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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:42:21 PM »
on topic...

Yes - really good quote, Pete - thanks for posting! Similar to the famous 1% inspiration 99% perspiration... or the one about doing it every day actively allows for those moments of inspiration to strike when you're prepared for them... or something like that. 

Gear ...  I've always held that "tools are tools are tools" whether you like hardware or software, vintage stuff, a few old pieces you know really well - or you love the constant inspiration that comes from new hardware or new VST's...  or acoustic instruments or well you get the idea.

It just doesn't matter.  A fantastic guitar player with a total junk guitar can still mesmerize you.  Early techno was on cheap cheap stuff begged and borrowed and on 4-track tape.  Some of my favorite musicians only use laptops.  Some of my favorites have massive basements full of freaking gear I'll never be able to afford. 

It just doesn't matter.   Tools are tools are tools.

Use the tools that feel right to you - and if you feel the need to judge others about their gear or techniques... maybe you should take a look in a mirror sometime.

John

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:29:18 PM »
Seriously ...  are you kidding?   

Can we please have a conversation about *anything* that doesn't get into name calling / idiocy?

Cosmic Fabric - would you please stop antagonizing and posting rude things.  I haven't read every single post in this thread but all the ones that have annoyed me have your name on them.  Please stop, please only post when you feel like being civil again.

Thank you.

John

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bad Ambient
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:37:11 AM »
Some of my favorite artists have released albums that just didn't resonate with me. The vidna obmana one Drone On referenced is one that comes to mind. I also didn't really enjoy some of the collaborations with Asmus Tietchens.

Exactly! And ironically - the 2nd disc of Dirk/Asmus - Motives for Recycling is one of my favorites - it took a while to grow on me but when it did... wow. Love it. 

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Everything and Nothing / Re: TIDAL - Lossless audio streaming service
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:39:58 AM »
Interesting!  Signed up for the newsletter.  Thanks, Mike.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bad Ambient
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:37:07 AM »
There are many albums I listen to once and go... ummm ... no - I'll be deleting that from the ipod... 

But I'm not sure that means it's bad - it just means I didn't like it at all.  One label was recommended to me, a lot of people like it / great reviews - but I didn't.  A lot of static drone and noises. 

I love drone with layers and movement... I love noise when it's not just noise for noise sake... I didn't like the few albums I tried from that label from different artists - so... moral of the story.  I didn't like it - so I never mentioned listening to them.    I'm not a critical reviewer.  Just someone who loves this music and the people who record and listen to it. 

John

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:31:39 AM »
Rusty at SomaFM is adding tracks from Andy's Fractured III - Shards to the rotation on Drone Zone and possibly other stations.  I'm pretty happy about that!   http://somafm.com/

John

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 20, 2014, 05:54:39 AM »
I'm very glad to help put this album out there... it's drone... sometimes darker.  I like it.  :-)

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Chris / S1gns is officially one of the "good eggs".  His interviews on his podcast are awesome.  He's done quite a few of them now featuring people from the Ambient Online site, Relaxed Machinery artists, Data Obscura artists...   cool stuff.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Any other photography people out there ?
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:28:59 AM »
I love photography - but have been sadly not doing it for a while now.  Just iphone photos.  (the camera you have with you... etc...)


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Your music?
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:27:41 AM »
I've got catching up to do!  Thanks, everyone.

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S1gns of L1fe just posted this over on rM:

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ambient-online-podcast-34-featuring-robert-davies

I know there are Robert Davies fans over here... enjoy!


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Your music?
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:37:49 AM »
I just found myself looking at some threads from artists here and wondering where there music is.  No links in signature or on their profile. Crossing_the_treshhold is the person I was wanting to click 'play' on.  Some amazing gear flowing into that studio - and I want to hear what's coming out. 

So - where is your music - "your music" in the global everyone here sense?  List it below - and hey - add a link on your profile, too!   

Thanks!

 

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Oddly - I'm currently not playing any games - gotten bored with all of the ones on my ipad (in general ipad games don't last long for me).

No time to dust off the ps3.  Although Broken Harbour told me final fantasy 7 is in the psn store.  I've still never OPENED Skyrim - and those games are historically my all time favorite biggest time suck games ever.  Which ... is why I haven't opened it.  Sure glad I bought it.   cough. 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: USB albums
« on: July 31, 2014, 07:12:21 AM »
I bought one from adamned.age / mystified only because I couldn't download it and I'm a huge fan of Hanne's (and Mystified is good also).  I would have preferred download.

I'm not sure what the point of a usb release is unless it's when broadband isn't available an area? 

Frankly - I'm to the point where I try to find the download release. I have too many physical releases - and they just sit in my basement hidden away now.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: TunesCore Payments for Spotify Streams
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:49:07 PM »
I think Spotify would prefer to pay less.  I know Pandora is still trying to get their amount lowered.  Sam at Projekt has decided to pull all Projekt albums off Spotify.  Trying to follow what Rusty at SomaFM and other internet broadcasters go through to keep going is amazing. It seems to be every attempt by any artist to get around the major system - is blocked.  At current issue is ISRC codes in mp3's - new legislation is on the table to require stations to report it - yet Rusty's got a massive library with no ISRC codes in the mp3's.

I've moved from CD Baby to a company called Indigoboom for digital distro - I just haven't had anything new to release.  (which has been a very long time now...)


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Everything and Nothing / Re: TunesCore Payments for Spotify Streams
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:02:51 AM »
Eugor - there's a fairly long wait between release and payments flowing in...  usually 3 months to 6 months depending on service.  Also - unless you get a seriously massive amount of plays on spotify - expect payments to be very small.  Spotify barely pays. 

iTunes and Bandcamp sales seem to have the most traction.

Here's a rundown of my payments ... took 9 months to hit my $50 threshhold - this is from CD Baby.


$12.74 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Apple iTunes
$5.28 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3-DE
$3.18 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through iTunes - Russia
$2.55 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3
$1.91 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3
$1.25 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.99 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.90 for track download of John Koch-Northrup: Frozen
$0.82 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.67 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.66 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.66 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3
$0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Apple iTunes
$0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Apple iTunes
$0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Amazon MP3
$0.64 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Apple iTunes
$0.60 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Rdio
$0.56 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through iTunes-Canada
$0.54 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.45 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.45 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.42 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.42 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Xbox Music
$0.40 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
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$0.38 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
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$0.26 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through MediaNet
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$0.20 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Muve Music
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$0.19 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through MediaNet
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$0.15 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Xbox Music
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$0.13 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Rdio
$0.13 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Muve Music
$0.13 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
$0.12 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
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$0.12 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through MediaNet
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$0.08 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Omnifone
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$0.08 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through iTunes Match - Europe
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$0.03 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through iTunes Match - Europe
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$0.03 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Xbox Music
$0.03 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:15:42 AM »
Julio- that's a stern looking fellow named J.S. Bach.   My parents had him on a pedestal at home when I was growing up - he fell into my hands.  He's kinda sentimental. 

My orangish Metropolis framed poster isn't showing in any of the shots.   

Got that handsonic off of James Jimmie Johnson from his secret lair.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:12:51 AM »
Hey - fantastic!  This thread worked! 

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Great!  I'm glad Cinchel clicked with you.  He's a good egg as well as good musician. 

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:51:22 AM »
I just finished "Cocaine Blues" - Kerry Greenwood.  Liked the "Miss Fisher Mysteries" tv show so much thought I'd try the first book ( 99 cents on barnes and noble to get you hooked... seems like the title come to think of it.... here - have a taste ) - so now reading the 2nd.

http://www.phrynefisher.com/books.html

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