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Hi all,

Im delighted to officially announce the release of the new collaborative album Markus Reuter and I created in collaboration. "lament" was recorded during a very inspired session at my place in the summer of 2010. It took a little while to work out a release, and Im very happy to have it out on Swedish label Gterma, run by Johan Rehn.

"lament" is made up of seven tracks altogether, ranging from three to twenty-three minutes in length. We consider this album a successor to the 2007 album "ceasing to exist", and Im sure there are quite as many potential hit singles on it as well.

The longest track "and all which is not" is classic Fripp/Eno with loads of heavily processed Touch Guitar, VCS-3, and loops. The other tracks range from spooky horror sci-fi scenarios to ethereal ambient textural work. Certainly nothing for the faint at heart, I guess.

For more info, you can get in touch with Johan directly:

Enjoy (or not),


Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:55:55 AM »
"Maaaat-lock!" (Grampa Simpson)


We need to find you some really exciting (as opposed to boring) ambient music!  ;)

Oh yes, that would be highly appreciated!  :-*


Mr. Negative is back!!  ;D

I've read "Stealth" is samples of a stealth bomber processed into an ambient album.  That's sounds pretty boring!!

Mr. Honest, if you please 8).

Intriguing concept, definitely.

Mr. Sarcasm is off. Over and out.


I dont know this one but if its in the same vein as "Nostromo", it must count as one of the most boring ambient albums ever. This is the type of (Dark) Ambient I do not like and which I find totally useless.

But thats only me, of course.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: June 16, 2012, 11:15:31 AM »
"Music for Airports" is an interesting title?  :o

Also, that's "heresy" what you said about "Black Stars"!!!  :P

Actually, I always thought ['ramp] was the most highly overrated group no one's ever heard of!  ;)

Nice to see you again here, Stephen.  :)

Thanks for the warm welcome! Feels like coming home  ;D.

['ramp] overrated? It definitely sucks big time. And so do I, but who cares?


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Overrated Ambient
« on: June 15, 2012, 11:16:17 AM »
Heresy!!! But, yeah.

Yes, Lustmord... agreed.    ;)

Much of Brians stuff is quite overrated, especially "Black Stars". I found this utterly boring. His latest albums were so boring I didnt listen to them until the end.

Thomas Kner also has some brilliant stuff out, but also quite boring albums as well ("Daikan" comes to mind).

Enos "Music for Airports" is nowhere near as interesting as  its title suggests.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Kawai SX
« on: January 07, 2012, 03:27:55 AM »
40 US$ is a decent price. Unfortunately, any type of service documentation for these Kawais is a bit difficult to come by.

Do you know the Analogue Heaven mailinglist? This is the place to be for all things analogue and "vintage".


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Kawai SX
« on: January 06, 2012, 05:19:11 PM »
Have you checked the internal battery for leakage?
Have you checked the power supply rails for the correct voltages?
Have you checked lose connectors inside (ribbon cables, reseating ICs if socketed -- make sure you dont touch them without having grounded yourself first, they hate static electricity)?

Just some ideas.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Richard Lainhart RIP
« on: January 01, 2012, 05:44:40 PM »
Very sad.

But his art will remain.



Marketplace / Re: WTB: Some Redshift CDs
« on: December 30, 2011, 03:38:39 AM »
Got a copy of "Oblivion" but "Halo" is still on my wishlist. Anybody?


Hi all,

as some of you might have overheard already, the new official ['ramp] album will be due for release on 21st December 2011. It was actually scheduled for 1st December, but unfortunately, there were some problems with the pressing plant -- and these had to be sorted out first.

"return" will be a return to where ['ramp] started in 1996/97, and I guess it has become the most "analogue-sounding" album since the release of "Nodular" and "frozen radios". There will be two sections on the album, called "astral disaster" and "return" respectively, each running beyond the 30 minutes mark. For some impressions please click here:

Like its predecessor "steel and steam" (which Im slowly, but steadily running out of stock of), "return" will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies. I do not intend to make it available as a digital download.

If interested, please feel free to send me an email (stephen at parsick dot com) and have me reserve a copy for you in advance. Please bear in mind that shipping rates will be the same for up to four albums, and I support group purchases (postage will be worked out individually then, depending on the weight of the shipment).

Thanks for your time,


Marketplace / Re: WTB: Some Redshift CDs
« on: November 24, 2011, 04:29:43 PM »
I'm the same way--it doesn't exist if it's not on CD (guess I won't be buying your new download, he he).



Marketplace / Re: WTB: Some Redshift CDs
« on: November 23, 2011, 05:18:07 PM »
Thanks for the hint but I do not buy downloads. I want CDs.

Especially "Halo" since I had the pleasure of listening to the title track in Marks living-room before the album was actually released.


Marketplace / WTB: Some Redshift CDs
« on: November 23, 2011, 03:32:05 AM »
Hi all,

Im looking for copies of Redshifts "Halo" and "Oblivion" albums. Missed out on buying these when they came out as I was too broke to buy CDs back then. If you happen to have a spare copy youd like to part with, please let me know.



Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / ['ramp] -- electric karma
« on: November 23, 2011, 03:24:39 AM »
Hi all,

if youre tired of waiting for the next official ['ramp] album "return", you might like to spend your time on the new download-only EP "Electric Karma":

Yamaha CS80, electronic tabla, loop devices, ARP Sequencer, plus some other embellishments (ARP 2600, Roland VP-330, Prophet VS).

Enjoy (or not),


Hi all,

I would like to announce the release of the new ['ramp] album "steel and steam" for 1st july 2011. It is going to be the successor to the 2009 ['ramp] album "debris", and very much like "debris", it had been in the making for quite some time. There will be six sections on the album altogether:
node (part 1 and 2)
puppets (feat. Mark Shreeve)
steel and steam (parts 1 to 4, feat. Mark Shreeve)
Im very proud and happy to have Mark Shreeve and his Moog IIIc modular on the album for the title track and another beautiful gem, "puppets". These two sections were recorded at his Distant Sun studio in London a while ago. The other sections were recorded at my own Cold Furnace studio in 2010. If you know my previous work (and the work Mark created with both Redshift and ARC), you will get an idea of what style to expect. "steel and steam" has become -- despite its title -- the most accessible ['ramp] album so far (whatever that is going to say), and even though the title track is as ballsy as a modular Moog can get, there is a strong melodic flavour throughout the album. I even dusted off my Yamaha CS80 for some tracks, so if that isnt reason enough to order your copy I dont know what is :). Okay, there is plenty of other analogue and modular stuff on it, so if gear-spotting and reading gearlists is your cup of tea, you might want to go for it just for that reason :). While were at it, the album will be limited to 300 numbered copies and it will not be available as a digital download (unless some fucker infringes on my mental property, that is).

The easiest way of ordering your copy would be sending an email directly to me (stephen at parsick dot com or stephen dot parsick at gmx dot de).

I will soon upload some snippets from the album to give you some "ear candy" to listen to.
Thanks for reading, and apologies for having wasted bandwidth,

Hi all,

I thought I should upload some excerpts from the album over at soundcloud for all those who still are a bit put off by the somewhat academic title of the album:

And while youre at it, listening to weird electronica, dont forget to check out the demo of the Triadex Muse sequencer / tone generator Ive created.

Enjoy (or not),


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ['ramp] -- debris
« on: March 18, 2011, 02:22:22 AM »
Hi all,

Ive uploaded some excerpts from the album on soundcloud:

I hope the link is working the way it should.

Enjoy (or not),


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