 

Blake maybe check ebay for Boxed Logic Pro 9.   

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2054436.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=Apple+Logic+Pro+Studio+9+Music+Software&_sacat=0&_from=R40


Hey what a great idea, I didn't realize Logic 9 had transferable licenses..... Aaaaaannnnnnddd, pulled the trigger.

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Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:06:41 AM »
I have to say a lot of it is very samey - so much angst ! (and so little dynamics and colour). I think a 'heavy ambient' band would be most welcome - loud/soft/loud etc :)

Most of Opeth's work would qualify. Especially Blackwater Park and Still Life.

Forget their first 2 albums tho....

I agree however, that most metal, especially modern stuff all sounds the same after a while.

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Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:48:55 PM »
Metal was the first kind of music that really spoke to me as a young lad.

I'm a big fan of Ministry, Nadja, Fear Factory, Opeth, Metallica, Strapping Young Lad....

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Logic 10
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:33:49 PM »
Has anyone taken the plunge yet?

My new iMac finally arrived, and I had planned to run Logic 9 for reasons of stability and 32bit AU support, but apple took it off the app store 2 days before my iMac arrived... leaving me hooped.

A quick googling of "Logic 10 + bugs" brings up forum post after forum post of people raging at crashes, bugs, etc.....  but it's the internet after all, is it really that bad?

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I lost half of the past weekend trying to beat Jamestown:

http://www.finalformgames.com/jamestown/

So close to beating the final level.....


Playing through Dirt 3 right now, and anxiously awaiting Grand Turismo 6...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Digipack vs Jewel Cases
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:17:14 PM »
I'm curious to know what people prefer when buying physical CD's these days.

I know the prevailing attitude is that Digipacks are superior, friendlier to the environment, and makes the artwork look nicer (no weird reflection from the case), but I've found the even though my CD's rarely leave the shelf (they're all ripped to my computer anyways) after 10 years or so some of them look like hell, wrecked corners etc...

At least with a jewel case when it gets scratched, busted, set on fire, whatever, you can just replace the case and it looks like new again.

I'm curious to know what collectors prefer, especially as I release albums in the future, I'd rather produce them in packaging that people want.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Next stage in our summer sale.
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:58:26 AM »
I had to resist a little, I just had to buy a new iMac......

You have a not-so-giant order....  ;D

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Next stage in our summer sale.
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:42:49 PM »
Must....resist....

Nope, giant order incoming....

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loren Nerell news
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:41:43 PM »
Great news! Can't wait!

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I would say that the best place for an ambient musician to live is anywhere with a relatively low cost of living, so that you could take on work that isn't overly demanding.  Then you'll have time and money to actually spend on making music.  The ambient community is for the most part, internet based now.

Having said that, I'm a hypocrite, as I have a demanding job and housing costs where I live are quite high.... but if I could work 25 hours a week and still have a roof over my head I'd gladly live in Winnipeg or something....


If you're in a large metropolis you can actually build a small ambient community if you have the willpower and staying power to make it happen.

I also think this is an excellent statement.  If something you want isn't happening, make it happen.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bandcamp
« on: July 29, 2013, 12:24:14 PM »
One thing I do appreciate about Steve Roach is that he keeps his CD's in print (for the most part).  But he also offers them digitally, so no matter what you prefer, you can get his music in your desired format.  However, I do realize that for most of us, who sell 50-300 CD's per release, it isn't really feasible.  I've been thinking about it lately and I'll continue to have a physical CD provided for each release I do, but probably only a single print run, once it sells out I'll likely leave it as a digital release only, unless I hit the jackpot and hundreds of people clamor for a reprint.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bandcamp
« on: July 12, 2013, 06:38:40 PM »
I was an early adopter back when Bandcamp got started.  I love it, they know how to treat artists, and buying music through bandcamp is dead easy.  I also like the way they handle physical sales, as I have to box it up and mail it myself, not depend on cdbaby or a different distribution platform.  This makes the artist and listeners feel more connected, and I like that.

I'm just listening to Gramophone Transmissions on Bandcamp right now and really digging it.  My cup of tea.  Proves that rapid gratification can be good.

Thanks!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bandcamp
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:10:28 PM »
I was an early adopter back when Bandcamp got started.  I love it, they know how to treat artists, and buying music through bandcamp is dead easy.  I also like the way they handle physical sales, as I have to box it up and mail it myself, not depend on cdbaby or a different distribution platform.  This makes the artist and listeners feel more connected, and I like that.

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