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Everything and Nothing / Re: Confused about DVD regions
« on: March 27, 2008, 01:19:18 PM »
Some DVD players can be 'flashed' to make them region free. Most can't. You'd have to check into it on the web.

I'd suggest buying the cheap DVD british versions, then copying them using a program that removes the region specific stuff. Easy to do and there is no reason the copy would not be the same quality as the original. Little program called AnyDVD is particularly good.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: March 27, 2008, 07:26:06 AM »
I remember saying something negative about Roach a couple of years ago ... and immediately got jumped by a couple of SR card-carrying thugs. Them were heated times, fer sure  ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 26, 2008, 05:18:20 PM »
- David Kristian: Rhythms for a Rainy Season

Always enjoyable. Quirky rhythmic idm stuff.

http://www.davidkristian.com/rhythms.htm

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: March 26, 2008, 05:15:17 PM »
Movie

- The Darjeeling Limited

Haven't enjoyed a movie this much for some time.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:09:50 AM »
This morning

- Klaus Schulze: Drums 'n' Balls

one of my favourites.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Worlds most expensive musical instrument
« on: March 26, 2008, 05:40:14 AM »
I think it can also play two other tunes, but unfortunately has no memory for user presets  ;D

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Its surprising how that Wikipedia excerpt does not describe what space music is, in musical terms ... its only about where they put the category amid other categories.

But maybe space music is defined more by mood than instrumentation and the like.

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Jim
is that Atlas Dei track the 2nd on the CD ... "Mythos" ?  ... very nice piece.
Reminds me of the excellent first track on Paul Ellis "Silent Conversations" album.
If this is space music then, yep, its basically arp + pads.
Goes back to the early Tangerine Dream style I'd assume.


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I've never really been sure what space music is.
Does it have an accepted definition or accepted characteristics that set it apart from other ambient styles ?
What would be good examples ?
Be interesting to hear from people on this.

I will certainly have a listen to Atlas Dei with the term in mind.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 22, 2008, 05:17:50 PM »
this evening

- BJ Nilsen: The Short Night  been playing it regularly for many months. Its a keeper.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:29:31 AM »
np

- Near the Parenthesis: Of Soft Construction

great album.
its on www.n5md.com

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Classic & Contemporary Literature
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:55:26 AM »
I think checking into reading lists for university contemporary literature courses could be fruitful and instructive.

I also believe that, like the music realm, there is a LOT of material being published and its difficult to separate the great from the merely ok. But there is probably just as much great as in the past.

Plus, when we reach a certain age what we look for in literature is close to what we already enjoy and respect. Our tastes are formed. You can't find a contemporary Dostoevsky to beat the old Dostoevsky. No point looking.



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 18, 2008, 05:55:06 PM »
Now playing

- Thomas Koner: Teimo & Permafrost

great ambience when you turn it up loud so you feel it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:20:41 PM »
Konntinent: All Lines Lead In

Believe I've already heard this one, and particularly liked the last track. Less so the others.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:24:06 PM »
Some very nice work in the Erstlaub.
Certainly well worth the download.

Thanks, Alan.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Audio Interfaces / Soundcards
« on: March 15, 2008, 11:46:35 AM »
Saul: I re-posted this in the Studio Shots thread. It's more at home there.


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 15, 2008, 11:45:14 AM »
(I'm recreating Saul's post in this thread where it belongs. APK)

I think I'm late with this but I thought I would post a few pics of my studio which is really a closet.

cheers,

Saul






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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / CDR / DVDR life expectancy
« on: March 13, 2008, 07:25:28 PM »
Just noticed on a cheap stack of 50 Ridata blank DVD disks the following statement:

"Storage acceleration tests guarantee safe storage for more than 30 years."

That this is actually printed on the outside of the case really does mean something.

I think the days of thinking these things will only last 10 years or so are over
(unless the disks are abused of course).

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 13, 2008, 07:14:38 PM »
This evening:

- Some excellent Jeff Greinke, a smattering of Saul Stokes (interesting new web site btw), and a flotilla of Robert Davies.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: State of the music business
« on: March 12, 2008, 11:16:10 AM »
Yes, as Loren said, CDr disks are certainly prone to deterioration from uv radiation ... its their main failing. They must be stored our of sunlight. Which is probably an argument for opaque cases.  UV radiation, and heat, are bad for most unprotected plastics. I'd imagine pressed disks suffer to some degree in dirrect sunlight too.

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