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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:41:09 AM »
Paul Vnuk Jr and Oophoi - Distance to Zero.

Very interesting mix of sounds and atmospheres

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:28:11 AM »
I've been reading 'The Overstory' by Richard Powers - highly recommended for nature / tree appreciators.
It carries both the awe and wonder and the concern / stupidity we have been discussing here...

Jokes, Nonsense and Amusing Links / Re: The Hypnos Joke Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:25:03 AM »
A friend of ours was helping his young son get ready to go to school.

He noticed his son had put his shoes on the wrong feet and told him.

His son looked down, clearly confused, and he said 'I don't have any other feet'.....

true story.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: C: Drive crash
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:39:56 AM »
Ouch, sorry to hear that.
Is there no way to get the stuff back?
Given the technology  - can't you take the disks out and take them somewhere?

Hi Tardigrade, I was purely reflecting on my own thought processes, in response to what others have been saying, not making any judgement on anyone's actions.

As I said, given the technology available to do whatever with whatever, changing what someone has put out is an extension of making mixtapes.

I know that when I buy cd players I always by single disc players as I want to be conscious of what I am choosing to listen to. I don't have streaming services, don't use computer's to play music and never use random/shuffle mode on CDs or MP3 players - just my own personal preferences for listening.

Similarly when I am out in some beautiful part of the world I don't carry a music player as I want to listen to what's going on around me.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:52:55 AM »
I was just listening to Roach and Obmana's Live Archive album yesterday. 8) 8)

I know there are even discussions about Mono being the best and only true representation of music.

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:28:57 PM »
good to see new leaves - but also !Ouch!  :o

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:37:33 AM »
How is that tree doing as the spring and summer comes?

I think the discussion around digital Vs analogue is very circular - there are pros and cons for all formats - all have their individual artefacts.

As much as I loved the turntable and speakers of my youth, I hated the hiss, crackle, warp and scratches.....I kept my records very carefully, always buying solid inner and outer protective sleeves (was always amazed how many people kept records with all the 'gaps' lined up so the record would fall out when you picked the cover up...)

Given most of us are recording digitally, even the records have DAC converted bits and bytes on them. If we use digital sound sources then we have bits and bytes right at the start.

It would never occur to me to remaster someone else's music.
   I try to get into the mind of the composer - but I also prefer instrumental music because I am free to imagine whatever the music inspires in my mind, rather than having my thoughts directed by lyrics.
   But I suppose the remastering Tardigrade describes is just an extension of how I used to record tracks to cassette to create compilations - taking what is given and changing it for my own preference. It's amazing that the technology to achieve it is now so easily available.....(showing my age there a little....)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:23:52 AM »
Any Brandon Sanderson fans in here? I'm currently reading the second book of the Mistborn series. I love it! It's a pretty chunky book too, which is awesome.

They are a great series - enjoy them all.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:13:29 AM »
Oophoi - Dreams, never tire of this music.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:05:01 AM »
Mathias Grassow - Dissolution - very dense drones.
Alio Die and Yannick Dauby - Descendre Cinq Lacs Au Travers D'Une Voilé. Great piece of drifting music.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: 4K movies and documentaries
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
Criminal - with Kevin Costner - not kept this one, interesting story but not one I'd watch again.
Everest - snow whites very stunning....very tragic story.
Prestige - great story telling, enjoyed it much more this time round. I like the way the story is told through 3 different people, 2 of them reading each others books about each other...
Inception - always enjoy this film, even better in 4K
Blade Runner 2049 - great film, interesting story and great visuals.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Brilliant visuals, but not sure about the story - too much running/flying  around for me -  A bit like more recent Dr Who....also I have not decided if the retelling of IV is a good thing in exploring different themes or just lazy story telling.

Looking forward to 2001 and The Matrix.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:30:36 PM »
more rhythm tonight...
24 Frames per second - compilation by musicians from the modulatorESP forum - I particularly like the track 'Red Sky at Night' by The Glimmer Room - great rhythms and excellent build up...

Ian Boddy - The Deep - particularly flow current flow and aquanaut

Tangerine Dream - Oasis

and then the first track from Seven Letters From rhythm and stunning atmosphere...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:22:14 AM »
Steve Roach - To the Threshold of Silence from the early album World's Edge.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: March 27, 2018, 12:26:03 AM »
Hows it going Castleview?

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:47:08 AM »
beautiful looking places too...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:29:06 AM »
I've not listened to The Winter Ghost as yet - there are a lot of his releases I've not heard.

I have Lumen (3" cdr), Pulse and Atmo, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, Thermal Transfer.

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:41:42 AM »
It was one of the best times of my life, beautiful but hard physical work - never needed a gym or to 'exercise'.
   I was hardy enough to work hard, eat lunch and then have a nap in the snow....wouldn't try it now.

I now work in a hospital - so very different environment. I try to get to my local favourite woodlands as often as I can... 8)

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