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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:03:36 PM »
Stunning studio Loren, but you forgot to mention the sticks and the goat hoof rattle.....what other acoustic elements do you have?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 28, 2014, 02:53:34 PM »
Was on holiday recently - not as much music listened to as I'd like!

Oophoi - Dreams (on repeat)
Caul - White Darkness
Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
Lustmord - dark places of the earth
Synaesthesia - (parts of desideratum)

The Silver / Silver CDR's can look very similar to the pressed CD's - usually there is a lck of anything in the centre ring.

I've used them for a number of years, using simple thermal printing for just artist name and album title on them. I've not had any feedback of problems with either quality or longevity as yet.....

My understanding is that CDR's with sticky labels on them tend to degrade as the glue attacks the top layer. Which is why I don't use them.

I was also advised, hopefully accurately, to burn a CDR at half the maximum rate as this minimises risks of technical problems.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 12, 2014, 11:52:25 PM »
Mozart - soundtrack to Amadeus
Oophoi - Dreams
Klaus Schulze - Klangart 2

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:32:06 AM »
Oophoi's Dreams - 7 disc 3" Cdr release.

just beautiful

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:45:18 AM »
Accidental, unexpected and surreal overlap...

Steve Roach - The Delicate Forever.

Johnny Lyden/Rotten BBC4 interview.

Both at the same time.....


Helmholtz Synthesizer - about 1905 on sale at

Welcome - sorry but the link does not work for me. :(

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 01, 2014, 04:12:32 AM »
Dirk Serries - The Origin Reversal - very nice and pleasant guitar drone/ambient.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:07:47 PM »
I like being here a lot- Had not noticed it becoming 'old fashioned', but then I am too old fashioned to have kept up enough with that sort of thing to know when it is 'old' or 'hot'

I do like the variety and the depth of experience and knowledge that I can reach out to here.

I also like the way the conversations keep going - too many forums have the dreaded [like] button that just kills the interaction, I'm interested in what others think and how our comments affect how each of us may think.


Most 'social media' is, for me, too short and vapid to have any sense of real connection.

and a further update - one really big difference is that the music is no longer 'contained' by the speakers. I no longer hear the speakers, just a panorama of sound laid out in front of me - stunning.... 8) ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Electronic Music Flow Chart
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:15:17 AM »
 8) :o 8) :o 8) :o 8) :o 8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Electronic Music Flow Chart
« on: September 25, 2014, 12:13:50 AM »
blocked at work :(

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:30:21 AM »
Also just finished the Dragon Tattoo series recently. The first book was the best in this trio. After that point, there are too many characters, too many nonsense sidelines, and not enough editing.

That is one of the few instances where I think the films (the Scandinavian ones, not the Hollywood crap) were better than the books - Too much detail of industrial espionage and his writing on relationships is just abysmal - why on earth would Lisbeth, given her history with men, fall for a womanising guy like Mikael????

The Hollywood version also takes out all of her complex intelligence, raw anger and steely revenge.....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:19:05 AM »
Arvo Part - Symphony No 3
YL Male voice choir from Finland
Mozart - The Magic Flute
a String quartet
Joy Division - Closer
Carmel - Live
selection of female singers:
Annie lennox, Gerri Halliwell, Katie Melua, Hayley westernra, Lady Gaga
Analoguekid - Mariana Trench

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: deep dark ambient
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:12:58 AM »
Hey Martyn, I finally got to listen to this yesterday.

I enjoyed it and was wondering if it was a single take track like your previous ones?

Everything and Nothing / Re: Remasters: To tweak or not to tweak?
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:17:17 AM »
It seems to be the opposite of what music is meant to be.....and the waveforms always look very clipped, which to me would indicate unwanted distortion.

If something is 'quiet in the mix', in the background then it is usually there for a reason.

but it does remind me of a great quote (by Lemmy I think?) 'everything louder than everything else'......

But then I've never had anything mastered so my experience and knowledge is indeed limited.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Chef Thread:
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:58:44 AM »
They look very nice Julio, when can I come???? ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Remasters: To tweak or not to tweak?
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:02:23 AM »
When I want my music that 'loud' I lay in Motorhead bass bins.  :o

When I am at home I want to hear what people are playing..... 8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Chef Thread:
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:38:14 AM »
Roasted Rice:

wholegrain rice - ceramic or stainless steeel pan - wooden stirring spoon  - water......

place the wholegrain rice in a completely dry pan and put the heat on full.

As the rice heats up it will slightly pop and turn brown - keep stirring to ensure even browning.

Keep stirring till the rice until it is as raosted as you prefer.

Take the pan and a kettle of boiling water OUTSIDE and place the pan on the floor - concrete or stone - nothing that will melt or burn.......

Pour in about the same amount of water as there is rice, possibly a little more.


When everything has calmed down return the pan to the hob, add more water if needed and complete the cooking as usual till the rice is as soft or 'al dente' as you prefer.

Drain the water and serve.

...the STAND BACK part can used as entertainement if guests are there....

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