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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:11:18 PM »
I think these synths are a lot of fun, some reverb would do some serious drones!

Thanks for posting.

That was really cool. I especially liked the red instrument. That thing can create some great textures.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:17:06 PM »
I just got my first handmade synthesizer in the mail today. Here's a demo video from the creator of it:

Does anybody else like to use handmade synths like this or does everybody just stick to high-end hardware analog synths and soft synths?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:07:13 PM »
Micronesia Guitar Trio- A# 1/1

This is now my favorite album of the year. Lots of guitar noise with an industrial aesthetic but with more than enough ambience and structure to keep it far from getting into Merzbow territory.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:57:03 PM »
Alio Die- Suspended Feathers

A true standout in Alio Die's huge discography.

Yair Elazar Glotman - Northern Gulfs
Super interesting album from Glacial Movements. It combines three things I love: isolationist ambiance, field recordings, and Geiger counter-like clicks and static. This is a true stand-out album; the last track in particular, Home Port, is a jewel.


I listened to the opener earlier and it was really cool. I need to find the time to listen to the rest of it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 06, 2014, 08:29:51 PM »

Currently checking out...... Castleview- Oceanscape . Dark, deep and interesting.


NP: Windy & Carl - I Have Been Waiting To Hear Your Voice

I like this. It sounds kind of like Muslimgauze like SunDummy already pointed out, which is cool. Not exactly ambient but really solid.

I love underwater themes in general. I'm surprised there aren't more aquatic-themed ambient albums.

I hope you enjoy it!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:55:41 PM »
I can understand bringing back the vinyl record format, simply because so many people claim that vinyl has a fuller sound, with higher frequencies and lower lows. I'd love to hear feedback from forum members here who hold that view. But what I don't understand is... WHY DID THEY RESURRECT THE CASSETTE TAPE? In my opinion, it's a very flawed format that I was glad to see dead and buried. Does anyone else remember painstakingly rewinding, by hand, the cassette tapes that had been "eaten" by your cassette player? You seemingly had miles of tape to wind back in without tangling it up. Sometimes you were successful, but the tape never sounded quite the same because of the wrinkles that occurred during the rewinding. Grrrr... and back then I was a real stoner, and rewinding the tape was a real buzz-kill.

What's next? Re-introducing the 8-track tape?

Yeah, I feel the same way as you do about cassette tapes. I know of a few labels and musicians that have done this but I don't get it at all. I get the appeal of vinyl even though I don't have an old record player but cassette tapes should stay in the past.


As the title suggests, this was intended to be an aquatic themed longform piece. I've been testing it for months and I'm happy with it. It makes for excellent sleep/background music IMO.

I hope everyone here enjoys it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 04, 2014, 09:08:41 PM »
Aidan Baker - Letters

If you can appreciate slightly noisy guitar ambience, this is an excellent album.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: May 04, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »
The first Shades Of Orion album is awesome. I also like Outland 2 and Psychonavigation but I haven't heard much else besides those three albums.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:23:31 AM »
Amp - Heart And Soul Dissolves

Amp is actually one of my biggest influences and this is an excellent release. A lot of their work isn't even ambient though.

I think the quality on that sample was superb. Beautiful ambient guitar textures.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:34:56 PM »
How does that live version of Sorcerer compare to the original?

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:53:24 PM »
Oh wow, I didn't know he was on APK's label before.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Buying Soundcloud 'plays'
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:48:51 PM »
As an aspiring ambient musician, I agree with the points made so far. I've found it hard to get constructive feedback. It's not that I don't appreciate the positive feedback but sometimes, I'd like something more than just "good track".

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:29:32 PM »
mgriffin, how did you discover him? Did you find him on Soundcloud?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Buying Soundcloud 'plays'
« on: April 20, 2014, 05:30:49 PM »
I think Soundcloud had a great idea with the way they implemented listener feedback but in practice, it does not encourage constructive feedback. Fans aren't usually going to give that kind of feedback anyway. They'll tell you which parts they like but otherwise, they're not usually going to tell you how to improve but then again, why should they?

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« on: April 20, 2014, 11:54:31 AM »
I like the music you have on your Soundcloud. Is the new album going to sound like that?

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« on: April 19, 2014, 07:17:04 PM »
Hi everyone!

Thanks for these kind words!
Very glad you like the image, it's even better when you'll see it full size (the other half is on the back cover),
anyway - like Mike already kindly mentioned I do photography but wish I had taken this myself, I did not have the opportunity to visit antarctica and do any ice diving yet...
When I was recording this album I did some research about ice diving and discovered some wonderful
imagery that turned out to be framegrabs from movies taken during ice diving expeditions in antarctica taken by a member of the expedition group. He asked me to remain uncredited and I respect that, it was a great gesture from these people allowing me to use this and 2 other images in the inside of the cover artwork.
When I first saw this image I knew it's the cover for my album, it was just perfect and sort of guided me through the rest of recording of the album,
I hope the music will also be a good reason to buy the CD! :-)

Tomasz / Subradial

Welcome to the forum!

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