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Happy anniversary John, and wishing you many more to come :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Press Releases
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:13:54 PM »
I think press releases can be valuable as long as they are down to earth, and don't gush with the "stunnings" and "all time classic" syndrome. I would never feel right about describing my own music as stunning, etc! I think putting some sound samples of the album to work alongside the press release, gives those that are interested, the opportunity to read a bit about the album and to listen to bits of it also, that way they can get some idea of whether it may be worth having or not  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: April 27, 2010, 05:49:07 AM »
Look forward to their release Pete.
CD and/or Download?

Thats a great interview John, very interesting and very informative, an excellent read. :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 04, 2010, 01:48:35 PM »
Hawkwind - Levitation
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind
Awakenings 2010 Vol 1 & 1.5

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Phobos Update
« on: March 28, 2010, 12:17:39 PM »
Thanks drone on, I hope you enjoy both those Awakenings albums.
Best wishes

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Phobos Update
« on: March 24, 2010, 02:39:37 PM »
I have an exclusive previously unreleased track on the Awakenings 2010 Vol 1.5 "Ambient Heritage" Compilation Cd. The track is called "Decaying Mind". The cd is available from AmbientLive at

It is also available as a download from Musiczeit at

On the album front I hope to have the recording of my next album finished soon. The album title will be "Monolith"

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 24, 2010, 02:22:29 PM »
Opeth - Watershed, IMO not as good as Ghost Reveries but still enjoyable

This is a great mix Pete, and for those who aren't familiar with the music of Igneous Flame, it serves as a great introduction to it. Excellent, and well done :)


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 05, 2010, 03:57:27 PM »
Over the lastfew weeks:-

Disturbed Earth -  Thoughts of the Sleepless

Mathias Grassow - Transpersonal

Igneous Flame/Achromus - Halo

Seren Ffordd - Stellar Nurseries

Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures
 :) :)

How about this way of rating ambient album sales:-

1) A cup of tea

2) A cup of cold tea

3) Without milk or sugar

4) Or tea

5) And out of a cracked cup an' all :D :D

Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ012: Is it Analog or Analogue?
« on: February 04, 2010, 06:02:21 AM »
Its Analogue here in the UK  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: One for the reverb-heads
« on: January 21, 2010, 06:46:01 AM »
Try this one, something a little bit different in a reverb.  :o


Everything and Nothing / Re: RQ008: How old are you?
« on: January 21, 2010, 06:33:38 AM »
50, but I feel like I am in my mid 20's, that is until I look in the mirror,aarghhh!!!!!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New CD
« on: January 18, 2010, 12:28:01 PM »
Darkness Within is now also available as a Digital Download from AtmoWorks at


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« on: January 05, 2010, 02:41:56 PM »
Thanks to drone on and hjalmer for including Darkness Within on their Best of 2009 list. Your support is very much appreciated.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2009, 03:33:43 PM »
let's see - recent spinifications:

miles davis - miles smiles
phobos - the darkenss within
plastikman - consumed
disturbed earth / steve brand - the first day unnamed

Hi jkn
Thanks for including me on your currently listening selection

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: One for the reverb-heads
« on: December 10, 2009, 07:21:47 AM »
Have you tried DaSample Glaceverb which was also a freeware reverb for Windows. I like this one a lot

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2009, 06:47:10 AM »
At home
Oophoi - Signals from the Great Beyond, I just love everything Gigi does
Oophoi - Hymns to a Silent Sky, Stunning album
Steve Roach - Afterlight, still can't make up my mind about this one!

In the car
.... and now for something louder!!!
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, one of the best, if not THE best death/progressive rock bands
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Machine Head - The Blackening, hard, aggressive and heavy!!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New CD
« on: October 11, 2009, 01:17:41 PM »
Hi drone on,
First a very big thank you for your comments about the CD and for your support. I definately think headphones is the best way to listen to it, that way you can hear all the "things" in the Darkness.
I am using a mixture of hardware synths & samplers and software synths & samplers. For this CD I used a 1040 Atari computer with Midex plus, running Cubase 3.1, ( how about that for vintage gear!!!!!), this was also controlling my laptop via a midi to usb interface. On the laptop I was using VST host to load in the vsti's and effects and controlled them via the Atari.
I have now taken the "plunge" and retired the Atari and just use the laptop for recording which will involve recording my hardware stuff into the laptop. So the next CD should be an interesting learning curve for me.
Previously I have had released 3 cassette albums and 2 CDr albums. These were under the name of Dave Thompson and were in the style of general melodic/sequencer based stuff, very different to what I am doing now. The first cassette was released in 1991, the second again in 1991, the third in 1992.
The 2 cdrs were released in 1998 and 2000. These are all long deleted now.
9 years on, a different name, a different style and a new CD. Lots of reasons too numerous to go into here for the big gap, hopefully it won't be 9 years till the next one!!!!!
Once again many thanks for your comments and support, I hope this info has helped a bit.

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