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Everything and Nothing / Re: Do you speak English with an accent?
« on: September 26, 2008, 01:40:30 PM »
I don't think there is an unaccented english.
And its natural, psychologically, to think of your personal accent as the norm.
But knowledge is comparison, and until you compare you don't see how your accent is just one among many, and not the standard.
In England there are varying accents about every 100 miles.
Of course, it good that we have the Queen ... so everyone can know how english really should be spoken.
 :P

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 23, 2008, 01:36:35 PM »
I eventually grew bored with Hamonia Mundi,
and switched to

- Max Richter: Songs From Before
he knows what he's doing.

followed by
- B J Nilsen: The Short Night
which is always excellent (in the noise-drone arena).

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:40:56 PM »
soma611 -- good to see a Martyn fan :)

np
- Steve Roach: Harmonia Mundi (from Empetus)
Entrancing !  bit like Terry Riley in this long piece.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Grassow on Nextera?
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:48:15 AM »
Yep, its really annoying when a place hammers you for shipping.
I had the same trouble with Groove in Holland.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: e/i Magazine / Audio Verité returns
« on: September 23, 2008, 07:31:01 AM »
Aye ... that's very good news indeed  8)

1546
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: It's All Deepspace's Fault
« on: September 21, 2008, 04:15:05 PM »
You are spinning out of control !

 ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 20, 2008, 04:48:03 PM »

- Philip Glass: Songs From Liquid Days

probably gonna play "Glassworks" after  8)

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Now Playing / Re: ambient music video
« on: September 20, 2008, 01:59:56 PM »
That's excellent, Dave !!!   

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Everything and Nothing / Re: But what does the family think?
« on: September 19, 2008, 01:31:20 PM »
My parents are dead. I have brothers in England I never see. So no issues there  ;)

My daughter, now 13, has developed a fine taste for both ambient and lounge/glitch/beats. Big Biosphere and Kettel fan.
My wife recognizes stuff, sometimes enjoys it, and doesn't tell me to turn it down too often.

I compose and play keys in a separate studio room, so don't annoy people with my fairly constant playing/recording.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:15:15 AM »
Yep, I pretty much read everything Banks writes, sci-fi and non-sci-fi.
Wasp Factory was one of his first, and quite remarkable.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:05:14 AM »

- Iain M. Banks: Matter  (not one of his best)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 18, 2008, 11:06:59 AM »

- Tangerine Dream : Ricochet

Great to hear this again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 16, 2008, 07:56:22 AM »
The thing I most miss since leaving England and moving to Ontario, Canada, is the sea.
Life is not right without being at or very near the sea.

I love it out on the New England coast. 
Haven't been to north of Boston or to Maine yet, but plan to check that stretch out.
I'd happily move to Rhode Island somewhere. Great place.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Richard Wright
« on: September 15, 2008, 06:56:07 PM »
I'm also a long-time fan of the early Floyd.
Sad to hear this news   :(

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 14, 2008, 02:46:59 PM »
'Americans are culturally insular, and it's been drummed into our heads from childhood that the only place to be "free" and have "liberty" is the USA.'

That is very ... well, so very programmed. And of course, false.


"most Americans think of Canada as their funny and sorta-communist little cousin upstairs"

That's the first time I'd heard this one. That Canada is the attic of America, fine, but commie !!!!  How odd.
Americans vary quite a bit (ok, a lot. Its a big place.), but a fair bit of Canada is south of a lot of northern USA. In that region I have trouble telling them apart.


Perhaps the American public ought to get out more and skip all the silly rhetoric  :(



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 02:36:12 PM »
That was so ... so ....... so very touching  (also sobs) (reaches for kleenex).

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:53:52 PM »
Have to say that I have no idea who John Tesh is.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:49:24 PM »
I'm in Ontario, Canada. Been here many years, though I'm not a Canadian citizen. I'd want to move back to Europe ... southern England again, or on the continent. So much more interesting ... landscapes and culture. No comparison to over here.

I'm surprised most of you 'mericans only want to move around the USA ?????

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:42:33 PM »
... it is actually much worse than I imagined. Could music get cheesier than this? It appears to be in a class by itself, where it seems that effort has been made to be as insipidly bland as possible.

That about sums up my view too. Terrible stuff. Sugar water.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:34:19 PM »
Bit of a Kettel afternoon

- Kettel: My Dogan
- Kettel: Myam James
- Kettel: Cenny Crush

its addictive.

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