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Everything and Nothing / Re: Did you ever like KISS?
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:47:40 AM »
Didn't do a thing for me.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:33:58 AM »
Yep, I'm constantly amazed by companies putting one patch or one style of music in a video to highlight an instrument that otherwise does so many things. Their emphasis is clearly on the flashy/cool/mindless video rather than the sound and potential of what they are selling.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 03, 2014, 05:40:17 PM »
My view on their synths is that they are generally very flexible when you dig into them, and they do lots of nice things. I don't think they ALL sound the same.

I'm actually not a big fan of analog (analog sound too much the same to me -- which is a clue), so that they are not great emulations is not a problem here.

I'd rather have the enticing variety of the Native Instrument synth set than these. I use NI a lot more.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 03, 2014, 05:30:35 PM »
I feel like I'm back in the 80s  :-[

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 03, 2014, 02:01:08 PM »
Yep, I bought it for $199 a year or so ago, which was half off.
I bet they have a deal on the new collection before too long.

The Spark drum machine software is very good, btw.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 03, 2014, 12:39:57 PM »
I also like the Prophet V, when it is in the VS mode.
And also particularly like the Oberheim SEM.

I see they have version 4 of this set out, which has a few new instruments.
Some of the earlier interfaces are on the small side. Perhaps they have improved this in the new collection.

Their keyboard controllers are a good price. As are the little analog synths, not tried them though.
I do have their Beatstep controller. Its great.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 20, 2014, 07:31:30 PM »

Christopher Willits :: Opening  -- played this quite a few times today. Very listenable.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 20, 2014, 06:55:17 AM »
Many thanks for the comments, Chris. Great that you are enjoying them.

I find Robert's work to be quite addictive ... it is just so listenable and consistent in its mood and quality.
He's one of those artists where if you like one album you will probably like the rest of them.
You have been warned.  :)

I just put his recent Forgotten Harbors release up on Bandcamp.
And will add more things as time goes by.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 17, 2014, 07:16:56 AM »
Ditto.    :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: H G Fortune Passed Away
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:42:37 AM »
Always sad to see someone go at such a young age.   :(
I've bought a few of his synths over the years. Fascinating, but I did find their sound to be fairly similar, probably due to their sample sets.

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:33:35 PM »
This thread, and all who sail in her,
is banned.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Interstellar
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:16:22 AM »
It's a long, slowly developing movie. A bit of a 2001 mood in places. Don't expect non-stop action. Yep, overlook the science and just enjoy the mood, characters, sets and cinematography.
We enjoyed it.

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 07, 2014, 02:02:28 PM »
 That won't stop me !
 :o

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:42:18 AM »
I may have to ban everyone who posted in this thread.
 ::)

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:03:31 PM »
Someone had to do it.   8)

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Should be there soon, Richard. Thanks !

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Outfolding CD Cover Art
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:03:46 AM »
This album has taken on a whole new meaning for me now that I know what Saul really intended.
 ;)

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Thanks, Joe !
We have had some great response for Middle Distance.
It's an album that grew on me more and more the more I listened to it.

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Thanks for picking it up Chris. Appreciate it.
And you know, I really like Bandcamp too. It's great for buyers and artists. Consistent interface and it's quick and easy.
I will be putting more of the recent DataObscura releases up. But it takes time.

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THE CIRCULAR RUINS :: Full Circle

Full Circle is a collection of nine intricate and absorbing ambient explorations that show
APK at his very best. Subtle rhythms, beautiful compositions rich with details, and a
yearnng melodic structure that speaks volumes. A work that will delight again and again.
This one is a little different ... but the samples will tell you a lot more than any words we
can say, so please check them out.

The album is available as a physical CDr release or as a download (320kbs MP3).

A slightly more expensive download is also available on the new DataObscura Bandcamp
site for those who want lossless. You can stream the first 5 tracks.

There is a player with a full set of samples and tracklist here on the purchase page:
TCR - Full Circle @ DataObscura

Please do have a listen.

Comments always welcome.
Many thanks.

APK

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