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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Here is a collection of demos, some of which seem outdated, but some of them still work: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

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Moog Factory Tour.
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:28:27 PM »
Super cool!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:14:07 AM »
Architects of Existence - Architects of Existence
New release from Mick Chillage and Eric "the" Taylor on Carpe Sonum. Dark and slow moving ambient soundscapes. There is a clear AoC and Fax edge to this, but, for the most part, the four movements are dominated by drifting electronics rather than spacey blips and beats. Absolutely fantastic.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:09:33 PM »
Tonight is the night. Anyone else going to be eating cherry pie, sipping some damn hot coffee, and watching this piece of history?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:39:36 AM »
I'm also listening to the new Max Corbacho release. It is wonderful. Isn't this the album that was supposed to be released by Hypnos?

Anthony: I checked out that Pachero release and loved it. Great find. I couldn't find anything of note about Pachero on Discogs; I haven't heard of him before.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:28:22 AM »
Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri - La Equidistancia
Lovely ambient-electronic release from ASIP. Cinematic in parts, but mostly slow-moving ambient works with lots of nifty details.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:15:33 PM »
Just streamed a few tracks of The Edge of a Fairy Tale on Bandcamp. Excellent stuff!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:14:40 PM »
Gas - Narkopop
New Voigt release under the Gas moniker. Picks up where the project left off, making it seem familiar but not redundant.

Ishq - Archetypes of Light Vols. 1 and 2
Highly experimental. Not terribly interesting though, although parts of it are cool.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:19:16 PM »
I'm listening to the Deru album right now. Really nice work! I appreciate the recommendation!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2017, 12:40:04 PM »
Yoyu - Ordinary Moon
Subtle melodies draped over field recordings and soft ambient textures. Mysterious and awe-inspiring. One of the best ambient releases of 2017 thus far. I can't get enough of it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:53:11 AM »
Robert Rich and Markus Reuter - Lift a Feather to the Flood
This is reminiscent of Rich's last album, with a focus on piano and dark atmospheres. Reuter brings a novel angle to the work, with highly processed touch guitar. In fact, it is so highly processed, that I wouldn't have pegged it as such if I didn't know better. This is a real headphone treat.

Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« on: April 11, 2017, 02:57:57 PM »
Nice write-up. How did you learn so much about the process/instrumentation for the album?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 06, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
Billow Observatory - II: Plains/Patterns
A melding of shoegaze guitar styles, electronic sequences, and ambient atmospheres. This manages to sound both retro and contemporary at the same time. Excellent release.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 01, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »
Snufmumriko - At First Light
Fantastic lo-fi ambient, with glitchy nature sounds, processed electronics, and reflective moods. Reminds me of Porya Hatami.

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