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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 24, 2008, 05:28:08 PM »

Gotta fire this up at least once a year:

- Captain Beefheart: Strictly Personal

I corrected your URL.

Many thanks for listening, guys.
And great to hear you are enjoying the music.

I think you will enjoy this set quite a bit, Joe.
Let me know.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / NUNC STANS: Land - free download
« on: July 23, 2008, 10:04:39 AM »

Now available for free download on the Ping Things net release label:

Nunc Stans: Land
"Land is a stunning work that captures the sound of Nunc Stans at a turning point
where drone-based sensibilities blend seamlessly with melodic work to create a stunning
sonic environment for the listener to explore. Influenced by the stark beauty of Northern
Canada, Kerby has created a set of aural landscapes that inspires and delights from the
cold drones of opener "Before the Colors Deepened", through the sparse melodies and
underlying urgency of "Journey of a Thousand Days", to closing track "Ice Field" with it's
beautiful humming tones and found sounds."
- rik maclean (Ping Things)

tracks (40 minutes)

- Before the Colors Deepened
- Journey of a Thousand Days
- Land
- Submerged Island
- Sitka Sound
- Ice Field

Get it  HERE

Starts with a couple of attractive openers, then gets into deeper, darker waters
with the title track, "Land". 



Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 22, 2008, 06:08:12 AM »
Into the high Alps today.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the biggest peak.
Dramatic scenery.

I do find the race to be enjoyable and tense whether or not the very best in the world are in it.
But I'm also interested for the visual tour of the countryside.

And it helps that where I am it's on OLN around 8:30 most days, not 5:30.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Musician's Joke
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:12:45 PM »
Dear Abby...

I think my wife is cheating on me.

I am a working musician and, as you would expect, travel a lot. I have been noticing strange things when I get home. Her mobile phone rings and she steps outside to answer it or says quietly "I'll call you back later".

When I ask her who called she gets evasive. Sometimes she goes out with friends and comes home late.

A buddy of mine plays guitar in a band and he told me that my wife and some guy have been to his gigs.

He wanted to borrow my guitar amp so hat's when I got the idea to find out for myself what was really happening. I said "sure, you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it at the gig and see if my wife comes in and who she comes in with".

He agreed.

At the gig I slipped behind my Marshall JCM800 half stack to get a good view. I could feel the heat coming off the back of the amp. It was at that moment, crouching down behind the amp and watching the entrance to the club, that I noticed that one of the tubes was not glowing as bright as the other 3.

Is it possible my tubes are mismatched and is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a technician?

Very Concerned.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 21, 2008, 12:25:50 PM »
 :D   I think that was back in 1994.
Though it did of course start in England last year too.

Yep, watching it on a flat stage & near the beginning would be a bit of a let down given how fast it goes by. Dramatic though.

Late into a mountain stage would be more satisfying ... side of the road with a few good chilled bottles of french white  8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 21, 2008, 04:46:23 AM »
Yep, its on OLN in the morning live (about half the day's race), and repeated in the evening again (with some additions).
There are lots of commercials (annoying for sure), but they do pack them in early so they can show the final stretch commercial free.
Haven't checked for a streaming feed ... there are usually some illegal ones you can find though.

Ah, biking through the Alps, great!  Good for you!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:01:56 PM »
And now

- Exit In Grey: Twilight Waters
- SleepResearch Facility: Deep Frieze

Couple of good, grainy, drone ambient works.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2008, 02:18:55 PM »
Been playing Alan's drone mixes from a while back

- Swells and Billows,  i and ii

enjoyable stuff, for the most part.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 20, 2008, 09:33:44 AM »
I think its just 3 or 4 out of 170 or so.

Everything and Nothing / Tour de France
« on: July 19, 2008, 05:22:46 PM »
Anyone else watching / following the race this year.

I think its great, not only for the cycling but also the tour around the towns and landscapes of France.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: GOT GEAR?
« on: July 19, 2008, 04:24:06 PM »
Komplete is just too much stuff, John. You will be overwhelmed. Whittle it down to just a couple a things.

Massive and FM8 --- wickedly powerful combo.

Or maybe just get Reaktor if you want to fiddle more and download hundreds of user creations for it (also stifling overload, but fun).

And yes, a new computer must be added to the bill.

On the other hand you could save money and get Reason.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / new Eluvium Live Set to download
« on: July 17, 2008, 11:35:01 AM »

Seems to be a good quality recording.
Haven't heard it yet.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 16, 2008, 02:00:53 PM »

Weigl & Hoffmann: Elevate

Big fan of Weigl's poetic songs and rhythms.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Do you still want to learn?
« on: July 16, 2008, 01:44:45 PM »
I don't work out as much, but I have the sculpted physique of a Greek god, so I can afford to scale back a little!

Yeah, but soon it will be the physique of lesser-known Roman god, and a little later the physique of a Medieval peasant  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:22:03 PM »

Off The Sky: The Geist Cycles  (Databloem 2007)

Damn, I'd forgotten (or not quite realised) how good this album is.

A fascinating melange of Corder's treated guitar and quirky mixing, with various vibes, percussion, and strings artfully tossed into the mix. Totally unpredictable, very listenable, with a microsound-ish / glitchy feel, but a jazzy undercurrent. Love it.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: abasio live
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:11:44 PM »
Yep, it was amiable. Dennis wanted to open a more general Databloem store. But I will email you soon.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: abasio live
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:23:26 AM »
Hey there, Civilized :)
Good to see you over here.
Been a long time since that first Databloem Collection !

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