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I started this back in Jan 2010

http://dataobscura.tumblr.com

Its about poetry and images primarily.

Thought I'd mention it.

APK

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Now available from DataObscura:



Pleq : Our Words Are Frozen
 
First release on Dataobscura from respected Polish glitch experimentalist
Bartosz Dziadosz. Expect a moody infusion of grainy ambient, subtle glitch,
field recordings, and minimal industrial soundscapes. You might know Pleq
from his U-Cover releases, and elsewhere.

Restrained and fresh, with a distinct northern isolationist and melancholic
feeling throughout. 

tracks, with mp3 samples:

- Last Month's (Short Version)
- Walk Through Your Mind
- Warmhearted Whiteout
- We Try To Abjure Material Things
- Our Words Are Frozen
- Warmhearted Whiteout (krzysztof orluk remix)
- Back To The Moon
- I Know, It's Not Human (feat. Pleq) 

Available as either CD or Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura

A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here
Please do have a listen.

Will also be some copies arriving in the Hypnos store soon,
and Databloem in Holland.


Thanks !

APK

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Now available from DataObscura:

 

The Circular Ruins : Invisible Cities
A lush and addictive collection of ambient journeys and landscapes inspired by the
incomparable novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. These works exhibit the rich
organic complexity, occasional curious rhythms, and deft developments we have
come to expect from The Circular Ruins. This is music for sonic immersion ... and for
the imagination.

Composed and performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (Canada) using a variety
of synthesisers and effects, with occasional field recordings.
Piano on What's Left Behind by Angela Weiser.

tracks/samples

- We Carry Them With Us When We Leave
- Over Land And Over Water
- Pavilion Of Slow Dreams
- Approaching The City of Revelations
- Let Me Show You What It Was Like
- As Far As The Eye Can See
- What's Left Behind

Available as either CD or Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura

A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here
Please do have a listen.

Will also be some copies arriving in the Hypnos store in a couple of weeks.


Thanks !

APK

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Now Playing / Radio Playlists
« on: January 26, 2010, 08:04:26 AM »
A place to post radio playlists, like Star's End, to see what's new and
receiving attention on the airwaves.

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Now available:



The Winterhouse: Sanctuary

Sanctuary, the third Winterhouse collaboration, will entrance with its deep,
flowing textures and rich expressive details. The five long pieces seem to engage
cinematically, drawing sonic vistas and sending the listener drifting on excusions
of discovery. Imagine wandering a deserted estate, darkened in the late-summer
evening by overhanging trees, and threaded with meandering pathways that offer
glimpses of a sprawling mansion glowing amber and golden in the failing light.
What memories lie forgotten in these gardens and within those walls?

Rich drone bases overlaid with strings, grainy pads, subtle melodies, and sonic
gems of many kinds.

Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (canada) and Robert Davies (usa) using a variety
of synthesisers, with occasional field recordings and processed guitar.
Final compositions and mastering by APK.

tracks & mp3 samples:

- Secret Arrangements part 1
- Remembrance Of Things Past
- A Parcel of Enigmas
- Secret Arrangements part 2
- The Twilight Turns A Deeper Blue

Available as either CDr or an inexpensive Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


Five minutes of the opening track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here

Please do have a listen.
Words are no substitute for the music.

Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com

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Now Playing / Long Term Listening - your ambient classics
« on: January 07, 2010, 06:29:37 AM »
Brian B. recently posted in another thread:
"What's the music you've listened to with regularity over the long term?"
Which made me think this would be an excellent topic of its own.

So please post in here those electro-ambient (and related) albums you come
back to again and again, over years, or at least more than one season.
A list of personal classics, rather than recent finds.

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Everything and Nothing / MOVED: Best of 2009!!!1
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:14:02 AM »

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / NEW - Robert Davies : Terrestre
« on: December 06, 2009, 11:52:25 AM »
Now available:



Robert Davies: Terrestre

Terrestre (of the Earth) is an interpretation of the myriad details of a dappled
and intimate earthly landscape ... an understated set of pastoral meditations
that reveal a very mature and consistent artistry.

Mesmerizing and very listenable drone based works. Sure to please fans of
Robert's earlier work, and followers of the subtle drone tradition passing
through Mathias Grassow, Oophoi, and Alio Die.

This release also brings a change in style and packaging for DataObscura releases.
The CD case is now an unbreakable poly case, still with a spine and readable album
title that is so important for shelf storage. The insert has a new and improved graphic
design. We think you will enjoy the new changes.

tracks & mp3 samples:

- Under Thick Foliage
- Dense Elements
- Soil Organics
- Perpetual Adaptation
- Between The Crevices
- The Shifting Moon
- Suspended In Light

Available as either CDr or an inexpensive Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here
Please do have a listen. Words are no substitute for the music.

Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com

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Everything and Nothing / The Prisoner - remake
« on: November 15, 2009, 09:38:46 AM »
This new TV series starts this evening (Nov 15) up here in Canada.
Looking forward to it, but do not know what to expect.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / BlueOasis Radio
« on: October 29, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »
A reminder that there are many delectable things to listen to
on the Radio page over at Dataobscura:



APK



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Now available:



Nunc Stans and Mystified: One Thousand Dreams
A collaboration between Nunc Stans (Anthony Paul Kerby, Canada)
and Mystified (Thomas Park, USA)

An immersive set of richly detailed dreamscapes that flow and shift with
a sophisticated ease and engaging lyric beauty. Expect a haunting mix of
grainy drone, sonic curiosities and occasional treated field recording, all
bound together by exquisite drawn-out melodic lines.

The origin of this work is a set of long drone pieces crafted by Thomas from
recordings of sferics (electrical discharges in the atmosphere). These flowing
treated noise pieces then served as the basis for Anthony's more synth-based
accompaniments and sonic embellishments.

tracks & mp3 samples:

- This Infinite Night     (a second sample)
- One Thousand Dreams part 1
- One Thousand Dreams part 2 
- The Path Between 
- Now Open Your Eyes
- Final Resting Place

Available as either CD or an inexpensive Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A long excerpt of track 1 can be heard on the Radio page --  Here
Please do have a listen. Words are no substitute for the music.

Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com

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Everything and Nothing / OSMOS ambient game trailer
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:58:34 AM »
Excellent, relaxing game, with sounds by Loscil, Gas, Biosphere ...

Check out the trailer on this page:
http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / New - NUNC STANS: The Unnamable
« on: July 31, 2009, 08:29:58 AM »
Now available:



Nunc Stans: The Unnamable
The Unnamable is a broad, sweeping work of often immense vistas and beatless
atmospheres. These dynamic and engaging dronescapes reveal a darker and
more intense Nunc Stans, one aimed more at transcendence than description.
Immersive and sonically rich, this release will appeal to listeners of Steve Roach
and related deep ambient drone works.

Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby using a variety of synthesisers,
acoustic guitar, and studio processing.

tracks & mp3 samples:
(samples are worth a thousand words)

- The Desire To Be Called
- A Point Became Thought
- Fundamental Question
- Mind Over Matter
- The Unnamable 
- Ascension 
- Act Of Creation
- Mysterium Magnum
- Slipstream
- Arrival

Available as either CD or a Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here


Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com

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Everything and Nothing / Tour de France - starts July 4
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:13:43 AM »
Greatest sporting event of the year !



I know a few people on the forum also enjoy it.

 8)

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Everything and Nothing / Dahon folding bicycle
« on: June 10, 2009, 11:57:17 AM »
Just picked up a new Dahon folding bike for camping and around town.



These things are great!
Lightweight, ride really well, and fold/unfold in seconds.
Fit in trunk of car.


Really pleased with it. Its one of their more inexpensive models.
More expensive ones are amazing.

www.dahon.com

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Now available:



LAMMERGEYER: Beginning To End
It was in 2006 that we saw the previous Lammergeyer (the excellent Beneath The Sky),
so a new releases is long overdue. And fans of the Lammergeyer style will certainly not
be disappointed by the wait. Beginning To End is a work of subtlety and considerable
beauty. The album flows in a very visual, cinematic, and sometimes orchestral vein.
If you like musical, expressive, ambient explorations that do not shy away from melody
or from sonic invention then be sure to give this fine release a listen.

CD edition contains bonus artwork photograph.

tracks & mp3 samples:
(samples are worth a thousand words, please do have a listen)

- There Were Times Like This
- The Stoic
- Waiting
- Hesitation 
- Touching The Surface 
- Midsummer Night
- Beginning To End
- Approaching Horizon 
- Without Answers
- There Is Nothing More
- If You Could Only See
- In The Bright Fields We Wait
- Flight

Available as either CD or a Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
 
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here


Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com

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Now available:



Robert Davies: Gallery of Spirits
Ethereal dreamscapes and flowing apparitions. These drone-based pieces
are like wandering the shadowy gardens of a mythic underworld.

CD edition contains special bonus artwork photograph.

tracks & mp3 samples:
(samples are worth a thousand words, please do have a listen)

- Gallery of Spirits
- Buoyant Sentience
- Languorous Musing
- Apparition
- Portal of Infinite Yearning
- Sinuous Manifestation
- Oblique Sorcery

Available as either CD or a Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
Buy the album and you can have a free instant download if you email me
or put a note in the order form.


A full track can be heard on the Radio page --  Here


Many thanks.

APK
------------------------------
www.dataobscura.com

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Everything and Nothing / Downloading Music and Rights
« on: April 19, 2009, 12:51:09 PM »
MOVED from the Steve Roach new release thread.

Immersion said:
This is an philosophical debate, I respect your opinion I hope you respect mine. Even though we live in an capitalistic market economy I think, no music holds an financial value, I do not agree with the thought that you must "pay" to hear music. It might have been so in the past when labels did not gives any other choice,  but now and in the future the music will flow free thanks to internet and file sharing, and I see this a good thing to let culture and information flow free.

I have no interest to protect Hollywood or the MTV top 100 mass produced crap industry. I only care about independent music which is not made to gain financial profit but only inner satisfaction and pleasure. We live in an time where almost every person can create music, build their own home studio and record music, you no longer need expensive studios to record music. Anyway, I have no respect for artists who "demand" money in return to listen to their music, it is something very wrong about that.

Maybe you are unaware, but the cd format and physical music media is dying a slow death. In future, we will need no labels or middle hands...who steals the artists income... And remember, the cd sale has always been a very little part of the income for artists, since the labels take everything, unless you have your own label of course... you get the most of the income by doing live shows and sell shirts etc
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Sandboxie
« on: April 01, 2009, 02:00:28 PM »
Immersion mentioning Sandboxie on John's imac thread reminded me to post something here about it.

For those who don't know the program, its a super useful (and simple to use) program for avoiding malware/spyware and viruses. I've been using for quite some time.

If you are from a programing background you will know that a sandbox is where you do trials of your web software ... you run your software in a simulated, "sandbox", web environment AS IF you were on the real web and see if it performs as expected. Sandboxie does this with any Windows program you might want to run.

So, for example, instead of cruising the web with Firefox (or whatever web browser you use) and letting web sites put whatever junk they want on your computer, you run Firefox in Sandboxie, and Sandboxie restricts Firefox to a section of memory that simulates Windows. If ANYTHING is written to memory/hard disk it is actually only written to a fake Windows system in a controlled Sandboxie enviroment. Then when you exit Firefox, that memory area is wiped clean by Sandboxie. Thus protecting your computer from junk. It's very effective ... and, in my mind, way better than using any anti-virus-malware program.

Its free, but registration gets rid of the nag screen. Its well worth it if you are on Windows.

http://www.sandboxie.com

It is, of course, also good for hiding any web-trails you might otherwise leave in your illicit browsing  ;)
And for running programs you know have a virus, but simply have to run anyway (some of you will know what I mean).

And if you are downloading something (like mp3 files) that you really want, you can tell it to actually save them (outside the sandbox) on your desktop.

Its one of the rare REALLY useful programs of the Windows computer world.

 :)

APK

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Now Playing / HELP: name this artist
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:51:11 PM »
Alan L. and I are stumped on who these tracks are by.
We need YOUR help. They have titles, but searches have
turned nothing up. They are also fine bits of guitarish (so
it would appear) ambient. Here are 2 mp3 tracks to listen to:

lost in the details.mp3
reverie.mp3

Any ideas ?

APK

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