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The Hammond Novachord.....claimed as the first commercially available synthesizer in 1938

Heres a Link to the restoration of the Noverchord pictured above

What a celebration...just finished watching it.  Wow!

Cool...thanks Loren!

Computers, Internet and Technology / The internet and our Future
« on: October 04, 2014, 05:23:16 PM »
Douglas Coupland has or will shortly released a book about the biggest internet tech company in the world...Alcatel Lucent.  Im going to read this but below is a link to a quick paraphrase from the Financial Times.

Would love to watch that Pete but it seems I must be in the uk to view it on the BBC iplayer.  Thought I try and download the iplayer app.....not available. 

I'll just have to pull out my Kate Bush cds instead. :( :)

Thats true John, though once I commit I find the infinite very quickly comes crashing down to a more human scale as things take their place or the endeavor just simple crashes.

I think getting bored of a project is a bad way to end it...." I just cant be bother to do anything with it".  I do arrive at this place from time to time, perhaps its part of the journey but its where training and experience comes to aid, not musical training per se but the ability to be grown up for lack of a better expression.  Artist can through tantrums for sure but its the experience of dealing with these issues and overcoming the barriers the make us succeed.

We have this fancy Ionizing water dispenser in the kitchen where I work and Im often there during the course of the day / the water hole there is a picture of the basket ball player Michael Jordan with this quote:
                   "Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career, ive lost almost 300 games, 26 times Ive been trusted to take the wining shot and missed.
                    Ive failed over and over and over again in my that is why I succeed."

Thanks for all the information Ekstasis...I know the Furman balanced power box you talk about.  It is very expensive1

For a while I had about four different malts going at one was a fun way to taste. 

Agreed.....quality over quantity.  A dram or 2, after that it ceases to be a benefit.

Its true single malt whiskey is expensive.......Its defiantly a luxury in the scheme of things but one that is so spirited.....why do they call it spirits in the Scotland / UK?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Echospace Detroit CD's
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:07:39 PM »
I collect CDs, and only want the physical product.  So if they have this obviously rabid following, and every CD shown on their bandcamp page is Sold Out almost immediately, they are doing something wrong...

Isn't there a similar problem with the Autumn of Communion/Nacht Plank limited releases on Txt?  I think it encourages impulse buying for fear of losing out and buying for resale at a substantial markup.  Seems like a questionable ecosystem.  No thanks.


Very good point Forrest.  I think for a respected ambient / electronic label or artist a pressing of 300 cds is a good place to start. Maybe more depending on the artist.  The art release are understandably very limited and expensive.

Definitely yes. To me, Auchentoshan 12 is good, but Three Wood is special. Definitely worth the extra money, so if you like Auchentoshan 12, definitely try Three Wood.

Good to know Mike, thanks....locally its up in the $75 range.  Getting into the special occasion price range.  I sense just such an occasion coming really soon. ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Aphex Twin
« on: October 01, 2014, 05:14:40 AM »
Drukqs did not do much for either. 

I do like the analog sounds in Syro but the tracks I have heard seem too cluttered and is the irritating part for me.  Could be the desired effect though.  I still may get it.

Nice line up there Mike....the whisky I mean ;)

Aberlour 16 is a favorite.....Auchentoshan 12 is my go to malt and I had my eye on the triple wood but have not taken the plunge yet.  Did you like it?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 30, 2014, 05:27:12 AM »
Regarding 'blocks', I presume that the finishing of something is generally more the problem than the starting of something (?)

It is for me.....I have a music project that I thought was finished a year ago and was maturing so to speak.  Opened it up to see how its tasting only to discover it did not need more time but more work so Im currently throwing the kitchen sink at it.  Will it improve? Perhaps it was already all it could be.  And so it goes.


My current dram.....lots of coconut and vanilla.  Glenmorangie in body but much superior on all other counts

Please do and your fellow writers have great taste in single malts.  Look forward to it!

Excellent thirdsystem.......I can only imagine. That last picture is beautiful!  Its been a few months since I had some Edradour in the house.  Have to change that.   Thanks for sharing

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:37:00 AM »
Thats a great post Mike!

Personally I am never blocked because I dont look at it as if something is in my way preventing creation.  Im not doing anything now and now I am....or perhaps there simple is not a beginning or and ending it just is happening.

Does not mean I don't struggle and doubt during the creation. 

Does not mean that I can  take the fun out of creating by being too serious.....Im make serious ambient music now.

Does not mean that I dont labor for months to years over a music or photographic project wonder is it done.  Is it enough.  It needs something.  When should I just let it go?

All of this is part of the process and I put it together as the journey.....departure and arrival are not so important for me....its whats in between that is.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:54:07 AM »
OPENING on Vimeo

OPENING is a visual album created by Christopher Willits. It is a 45 min film, an album released on Ghostly International, a series of photo prints, and live performances. OPENING is best described as an experience, designed to inspire a space of peace and expansion. Willits' music and photographic filmmaking overlap into a kind of abstract narrative speaking to personal transformation and connection to the earth. Willits will be performing the sounds and images of OPENING live in the US and Europe this fall while on tour with Tycho.

 I have been waiting all summer for this to be on its way to me from Ghostly International.....

I ask this question because about 4 months ago I came into the studio to meet the smell of charred electronics, a very distinctive smell.  To my relief I discovered it wasnt any gear put my Furman AR 1215 was fried....had it done its job and perished in the process.  Cant say but since then the studio has been running off local power straight out of the wall.

The balanced power option to do right is too expensive and the results are questionable.

I was considering a simple but good surge protector/backup like this one below which I have at work in the office.

I curious what others use and recommend?

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