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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:50:23 PM »
Currently playing:  Between Interval - "Autumn Continent"

Definitely my favourite Between Interval album,  highlight for me is the brooding fourth track "the tides of time" with the gentle sequence accompanied by the haunting melody over the top. 

Yep, that's a fine album. Nice drawn-out phrases, with a gentle grainy/noise flow to the whole thing. I really enjoy this style.
Just giving it a spin.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 Olympics
« on: August 20, 2008, 08:06:50 AM »
He ran through the tape. No slowing down this time.
Was astonishing.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 Olympics
« on: August 20, 2008, 07:24:29 AM »
19.30

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 Olympics
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:16:06 PM »
Still be interesting to see just how close Bolt comes to Johnson's 200m record.
Bolt sure wasn't trying hard in his last heat. He could be surprising.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 17, 2008, 06:03:43 AM »
Fern: always good to hear a new voice. Welcome aboard !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 Olympics
« on: August 15, 2008, 05:36:41 PM »
I've watched a lot of it, on Canadian channels mostly.

Track & field is a highlight, but I also especially enjoy the velodrome bike racing.
Coverage is a bit all over the place and unpredictable though (as usual).

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:27:41 PM »
past couple of days

- Jason Corder & Beta Two Agonist: further to find closer
- Beta Two Agonist: autumn perdue
- Sgnl_Fltr: exhalo

Databloem recent releases that I've only just started listening to.

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Phrozenlight: " ... it is not a good reason to let people pay for your music"

???   It seems to me a very good reason. If creating music didn't take time and work I think people would resent paying for it.

(I'm of course not saying that because it takes time and work you must charge money for it.)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: GOT GEAR?
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:44:44 AM »
On the presets issue ...

Having lots of presets is perhaps to do with the cheapness of physical memory these days. And yes, lots of presets is often a selling point for obvious reasons.

But lots of presets does give the composer more starting points for sounds. No need to build from the ground up each time if you have found something close to what you want among the presets. They have their virtues.

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A lot of people stringing samples together and making some music in their spare time are happy to just put it out there for free.
You won't see, for example, Steve Roach doing that. He's a professional musician who puts a LOT of time and work into his music. He expects to be paid for that work just as people do in their own types of daily 9-5pm jobs.

rubbish;


I'm not sure what you think was "rubbish". Surely a lot of people do in fact do that. Yes ?


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Another analogy that might say something to this issue.
Pornography -- its just not the same now there is so much of it freely available.
It loses its potency.

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Mike: I do release only a few free things, so maybe I'm only a little hypocrite  :)

But seriously, I see free releases pretty much the way you do ... you can hopefully reach a wider audience. And as such it's also a form of promotion.

My primary concern, though, is with how free releases set up expectations in the public mind. As I said in the previous post: the growing expectation that all music should be 'set free', and be freely available and freely passed around and copied with little or no regard for copyright or the sheer work of the artist.

I'm not against free music per se, and i also believe its good that the artist has gained lots of freedom in this digital web-world.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 11, 2008, 12:00:58 PM »

- Off The Sky: Subtle Trees

Yep, this is yet another excellent free release by Jason.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:58:51 PM »
Thanks, Joe  :)

And good to see you picking up the Kwook  -- its a mighty fine thing.

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There is an analogy to be made with the realm of photography.
There are lots of sites where people post their photographs and holiday snaps and so on, and you can view and download them for free.
But professional photographers only put up small, lo-res versions. Their full size prints and images are only available for sale.

A lot of people stringing samples together and making some music in their spare time are happy to just put it out there for free.
You won't see, for example, Steve Roach doing that. He's a professional musician who puts a LOT of time and work into his music. He expects to be paid for that work just as people do in their own types of daily 9-5pm jobs.

Yep, I do think all the free stuff dilutes the pool and can divert attention from the best in a genre.
When stuff is free or cheap it will attract an audience on that basis alone, rather than on quality. Its like people attracted to fast food because its cheap and easy to obtain.

Free stuff, when it becomes the norm, leads people to think it should ALL be free. Which leads to file sharing and mindless posting of artist's works as though its some amorphous unattached product and not a work of labour that took time and skill. It's like thinking all paintings, photographs, and other works done by artists should be offered for free (or pretty much anything made by individuals for that matter). Which is clearly not the case.

That's my current state of mind on this 8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 10, 2008, 01:51:02 PM »

- Philipp Weigl: Land and Water

New release on Magnatune.
Its GREAT ... if you like Weigl's style of sullen rhythmic electronica and almost spoken vocals.

Have a listen to the whole thing here: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/weigl-landwater

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 01, 2008, 02:21:29 PM »

- juxta phona & offthesky: !escape kit!  (Somnia)

Every bit as good and quirky and fascinating and enjoyable as I thought it would be.
Seriously recommend this if you are an Off The Sky fan.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 01, 2008, 02:17:10 PM »
Christopher Bissonette - In Between Words

New purchase, which I like...but...does anyone else have a disc that, on track one, has some really scratchy sounds showing up about 5 minutes into the piece (and continuing for 2-3- minutes), or do I have a defective disc?

You know we've entered a new paradigm when you can't tell whether the stuff on the disk is supposed to be there or not  8)

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The samples sound excellent !
Good to see a digital version for sale ... off to grab one  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: BeatMaker for the iPhone
« on: July 31, 2008, 11:45:16 AM »

The first half of this century will be known as
the Era of Gadgets.

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