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Messages - jim brenholts

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / new fireman cd
« on: August 24, 2009, 03:44:17 PM »
it absolutely sucks and a half - twice!
not only is it not electronic it features more vocals by youth rather than sir paul. it is just plain bad!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: August 23, 2009, 06:30:51 AM »
when i first started reading this discussion i was a little put off. as i got into it, however, i found that the subtle insights and deep thoughts stirred my interest. then i read it again and i hated it.
i suppose that i will write a huge harry potter size novel when it is finished.

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Everything and Nothing / inglourious basterds
« on: August 22, 2009, 01:00:00 PM »
i just saw this and it is quintessential tarantino - equal parts shock, violence and humor. hearing brad pitt's accent is hilarious and it gets deeper, darker and funnier from there. the best character - by far - is a nazi.

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more quirky space music from a new source. this is some cool stuff folks. experimental without being dissonant.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: August 17, 2009, 03:00:50 PM »
so wayne, quit being evasive. how do you really feel about tng?

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Everything and Nothing / new product
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:06:35 AM »
i wish they'd had this when i had a motorcycle - especially when i was drunk. it was a real pain to either restart or push the bike after opening the door.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:07:00 PM »
been watching star trek:tng, seasons 5, 6 & 7. i love this series. overall, i think it is the best of the treks although i have not seen much voyager.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: terra ambient (aka jeff kowal)
« on: August 13, 2009, 06:04:17 PM »
every time i listen there is something new and exciting on this disc!
i was in a conversation about ben cox's new chapman stick. someone suggested elephant talk by king crimson (a truly underrated classic). well, i was listening to wanderlust at the time and stopped it to view the youtube video that ben linked. AWESOME AND A HALF! i returned to jeff's cd and - wow - "mudfoot" (track 2) has some striking references to that kc classic! not a ripoff or anything like that but it seems that jeff has listened to that tune at least once! (he did attend fripp's guitar school in philly, too.)
anyway, i reviewed the cd for the sep/oct issue of awareness. great disc, jeff. absolutely great!

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very cool album! awesome space sounds and deep space music. it seems like megatone used lots of found and experimental sounds. very cool, indeed!

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aheh... um... wellllllll....

thanks for the feedback, Dwight. Glad i was minimal on the stupid. :)
and that is better than stupid on the minimal.

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D'oh!

Found it - it was Slug, not Unwound.  Carry on...
fuck! i never heard of either of them but i love the concept!

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please remember that erik satie's furniture music was the first piece to be called ambient. he got angry when visitors to an art exhibition complimented him on the music.

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so i found an ocean drum, rainstick, shaker set at amazon for under $20. they are toys and that usually makes them more interesting.

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picked up a thunder tube from musician's friend. wow! this is an extremely cool device. it is a spring attached to a hard cardboard tube with one end closed. it sounds like - duh! thunder when shaken. when used in different ways it makes a very electronic sound.

I've had a go at one of those but never bought one. Same as the 'ocean drum', double sided with beads or something in them - great sound but not got one yet.
www.musiciansfriend.com
it's less than $10.00

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Everything and Nothing / new auxilaries
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:02:03 PM »
has anyone here used one of these before?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=jellyfish
it is a very cool pick and gives a different kind of timbre. it is also versatile with different effects based on the angle to the strings. the best augmentation i have found is on the lap harp. it is almost transformed into a concert harp with the multiple pickings.
this one is a tad more complex. i haven't figured out how to use it yet.
http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/JB41.htm

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hi guys
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:12:32 PM »
yeah, duh, wayne.

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I've been enjoying the "Anatomy of Zen" disks for a couple of weeks now; good stuff!  Kinda murky like Greinke's "Cities in Fog", but more droney; full of surprises ("face it, you've been a disaster..."); some strange pulses and subtle rhythms.  I really like this kind of style - nice work, Jim!
thanks, forest. i haven't posted here for a while and didn't see your compliment. i am really proud of those discs.

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picked up a thunder tube from musician's friend. wow! this is an extremely device. it is a spring attached to a hard cardboard tube with one end closed. it sounds like - duh! thunder when shaken. when used in different ways it makes a very electronic sound.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: question
« on: July 21, 2009, 03:12:17 PM »
Hi Jim,  Yeah, I have used an ebow on my fretless bass and it is amazing. I also have problems getting the E string to vibrate. Once it does, it sounds great!     Harry
it does sound great when it starts humming. if i give it a pluck it will get going and then it is awesome.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: question
« on: July 21, 2009, 03:11:29 PM »
Hey Jim,

Under the "picture is worth a thousand words" category, check out what Michael Manring does with TWO ebows on his bass:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx1RccwlF5g  make note of where he places the ebow in relation to the pickups.

And for a song that is just plain beautiful, check out what Michael does with multiple re-tunings during a song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY4Ra2KOyas

hope this is helpful,

Jeff
extremely helpful, jeff. i learned a lot jut watching his technique. very cool style.

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