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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:09:33 AM »
And here's the piano side of the room...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:08:11 AM »
Another shot of the studio after more work on it.

Hey! -  Check the bottom of the Drone Zone page:

AND: SomaFM and Projekt Records present the album premiere of Steve Roach's "The Delicate Forever" on Drone Zone, July 22nd at Noon Pacific Time, 3pm Eastern, 8pm (20:00) GMT.

You'll see the Relaxed Machinery / Chris Russell and DataObscura / Robert Davies premiere for tonight right about Steve Roach.

Hey thanks, Julio!  I did that in good old Visio.  Just wanted it to stand out - and equally feature Relaxed Machinery and DataObscura.  The timing was actually coincidental -but once I saw it was APK and Robert Davies - I wanted to promote both premieres and try to join them together.  In fact - Robert (and hopefully APK) is joining us in the chat tonight!



Just a bump up to remind everyone - this is featuring Robert Davies new album on APK's DataObscura label and Chris Russell's new album on my Relaxed Machinery album.

Also, on Sunday - the new Steve Roach on Projekt will spin... check the Drone Zone page for info.

Since I'm in recommendation mood... check out Chicago guitarist - Cinchel

Most of his albums are guitar / effects - wonderful textural drone.  I've been a fan for a few years now.  His newest is stripped bare - acoustic plus delay - no massive drones. 

Highly recommended! 

Anguaji - Trigger, Happy { the demos }

Read the info about the fact this is a demo.  First track is very "beaty" - the rest chill out quite a bit.  I'm loving this - 4th listen.

Pinklogik - Syn-Metry

Here's what I tweeted after my first listen this morning:  "Water color smeared textural ambient - different from her usual beaty awesomeness."

Lykanthea x Savage Sister - Sundrowned

My first listen tweet:  "ethereal floating ambient vocal lilting clouds"

Also check out Lykanthea's first track off her debut:  Aphonia. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 15, 2014, 12:40:38 PM »
right now:

A House Once Lived That Never Was

before that - a lot of minimal techno.  :-)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:58:43 AM »
No worries... when I have something to post I'll post it.   :-)

Note - both Chris and Robert plan to be in chat - which will be on the front page of - during the show.  We've also had Rusty from SomaFM join us for chat - really a fun time.

If you can tune in to DroneZone to hear the new albums - that'd be great - even better - join us for chat!



SomaFM + Relaxed Machinery + DataObscura Present
a night of ambient album premieres Friday July 18th on SomaFM Drone Zone.

Join our event:



Chris Russell - Illuminoid - new on Relaxed Machinery
Robert Scott Davies - What The Moon Reveals - new on DataObscura

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 14, 2014, 07:48:05 AM »
I think it's sad when people leave. Forrest is a good egg.  I do find myself deterred from posting here very much - I almost always get a negative sounding post from one person in reply and it drives me nuts.  More than once I've been going to post and then decided... nah - I'll get jumped on as soon as I post. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:43:21 AM »
I'm not a sports fan in general... I don't follow any sports until it gets to that 'holy cow - it's an artform' level of the olympics, or the stanley cup, or world cup.  ...and then it's just the highlights now and then. 

I've enjoyed the world cup highlights a lot.  Tim Howard was a monster - well an octopus at least.  Germany yesterday vs. whoever that team was... I think they snuck in and wore Brazil's jerseys.  Wow.   

I do find football to be one heck of a sport - when it's exciting - it's exciting!  And how the heck do the athletes run up and down the field non stop for literally ever...?  Baseball you get a nice rest after every pitch.  Football (american) - the game itself is what...5 minutes total?  but takes 14 hours to play.   

Anyway... hats off to the World Cup - some amazing, and very artful, athletes.

Everything and Nothing / Pete / Igneous Flame photography
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:37:33 AM »
Hey - I don't often cross post over here - but I know a lot of Igneous Flame fans around...  head over to today - and click "THE DARKROOM" image at top... that will open a gallery of a ton of photos Pete has posted for us over at rM.

I think you'll enjoy them - you don't have to be a member to see them.


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: LFOUFO
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:24:36 PM »
Looking forward to this, Saul!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: July 07, 2014, 05:59:25 AM »
Shot taken yesterday. Har suggested this Hercules 5 guitar stand and now I finally have all of my guitars/basses ready to play.

Left to right:

* Fender Jaguar HH
* G&L L1000
* Fender fretless Jass Bass
* Gibson Grabber
* Gretsch solidbody - circa early 60s

Everything and Nothing / Re: A viewpoint of ambient EM music
« on: July 07, 2014, 05:53:43 AM »
Each to their own.  We all have our passions...  thankfully the internet brought us ambient lovers from all over the world together to talk endlessly about what we're passionate about. 

I got a chance to listen to this in depth and it is freaking good.  It's jazz - but still with an ambient / atmospheric feel to it - but primarily jazz.  I recommend giving it a listen on bandcamp streaming and see if you like it.  I love live playing - and this is some really good live playing.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mutronics Mutator
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:45:10 AM »
I just saw that jomox t-resonator on several videos nathan y. pointed me too..  very cool little beastie!

someday I'll play ff7!

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