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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: Yesterday at 01:36:11 PM »
hahahahhahahahah!   I love the replies! 

obviously I'm half kidding half serious.

Read the paragraph about Modell, Die, and Roach.

:D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: Yesterday at 08:59:35 AM »
This will look like total blatant spam but too bad... I really loved Steve Brand and Roy Mattson's Meltstream on my label, Relaxed Machinery - wow - that is a great beatless ambient drift album.  We had a year where I just went "wow" every time we released a new album.  Andrew Lahiff, Steve Brand's solo stuff, Robert Scott Thompson, Seren Fford, Arbee / Specta Ciera's almost techno ambient album really kicked my booty nicely... AND we had reBOOT come out in January.. Wow - what a great year.   

I know I know - I'm cheating. 

I seem to spend more time catching up with older music than new ... my big obsession this year was Rod Modell  / Deepchord / Echospace ... and Yagya.  Most that I got were not 2014 though.  Also some older Robert Rich - which was awesome - and a few Alio Die gems.  Again - nothing "new".  Oh - backfilled some serious Steve Roach this year - probably added 8 albums to my collection - some of the "classics". 


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I agree.  You don't have to "like it" but pretending to like it would be very good for your mom.  In time you might accept him.  It's not an overnight process.

You totally have the rights to feel like you do - but you also have to think of your mom - and her happiness. 

Sometimes you do things for others even though you don't like it.  I think you've reached one of those times.

I had a hard time with my dad's girlfriend after my mom died.  He's still seeing her almost 20 years later.  Is she like my mom?  Oh sheeesh - no.  Not by a long shot.  Does she seem to make him happy - yes.  I'll take that. 

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:00:14 AM »
I'm very excited about the new season - what a fantastic thing.

The new season will end with "see you in 25 years" ...  hahahahaha

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Mine arrived yesterday - I saw it briefly (long enough to check it was not damaged etc) before Glenys whisked it away to be wrapped until Christmas.....

That's just kind of evil!   ;D

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:17:11 PM »
Since we both posted... we may have to ask Mike to ban us all.

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 06, 2014, 11:41:02 AM »
You should see the original cover proofs.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:29:52 PM »
Tomas - hey, no problem!  Can't count the number of times I've misread something. 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 30, 2014, 01:28:04 PM »
I cross-posted this thread over on Relaxed Machinery and want to cross post ours over here... most of us are at both - but a few aren't... so here you go!

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/where-do-you-do-your-creative-work

Many of the studios are in both threads.

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drone on...  I can answer the Vir Unis question as he's an old friend (since teens).  He's semi-active on Facebook - and is about to release The Book of Mutations 2 after a long break from releasing ambient.

Posted Oct 22 by John / Vir:  "This a 20+ minute preview of an upcoming Vir Unis album on AtmoWorks. I plan to work with some very talented and creative musicians on this throughout this Autumn and Winter. It's s continuation of Book of Mutations, which can be purchased at store.atmoworks.com "

Listen at:   https://soundcloud.com/johnstrate-hootman/book-of-mutations-pt-2-preview

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:38:21 AM »
El Culto - the "extreme" comment is about David Sylvian, not Steve Roach.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:50:37 AM »
love your acoustic stuff loren!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 27, 2014, 12:14:52 PM »
Loren Loren Loren...  I love your studio.   :-*

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Inoue's been missing for a couple of years or more now.  Phonaut's post on it from 2012:  http://phonaut.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/where-is-tetsu-inoue/

The last paragraph explains why Phonaut would be one of the people to likely know and be concerned.

I thought I saw a mention of Thom Brennan somewhere - but I can't recall it now. 

Steve Roach is alive and well.  And planning more releases.  He decided to take a few days off after Bloodmoon before forging ahead.

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APK knows more on this than I do... and his description was perfect and more detailed than I could do.  I can usually tell by the burn lines and often by what's etched into the center plastic part of the disc.  Usually CD's have info on plant and CDR's have a much different looking bit of info there.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 15, 2014, 06:00:07 AM »
Wonderful desk!  Love how it keeps clutter out and all the gear right there easily accessible.  I have the problem of desk on one end of the room - everything else... on the other end problem... hahahahaha.

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I doubt Sam burned them at home and most likely they went to a manufacturer.  It's *extremely* common especially for lower quantity runs.

However, it should be in the release listing when you buy it so you know exactly what you're getting. 

Humorous story - at least a decade ago I bought a release from someone I knew enough to email - and when I got it it was the best looking CDR I'd ever seen. Gorgeous - but still a CDR.  So I sent him a note saying it was one of the best cdr's I'd seen great job! - and he called me back and said - how the heck did you know?  So I explained the tell tale signs of CD vs CDR to him... he changed the listing to say pro-cdr.  :-)  He had also underestimated the importance not thinking it was that big of a deal -I told him with me it wasn't - but with some fans they'll rake you over the coals for misleading them.


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The really horrible thing to me is I can't remember if I've heard of the site or not.  I'm not sure.  I think I have.

Sorry you're losing a site you enjoy and pay for.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Echospace Detroit CD's
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:33:26 AM »
Aren't most of their label releases at least available to download?  I understand doing a small run CD release and that selling out fast - they have a fairly rabid following.  But I thought most of the Echospace label releases were still available digital.  (not as good for CD fans.. I know...)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Echospace Detroit CD's
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:31:17 AM »
Sorry - I was asking about a few releases not on Echospace but under the Echospace and/or Deepchord name.  I misread your post...   I don't have a good answer.

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