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Everything and Nothing / Re: TV: Lost
« on: February 08, 2008, 07:11:11 AM »
Was another fine episode ... with a bunch of new people !

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 07, 2008, 07:19:32 PM »
Looks interesting g.a.b.

Menawhile, this evening has been
- Brian McBride : When the detail lost its freedom.
- Stars of the Lid: Their Refinement ... (both disks)
- Nunc Stans: Timeless


Was very much in the mood for the Stars  Kranky sound.

And the Nunc Stans is just about to be released here at DataObscura,
along with a free EP download. Perhaps as early as tomorrow :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 07, 2008, 07:12:49 PM »
It's a common step ladder purposefully designed for musical gear :D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient with lots of rain sounds?
« on: February 06, 2008, 07:30:23 PM »
As Bill said, there are a whole load of new age type albums of "nature sounds" that you can often find in new age/folk art/imported artifact stores, even in malls. Streams, rivers, rain, sea, tropical forests .. all with or without instruments. Museums often have them too, especially natural history museums.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 05, 2008, 04:29:08 PM »
Thanks, John :)

Today:

-Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate

Yes, sometimes I tumble backwards !


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Belong
« on: February 05, 2008, 07:41:42 AM »
Yes, thanks for the post, Alan.
Not as +ve as Dave. Found the 3rd track muddy/unappealing, the 1st directionless, but the 2nd, Vowel, worked very well -- has an intimate warmth.

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Indeed !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Your first Recording ever?
« on: February 04, 2008, 07:18:47 AM »
70s, classical guitar on reel to reel. Yep, for many years all I played was classical guitar.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tools for rhythm-making
« on: February 03, 2008, 10:09:19 AM »
I avoid real-sounding drums/percussion 99% of the time.

Many of my rhythm-oriented tracks are created with pattern
gating. I like that method because you can feed anything into it
... pads, leads, whatever. Electribes are good for gating an input
signal, but there is a lot of software too.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: TV: Lost
« on: February 02, 2008, 06:57:32 PM »
Just watched the new episode of season 4  ... really good !

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Star's End: The Winterhouse
« on: February 02, 2008, 04:52:35 PM »
You can catch some tracks form The Winterhouse this weekend  :)
Here is Chuck van Zyl's mini-review:

----------------------------------------------

The Winterhouse (the duo of Anthony Paul Kirby and Robert
Davies) sonifies the cold interior isolation of the digital age.
While SLOW PROMISES (62'57") is dense with drones, beneath
its surface churns a contemplative atmosphere. Their electronic
poems are made up of notes and chords gradually changing
over time, both in harmony and color. Layers of sounds float like
clouds across a desolate landscape of muted tones and
abandoned thoughts. Each track moves slowly through its
course, and thoroughly examines a unique aspect of stillness
and quietude. By searching the shadows, The Winterhouse finds
overcast themes to be the more interesting to explore.

Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from SLOW
PROMISES by The Winterhouse
-----------------
www.starsend.org

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: February 01, 2008, 01:54:48 PM »
We've never sold an album to russia, india, china ....

Japan, yes.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:22:41 AM »

The best thing to do is email Blogspot.com complaining about the illegality of this particular blog.

Or a few of us complain about it at a similar time to lend the complaint some weight.






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Everything and Nothing / Re: TV: Lost
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:18:09 AM »
I recorded yesterday, but have not seen it yet.

Basic premise : passenger airline crashes on 'deserted tropical island'. Its about the survivors. The island is not exactly a normal place, and its not deserted.

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That is a very enjoyable Irezumi track on your site.
I wish you well with the new label.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: TV: Lost
« on: January 31, 2008, 05:42:55 PM »
Yep, the big day. Think I will record and watch it later when I can skip the ads.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Infraction, Some Great Music
« on: January 31, 2008, 05:41:30 PM »
Thanks Ben :)

And yes, I think Jason does a super job with Infraction releases. Fine music, excellently packaged.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Pads from the waveform up...
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:45:33 PM »
"Soft and large" --- this is often a product of applied reverb.

So you'd get the tone and timbre you want with the osc's, and the slow lfo modulation to relieve the boredom, then run it through a fairly large reverb setting - large hall or cathedral with longish reverb, quite wet. This will tend to both soften all edges and expand the whole sound to fill the stereo sphere. It helps to use the best quality reverb to get a real smooth effect.

But multiple voices can also be used to make something large too. Keep the voices smallish so they don't overpower each other and pan them differently. ......... then slap on the reverb :)  Of course, choosing the voices carefully is an art.

Another approach is to duplicate your pad on another track (or tracks) and treat that a bit differently (effects) from the original pad. You can build up a richness and largeness that way.

Just some things that came to mind.



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Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:15:13 PM »
The point (as I see it) is that, as Mike indicated, there is little realization that small labels are making very little money ... usually just enough to keep putting out albums and paying operating costs. Small label owners don't get paid for the sheer amount of time they put into these things ... and at a certain point they say "forget it, its not worth it" then quit.

I know Databloem/DataObcura would not have lasted long without a fairly loyal group of paying customers supporting us.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:07:12 PM »
While I appreciate that a lot of people will hear the music who would not otherwise have bought it. And that may lead to later sales.

I also know that a lot of people who would have bought an album, did a search first and found it for free, and so did not buy it. This for sure happens as well. And probably much more than we think.

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