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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:18:11 PM »


Great stuff from Grassow and Weiss, really like this


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"pitiful and cheap"  ?????

A CDR sounds the same. Can last a similar length of time if made well using good disks. And will usually cost more per CD than a pressed CD. Usually takes more work to create. And is very useful for short runs and re-releases. They also empower the artist, rather than the pressing plant. I could go on ...

It feeds into a contemporary mythos ... like people do who say "I'll never buy downloads."
Many people are past that.
Well said Anthony 8)

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Darkness Within my debut ambient release is now available for the first time as a high quality download (flac) etc at Bandcamp.
Also from today until the end of the year all downloads are reduced to £3 and all physical products are available for £5 plus shipping.
I have also added the last 3 physical discs of This Desolate Place to the bandcamp site.
The new album, Darker, now available as a downloadable version in addition to the CDr.
A great opportunity to add some Phobos music to your collection.
http://phobos.bandcamp.com/
Thanks for listening
Regards
David

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:16:40 PM »
ZZ Top - Live From Texas on Sky Arts 1

I was fortunate enough to see these guys a few times when I was younger. Love their stuff.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 16, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »


Ramp - Astral Disaster, in a word, Brilliant!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: November 15, 2012, 09:19:08 AM »
Shocking !
What a loss.
I agree, and only 51 years old!

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This finally arrived yesterday, and I gave it a listen last night. Makes me wish I had been there, superb stuff and perfect for headphone listening in a dark space!
Your review sums it up perfectly, oh and thanks for the heads up.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:05:04 PM »


Sphäre Sechs -  Tiefschlaf

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: VST / Software Suggestions?
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:58:18 PM »
I would recommend Komplete, but it will take a lot of time to explore it properly, Komplete 8 is 27 instruments and effects, but if you have got the money well worth it.

And again on the reverb front, a nice free one as well here:- http://dasample.com/products/glaceverb/

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: VST / Software Suggestions?
« on: November 10, 2012, 09:03:36 AM »
Try this for a reverb, its a little bit different,  and its free, so nothing to lose :)

http://www.roughdiamondproductions.com/whiteLABEL/?r=TEV

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When you are a small artist you have to limit your own self released items and sometimes the limit you set is way more than you are going to sell. My latest is limited to 50 copies, as the minimum amount of digipaks the company would make is 50, I know I won't sell anywhere near that amount, but I wanted the release to be issued in a digipak and that was the only way to go.
However, I do agree with the comments about the artists who have a large following limiting releases to very small numbers, it is a bit silly ::)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: " Darker" New Phobos album
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:37:35 PM »
Thanks for your comments Blake. Much appreciated 8)

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I have switched to these, http://rivieramultimedia.co.uk/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9264531.
If anyone gets a cd from me then feedback on the packaging, how it stood up, etc, is most welcome, then if they are no good then alternative packaging will be sought. As a very small independent artist we rely on feedback for everything, it will help us to provide a better service.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 23, 2012, 04:02:22 AM »
Seetyca - The Luminous Deep



i like his BLEAKSCAPES even more.
terrific release where tectonic forces are at work. maybe a companion CD to Roach's Magnificent Void
some Thomas Koner elements are also to find inhere..

i think he could have chosen a better album title..
I'll have to check that one out, thanks for the tip 8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 15, 2012, 11:45:51 AM »
Seetyca - The Luminous Deep


Mathias Grassow - Bloodmoon


Nice stuff!

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: " Darker" New Phobos album
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:36:12 AM »
First review of Darker by Bert Strolenberg  http://www.sonicimmersion.org/index.php

Phobos album "Darker", his third private release to date, is another treat for ambient fans who love longform, overtly dark and intense soundscape music meant for headphone listening.

With four overall dense and at times rather abstract sound paintings, the composer really takes his listener to the next level down the abyss, which isn’t always that easy this time. The third track "Hell’s Gate" is the most challenging in that aspect. Don’t expect any deranged, apocalyptic music though, as David Thompson sticks to sketching deep ambient dronefields along vast textural, highly imaginative farscapes that all roam in the unknown depths of time and space.
Rhythm is totally absent here as a multitude of extensive layers unfold and sound effects pass by in the everlasting, haunting and foreboding spheres. The faint of heart though should make sure to skip this disc.

The physical release of "Darker" on high-quality Taiyo Yuden cd-r comes as a four-panel digipak and is limited to 50 copies.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 03, 2012, 02:27:25 PM »
Glenn Main - Arctic Treasures


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:38:45 PM »
Blood Box - The Iron Dream


Blood Box = Funeral in an Empty Room


Both superb dark ambient gems

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: " Darker" New Phobos album
« on: October 01, 2012, 10:58:23 AM »

Now released and available from:-
http://phobos.bandcamp.com/album/darker

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 29, 2012, 08:12:17 AM »
Mathias Grassow - Dammerung


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