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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 Brian´s stuff is quite overrated, especially "Black Stars". I found this utterly boring. His latest albums were so boring I didn´t listen to them until the end.

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

Eno´s "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 don´t 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 I´m 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 Mark´s living-room before the album was actually released.


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

I´m looking for copies of Redshift´s "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 you´d 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 you´re 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)
I´m 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 isn´t reason enough to order your copy I don´t 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 we´re 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 you´re at it, listening to weird electronica, don´t forget to check out the demo of the Triadex Muse sequencer / tone generator I´ve created.

Enjoy (or not),


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

I´ve uploaded some excerpts from the album on soundcloud:

I hope the link is working the way it should.

Enjoy (or not),


Everything and Nothing / Re: Nuclear Disaster in Japan
« on: March 17, 2011, 05:06:01 AM »
I hope we all can learn from these mistakes and make some changes for the better.

+1 for that

What´s the point of learning a lesson yourself if those in control refuse to learn anything and change direction accordingly? Chernobyl might have become too old a hat for many, I´m afraid, so it was about time to warm it all up again.

Man is an evolutionary dead-end street. To be discontinued.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Nuclear Disaster in Japan
« on: March 15, 2011, 04:19:22 PM »

it almost looks as if they try to calm down the people trying to prevent mass-panicking.

What would you do? Do some (not very clever) crisis PR, or take the risk of causing a riot? Either way the shit has hit the fan, and it will get even worse than we can imagine.

This is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it, and I don´t mean to cause major concern but we ought to get used to this thought.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Nuclear Disaster in Japan
« on: March 15, 2011, 03:53:40 PM »
One of my students is from Tokyo. His parents are alive and well but some of his relatives live near Fukushima so he´s quite concerned about that.

I remember Chernobyl very well, and I was in the process to stage a concert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of this accident, and now this... apparently Godzilla has been unleashed.

We´re witnessing history being made. It´s not a pleasant sight.


Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: New Robert Rich interview
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:13:48 AM »
Robert is one of the few souls out there I cannot only take seriously, but also have a lot of respect for.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: February 13, 2011, 04:21:57 AM »
For mixing, mastering, monitoring, and plain listening I prefer the long-discontinued MB Quartphone 90 and 95 (they are now being produced under the "German Maestro" brand). Very comfortable on the ear, very transparent-sounding.

For live and studio use I also have a Beyerdynamic DT-770 which is nice because it shuts out ambient noise quite effectively but I think it´s a bit -mid-heavy and very tight on the head so after an hour or two I get some hearing troubles and a headache.

I used to have a Jecklin Float some years ago. Nice as it was, it was quite, erm, impractical to use (espcially in the studio).


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