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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich: Ylang
« on: April 11, 2010, 10:05:12 AM »
It happen a bad thing always I listen clips on cdbaby: I listen for few moments afterward I return to music I was listening before ...
it seem there is not that mystery in this new music that capture my mind, as indeed happened for years when listening Trances/Drones, this last remain my preferred Robert's masterwork.

Also just today I was relistening with disappointment Electric Ladder: too much quality of sound, but a lack of mistery (beat or beatless apart) ...
And listening these clips seem Robert surf on the surface of soul, maintaining hisself far from his deep investigation of mind and posstible portal passing ... why this almost "pop-music" drift ?

Tha't strange, I loved so much his music for many years and I retain him one of my "virtual" masters (not only neacuse his instrumenatal creativity; I mean the reinvention of sound of lap-steel guitar), but I feel in recent years he didn't do the "step-forward" I was wish... it seem to me that there is not an exploration of new (also sonic) ways in this music.

I know, in art not everbody start with a seed and spire along years ... but after listening the miracolous Trance/Drones I believed this artist could generate a superior beauty afterward ...

Indeed, is inevitable for me compare him with his friend (and desertic counter-party), great Steve Roach, this last, despite his real excess of production and a bit of cunning... appear continuing his explorations of the motionless infinite...
Now, relistening some of his recent works, I feel a great evolution and all in all I feel Steve is the only shaman I acknowledge in the ambient music realm ...

So I guess Robert could return to his collaboration with Steve ...
They togheter realized magnificient gems years ago!

Yes, I just listened clips and probably after listening the full album, I'll turn upside-down my thought, and I'll apologize...

thanks Mike Watson, for your review:

Robino's music virtually glows with a soft, alien light. It's fitting that the artist's pseudonym is Solyaris because the music bears an unmistakable resemblance to Cliff Martinez's luminous score for Steven Soderbergh's brilliant sci-fi film Solaris (2002).

Honestly, my alias "Solyaris" is a dedication, a tribute, to Andrej Tarkoski (the Russain movie director)!
As I always specified in my website:

I also watched, but not so much enjoyed the Steven Soderbergh's Solyaris movie remake,
except for some Cliff Martinez's interesting soundtrack, that appear to me, rather far from my music indeed!


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Microphonics
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:05:20 AM »
ciao Dirk!

I'm enjoying your clips @ myspace.

I feel your sound on guitar now more evanescent (in a positive sense, in the sens of "elevation&adrift"!).
Anyway I always recognize you style, your dark cloudy harmonies are still there .. :)

Yes, you told about a "returning" ... I appreciate and I share yoor thought regarding the choice of the "simple" analogical-chain of guitar treatments realms against the digital architectures.

Also surprise me a bit you mention of Robert Fripp on your myspace page;
That man created so beatiful "soundscapes" with the Eno's revox machine ...
but afterward he created less beautiful "soundscapes" with his hyper-tecnological digital stations of recent years :(

So your music now open my immagination about how possibly Robert could play his les paul overdubs, now in 2010 ... :)

“Time never dies. The circle is never round” (from movie "before the rain")


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DX7II banks
« on: December 17, 2009, 05:34:33 AM »
Giorgio - I think that all DX7s had that limited 0-100 velocity range  ???
which is too bad because they did have a very nice feeling keyboard.

I see ...
I read somewhere about that bug, believing was a specific bug of DX7IIFD release I posses
and probably a guy commented in past my patches was over-dynamic ...
was playing his DX7II from an external mother keyboard ... I suppose...

Yes, DX7II and TX802 have some "analogic" personality,that's why dx is the only synth remain in my home.
But a part my ideologism, in facts I never tryed FM Yamaha synth realized afterward ...
do  you have any experience with FS1R for example ?

BTW, if someone use some virtual synth like FM7 etc.
I'd like to know if my patches are read correctly by that sw.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DX7II banks
« on: December 17, 2009, 01:35:49 AM »
Thanks! Will try the out as soon as I find the time for it. Atm I'm only using my DX7II as Master-Keyboard (love the keys).

Ok, let me know your feelings ... :)
you we'll probably find very strange pathches ;)
probably nowadays interesting for techno music I think .. how know ?! ;-) no more for me ... (

as master keyboard ?!
mmhhh... my one DX have a firmware bug on midi velocity ... you got only 0-100 range instead of full range 0-127, or something like that  ... I realized that after some years of programming and because that, my patches feel probably with some over "dynamic"
on DX without that bug ...


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Daniel Lanois Omni Series
« on: December 17, 2009, 01:14:34 AM »
most tracks are only in the 1 to 3 minute range.

arghhh.... anathema! :)

Hi Scott

apart jokes I just relistening Belladonna clips
and in facts I'll get it and I look for other Daniel's stuff.

But it happen to me a strange feeling with his music:
here and there I'm touched by his athmospheres on pedal steel,
that often appear breaking a "portal" and exiting to the freedomm of beauty,
Indeed when I listen his complete works I'm remain a bit perplex;
in the case of Daniel for example I feel he remain inside the matrix of the traditional music styles and "feelings"...
excellent music always, but rarely opening your eyes to the infinite (this is My impression)...
BTW, the same feeling happen to me to other artists I anyway love ...
when where I was teen ager: Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin and still now Flora Purim ...

All artists I feel as potential sciamans but I feel (I repeat) din't realized the full potential in the research of them "true"...
That's nothing else that my personal impression, I repeat.

Nevertheless, thanks for all info about Daniel Lanois solo works,
He's an artist that deserve more ...
Thanks for info.


passing through:


and finally ? ...


It's all good Giorgio, whether a gorgeous Rhodes, guitar, bass, cello, analog modular, digital synth, softsynths, laptop algorhythms, or a box of rocks shaken into a microphone with heavy reverb...

Whatever instruments speak to *you* - that's what *you* should use.    (and trying to have a bit of tolerance for people who use other instruments would be handy in those pesky flame wars in the future...   Grin!   ;-)


no no ;-) big misunderstanding; no more flame, I can not spent further time ..
whoever want to remain inside the Matrix can do it, without my complain,
but Freedom is always outside the matrix, or, quoting the movie "Another brick in the wall" ...

"who love you .... it's outside the wall" ... the fire-wall ;-)

ah ah!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Daniel Lanois Omni Series
« on: December 16, 2009, 02:59:01 AM »
"Shine" and "Here is What is" Lanois solo.  But the best is Brian Eno/Roger Eno/D. Lanois "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks."

thanks, honestly I dislike pedal steel in taht famous Eno work .. I think Daniel did intersesting stuff afterward ...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Daniel Lanois Omni Series
« on: December 15, 2009, 09:25:46 AM »
Anyone have this and care to comment? There weren't many sound samples on his site.  I've hesitated buying as I don't want 3 discs of pedal steel guitar pieces, if that's what these are.  

interesting .. I'have the opposite point of view :)

I mean I feel very interesting in how Daniel Lanois play pedal steel guitar
(his ambient-pads approach on the instrument, really different from the "melodic culture" of the style of playing steel guitar, in the US/Canada traditional music approach...)
strangely, I feel somehow boring many of his "pop music" solo works :( (that's my perspective as inteersted in ambient music)

I looked at his pedal steel works in past without success ...
Could someone sugges titles of Daniel CDs where the pedal steel guitar is preminent ?


My music is produced "only" treating guitars inputs... ;-)

until I'll repair an old rhodes mark I ...

an electric guitar or an electric piano .. the concept is the same;

as some of you know because some flames in past,
I prefer to use analogical / acoustic waves as input ...
just because in this manner I achieve some mystery, that synth never give to me ...


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: fretless bass thoughts / advice
« on: December 15, 2009, 09:06:09 AM »

Hi have the cheapest probably :)

not so bad wood ...
not so good pick-ups ...

suitable for my needs, drone making of course:


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / DX7II banks
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:58:20 AM »
Hi all

I just updated my dx7 page

with a bank for free download.

more details here:


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 04, 2009, 02:13:39 AM »
Alio Die - Il Tempo Magico di Saturnia Pavonia
Steve Roach, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp - Trance Spirits
Harold Budd - The Serpen (In Quicksilver)
Tudor Lodge -Tudor Lodge [phearps ...]

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Hypnagogue Podcast
« on: November 04, 2009, 01:45:08 AM »

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Hypnagogue Podcast
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:27:57 AM »
Giorgio: That's Alpha Wave Movement's track "Rubicon" from The Regions Between. Love that piece. Has a definite cinematic feel, a sort of 70s-romance tinge to it. That CD is a nice collection of unreleased work from AWM (Gregory Kyryluk). Worth finding and grabbing. It's here:  (Hope it's okay to post that link here....)

Thanks for listening!

thanks a lot John,
this Rubicon is so sweet, even if simple in his structure :) bringing me in relax and peace ...

BTW, thansk always for your podcasts always containing gems.


MoIT, Current, Dave Preston, Alpha Wave Movement, Geoffrey Armes, cyberChump, Lopside, Deepspace, Altus, Terra Ambient, Resonant Drift and Mingo.

John, in your podcast 13, I love piece starting at 17:38 :
bass line + 4 chords string pads middle '70 style + sample-holding synth background + some snare drums + lead synth line ...

Beatiful! how is the artist/album ?

thanks for your mixes.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Beautiful Ambient Video
« on: October 31, 2009, 08:14:16 AM »
my "video" music:

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2009, 08:04:30 AM »
Bill Evans, From Left To Right
playing the fender-Rhodes piano and the Steinway piano

Podcast 9 is ready for your enjoyment.
A little something different, then—pipe organ music from Mark Thomas in a piece that evokes sensations of Philip Glass and builds to a majestic close.

thanks John for your podcasts,
here and there mixes contains some pearls,
as the piece for pipe organ above ( )


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