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It usually starts with me, by picking a sound or sounds that I like, and then I just play something, anything. I use Cubase Artist as my DAW and this has a really neat feature called retrospective record, which captures what you are playing even if you haven't hit the record button. ( Not sure if any other DAWS have this feature?) I have my keyboards set to different midi channels, so if I play something that I like at some point, it is there. Click on retrospective record and it appears on a track. I can then get rid of the rubbish and keep the bit or bits I like and then separate out the different midi channels onto separate tracks. I can then build upon what I have got.  I had tried in the past to set off with pre conceived ideas of how the piece should be, but it never seemed to work out that way in the end. So now I just take it as it comes, and see what happens.

Had a listen on BC to this over the last couple of evenings, very nice work and a nice looking package too. Going to put this on my BC wishlist and hopefully get the disc before they all go.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos releases for 2015 ?
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:31:26 AM »
Glad to see that the 2nd Seren and Oophoi collaboration is going to be released next  8)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - Sector Four
« on: April 29, 2015, 12:19:58 AM »
Latest review by John Shanahan of Hypnagogue here :-

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 24, 2015, 01:10:15 PM »

Kammarheit Unearthed 6 CD box set
Arrived today and I think I have gone to heaven :)

Finally got around to listening to this, really great work, added to my wish list, and need to check out your other releases at some point :)

Before I started to record and release music under the name of Phobos I used to record and release music under, well sort of, my real name. I released 3 cassette albums, Unknown Territory, Approaching The Light and Rainbows End, and 2 CDr albums, Enigmas and Beyond The Unknown Territory.
This music though, was completely different to the output of Phobos,
as it contains melody, rhythm and sequences, however you might find the odd hint of ambient and a splurge of spacemusic in there too!
Maybe they were subconscious signals for what was to follow many years later!

Now available for the first time as a digital download in a format of your choice, FLAC, MP3 etc, I present Enigmas together with Beyond The Unknown Territory. Also included is a bonus track which has never been released before.

All tracks are also individually downloadable, so of you donít fancy the whole release you can just pick 1or 2 tracks if you prefer.

You can listen/stream here:-

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 02, 2015, 04:41:59 AM »
The best thing I've heard so far this year, ambient wise, is Enceladus by Sphare Secs.  Stunning deep outer space stuff.  As good if not better than their Tiefschlaf CD.  On Malignant Records.
That arrived the other day, I completely agree, stunning album.

Currently awaiting the arrival of Unearthed (6 CD Box set) by Kammarheit, now slightly delayed until mid April :'(

Good luck with this release, and thank you for the detailed information. It is always nice to see what other EM musicians are using. 8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 24, 2015, 12:03:56 PM »
I really liked BlackDay also, as it is more akin to the Phobos way of thinking ;D, however I found the text at the top, ie the Home, Search, Profile and Logout etc, tabs very small, and the blue colour of the diamond on the left when there was a new post, could have done with being a bit more intense. I would definately use that one if those couple if things could be altered.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:57:11 AM »
I think I have finally settled on the Vertex theme. :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 19, 2015, 12:20:01 PM »
Yes, looks good and all working fine, will play around with a few themes every few days and finally settle upon one I like the best. 8)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: March 09, 2015, 05:21:41 AM »
Letters to the Farthest Star review here:-

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:59:05 AM »
I was going to put a recording of my dishwasher on here as well, but my wife didn't want to be recorded! ;D ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2015, 02:43:58 PM »
Just checked out the new Northaunt on spotify................

Northaunt - Istid I-II

Deep, dark, mysterious ambience from the frozen Northlands. Superb.

Available from Cyclic Law from today  CD ordered  8)

Pre ordered mine a couple of weeks ago, along with some other Cyclic Law gems, can't wait for them to arrive. Stunning cover too. 8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 09, 2015, 05:32:35 AM »
Had a listen to the Altus release last night, got about 3 minutes in to the first track on the first album and just had to order the 2 disc set. Absolutely amazing epic sound. An essential purchase, but only 40 copies so be quick.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:57:50 PM »
 8) Thanks h

Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:13:57 AM »
 I always thought they were shit!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / H G Fortune Passed Away
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:52:10 AM »
Very sad news indeed. After a short illness H G Fortune has passed away, and only aged 60. His excellent software synths were truly unique. My condolences to his family.
For those of you who dudn't know of him or his synths :-

Will have a listen to this, if not this evening then later this week. 8)

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