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I thought this thread actually turned into an interesting one, as people here replied to the 'moral debate' itself, not the second part of the original post...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Robert Rich's 'Crow Blog'
« on: May 25, 2016, 02:22:01 AM »
Cool to hear that Loren :)

I think it was Robert's observational take on these beasties that caught my interest, seeing something fascinating in the birds by taking the time to observe them.

Everything and Nothing / Robert Rich's 'Crow Blog'
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:17:18 AM »
Fascinatingly observed:

Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« on: April 28, 2016, 03:31:48 AM »
That's a real shock to hear. I remember his release 'The Gate' being discussed here years ago and all the positive reactions he got from it.

RIP Jeff.

2016 has been a most exacting year so far for people passing on. I believe that creating music/art/literature/comedy etc. or anything that gives pleasure to other people is a pretty good way to spend one's time here.

This is more of a re-post, than an actual post, but I recently blogged about my upcoming projects. Here:

I've also uploaded a free track on my Soundcloud page, if you just want to hear that:

It seems to me that Stuart (Diatonis) is simply drawing attention to his new album here. A bit of respect for an established artist is surely in order ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Android needs more synth apps.
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:16:59 PM »
I don't know the current state of all things android and audio, I gave up on it a few years ago.
Even though iOS devices are expensive, feature limited and crippled by the lack of any kind of file management system, there are still loads of really good apps nonetheless. Korg Gadget, Auria Pro, Cubasis etc.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 30, 2016, 01:57:53 AM »
Somebody's overposting here.  But I'm not gonna name names 👮

--Hypnos PD

Was hoping to get more discussion going here since the forum seems to be kinda dead with only a new post a couple times a week from what I can see.

Yes, post away. You're right, the forum is currently pretty dead (compared to days of yore), so any posting keeps things more 'alive'.

George sent me an email too, I was fine with his request.
I made a point of keeping my track exclusive to his project. But saying that, I think I may have made a video for it on youtube (?)

It just sounds like a pretty straightforward gain-staging issue, yes the distortion is pretty prominent !

As Scott says, a compressor is generally a good option.


I received an email regarding the above. It's not spam as I've replied to the feller who sent it from Sirius XM.
I have to confess I know next to nothing about SoundExchange royalties and the like (which this agreement seems to be about)
I asked the feller if it would cause problems with my stuff already being up on iTunes etc. via CD Baby and IODA, he said it wouldn't, but I didn't really understand what I would be agreeing to ? I imagine any royalties would be a pittance, but I don't want to sign anything that could cause problems down the line.

Anyone know more about Sirius XM and such things ?

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:31:05 AM »
Have to say, I'm pretty surprised to see this pricing decision elicit so much drama here. I'm speaking only of the initial responses. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I just assumed this was an artist not as well known for darker ambient music having a little fun with some of the more cliched tropes of the genre. Even if I did have reason to suspect the price reflected a sincere religious conviction, the label "Satanist" is pretty damned uninformative. A self-identified Satanist is at least as likely to be a nature-loving peacenik or a theatrically inclined but otherwise harmless atheist as the depraved caricature the term traditionally connotes.

I agree, the term 'Satanist' is usually bandied around in an uninformed manner. Most so-called 'Satanists' are just playing at it. Pan / negative energy archetypes worship has been around for a long time before it was referred to as anything to do with the christian 'Devil'. I think there are individuals around whose actions are most suitable to be described as 'satanic' - psychopathic individuals in power, who create war and famine for their own goals.

Back on topic, I think Stuart's response may well have been a reaction to a critical initial response.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 03:20:10 AM »
Bit of an odd response to this one. Stuart posts an album and is accused of being a devil-worshipper as he priced it at $6.66.

Can't satanists release ambient music now ? (I'm not implying at all that Diatonis is such a thing, by the way) :) 
If so, the whole dark ambient market will collapse overnight :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:46:07 AM »
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day'

RIP David Bowie, one of the brightest stars.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 12:54:53 PM »

I still remember seeing Sabbath doing Paranoid in London shortly after it was released ... now I feel old   :-\

That is indeed, extremely cool !

Now Playing / Re: Two ambient guitar recording of me
« on: January 06, 2016, 08:56:06 AM »
I liked 'ambient_guitar' - the playing and the FX. It was nicely ethereal / melancholic. I have to say though I wouldn't have said the FX were remarkable, I'm sure Valhalla's Ubermod could create some similiar textures.

I was less keen on the pitch shifted sound of 'the_last_human_on_earth', as it's a sound that we hear a fair bit in the world of ambient.

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2016
« on: January 01, 2016, 02:26:56 PM »
Indeed !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 14, 2015, 10:46:04 AM »
Here we go, again...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 13, 2015, 12:07:13 PM »
What is the point of this post ? I don't see what purpose it is serving at all.

If it is character assassination (and I don't know any of the purported 'facts' one way or another), it's pretty serious.
If there is something in what 'Ekstasis' is claiming, why post it on a public forum, anyway ?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 09, 2015, 02:11:46 PM »

Igneous Flame - Opaline . Wonderful , that track Lilac Haze gets me every time. Stunning.

Cheers, man !

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