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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 !

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)

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

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)

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.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 02, 2016, 07:31:34 AM »
Max Corbacho - Indalo

Erik W°llo and Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous

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

Igneous Flame - Moonglow
Nice work, Pete.

Much appreciated :)

'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.

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.

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 ?)

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

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"

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


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 :)

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

One thing is for sure ... analog synths have no hope of emulating what todays digital synths can do.

That's a good point, I usually steer clear of these discussions as I'm not really a keyboard player. However, I still find a synth like NI's Razor to be far more interesting than any analogue synth. Saying that, that could be because I never really used them in the past and what I do know about (guitars / amps) , the 'analogue' equivalent - a real amp and cabinet, is not there yet in any kind of emulation (that I've heard)

Everything and Nothing / Re: 1001 Post on the Hypnos Forum.
« on: October 13, 2016, 03:22:44 AM »
A 1000 eh,

I've not reached that elusive figure and I've been here for 9 years and Mike still hasn't banned me yet :)   

Cheers Julio,

The vox pieces took some doing and I'd gotten to the point with the whole project where i didn't know what to make of it all, so it's great to hear it works  for you (and others) !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hurricane Mathew
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:44:37 AM »
Hey Julio Man,

Good to hear you're alright.

'h' Many thanks to you too !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: September 30, 2016, 06:06:48 AM »
Julio, you may remember the olde english association attached to the word 'trump' ?, suffice to say it is a windy one :)

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