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Now available from DataObscura:



Robert Davies: Geography of Memory
There is a thread running through all of Davies' work, it can perhaps best be
named phantasy. Song titles signify these very visual, phantastic worlds, and the
music moves us through them as in a dream. We drift, transfixed, within uncertain
landscapes suffused with evolving visions, shadows, and apparitions. The land of
faerie, of phantoms, and of the unconscious. Robert's music is founded in this
subterranean, subconscious realm, and is grounded with deep drones that gently
weave a sombre and mysterious web of enveloping sound through which we return
to something more primal, but also to something more magical.

A geography of memory is not a remembering, it is a mapping ... the mapping of a
terrain. This is a cloudy dreamscape of innumerable hidden pathways and intriguing
solitary recesses; and it is home to the vast realm of the immemorial that flows
beneath our experience like a great, dark river. Immerse yourself in this river.

tracks & samples:

- Secret Cove
- Vista of Solitude
- Aurora
- Undulating Terrain
- Underworld
- Recesses of Time
- Persistent Presence

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

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

Its a beautiful and immersive trip !
Enjoy.

Thanks.

APK

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 12, 2008, 06:10:20 AM »
Good to see someone playing Waki  :D
I had a hand in putting that album together.
Very fine collection of delicate techno-ambient tracks.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 10, 2008, 10:25:33 AM »
The Winterhouse - Lost - excellent recording, worth the price just for the title track.

Very glad to hear it. Thanks, Dave.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 09, 2008, 03:40:22 PM »

- Jonathan Coleclough, Bass Comunion, Colin Potter  (I think that's its title too)
Couple of fine mixes by Coleclough on this set.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 07, 2008, 12:35:04 PM »
Lined up for the afternoon

- Biosphere: Cirque
- Tom Opdahl: Black Smoker
- Biosphere: Dropsonde

One of those rainy Biospheric days happening.
Its a good thing !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Concession speech = classy
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:52:50 AM »
Of course, a new section could perhaps be added to the Wide Wide World section for politics, doesn't have to be a Free For All section where "anything goes" (that is asking for problems).

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 06, 2008, 05:59:01 PM »

- Paul Bradley: Twenty hertz

a dose of British existential drone.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 05, 2008, 06:44:01 AM »
Alan: did you say you like your Move D on a Bunn ?
 ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 04, 2008, 06:38:52 PM »
I've also been spinning

Move D. and Benjamin Brunn - Songs From the Beehive

its certainly ok in places, but I'm not too taken with it.
Sorry Alan, but I'd take some of the Namlook collabs over this effort. The relatively recent Art of Love for example, which is a tad more on the ambient side.


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:53:01 AM »
They sure are small and inexpensive.
I've not seen/touched one yet. Hopefully they are not too plastic.
I guess the NanoControl would be pretty handy for a mobile laptop setup.

I also use a Behringer controller (BCR2000), and it has a lot more knobs, but also a lot more preset memory. And its build solidity is good.
NanoControl seems to only have 4 presets/scenes, which could be a drawback. Though maybe you can quickly send other 'scenes' to it from the software.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 01, 2008, 05:23:09 PM »

- Arvo Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel


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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 02:05:55 PM »
I have a good friend out west in Alberta, and he doesn't read novels at all.
But he is actually an editor for a university press. Only reads "factual" works.

I nevertheless see it as a bit of a failing of the imagination.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:51:48 PM »
 

J and I  teased B for quite a while and he finally agreed that he should read a book, and he said that if we could agree on one book to recommend to him, he would read it.  We settled on Dune

That's odd. Married friends of mine once insisted that I simply HAD to read Dune. They said it was the best book they'd ever read, and were SURE I'd like it, despite the fact that I didn't care for science fiction. They bought me a copy also, but I don't think I got past page 50.

Joe is related to "B" !!!!!   8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:38:29 PM »
Actually, about 20 years ago, one of my friends "B" admitted to me and one of our other friends "J", that he (B) had never read a book since high school. 

J and I  teased B for quite a while and he finally agreed that he should read a book, and he said that if we could agree on one book to recommend to him, he would read it.  We settled on Dune and even bought him a copy.  He said he was serious that he would read it, but months later, he had only made it to page 3, and never picked it up again.  At that time, he had only been out of high school for five years but in the 20 years since he has still not read a novel, and I'm pretty sure he will never read another novel in his life.

Ah, your post has the ingredients of an interesting short story !

But why Dune?  why not a a shorter work that might more immediately grab. And why sci-fi ... which is a bit left field ?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:34:57 PM »
The Steinbeck is indeed a fine read, Bill ... and you have reminded me to get my wife to read it. She will certainly appreciate it.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:26:26 PM »
But the task is understood ...
if still impossible.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:25:55 PM »
I'd probably tell him to f--k off.
He should read more.

 ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:07:24 PM »
I've moved on:

Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK

This is a long-time favourite, and so astoundingly delicate in places.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:54:35 PM »
"... it takes one or a few selfish people to spoil it for everyone else?"

Yep, that pretty much sums up world history.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Yoda Dog
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:28:34 PM »


"Hey, what's all this I hear about banning political discussion?"

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