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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Still on an Echospace kick this week:

Intrusion - Amongst the Stars
Deep ambient dub with a nice mix of tracks with pulses and those that simply drift.

Variant - [shadowbands] aphelion​/​perihelion
Deep space. The second track in particular is beautiful, drifting ambience.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Storms and Studios
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:12:13 PM »
Freaky. Glad you had minimal damage.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Storms and Studios
« on: September 15, 2017, 04:52:14 AM »
Great news! And you really meant "wine" and not "wind", right?  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
I've recently been on an Echospace [Detroit] kick. I've always appreciated the music of Modell, Hitchell, and their friends, but I've found myself deeply absorbed in these three beatless, abstract ambient spaces this week:

Shorelights - Summer Cottage Soundscapes
Subtle glitches, field recordings (Mantra), and electronics. A beautiful, deep coma of sound.

Echospace plays Michael Mantra - Sea Shell City
Excellent recycling of Mantra source material. Slow and atmospheric. This would have been one of my favorites of 2016 if I had heard it then rather than hearing it recently.

A601-2 - Shibuya Hynagogia
A single longform piece that works well at low volumes. Urban field recordings + electronics.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Storms and Studios
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:40:05 PM »
Just out of curiosity: What do you those of you with lots of gear and studio equipment do when you know there is a significant storm approaching?

I also see Julio Di Benedetto hasn't posted since June. I hope he's okay. I know he lives in Florida, but I'm not sure how far south. Julio, I hope you'll be able to check in at some point. Hurricane Irma looks terrifying.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
Marcus Fischer - Loss
New from 12k. Beautiful slo-mo, low-fi tape loops and atmospheres.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:11:17 PM »
Max Corbacho - Arte Magenetica
Digital only/name-your-price on Bandcamp. Great stuff--with some experimental twists that depart from the style he's been cultivating in recent years.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:05:40 PM »
Good find, Anthony. Thanks for the head's up.

Recent spins: Dronescapes from the El Culto summer sale. (Thanks for the nudge, Castleview):

Wintersilence - Slow Focus

Klaus Wiese - Divine Orbit

Klaus Wiese - Ruh

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:36:01 AM »
Shuta Yasukochi - Short Stories
Guitar drones from Archives. Sleepy and warm.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:18:08 PM »
The last 10 mins or so of the Got a Light? episode were horrifying. And fascinating. What an odd combination of feelings. . .

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
I've really been enjoying the season so far. But I have to confess: It took me a while to adjust. I was kind of hoping for or expecting a new season that would bring back some of the old characters (Dale Cooper in particular) and combine a sense of mystery with some good ole fashioned quirk. Instead, this has been a bit of a post-TP Lynch fest, reminding me at times more of Lost Highway and Inland Empire than Twin Peaks.

But, other than missing classic Coop, I'm digging it. Better than Season 2. The last two episodes in particular have been really interesting.

Anyone else still watching?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:48 AM »
I think I'd agree. This is one of the more powerful Alio Die releases from recent years. Also love the collaboration with Aglaia!

Now playing:
Warmth - Home
New album from the Archives label head, released yesterday. Soft drones and warm melodies in a beatless ambient space. Fantastic.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 15, 2017, 07:16:33 AM »
I'm really enjoying some of the new Hic Sunt Leones releases:

Alio Die + Aglaia - Opera Magnetica
Slow moving loops and drones. Great for sleeping, meditating, reading, and spacing out. The physical CD has a repeat track on it by accident, which is unfortunate. The digital version corrects this error.

Alio Die - They grow layers of life within
This is great: More drone work, with some nice bells and other effects woven throughout. This has a clear Alio Die signature, but departs from some of the other Alio Die releases in important ways (new sounds rather than remixes of old samples).

Aglaia - Thumbnails in the setting sun
Sometimes when two Aglaia CDs are released at once, one feels more experimental than the other. This is the more experimental one.

Aglaia - Water inside the light
And this is the more 'traditional one' and my favorite of the pair.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: July 01, 2017, 10:32:49 AM »
 1.99? Great find!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Web Audio API
« on: June 30, 2017, 02:24:59 PM »
Here is a collection of demos, some of which seem outdated, but some of them still work:

And here is a super-neat blog with lots of interesting examples, including a web-based synth:

Here is something I've been working on personally. It is a series of digital tape loops, each of which can be played back at different speeds. There are also volume adjustments and reverb that can be mixed into each track. Each loop can be reversed in Safari, but not in other browsers; I'm working on a fix for that now.

Here is something else that is neat. It is a simple demo on creating generative music in an Eno-like style, combining visuals and audio. I don't think there is a live version on that site, but I've seen one somewhere else.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Web Audio API
« on: June 29, 2017, 08:37:57 AM »
Has anyone here experimented with Web Audio API--a set of methods for playing and manipulating audio in modern web browsers?

I've been playing around with this for the last few weeks and have been having a lot of fun. I was shocked at the wide range of things that can be done these days in a browser alone:

- create oscillators using a variety of wave forms
- manipulate in real time, manually or algorithmically, the frequencies of those waveforms and their timing
- load audio clips/samples and process those in a variety of ways
- add/subtract gain nodes, panning nodes, and a variety of filters
- use impulse files for convolving signals (reverb)
- chain nodes together to customize signals and how they are processed

Most of this is done by using javaScript to control the work flow.

Anyhow, just checking to see if there are others around here who have poked around with this stuff.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:00 AM »
Logic Moon - Oblivion
Nice mix of field recordings and electronics, all with loose, drifting structures. The Archives label is really hitting it out of the park this year: 6-panel digipaks with matte finish, beautiful art, and a cohesive set of releases that bring some beautiful ambience out of some lesser-known artists. Strongly recommended.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:20:10 AM »

Experiments in Silence - Suspended Form
Treated piano sounds with a nice use of space. The original 30-min piece is by Experiments in Silence; the second remixed piece is by Ishq.

Ishq - Ecalyculata
More experimental soundscapes from Ishq. I'm tiring of these. I'm always curious to see what he's up to, but I miss some of the more structured and serene work prior to 2015 or so. This has some neat sounds, but the tracks don't seem thoughtfully curated or assembled.

Outstanding release; one of my favorites of 2017 so far.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:50:10 PM »
Roach and Metallica

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