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Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:20:59 AM »
Julio, that Plaid track is indeed most excellent.

Here's  two belters from the Gasman - both somewhat 'oblique' :)

https://thegasman.bandcamp.com/track/alcatraz-disco

https://thegasman.bandcamp.com/track/motivation

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I couldn't bear the repetition of anything musical - it would have to be silence, or the sea.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 10, 2017, 08:09:44 AM »
It's just common sense really, this is an ambient music forum after all.
I'd have thought the lack of interest shown would have made a point in itself.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 06, 2017, 01:13:42 PM »
Nina Hagen doing 'White punks on Dope'




The (still mighty) Killing Joke


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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Ambient 028
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:05:13 AM »
What happened to your album project thread - which is now gone ?

Here's my advice (for what its worth), instead of posting lots of work-in-progress stuff, why not just concentrate on finishing an album and releasing it ?

Put it up on Bandcamp - or even better still, iTunes and the like, then see how people respond to it. So, instead of being a critic of other people's projects, you can then be the creator and see what comes with that. You might find it to be an interesting exercise.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Season's Greetings
« on: December 25, 2016, 02:21:32 PM »
Well aye man !
Have a cool yule, one and all !

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Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: December 21, 2016, 12:35:25 PM »
Thats excellent Pete.....its got that Giorgio Moroder - American Gigolo & Jan Hammer - Miami Vice vibe to it.  8)

Yeah, Mister Terje is most excellent, he really knows what he's doing. I quite like the Deadmau feller in parts too. 'I surrender' is a top tune (as the young folk say)

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Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:58:30 AM »
The Terje-meister:


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Tardigrade, thanks for your comments.

I'd originally put far more bass parts on the tracks, but later felt that they were too much of a feature. I plan to use the bass (fretless and fretted) much more so on future releases.
 
Yes, environmental field recordings can be a cliche. I was aware of this and decided (like my previous 'Ocean Sighs' album) to have them throughout the album - as opposed to as an occasional bit of ambiance. Also, my take on this was to use binaural recordings, so they would have more spatial interest than standard stereo recordings. I employed them to add a bit of 'context' to the tracks - the vocal parts being the primary element really. Lastly, they are significant to me as I recorded them all locally and remember where and when I recorded them, I dare say that doesn't really matter for the listener (?)


Šlfə, thank you also for your comments.

If you're referring to the very end section of 'Violet Sky', it's the Realivox 'Blue' Kontakt library being 'fed' Bach style chords from Xfer's excellent 'Cthulhu' (I also used this combination a
fair bit on my previous album too)

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Many thanks, Jana !

I've always really liked early choral music and Gregorian chant and I was thinking about trying to do something somewhat in that style, set against a backdrop of drones and environmental natural sounds.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 02, 2016, 07:31:34 AM »
Max Corbacho - Indalo
https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/indalo

Erik W°llo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous
https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/earth-luminous

And broke my 2-purchases-a-month rule to get

Igneous Flame - Moonglow
https://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/album/moonglow
Nice work, Pete.


Much appreciated :)

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'Moonglow' - the sister release to 'Ocean Sighs'.

I released this after 'Ocean Sighs', as I felt that trying to get them both completed at the same time, would be quite a task - considering the very large pool of material I was working with. It made more sense to take the time and finish one after the other.

https://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/album/moonglow






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Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:22:15 PM »
I bought the mighty Native Instrument's Replika XT delay:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/effects/replika-xt/

Along with Valhalla's Ubermod, this should cover my delay cravings. The diffusion mode is instant 'Budd-orama'  :)

On a footwear note, I bought some sheepskin slippers too. Yes, I have reached a 'certain age'...

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: November 25, 2016, 12:52:19 PM »
Yep, just buying Flesh from Native Instruments.
It's a fascinating, if at first confusing, live sample instrument.

I don't know what to make of this at all. In fact I just can't figure it out - which is a good thing ! I've found the things I like the most are initially a bit of a challenge.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: November 23, 2016, 01:25:26 PM »
I'm trying not to be temped again this year, but who knows :)
Alas, it's the old iLok thing for those Eventide plug-ins, for me.
I wonder if Korg will release another 'Gadget' for iOS (Wavestation ?)

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I really like 'Dragonfly', it has something of Eno's 'Ambient 4' about it - which is high praise, in my book.

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A darkly dense affair this one, with a good 'depth' to it.
Slightly bordering on the atonal for these ears in parts, otherwise more nebulous and rather unique throughout - I certainly wouldn't say "reminiscent of the work of so and so"

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Thanks for the download codes you posted. I grabbed a copy, will give it a good listen soonest.

Pete

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Well, I finally got everything sorted with SoundExchange and Musicreports. Be warned UK people, this was a very time consuming task ! Those US tax forms are a mystery and filling out spreadsheet with ISRC codes and the like for over twenty albums was quite a task too. Saying that, the people I dealt with were very patient with me nonetheless :)

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Cheers for that Forrest ! Such considered feedback is always appreciated.

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