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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.

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 :)

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

- 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)

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.

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.

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

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.

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 !

From Chuck van Zyl at Star's End

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:


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 :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2008, 09:06:36 PM »
This evening

- SleepResearch Facility: Deep Frieze

Images of deep storm rumblings and icy winds blowing masterfully across frozen tundra.
Very listenable, very mellow, very sleepy music.
Real sounds, by a real composer  ;)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Audio Interfaces / Soundcards
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:15:31 PM »
Yep, and its only later that you find out that the guy complaining about his new audio box was trying to run it alongside a couple of UAD cards, another audio card, and etc etc .... the list goes on   :D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Audio Interfaces / Soundcards
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:42:45 PM »
Remember that there are always people who have problems with any piece of gear because of their setup or way they want to work (but often sheer incompetance) ... and its those people with problems who post the most.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Audio Interfaces / Soundcards
« on: January 17, 2008, 07:14:46 AM »
John ... another one to look at is the Alesis I/O units. Comparable price and quality. Different design approach.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Kombucha tea
« on: January 16, 2008, 07:47:20 PM »
My wife is a Tazo freak !
We seem to always have at least a dozen types here.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Album Cover Wallpaper
« on: January 15, 2008, 06:31:14 AM »
Looks good, Dave.
Those Enos would certainly make a great set of ceramic tiles. Do the whole room in them.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:12:46 PM »
We all have our "comfort TV" shows, I guess, at least those of us of the age that grew up sitting in front of the TV constantly.

For me, it's Perry Mason, Gilligan's Island, MASH, The Flintstones, maybe Happy Days.  Some of those shows don't stand up too well, these days.  I still love Perry Mason, though.  It's sort of the corny whodunnit show for people who aren't old enough to watch Murder She Wrote.   

Holy cow, you as well !!!  This is like an epidemic !  :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:08:33 PM »
Note to readers of the Hypnos Forum: 

Despite viewing Murder She Wrote and Matlock regularly, JKN is in fact NOT in his seventies.  Just clarifying.

If its not age, then what is wrong with JKN ?


Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:07:12 PM »

We just finished the very last episode of Twin Peaks ... fine ending! Was great to see it all again. Yeah, it gets lost for a while (pointless sub-plots) somewhere after the middle, but picks up speed again after.

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