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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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PS3 or any PC game that isn't too demanding of a video card. I'm into a lot of things, although my preference is to steer away from scrollers or anything that requires twitch-style reflexes.

I was a WoW addict from 2006 - 2009. So I'm thinking that Skyrim might be worth exploring. But I'm also intrigued by The Secret World. Has anyone given that a shot? http://store.steampowered.com/app/215280/


If you like RPG-ish games I would recommend the Mass Effect Trilogy if you haven't played it.  Both Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas are very immersive, and Mass Effect in particular has a brilliant story arc over 3 games. Neither of them require a bunch of twitch reflexes either.  Both of those series are better on PC than PS3.

Quantum Conundrum was super fun, it's on Steam.

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time on PS3 was much better than I expected, it's not very challenging, but it has a lot of heart.

The Ratchet and Clank games for PS3 are really fun, and quite hilarious.

Batman Arkham Asylum is probably the best superhero game ever created, at least that I've played.

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Anyone played anything lately that they'd recommend? My wife and kids are traveling at the moment, which suddenly leaves me with some free time on my hands. I'm tempted to splurge on Bioshock Infinite or Skyrim.

Depends what you're into and what systems you own.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:35:36 PM »


Opeth - Ghost Reveries


Me too today, incidentally...

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:46:34 PM »
I listened to this back when it first came out, but I sort of rediscovered it today, I forgot how brilliant it is:

Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites



Dreamy, nightmare pop music, absolutely amazing!


Video Game Soundtrack, but don't let that deter you, it's great, a mix of pop, old west country, and trip hop.

Bastion - Original Soundtrack



http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com/album/bastion-original-soundtrack

The game was great as well.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 12, 2013, 10:01:37 AM »
Wow, I'm shocked...

I don't know what to say, I didn't realize he was sick.  This is very sad news.  I will listen to Athlit today is his honor.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:07:14 PM »
I "listened" to this today....



and by "listened" I mean I whipped out my guitar and tried to play along after not playing these songs for 10-ish years and trying to remember what part comes next....

I should really get back to the stack of ambient CD's piling up on my kitchen table that I bought months ago and then didn't listen to...

IMHO it is their best ever album, raw and powerful, nothing else they've done has ever come close to it.


I actually think 'Load' is their best work... not a popular opinion I know.
I'd rank this a close #2 tho... :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:35:03 PM »
I "listened" to this today....



and by "listened" I mean I whipped out my guitar and tried to play along after not playing these songs for 10-ish years and trying to remember what part comes next....

I should really get back to the stack of ambient CD's piling up on my kitchen table that I bought months ago and then didn't listen to...

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Final Cut.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Eighteen bucks for a download?
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:27:21 PM »
Who is it?

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Hypnagogue Podcast
« on: February 07, 2013, 04:51:19 PM »
Big respect!  100 episodes!  Congrats John, here's to 100 more...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: I Hate My Job
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:50:56 AM »
Any Dilbert fans?  Scott Adams is a genius!

Right here, Dilbert taught me everything I need to know about office life.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: I Hate My Job
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:51:28 PM »
Broken Harbour--give your angry co-worker a Broken Harbour CD, maybe it will calm her down and make her happy.  8)

I don't think anything could make this lady happy.
I don't want to use her real name, but let's say her name is.... uh... ' Bobbi Jo'.

Now if someone sends her an email, or writes her a note, if her name is spelled even slightly wrong, like 'Bobby Jo' or 'Bobbijoe'  she will literally start screaming... at me.  She has one of those names that can have 5 different spellings, on top of that, she's 60, so she's gotta be used to this by now...

People are weird.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: I Hate My Job
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:10:06 PM »
I share my office with the most angry, bitter person on earth.  She literally takes everything as an insult.

I like my job, my coworkers? Not so much.

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Sending a cd to Russia should not be $17 unless it is registered.  I've shipped cds to Russia and it cost no more than other countries in Europe.  Registered packages are a flat $12 plus the cost of airmail which is $5-$6.

'cuz Canada...

It seems that the province I live in, the post office charges more.  I know APK down in toronto pays lower rates than I do...

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This is a big issue here in canada, at least where I live.  I recently sent a single CD to russia and it something like $17.
I can't ask a fan to pay that much.
One more nail in the 'physical product coffin'?

Has anyone bought a CD from a Eurozone country in the last few years?  It's getting so bad that I'm considering just buying digital copies of music now to save myself sometimes $15-$25 per CD!

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:11:46 AM »
Just a quick bump to let people know that I'm down to just 2 copies of my self titled debut album:
http://brokenharbour.bandcamp.com/album/broken-harbour

I am not planning a repress, so once the physical albums are gone, they're gone.


....and now it's sold out.  Thanks everyone!  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Dear Ann Landers...
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:50:11 AM »
You would be surprised how many people are not self-aware, and have no clue how their actions, etc affect others.  It's quite possible this cousin has no idea they've upset you.  Maybe?

Also I echo the sentiments of everyone else, move on, don't worry about it, life is too short.

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