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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: Today at 01:52:11 AM »
Very angry stuff from the underbelly of UK society

'Key Markets' by Sleaford Mods


I shall visit your room, I am glad you are talking about such things...


Is this a case of artists / labels trying to 'add value' to their releases in an increasingly digital world ? If so, I think that's cool, but it goes without saying that the music should be able to 'speak for it itself', primarily.

Your work is brilliants, I shall read your book.

More rhubarb, faster.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:29:59 AM »
Off topic, but three Teesside fellers in one thread here  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:03:14 AM »
Cheers David, that would explain things.

I really like the Budd-esque piano on Track 1, I must say.

I do wonder who writes his press releases though...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 20, 2015, 06:19:32 AM »
These are the full tracks (?), I thought Projekt was dead against full track previewing / streaming ?

Cheers for that,

Good points - which I hadn't thought of.

Bandcamp Subscription service ?

Just came across this whilst logging into my account. Any thoughts / experiences etc. ?

(apologies if this is in the wrong place)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Recording music without a computer
« on: July 01, 2015, 11:54:41 AM »
I used to use a friends ADAT and Mackie (1604?) mixer set-up years ago with various Lexicon and Drawmer units. I have to say, I wouldn't fancy returning to that now !
Moving away from the computer is definitely something I'd like to do more of, though.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Recording music without a computer
« on: July 01, 2015, 06:38:18 AM »

Are you talking primarily about an alternative recording set-up ?. If not, my experience is that I'm finally getting around to using the iPad more (I know it's a mini-computer) being able to do stuff away from my studio room has been quite a revelation

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Chris Squire
« on: June 29, 2015, 03:45:05 AM »
An inspirational player who performed to millions - RIP Chris Squire !

If nothing else (as Mike says), this is ineffective promotion - considering that this is an ambient music forum.

This is getting annoying now. Do you have anything else to contribute ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:10:16 AM »
Through headphones lets keep the production level of what we hear at its zenith

A worthy manifesto, indeed :)

Thanks for the background info John,

I should say the change from the Ning to ello (as it is) is pretty significant, the formats are quite different. Saying that, I imagine people will adapt.

Firstly, I should say this is a subtle work which requires repeated listenings.

I'd say there is an element of metallic-type sounds, but overall the album isn't unbalanced tonally - there's a lot more going on in the spectrum as well as the sounds in the upper frequency range. Perhaps only on Track 6 is the balance veered a tad far towards the high-end (for my particular preferences) where the piano is featured alongside a static like sound (which has an almost has a breathy quality) which is a tad 'forward'. Interestingly, the album starts with a distinctly HF free intro.

There are subtle compositional and structural elements which prevail throughout the album and it is spatially interesting too - again in a subtle manner. Sometimes I find 'wild pannings' to be a bit distracting unless there is something to offset these shifts against - more 'centred' sounds.

I think an artist should stick to their guns, so to speak. If they decide to create a work with a particular sound signature, thats their choice. Like every other creative decision it won't be the same for everyone, that's what happens when any artist releases a work - you open yourself for reactions, positive and negative.

I tend to find something in the way of 'form' after I've started working on something, it takes shape when I've done sufficient work on it for this to be the case (usually).

Apart from a few commissions I've had, I don't have an intention in mind for a track or project. Moreover, I don't really analyse things either, I prefer to create things and take it from there, seeing how they develop over time, sometimes this can be months - it takes as long as it takes.

If I have 'music in my head' , it's more the music I occasionally hear in my dreams and I have no way of being able to reproduce that - unfortunately...

Great question, will give it some thought.

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