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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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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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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
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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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Nunc Stans: Meridian
Nunc Stans has always been inspired by far northern landscapes and the subjective states
that accompany or are induced by them. Much of this collection is a sonic analog of those
landscapes ....... drawn in sound across the silence.

A sublime journey through expansive soundworlds, rich with detail, immersive atmospheres,
and an underlying grandeur.


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

- Meridian
- Where The Figures Were Drawn
- Departure Arrival
- Svalbard
- Nothing But The Sky
- We Do Not Know
- Excursion
- The Promise Of Return
- Watery Grave
- True North

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.

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

Many thanks.

APK
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www.dataobscura.com/apk

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(thought I'd copy the earlier post down to this area where it is probably more useful)

Available now as a FREE download:

The Circular Ruins: Retrospective 2009

The perfect introduction to the Circular Ruins sound - a full 75 minute
sampler album of TCR tracks selected from various albums by the artist.
Encoded as quality 256kbs MP3.

Available on the Dataobscura Free Stuff page : www.dataobscura.com/free.php
Or you can download it right now : www.dataobscura.com/free_stuff/S001_TCR.zip

Enjoy!
APK

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / THE CIRCULAR RUINS: Retrospective 2009
« on: February 13, 2009, 09:33:43 AM »
Available now as a FREE download:

The Circular Ruins: Retrospective 2009
The perfect introduction to the Circular Ruins sound - a full 75 minute
sampler album of TCR tracks selected from various albums by the artist.
Encoded as quality 256kbs MP3.

Available on the Dataobscura Free Stuff page : www.dataobscura.com/free.php
Or you can download it right now : www.dataobscura.com/free_stuff/S001_TCR.zip

Enjoy!

APK
 

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A note from Chuck at Star's End.
Good of him to be interested in this release by myself and Entia Non.
I thinks it one of the very best in the DataObscura catalog.

apk

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The CD FILAMENTS (55'35") by Description Without Place
presents seven ambient stopovers - each inviting the listener
into its own unique atmosphere. With this work Anthony Paul
Kirby and James McDougal demonstrate the capability to
re-create, on an aural plane, the imaginings of the mind. The soft
tones and cloudy languor of these sound designs give the
impression of a deeper, unspoken meaning. Each piece
conveys a sense of environment - perhaps fog shrouded, frost
covered or, bathed in moonlight. The range of moods dispensed
by this album will engage the listener or, for those asleep and
dreaming, bestow the feeling of slowly moving between
amorphous territories. By combining digital clicks and grit with
synthesizer tones, reverberant piano and altered nature
recordings Kirby and McDougal realize a variety of soundworlds
that unfold over time. Indistinct rumbling beneath sparse
electrical snaps are a curious companion to the lovely ethereal
pads that materialize amidst layers of subliminal effects. The
bleak beauty and submerged perspective of FILAMENTS makes
for a penetrating experience. The soundfield it manages to
realize is so much bigger that what we can see.

Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from FILAMENTS
by the duo Description Without Place

For more on FILAMENTS, please access:
http://www.dataobscura.com/proddetail.php?prod=DO-034


Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
http://www.starsend.org

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Everything and Nothing / LOST - new season starts today, 21 Jan.
« on: January 21, 2009, 02:12:23 PM »
Looking forward to it.  8)

APK

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Everything and Nothing / Eno on singing
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:22:11 PM »
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97320958

Singing --- "The key To A Long Life"

APK

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Everything and Nothing / Now Watching
« on: December 30, 2008, 05:32:53 PM »
Thought I'd start a thread for films and related things people are enjoying
and might want to mention. Think of it like the Now Playing or Now Reading threads.

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A brand new 5 minute unreleased track.
Much more in the early TCR style than my recent releases ... rhythmic, serious leads, berlin feel, its lively and it must be played up loud  :)

The Kingdom

(on windows, right click, save link as)
(or just click it and listen)

A little xmas treat.

Enjoy.

APK

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The Circular Ruins: Before The Colors Deepened
The music of Before The Colors Deepened drifts between a deep, expansive, and sometimes
ominous-sounding, experimental spacemusic, and a more tender, often melancholic, classical
style of slowly developing melodic structures and subtle layering. The result is a complex and
imaginative series of immersive soundworlds that reward attentive listening, and that will take
you on a journey only hinted at in the individual track titles.

tracks & mp3 samples:

- Before the Colors Deepened
- Nothing Has Changed
- Listening To The World - 1
- Time Dilation
- Quiet Sun
- Metaphysical Incident
- To Receive Her Shadow
- Listening To The World - 2
- And If There Is No End
- Stratosphere
- No Longer Here

Available as either CD or Download encoded at 256kbs : DataObscura
Buy the album and you can have a free download.

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

Thanks.

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

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / DataObscura - News
« on: December 09, 2008, 06:06:10 PM »
I'd like to mention a few of quick things.

1 - Lots of fascinating Dataobscura/Blue Oasis releases are now available in the
Hypnos store, including the new Winterhouse, Entia Non, Description Without Place,
and Robert Davies releases.

2 - If you are in Europe, Databloem has all of the newer Dataobscura releases available.

3 - At dataobscura there is a load of samples to listen to, and a Radio page with many full tracks. Well worth a listen.

4 - Upcoming release, late December: 
The Circular Ruins: Before The Colors Deepened
Bit of info about that HERE. Samples soon.
 


Many thanks.
APK


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