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As the frugal musician that I am, I use Hosa cables.  :-[

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 11, 2014, 06:19:48 PM »
Klaus Wiese - Divine Orbit

Got it in the mail today courtesy of el culto, and it's awesome! It's nice to have another Klaus Wiese CD in my collection. My other one, Uranus, skips nowadays and I suspect that it is suffering from a tiny bit of disc rot.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 08, 2014, 03:08:18 PM »
Dirk Serries - streams of consciousness 132010

It's one of Dirk Serries' new stream of consciousness albums and it's yet another strong release. It's similar to the first few that he released last summer.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:31:36 PM »
How to Disappear Completely - Oblivion/Rites
Digital only release, available on bandcamp. Drifting, weightless ambient with sounds that cast shadows.

This is awesome. Listening to it right now.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 04, 2014, 07:17:01 PM »
Rec008 - No Wake Up - No Sad

If you like some shoegaze in your ambient music like I do, I highly recommend this.

And I agree that this thread rules for finding new ambient music.

This is excellent news for sure. A true master of ambient music IMO.

Great track. Vaguely reminded me of M'Ocean era Michael Stearns, in terms of the atmosphere.

I saw a used copy of Ming Noir go for at least $60 (probably higher) not too long ago on Amazon. It's not exactly easy to get for a reasonable price nowadays, and it's far from the only one like that either.

I want to see Cosmic Glue re-released soon too.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:00:50 PM »
I'm not the biggest Oophoi fan but yeah, he was open about his lack of technical knowledge. I think he even called himself just an "amateur" in one interview IIRC.

Fantastic news about the music of Klaus Wiese, which had a huge impact on many Ambient Artists (Oophoi, Mathias Grassow, Tomas Weiss and a great number of others) and listeners who are into professional and personal "musical therapy" worldwide.


Oh wow, that is amazing news. Some of the best I've heard in a long time.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:41:14 PM »
Ulwhednar - Withatten 1892

Revisiting this album and it's great dark ambient music.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:26:33 PM »
Those are pretty interesting synths. I've been interested in the Folktek devices, ,but they are kind of pricey. The Electric Lobotomy stuff is a lot more affordable. I may have to look into these more.

Folktec seems awesome but yeah, definitely pricey.

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.

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