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Everything and Nothing / Re: What Are You Eating Today?
« on: January 05, 2010, 05:43:50 AM »
I think main new years day food in UK is a wide variety of 'nibbles' - different meats, salads, crisps, dips etc and to include things like salmon and cream cheese on biscuits....though in recent years Icelands has done a wide variety of nibble size party foods such as samosas, spring rolls, cakes etc.....

Of Course, in Scotland there is Haggis.

Today at work I had Pork cutlet, rost potato, stuffing, brussels, carrots and gravy.

Followed by a whole packet, jealously guarded, of blackcurrant flavour fruit pastilles.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:55:48 AM »
Saw Avatar last night - and made the Dances with Aliens comment to my friends too. It is spectacular and for the first time I felt I was actually watching the sort of alien landscape I vividly imagined when reading Sci-Fi novels in the 70's, including Brian Aldiss's Hothouse.

will be getting this on DVD as soon as it comes out

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What Are You Eating Today?
« on: January 01, 2010, 03:24:53 PM »
Today I have been eating Ham, Brussel Sprouts, carrots, leek and onion gravy. plus a later dip into doritos and then chocolate.....

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: December 30, 2009, 03:28:51 AM »
....I know the effects work because she became strangely attractive (she is "played" by Zoe Saldana who played Uhura in the latest ST so she's beautiful in her own right).

I know the feeling - I've always been interested in mythological animals and (embarrasing admission coming...) I found the female Centaurs in the Narnia films strangely impelling too....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 30, 2009, 02:59:18 AM »
Pleasantly wading, nay, drowning through a batch of Hypnos releases

Messages from a subatomic world, echoes of polyhymnia included.....

Lustmord - dark places of the earth.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Great ambient collaboration...
« on: December 29, 2009, 07:47:09 AM »
Hi everyone, just seen a little misunderstanding here....

I submitted the track 'Wings, Then Hammers' to Jim to be part of the updated version of 'Tracks Across the Universe' he was working on. Jim was very enthusiastic about the track and accepted it, preferring it above the more drifting and ambient pieces I also sent him to consider..

Darren and I were emailing recently and I offered the track for anything that might be part of a dedication web page/cd/MP3 to Jim.

The track is not a collaberation, though I would have been honoured if it had been as he was very supportive in his appreciation of my music and the music of many,many others.

Sorry Darren, did not mean to give you the impression it had been a joint work :-[


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Everything and Nothing / Re: Have a great holiday season, everybody
« on: December 24, 2009, 04:54:41 AM »
Merry Yule and Solstice everyone

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Everything and Nothing / Re: We all get old
« on: December 23, 2009, 01:21:43 AM »
We certainly do.

Billy Connoly said it well - you expect the grey hairs on your head - but no one tells you about the grey in the groin! (not a direct quote) :o :o

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Synthesizer tattoos
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:29:01 AM »
I love Synths - but have one tattoo'd on me?

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Ice Cream....

My Grandfather used to sing a song that went 'I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream'

so my word association is....

Grandfather....

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Athlit  - on the Hypnos Label.

On Umbra - Dreaming of Shells, any of the Time Fragments series.....

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Mystified Thread
« on: December 18, 2009, 05:51:20 AM »
Nice! Thank you, Seren.

Hmm, you have not seen my pic yet :o :o :o there is a reason they are all very blurred....

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Mystified Thread
« on: December 17, 2009, 09:34:19 AM »


More normal looking.

Just need a goatee and we could almost be brothers.....

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: One for the reverb-heads
« on: December 11, 2009, 05:34:31 AM »
Have you tried DaSample Glaceverb which was also a freeware reverb for Windows. I like this one a lot

I have used this - very good sound and a lot of flexibility in the sounds.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TD - Phaedra versions
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:28:47 AM »
Although posibly similar to Phaedra I  prefer Rubycon.

Very different and better than both, for me, is Zeit - 4 tracks of deep space ambience and no sequence rhythms at all.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:02:14 AM »
Roach-On this Planet.  Hadn't heard this in ages, wow a very heady brew, powerful stuff.  Think I'll piss off the neighbors this weekend with this cranked on the big stereo.

Great album - along with The Magnificent Void was my reintroduction to Electronic music after about 17 years of not listening to music. Liked the cover, had a listen and fell in love.

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I think I have an unusual approach to making music.  I only have a laptop with Ableton Live and Absynth 4, so I do it all in Live.  Often times what I'll do is create a patch in Absynth in standalone mode, and then save it and open up Live. 

But I don't open the patch right away; I spend a lot of time making complex routings in Live like having track 1 go to send 1 which goes to track 2 which goes to send 2 etc...  On all of these tracks and sends I set up different effects with different parameters, and have a final track which takes all of the previous tracks before it and goes to the master.  On one project, I have 5 tracks and 5 sends going back and forth, all with reverbs with different parameters on them, and some grain delay on the final track, and it came amazingly close to sounding like a Steve Roach piece.  I do all of this without ever listening to the initial patch, so when I'm done with routing stuff, I load up Absynth on track 1 and see what happens.  Oftentimes, it works amazingly well.  A patch with a short 1 second attack can take as long as 10 seconds for it to sound on the master channel through all of the effects.  It sounds nothing like what the patch originally was, and is really just a smear of sound of all the reverb and delay that it goes through, but it sounds wonderful.

Ableton Live is really great.  I actually had a <1 second sample the other day and turned it into a 5 minute piece through a complex routing.  This way probably seems a little weird, but for me it produces great results. 

Sounds much like what I do, but without the computer - bouncing sound back and forth through a variety of effects - will have to look into trying it - I have sonar 5, so will need tov read up on the routing, if it is possible.....

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On the other hand, when I shared some panned bell drones with Lustmord, he positively hated them.

What did you do with Lustmord?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy Birthday Loren
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:31:45 AM »
Happy Birthday and get well soon

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:55:57 PM »
I still hate f*cking James Bond!

...but I do like the cars!

Yes - Nice cars - shame about the role model!

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