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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Kit Watkins
« on: October 13, 2015, 01:45:47 AM »
I was in touch with Kit years ago, the last time I 'spoke' to him, I got the impression that he was more concerned with growing his own food and bigger world issues. He was a very cool feller, with a great concern for global concerns.
He was also a damn good musician and he was actually pretty well known at his peak.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Soundcloud and its alternatives
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:18:46 AM »
I find Soundcloud to be useful merely as a place to upload some material and use their embed code to put elsewhere (Blog etc). The 'community' thing has gone long ago (if it was ever there in the first place).
If you have a 'pro' account, they are very quick to answer emails !

I don't like the way its 'pitched' nowadays, I should say.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:39:10 AM »
Good stuff Forrest !

Yes, I feel the same, when I've completed a project - I don't want to listen to the thing for a loooong time later :)

Fair points Julio,

I'd suggest trying the app out rather than the website version.

Just bought all the 'In App Purchases' for this one after revisiting it on the 'rain' setting and hearing how effective the automation was, just on that preset alone.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Casting little kids in sick violent movies
« on: September 30, 2015, 11:10:52 AM »
I find a lot of movies distasteful because of the violence in them. Hollywood (in particular) seems to be trying to tell us that violence is 'cool and exciting'. I don't understand the appeal of these movies, or violence for that matter. Involving kids in such movies, I just don't get that all.

I grew up seeing more than a fair amount of violence, it's not cool to me, at all.

Yes, porn can be degrading, but extreme violent imagery is (in my view) more insidious, as it de-sensitisizes people to the effects of real violence.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Taylor Deupree....2014 Studio Diary
« on: September 28, 2015, 07:40:35 AM »
Music for Bats ?
High frequencies galore 12K(hz) plus :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Third album 'Flesh'
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:14:42 PM »
Just listening to 'Phrack' now, really good ! Will give the rest of the album a listen.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 26, 2015, 07:19:57 AM »
I can't find the article, but I read that Steve moved away from Tucson to avoid the city noise and the noise of the civilian and military aircraft based near Tucson.
Can't blame him for wanting to find a quieter location to live and work in.

I'm sure the artists wouldn't be thrilled to hear those frivolous comments.  :(
Yeah, it's a tad unwieldy, but it's their choice.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / 'Dream of Form' track reworked
« on: September 19, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
I’ve just completed a rework of the track ‘Dream of Form’ from my ‘Iris’ album’.

Spatial environmental recordings from a Zoom h2.n recorder were incorporated with selected tonal drone textures from the original to create a very different track. (The track is down-loadable as a 320kbps mp3 on my Soundcloud page)

Cheers Forrest,

I have to say a lot of that I don't really understand - who owns what / what stakes they have /what leverage they have etc.

I still say that for an individual artist, not so perhaps, for 'indie' labels (Projekt, 12K etc, in our neck of the woods), things used to be far more difficult to break into regarding getting music out there. Sure, money corrupts the best intentioned things, unfortunately.

I can't see how they can compete with Spotify, Apple music etc. We can't get Pandora here in the UK, so I don't know about them.

Personally, I'd rather get the fairly meagre (but not as bad as they are made out) royalties from Spotify, if it means people are listening to my music.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 16, 2015, 05:51:32 AM »
Great title for track #6 :)

Very interesting, Dave

I find this topic to be fascinating - 'noise' and its benign and its not so benign effects on people.
On persons exciting sound / noise is another persons misery. Will download his App soonest.

Generative ambience !

Noise masking is an interesting area, indeed. Also, i just looked at his microphones section on the site:
I'm planning on building some better quality binaural mics myself, with what looks like maybe the same capsules.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 13, 2015, 09:45:21 AM »
I have to tend to agree, those trolls should have been told to 'sling their hook' much sooner.

John, just checked out Ello again and here's an observation (which you may not like), it's coming over more as curated blog than anything else to me.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Reaktor 6
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
As a Reaktor fan, I'm intrigued, but £89 for an update with no new instruments seems a tad steep.
The blocks do look very interesting, but I've never built anything in Reaktor, just used existing instruments / ensembles.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:24:43 AM »
Some good points. but i still am holding out on Facebook and their data mining tactics...

I think the primary issue here is 'Hypnos' itself. As a label, it's pretty much at a standstill and Mike is hardly ever here these days. I should say, these aren't criticisms, just observations. So it seems that it is the momentum of what the forum was that is keeping itself going, currently (?)

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 10, 2015, 03:59:54 AM »
Hi John,

Read your post over at Ello. Interesting read, I check out Ello from time to time, But I have to say, I'm still not sufficiently enthused to engage with it. You've said it yourself, but currently it doesn't work as a community. I felt the RM Ning worked best in it's earlier days, before the spammers (seld promoters) got on board and it became perhaps too large membership wise (?)

I wish you all the best with the Ello thing, I'm sure changes are afoot.

I wonder about this place sometimes...

Hi Julio,

A fascinating read, I believe it's no bad thing to be flexible with plans are adapt to changing circumstances, if need be.

Great images too, I particularly like 'IMG_0580'. I've been using an iphone 6 too recently and have been surprised with how good it can be. That HDR setting actually tames over-exposure (generally) rather than adding the 'garish HDR' look.

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