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Video for Supernature:


It does change over time, but they are slow changes !
I decided to release the track on CDBaby as well as Bandcamp, so that it will got to iTunes, Spotify et al, just as an experiment really.

Many thanks,
Out of interest, I just checked and I used over 70 audio 'clips' in that track, not counting the synths used. There were almost double that in the pool of material I was working with - I always end up leaving a lot of stuff out.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:00:49 AM »
Cool to hear these tracks Forrest, looking forward to your upcoming release in the new year.


I've just released a 'single' titled 'Supernature'
info from my Band camp page:
'Supernature' came out of the sessions for my upcoming album 'Iris'. I felt it was somewhat different in mood to the rest of the tracks I was working on, so I'm releasing it as a 'single'. 'Supernature' changes subtlely in tonality throughout it's duration, many sources were used to create the track and the tonal shifts employed add to the tracks's overall liminal sound signature. The track's dynamic shifts are less subtle !

Bandcamp's flexibility for this kind of thing is pretty unique and most welcome !

I used to use a company in Leeds who used either TY blanks or high quality Sony silver discs. The Sony ones were a very good media ( I was told) that looks very much almost like a pressed CD, but without some kind of barcode in the centre. Apparently the artwork printing and getting really good paper is more difficult and costly than burning the CDs.

On the subject of burning they swore by Plextor drives, I bought a Plextor Premium drive myself for one-off burns, though (sadly) I don't use the silver discs at all these days (though that may change).

Might be slightly off topic, but I thought it was interesting that Steve Roach decided to 'release' his 'Bloodmoon Rising' album on Bandcamp only. In terms of flexibility for an artist's output, nothing beats this release what you like for whatever price you like 'format' that is now an option.

Fair points, It's just that a lot of posters who just post about themselves are anonymous, so to hear your points is a refreshing change.

I'm merely suggesting why not take part in the forum ?, it's always a bit of a shame when people come here just to talk about their own music/label/project but not take in things otherwise.

I was wondering what's your favourite part of this forum ?  ::)
I'm surprised somewhere as 'of the radar' as this forum is still used by the 'eager ones'.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 12, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
Reachy Prints by Plaid (cheers Julio !)

Four great tracks and the others more of a mixed bag, but still very cleverly done.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:57:32 AM »

I still use the lower-end Shure SRH840's, they're pretty good - albeit not a perfect fit for my noggin.
Soundwise, they're supposed to be flat enough for 'reference' duties.

I still haven't found the 'perfect' headphone (if it exists in the world of form)

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:06:55 PM »
Another Belter !

Uli Roth at his best:
Scorpions All night Long Tokyo Tapes

I should point out that I also rate QOTSA and Rammstein, as well - I'm not totally stuck in the past !

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:47:56 AM »
thanks for the suggestions fellers@

David - yeah That feller is pretty good, I still think Gary Moore's playing (in particular) on Roisin Dubh was ace.

'Sundummy' - good psychedelia indeed.

Blake - sorry that sounded a bit samey to me and I do have a problem with the growly vox style.

Here's someone I rate:
Michael Schenker



Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:03:30 PM »

perhaps the best electronica Ive heard in a while.

That second track video is just brilliant ! From what i've heard of Plaid, it's so much more interesting than the 'Aphex Ego's' output :)

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: October 07, 2014, 08:59:03 AM »
Been listening to this station for some time now:

<rant on>
I must be getting old (actually, I am old), a lot of the newer stuff really grates with me, especially the 'pop / metal' stuff, with all the bratty shoutings and the teenage (or what comes over as teenage) angst. The groaning stuff is better, but still not my cup of tea. As for guitartists - who are the killer axe-men these days ?, I've not heard much in the way of 'hot solos' of late.
</rant off>

I agree with that quote, indeed.

Watched a very good Kate Bush documentary on BBC 4 last night. Now she is a source of inspiration !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 30, 2014, 06:34:18 AM »
I'm pretty fortunate in that I'm able to get projects finished. While the work-in-progress is the learning process in itself, I'm sufficiently goal oriented to see the completion of a project as the primary thing. This isn't because I'm super disciplined or anything like that, more that i was a bit of a slacker with music when I was younger and now I take it far more seriously.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:53:50 PM »
Regarding 'blocks', I presume that the finishing of something is generally more the problem than the starting of something (?)

Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:08:23 AM »
I come here to rant and rave mostly :)

In terms of 'social media' in general (remembering that the forum pre-dated most of what is so called) this is a niche place and I think that's why it has endured. I suspect it will only do so while Mike is still sufficiently motivated to keep it going.

I sometimes wonder, if I should just shut up (and play my guitar, as Frank said) and devote more energy to getting on with my work (and maintain my blog). But to be honest, I find it's quite an isolated world as an ambient composer, so being able to discuss ambient related things is a valuable thing for me.

There are some real gems posted here, across the board and good advice on technical matters abounds.

I remember the older days when Dirk Serries, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes, Dwight Ashley, Jim Cole et al were pretty active and I also remember when there was some unpleasant character assasinations regarding political stuff too - recent heated discussions are nothing new !

Personally, I tire of self-publicists with no other input than promoting their latest album, or whatever, but thats always been an ongoing thing.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Ambient on youtube
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:03:03 AM »
I think some similiar thoughts were covered on a different thread (artistic reasonings aside) that a lot of people go to Youtube to seek out music. So creating videos to accompany the music makes sense from my point of view, I know they can be downloaded and all that, but it's worth doing in my opinion.

I used to create installation soundtracks / pieces years ago and it would have been pretty difficult to create videos to go with the soundtracks, even though I would have really liked to do so.     

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