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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: June 27, 2015, 09:23:30 AM »
Chris, thanks for the heads up on the Peter Clines books. I just bought them & added them to my Kindle queue.  It might be awhile before I get to them because of a bunch of new stuff coming out all at the same time.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Max Richter 8-hour lullaby
« on: June 17, 2015, 08:45:19 AM »
8-hour single piece of neo-classical music from Max Richter coming in September...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 14, 2015, 05:43:12 PM »
John - thanks for the heads up on this mix!  Now I want to do one of my own.

listening to "Vintage Ambient Jazz - ECM and Illbient Mix - De Benedictis" on youtube - ECM

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 09, 2015, 09:29:05 PM »
Assembler-Responder - Bishop & Clerk
Halftribe - Shells (dewtone)
Steve Roach - Skeleton Keys
BenoÓt Pioulard - Stanza

I have not posted anything in this thread in a long time but I wanted to call attention again to the Ambient Dishwasher mix that Hypnos forum members made happen.

For anybody not familiar with "Dave's Dishwasher Drone" take a look at the original Hypnos forum thread here...

The mix features great music from forum members Forrest Fang, Igneous Flame, Castleview, The Circular Ruins and Seren Ffordd.  Plus my son's first attempt at ambient.  All the tunes use the same :20 sec recording of my dishwasher as the starting point.

Streaming version on Mixcloud is here...

Downloadable version is here...

Thanks so much to all the members who participated in this random experiment. :)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 28, 2015, 07:06:23 PM »
Mike, thanks for the heads up on Vermilion, I just ordered it.

I just finished one of the best books I've read in awhile, "The Mechanical" by Ian Tregillis.  I first came to Tregillis' work in his Milkweed Triptych, a trilogy about British warlocks versus Nazi super-soldiers in an alternate history of World War II.  It sounds ridiculous but it was excellent.  Next up was "Something More Than Night," a noir detective story about angels.  Again it sounds sort of ridiculous but it worked.

This new book is the start of a new series called The Alchemy Wars.  Sometimes I wish people would stop writing series and just a write a stand alone novel for once.  But with Tregillis I don't mind because this is setting up to be a great series.

Tregillis goes back to alt history with The Mechanical.  It's the early 20th century and the Dutch rule the world, mostly through their use of sentient mechanical beings. The mechanicals, or Clakkers, are programmed through alchemy, magic & clockwork.  These automatons are capable of intelligent thought but are basically slaves to their masters through a series of geasa which require them to fulfill the orders of their masters or suffer pain. The Dutch consider them objects without free will.

In this first book we follow three main characters - Jax, a Clakker, and a French spy & a member of the French court.  France has be relegated to "New France" in Canada and still tries to oppose the Dutch.

It's an engaging story that has me very excited for the next book.  Highly recommended.


Thanks again to all the dishwasher contributors!!

I took all your fine compositions and made a 20 minute low light mix.

Mixcloud link -

Download page  -

The pieces flow together nicely, which makes sense because they are all based on the sound source.  This whole project/experiment was a lot of fun and it exemplifies why this forum is still a great place to hang out even after all these years.  Thanks!   :)

00:00    Dishwasher original sound
00:17    Dave Michuda - Dishwasher Stretch
01:00    Forrest Fang - Dave's Dishwasher(Zen Cycle)
02:42    AXX - Dishwasher Drone AXX Rework
05:15    Igneous Flame - Chthonic Cycles
09:25    Castleview - Cavewasher
11:20    The Circular Ruins - The Circular Ruins Over Dave's Dishwasher
15:00    Dave Michuda - Dishwasher Stretch part 2
16:55    Seren Ffordd - Rin-Se
20:43    end

Here are the links to all the pieces used in the mix in order of appearance...

I nagged my son into messing around with the dishwasher drone and this is his entry...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:32:48 PM »
36 - Sine Dust
An excellent recording & a slightly different sound for 36.  He says "I wanted to make an EP that had a strictly defined sound and theme, which continued from beginning to end, using a limited array of instruments to tell the story. In some ways, itís the most minimal record Iíve made. The sounds are soft, muted and the notes are played with a gentle intensity that hopefully reflects my passion for the stars."  The synths have a sort of retro feel without being kitschy or obvious.  The tough here is just right.

Tessellate Recordings - Earthtones Volume 3
Another good compilation from Tessallate.  A nice variety of textures & sounds.

My Brother the Wind - Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One
Through a few playlists on Spotify I've discovered some current prog/space rock and this is one of my new favs.  Just good old fashioned psych space rock.

To all the creative fizbos who made tracks out of my dishwasher -

First of all, thanks so much for taking the time to create such interesting music from such an odd source.  It's amazing to me what you guys can do.

Second, I want to make a mix using the various dishwasher tracks created here so is it okay with everyone if I just download your cuts and use them in a mix?

Excellent video Pete!  What did you use to create it?  What the original source video?

Good catch Chris!  I use a similar one on my Bandcamp profile...

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / FOUNDSOUNDSCAPE
« on: March 08, 2015, 10:45:49 AM »
Great 24 hour streaming audio of field recordings brought to you by Janek Schaefer.

"Using over 1000 calm & curious location recordings captured by 100 recordists, the sounds were simply edited, and then played back three at a time at various volumes in shuffle mode, and the result is never the same twice."

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:45:36 PM »
Chris,  Thanks for the heads up on those two albums.  I just downloaded them from Bandcamp.  They sound wonderful, especially the Bill Seaman album.

Other recent spins:

Offthesky & Pleq - A Thousand Fields -  I've been waiting for this one for a long time and I'm glad to finally hear it.  Excellent orchestral tinged ambience.

The New Honey Shade - Ozark Dream  -  At times lush, at times noisy, sometimes using synths, sometimes using found sounds or an old time guitar.  An nice odd collections of tunes.

Public Service Broadcasting - Race for Space -  My favorite album of the year so far.  This tells the story of the American & Soviet space race in the 60s.  It tells the story through archival news broadcasts and communications between the astronauts and master control intertwined with music that's a bit electronic, a bit prog, a bit krautrock.  Maybe I love it because I'm a space nerd but this is a great album.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:13:49 PM »
Hahaha!  Good idea Forrest!  Maybe someday I'll stick my Go Pro in there.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / I love this album
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:43:49 PM »
One of my favorite albums so far this year is The Race For Space by Public Service Broadcasting.  And the best cut on it is Go!  Take a listen...

PSB is a duo that combines electronic-ish music with spoken-word passages from old public-service messages, filmstrips, newscasts, etc.  On The Race For Space, they also incorporate NASA communications with the astronauts & mission control.  For a geek like me who loves music and anything NASA it's a perfect marriage.  I really enjoyed their first album but this one is on another level.

I can't recommend this one enough.  Here's a few more links...

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:17:22 PM »

Excellent!   :D

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:19:29 PM »
Very nice, Pete!

I loved playing it for my son as he has a bunch of native instruments plugins and has just recently discovered vocoder fx.

Well done!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:18:04 AM »
dirk serries - streams of consciousness  - I love me some ambient guitar!  This is excellent.

Nathan Amundson - Western Songs - This is a very simple recording and that's why I like it.  It's basically one guitar strummed & improvised with a fair amount of echo.  Amundson describes it this way - " late night instrumental guitar jams evoking the vast, arid landscape surrounding his home state of Colorado."  Yup!

Robert Fripp - Glass & Breath  -  An un-Fripp-like minimalist recording of bell type sounds.  A nice free release from DGM.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:05:02 AM »
Very nice!  I'd love to somehow incorporate these different versions into a mix eventually.

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