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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Binaural Recordings?
« on: December 27, 2013, 05:54:33 PM »
That sounds pretty cool. I believe that Kevin Braheny and Michael Stearns have done that before to some extent or another. 

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Nice job with the production.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 26, 2013, 04:07:17 PM »
Avalon Sutra is one of my favorites too. Wasn't that billed as his "last album" when it was released?

Moskitoo - Mitosis
A unexpected Christmas gift from a family member. Japanese experimental pop meets ambient, from 12k.

Yep, it was. However, as all of us probably know already, he didn't retire after that.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 25, 2013, 07:37:44 PM »
Harold Budd- Avalon Sutra

His best album IMO

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: December 25, 2013, 04:05:06 PM »
No problem.

Also, you might be interested in my newest release:

http://castleview.bandcamp.com/album/artifacts

If you have the time, feel free to give it a chance.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:42:24 PM »
I started listening to Strands and I love it so far. I need to listen to more of your music.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Greetings from Bratislava!!!!
« on: December 23, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
Nice picture!

Merry Christmas to you too.

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http://castleview.bandcamp.com/album/artifacts

Just in time for the holidays! I hope you guys enjoy it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: My Music Studio in Progress!!!
« on: December 22, 2013, 05:18:11 PM »
Looking great. I'd love to hear you make some music soon.

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Good stuff.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The new age music 'scene' ?
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:31:21 PM »
They were pretty savy with the marketing but like I said before, the demand just isn't there like it used to be. There was a legitimate new age subculture of sorts that existed at some point in the U.S., especially in California, but I think it's really fragmented at this point at best. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, it was an easier market to target and tap into. That's why Hearts Of Space was so successful at its peak.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:17:43 PM »
Charlemagne Palestine- The Golden Mean



Great minimalist music imo. Has a drone-like effect.

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I liked A New Noise. I listened to a few of the other more recent tracks and I felt like some of the sounds you used were a bit clichéd, like on Progression 1 & 2. It just felt like a typical opening theme to a movie with those space sounds. Also, you could have had a fuller range of frequencies on End Of The World. Some low end would have helped on that track especially.

Since you're a bassist, you could incorporate that instrument into your ambient music.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The new age music 'scene' ?
« on: December 16, 2013, 05:00:38 PM »
The whole new age movement in general is pretty much dead compared to what it was in the 80's and 90's, so I imagine that the new age music market isn't much better off, particularly in the States.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach and Loren Nerell
« on: December 16, 2013, 09:43:06 AM »
I love Terraform too. It's easily one of my favorite Roach collaborations.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2013, 06:37:20 PM »
Constance Demby- Aeterna

At this point, she was definitely really new-agey but this is the first time I've listened to this album in awhile and I'm liking it more this time. Here, she's still a great composer but I wish she would have still incorporated some more exotic instrumentation, like on here earlier albums. I loved Sacred Space Music and Sunborne because of the hammered dulcimer.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:59:24 PM »
Is there really a good reason to continue this argument? Not that I'm against a good debate, but I feel like it's going in circles at this point.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »
Stuff I listened to today:

Deep Listening Band- Sanctuary
Mathieu Ruhlmann + Celer- Mesoscaphe
Gareth Hardwick- Of Sea And Shore (listening to it right now)

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I'm not a fan of some of the sounds and textures he incorporates, especially the high end sounds.

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I'm usually not the biggest Oophoi fan but I already love some of his posthumous work, particularly this and I Can Hear The Wing Singing. I think both of those are AOTY candidates.

Oophoi's music is hard to get into.

If I would recommend you two albums it would be Forgotten Rituals and  Signals From the Great Beyond (1cd version)

I really liked The Spirals Of Time but I didn't care for The Dreams Of Shell or Behind The Wall Of Sleep.

I might check out those albums.

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