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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:44:00 AM »
The Long Night - Roach and Kelly - love track 5. Overall the album seems more 'basic' than Steve's recent albums, reminding me in some ways of his earlier releases.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 12, 2014, 01:49:44 PM »
Steve Roach - Slow Heat and Atmospheric Conditions.

awaiting delivery of The Long Night and 30 yr anniversary Structures From Silence.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 08, 2014, 07:07:03 AM »
........ But without the "burden" of titles, your imagination is free to roam where ever. Anybody else feel this way?

I can agree with this - when first recording I never gave track names.

and on 'Lament' we used symbols instead of titles.......

However I can see that if we all stopped naming albums and tracks it would be hard to differentiate between releases by the same musican, let alone different musicians.

"...I'm really digging the third track by Steve Roach on his third album out this year....."
" that the track with no rhythms on the album where all the others have rhythm?...."
"...No, it's the track with glurpy sounds and what sounds like a hypatpotamus hiccuping...."
"....oh, I thought that was the fourth release this year - but then I was counting the collaberation with Lady Gaga - you know, the album that sounds like her second one but with the deep space track followed by the australian desert one...."
"....oh, I heard that last week, I was counting it as her 5th album this year, not Steve's fourth!!..."
:o ;D :o

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:40:57 PM »
KS - shadowlands - unfortunately too similar to other recent releases to grab me :o

Strands V has ebow guitar and glissando guitar on it - not used to blowing my own trumpet.....  :-\

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:02:46 AM »
I have to admit coming to it via the film Amadeus.....

I was familiar with the Requiem but once I had seen Amadeus it complete change the way listened to Mozart, especially the Requiem.

Yes, I remember that movie, too.  It was a bit of an eye-opener hearing some of Mozart's darker works in that movie, like Don Giovanni.  Since then, I've appreciated his music more, especially the piano concertos.


I was intrigued to learn from the liner notes that many facets of the film are factually based, even if the writers have made more of a story out of them.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 10, 2014, 02:35:44 PM »
I have to admit coming to it via the film Amadeus.....

but I did enjoy the music and the way he used the orchestra and choir in the music.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 10, 2014, 01:36:56 AM »
Mozart's Requiem -

up to the point that his student completed it after his death. I don't know if 'knowing' that Mozart didn't finish the music made me listen differently, but the last parts did feel unlike the earlier parts, perhaps more bombastic than he would have written.

but who knows, I could be imagining it.

That second disc of World's Edge is stunning - not listened to it for some time so should give it a spin sometime soon. I like listening to it with one of those flashing/strobing glasses on.

Don't get a lot of time to listen to music nowadays so much of my collection would fit under this heading.

Everynow and then I love to dig out the Amplexus 3" series that included Vidna Obmana, Steve Roach, Ron Boots and Djen Ajakan Shean - great music on every disc of the set.

must have a look through everything and see what grabs me....

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:58:34 AM »
Great album.

Thanks for the thumbs up  8)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: what Tv series should I see ?
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:33:41 AM »
I just finished watching all of "Downton Abbey"(in a week) and enjoyed that a lot. I'm debating which show to start watching. The current choices are:

1. Fringe
2. Breaking Bad
3. Vikings

Bonus: Space Above and Beyond


P.S. Andy, I really should see "Millenium" again. I was still in the Navy and missed the whole last season, so I have no clue how it ended. Was it worth it?

Hmm, I thought series one was the best, series 3 = got too conspiracy led if I recall correctly...

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:31:24 AM »
Thanks Harry, glad you like the music.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: what Tv series should I see ?
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:59:53 AM »
You could also try Millenium, much darker than the X-files without the eye candy, humour and story resolution in each episode - so very different....

Firefly is a more fun series.

I've never seen Lexx, but various people have described it as weird....

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: February 17, 2014, 03:00:16 PM »
New album out on bandcamp - free download

recorded only with electric guitar and fretless electric bass.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:33:07 AM »
Kyoga - Cave.

Track off youtube (sorry can't post link from work...) - very nice mix of buzzy sounds with more delicate tones and textures weaving in and through them.

I am enjoying digging into the fireworx - playing around with the blocks is very easy once you've got the idea of how it works - there is also about 200 user patches that can be stored with the effects I create....Each effect has a extensive range of parameters that can be changed, including the options for a variety of 'modifiers', including external, that can be 'matrixed' in to affect the effect, sometimes in 'realtime' - the way these 'modifiers' affect the sound can be varied/programmed too......

My only 'gripe' is that the overall processing power only allows 1 block of some effects such as reverb, or phaser per patch. Also some of the effects are mono in only....but as I got it for 250 on ebay I am not going to complain....

As you say - limitations are often good - I am thinking of what I need to do to overcome them...

The overall quality of the sound is as usual for TC, very good.

This is what I currently have in my studio effect wise:

...TC Electronics Fireworx
Ursa Major Stargate 323...

Never heard of the Stargate before - what's it like?

I've been having fun playing with my recently acquired fireworx, enjoying both the quality and flexibility.

It's not quite as powerful as i would have liked in that some of the effects blocks are limited - ie 1 phaser or 1 reverb block per you know if it is possible to upgrade to increase processing power and block numbers?

welcome Hedi

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: January 20, 2014, 12:13:06 PM »
You have to do what you think is best re DAW. I have no experience re software DAWs so unfortunately can't comment or compare. I have cakewalk - but use it more for effects and morphing sounds than as a DAW.

The mixer looks good and links straight in to daw software so sounds nice - but again, you'll need advice on this from people more experienced than myself.

don't be afraid to ask any other questions.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:10:13 AM »
Nice - the cage is an unusual piece of studio equipment...... :o

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