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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda----Worth the Effort???
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:44:53 PM »
I loved it when I played it in a store, georgeous sound ... alas was too expensive back then.

Jesse/Numina has one ... maybe he will see this post as have something to say.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 26, 2008, 04:49:26 PM »
Today

- Saafi Brothers: Supernatural  (fine beat-dance stuff)
- Justin Vanderberg: In waking moments  (Hypnos SS) (a first listen, and strikes me as an accomplished and interesting piece of work.)
- Taylor Dupree: Stil.  (very listenable minimalism)
- Deaf Center: Pale ravine  (always goes down well here)

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I'll make of point of tuning in at 11pm for some of it.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Suggestion (Gear Thread)
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:11:16 AM »
In the Wide Wide World section there would be :

Everything and Nothing
Gear & Equipment
Free For All

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Suggestion (Gear Thread)
« on: January 24, 2008, 06:52:17 AM »
You are right, a section under this Wide Wide World called "Gear: Recording & Playing" or something like that to keep all gear posts together.

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Now Playing / Re: Good Web Radio?
« on: January 24, 2008, 06:45:06 AM »
Drone Zone at www.SomaFM.com is usually good for that style.


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And certainly good to see these Voigts reissued.
But I've just noticed that I don't have the self-titled first one .. which is odd 'cause I play the other 3 fairly regularly.



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Wow, good stuff. Thanks for the link Alan. I'll have to seek out some more.

And yes Mike, I had the wrong Gas, but as my grandmother used to say "don't hold it in; better to bear the shame than bear the pain."

Ah but your grandmother was surely wrong.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Winterhouse: Slow Promises
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:43:27 PM »
I very much appreciate your post, Antdude !  many thanks  :)

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: January 22, 2008, 12:06:40 PM »
Anybody (especially Brian) know anything about Altered Carbon and the rest of that series by Richard Morgan?  It sounds interesting to me, and while it's filed in "science fiction" it sounds almost like a suspense/thriller story with sci-fi elements.

Right now I'm about halfway through another go at Lord of the Rings and enjoying it enormously, more than ever. This is my first time reading the books since seeing the movies.


I read Altered Carbon ... quite a while ago. Seem to remember finishing it (which I don't do if I don't like a book enuf) and enjoying it. Struck me as very much a detective novel in sci-fi garb. If that's your thing, its worth a look.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Winterhouse: Slow Promises
« on: January 22, 2008, 09:36:13 AM »
Really glad to hear it, Harry.  Many thanks for posting :)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2008, 01:21:28 PM »
Today

- Lead : Music For Storms on Adastra (this is from 1999 and its an exceptional work ... one half is John Micheal Zorko (electronics) whom you may know from his synth work alongside female vocalists, the other is Scott Biven on guitar, and its an excellent drone/space/experimental work that I had not played for quite some time.

- Jonathan Coleclough: One hour as sixty million years (basically ripping up the fabric of space-time in this intense space/drone orgy)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2008, 01:14:24 PM »
Loren's post reminds me that Saul did not get a new Stokes album out last year ... though he has been working on one for some time.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:20:02 PM »
Early evening

- Miles Davis: Porgy and Bess

Summertime could be the best tune ever.

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Thanks, Jonathan.

And Alan, I took a double-take on that line you quote ... but now find it quite charming. Reminds me of the Twin Peaks / Biosphere Substrata line "the mind revealing itself to itself ..." or somesuch thing.

However, its certainly time to shrug off the manacles of ego and self-delusion ... and crack open a good bottle of chardonnay! Its Friday  :P



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I've just been listening to The Ruins' Their Subtle Pupose at work this morning
and it's been helping me through Friday...  :)   Maybe I can pick up Falling Into The Sky
at the next PiNG and have my mind liberated from its own self-impression too!

:)
I'll have you know they're Chucks, not my, words. But hey ... its not a bad thought.

rik of ping doesn't have any copies yet, but I'll likely send him some soon.

Thanks, Scott.

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That's great Anthony. You have some fine music there and I hope that through continued exposure more people will discover it as well as the other artists' works that you offer on your label and associated labels. Nice work!!!
Peace, Kirk

I appreciate it, Kirk. Thanks !

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From Chuck van Zyl at Star's End
http://www.starsend.org
------------------------------------

The Circular Ruins (Anthony Paul Kirby) is exploring a personal
realm of assertive, emotional ambient music. A fascinating
series of electronic poems that invent a sonic sphere all their
own, FALLING INTO THE SKY (64'11") attempts to liberate the
mind of the listener from its own self-impression. As
soundscapes gradually shift and unfold, textures transform and
we linger easily within a wondrous soundworld. Synthesizer
pads churn behind fluttering atmospherics while further in a
digital wind stirs up strange cosmic debris. Narrative runs adrift
and the hiss and murmur of distant chords occupy the
foreground. Vibrating with energy, FALLING INTO THE SKY
inhabits the amorphous area between the earth's surface and
outer space, and continually reveals itself in revelations revealed
in repeat visits.

Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from FALLING
INTO THE SKY by The Circular Ruins

For more on FALLING INTO THE SKY, access:
http://www.dataobscura.com

-

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:58:18 AM »
This morning

The Winterhouse: Slow Promises

Yep, I of course listen to it regularly :)

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