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Don't recognize it.
Could easily be something composed for the commercial by a no-name commercial guy.

PERCEIVED DISTANCES (78'08") is an anthology CD that
represents the Ambient aesthetic of the Blue Oasis label. Works
by Saul Stokes and Kwook express the more energetic side of
this concern. With ear-friendly melodies and thought-pushing
beats their tracks are wonderful jaunts across a diverse digital
terrain. Other tracks on this collection exemplify explorations of
tone in the broadest sense of the word. Through fascinating
variations in timbre and texture music by the likes of The Circular
Ruins, Off the Sky and Cymphonic produce a range of moody
impressions and time-stretching atmospheres. These artists
understand that negative space is much more than merely the
area between two positive points. Subtle digital distortion, voices
and noises imbue some of these realizations with a kind of
environmental feel. In contrast, other tracks are full of air and
light, and offer drifting moods at cosmic heights. As a collection,
PERCEIVED DISTANCES works very well. It brings together
15 interesting musicians. By provoking the listener to reflection, it
works even better as a statement on the genre - proclaiming the
power of this music to be greater than the individual.

Tune into STAR'S END this weekend for music from the CD

For more on PERCEIVED DISTANCES, access:

STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
from 1am-6am (EDST) on:

 88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
 88.7fm WXPH Middletown, York and Lancaster, PA
 90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
 99.7fm Harrisburg, PA
W285DH Whitehall, PA

and live on the web at


Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: klaus schulze
« on: July 02, 2008, 06:35:39 PM »
I'm just now listening to Schultz's Contemporary Works cd4 ... some very fine pieces on that one, primarily sequenced though.
Don't think I have Kontinuum.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: July 02, 2008, 01:57:01 PM »
Ambiloop is good for recording & playing multiple loops.
Live is good for playing/triggering loops, but is it good for recording them ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambiloop
« on: July 02, 2008, 10:48:21 AM »
I remember using it for a while a year or two ago when I was interested in looping.
It behaved itself and was straightforward/simple and useful.
Will have a look at the latest version.

I've been waiting for the software version of the Electrix hardware looper (Repeater).
But it seems to be on infinite hold :)

Another good piece of looper software, now out on Windows, is Augustus Loop.
I've used it a fair bit recently.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Shirk - 'The Long Game' Album
« on: July 02, 2008, 10:38:16 AM »
Hi Paul
Welcome to the Forum.
And good luck with your new and album/label ... it looks good.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:36:48 PM »

Biosphere: Dropsonde CD

Was certainly an uneven beast.
But I find tracks like 2,3, and the wonderful last piece to be among his very best.

Everything and Nothing / Re: the concept of "the album"
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:10:47 PM »
Yep its a big difference, having a CD player ... especially if you also have good speakers in the car.

On a longer trip I enjoy choosing what CDs to take along. And its chance to get to know an album as a whole.

The best ambient albums are, I think, like good books. The tracks have a deliberate order and sense of development and the music builds on itself.

The ipod approach is too much like radio soundbytes. Music as candy.

Yep, he does have a very distinctive & addictive style.

- Zo Pilots
- Washed in Mercury
both excellent. Probably my favourites.

Looked fine in mine ... also firefox.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 21, 2008, 07:11:15 PM »
Been playing some Namlook this evening.
Particularly enjoyed

- Namlook: Air II - traveling without moving

There is now a 9 minute excerpt from the opening track on the
DataObscura Radio page.


Nice review(s) !
and handy accompanying sound samples.

I'm sympathetic to your perception of a new romanticism in this style of drone music.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Returning after a long absence
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:17:48 AM »
Welcome back from me to.

Thanks, Joe.
I should send it to you by boat   :D

June 2008 - on DataObscura

The Palm at the End of the Mind

Loaded with grainy flowing richness, subtle details and field recordings, and threaded
with intriguing leads, served over a bed of melancholic icy northern dronescapes.

Composed and performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer)
during the first half of 2008. This work extends the style developed in the earlier
Timeless, and opens with an epic 30 minute title track ... this is quality
contemporary ambient music that takes you places. Headphones are recommended.

Available on disk or as a download encoded at 256kbs mp3, graphics included.

Track List and Samples:

1 - The Palm at the End of the Mind - MP3
2 - Casual Solitudes - MP3
3 - Ice Caverns - MP3
4 - Spring Thaw
5 - The Imperfect Is Our Paradise - MP3
6 - Gaspé Passage - MP3
7 - The Sleepers In Their Sleep Shall Move - MP3

Available now in the DataObscura Store

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:24:27 PM »
I've been off in Europe for a couple of weeks.
Good to be back amid my gear and album collection ... missed the music !

This weekend a few favorites
- Tom Opdahl: Black Smoker
- Cell: Live at Kumharas - Ibiza
- Entia Non: Sub Routine
- Last Days: These Places Are now Ruins
- Loscil: Triple Point
- Pub: Summer
- Boc Scadet: Vessel in June

hi Danny !
good to see you over here. Glad to hear you've been enjoying some of my Nunc Stans.
The anonymous thing was simply in the hope that people would listen with new ears and not expect anything in particular.

I remember hearing Robert Fripp at a live talk stressing that 'Expectation is the prison of attention.'
It's a good point.


Just put up on a neat mix by Entia Non  (James McDougall).

Get it here --->

there is a "Direct Link" at the bottom of the page for downloading.

track list:
000:00 01 Nigel Wright: Killing Time
005:45 02 Yui Onodera: Track 3 (Substrate)
009:13 03 Kazumichi Grime: Vertical
014:36 04 Tod Dockstader: Harbor
017:40 05 David Sylvian & Holger Czukay: Plight
023:19 06 Brian Eno : Lantern Marsh
028:44 07 Holger Czukay: Float Space
031:54 08 Juan Jose Calarco: Raiz de Invierno
039:20 09 Christopher McFall: Scent is to the Chorus
043:39 10 Entia Non: Still
050:55 11 Refat & Lang & Zimoun: Statics 09 (Statics II)
056:54 12 B.J. Nilsen: Finisterre
106:10 13 Lawrence English: Fleck
111:52 14 Peter Prautzsch: Daheim
116:40 15 Scott Taylor: A Dawn Frost on Cathedral Spire
119:48 16 Brian Eno & Harold Budd: Still Return

Minimal / drone / noise in general style. Good stuff.

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