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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:53:45 PM »
Predestination - based on a Heinlein story.
a bit like Looper but I found it more interesting - less flash and bang, more character development and interaction.
I will watch it again.

I did and I still liked it - may set up my own time loop of comments.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:52:39 PM »
I have ben reading and re-reading the first few culture novels by Iain M Banks - also got the Hydrogen Sonata.

I really like these - curious and complex, interesting twists and concepts.....

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: "Mythos and Music"
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
> I wondered if anybody had any suggestions about what might be covered in a discussion like this?

APK's reference to Davies is a good one because, although some of the themes, titles, and whatnot are Lovecraftian, the music doesn't always strike me as dark per se. I sometimes wonder if it is too easy to play into the dark side of Lovecraft when making music rather than emphasizing the mystery or the sense of other-worldliness. 

Here is something I like that is clearly inspired by Lovecraft, but not sinister or overly dark in its atmosphere--one of my favorites from 2013: The Ashes of Piemonte - Datura Notes https://twicerememberedtwiceremoved.bandcamp.com/album/datura-notes


Hi Chris - your post was a little small

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: April 21, 2015, 01:06:20 AM »
My favourite band as a youngster was Hawkwind - I followed tem for a number of years going to gigs etc.

Towards the beginning of this an 'old hippy' said to me that I'd follow them for about 5 years and then they would change too much for me....At the time I suspect I responded in a rather desultory fashion - such a thing was impossibble to imagine.

However he was right. I remember encouraging a bunch of people to go and see levitation tour - and I found the new sound (endless guitar solos much higher in the mix and a new drummer) very dissapointing....

So I think in the end the musicians have to follow thier muses and the fans have to follow their ears and hearts - hopefully these journeys, whilst bringing shared pleasure, are of benefit to both....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 16, 2015, 05:11:29 AM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:45:16 AM »
Steve Roach - Light Fantastic, one of my favourites

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: April 12, 2015, 12:42:37 PM »
Predestination - based on a Heinlein story.
a bit like Looper but I found it more interesting - less flash and bang, more character development and interaction.
I will watch it again.

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aha, finally, here is my contribution

Rin-Se

https://serenffordd.bandcamp.com/track/rin-se

Not best on computer speakers...




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Due to other circumstances I'm still working on a piece.....

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 19, 2015, 12:17:15 PM »
everything changed and up and running here - may play around with my look, currently using vertex

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Everything and Nothing / RIP Terry Pratchett
« on: March 12, 2015, 08:56:12 AM »
don't know what to say, thouroughly enjoyed his books, will miss his sideways humour and the hints that he knew more about things than he let on.....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 24, 2015, 04:06:41 AM »
an afternoon of listening to music with a friend:
Lady Gaga, Tangerine Dream, Mozart, Chris Isaaks, Madonna, Patti Smith, Bocelli (I think), Vangelis, Synasthesia, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon....

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:04:14 AM »
had hoped to do something on this today - but life took over....

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:56:14 AM »
any chance of embedding that in the forum Fforest? work browser no longer works with soundcloud

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 17, 2015, 08:34:23 AM »
great idea - versions can be posted here.... 8)

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:22:39 AM »
I like it. 8)

any chance of uploading the original sound as well?

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Hi Martyn,

Good to see you out there and playing 8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« on: January 23, 2015, 01:14:35 PM »
Very sad news, was my first inspiration in electronic music...

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:41:31 AM »
Steve Roach - The Magnificent Void
This album was a life-changing purchase for me in the 90s and I often return to it for inspiration (Infinite Shore and Altus are some of my favorite tracks in the genre). But I rarely find the time to listen to it from start to finish, in one listening. I did so this past weekend and it was a religious experience. I know some people consider this album to be over-hyped; I'm not one of those people.

https://heartsofspacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-magnificent-void

I agree - been a while since I listened to this but it is a magnificent album.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:29:29 PM »
I think Dissolution is my favourite - very dense drones and sounds, each time I upgrade my hi-fi I hear knew sounds in it.... 8) 8) 8)

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