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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: July 14, 2009, 02:06:41 PM »
Clouds (again)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous News
« on: July 11, 2009, 06:57:24 AM »
I purchased both of these albums, as well as your Formaria project's 8 Shades of Sound from Atmoworks.  After just one listen each, I can say I'm very impressed!  Great atmospheres.  Loved the two little bonus tracks that came with Harmonium as well.

Thanks very much for the comments !

Dean and myself had done some collaborative work prior to 'Harmonium' and we decided to include these two tracks, as we both thought they worked pretty well.



Every now and again you come across something that is REALLY good. I'II post some further thoughts when I've listened further, some of the material on this release is sublime.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous News
« on: July 08, 2009, 12:51:46 PM »
Here are some words about the making of Harmonium which may be of interest.

'Harmonium' is an album that was almost not made - but fate thought otherwise...

Here's the story:
In July 2008, Dean Richards (Disturbed Earth) sent an unreleased album of his harmonium material to Pete Kelly (Igneous Flame), with a view to him doing a rework of that album. After repeated listenings, Pete did some initial musical 'sketches', but he wasn't satisfied with his initial input and as he was also working on other projects, he temporarily put it aside.

He returned to it frequently (without a great deal of success) and proceeded to do a significant amount of wotk on the material in January 2009. At the end of that month, something 'clicked' and he realised he could actually 'do something' with it. So, he then worked intensively on it and finished the project at the end of February. At that point He felt confident to tell Dean that it was finished and here it is !'


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 08, 2009, 12:48:30 PM »
Thanks for that !

We're both pleased with how it turned out (and it almost didn't !)

I've posted some words regarding the making of this album on the 'Igneous News' post in the 'Non-Hypnos Artists and Labels' section   


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Unwanted resonance
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:23:24 PM »
I have to deal with this kind of thing quite a lot. An ebow can create really peaky sounds, its the
nature of the beast.

You can experiment with turning the volume down on the guitar, using less gain on an over-driven
sound and (most critically) moving the ebow away from the hot spot.

As has been said, try to prevent the issue at source. As further processes can make things worse.
Yes, eq with a spectrum analyser of some kind will improve things, but its less than ideal with a
problematic recording.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous News
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:23:50 AM »

'Electra' and 'Harmonium' have been released today.

* Both are available as high quality CD-Rs at my LuminaSounds site:

* Both are exclusively avaialble (for a limited period) as downloads at the AtmoWorks store

Also, I've teamed up with AtmoWorks to make my entire back catalogue available as downloads.
Even though all my releases are available on all the major download sites, getting them from
AtmoWorks has the following advantages:

* 320 kbps mp3s

* Artwork included

* Low price ($6.98 per release)

* 'Binaural Soundtracks' is exclusively available from AtmoWorks

Particular thanks to jkn and Geoff, for their input on this one !


Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France - starts July 4
« on: July 05, 2009, 11:38:54 AM »
'Greatest Sporting event of the Year' - not for me.

I'd rather watch 'drunk football' or the 'drug-enhanced olympics'. I think they'd be much more
interesting. :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Omnivore's Dilemma & Local Food
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:31:25 PM »
There's a cool thing they have here in darkest North Yorkshire.

There's a few farms that have an 'on the wall' set up. They sell their veg and eggs literally on the
wall outside the farm. Theres a tin to put the money in and thats it. Its seasonal naturally, so
theres no veg in the summer. Its a all free-range, mis-shapen and dirty, but it actually tastes of
something. Rather than pristine, glowing carrots from Tesco, from some uber-farm on the continent.

Same goes for the poultry farm here in the village, walk to the farm pay 80p for 6 massive
free-range aggs and leave the money in a tin. Can't see that happening in London !


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous News
« on: June 23, 2009, 01:06:57 PM »
'HARMONIUM' Igneous Flame / Disturbed Earth

Disturbed Earth: Harmonium
Igneous Flame: Treatments and Production

Track Listing and samples:

1  'I'

2  'II I'

3  'III'

4  'II II'

5  'IV'

6  'II III'

7  'V'

Artwork by Kati Astraeir

More info to follow


Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:02:49 PM »

Can I presume that 'Tone' and 'Ant' would also be unacceptable ? :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous News
« on: June 17, 2009, 03:19:52 AM »
'ELECTRA' 7th album by Igneous Flame

'Amorphous guitar / ghost voices'

Track Listing and samples:

1  'Trident'
2  'Chromashift'
3  'Ad Astra'
4  'Geiss 2009'
5  'Chromaflow'
6  'Ghost Voices'
7  'Purify'
8  'Shimmer'
9  'Shadowplay'
10 'Mountain Breath'

Artwork by Kati Astraeir

More info to follow


Everything and Nothing / Re: Help the podcast N00b
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:29:52 PM »

Personally, I think 128K is the limit really. Ultimathule go for 56K - which is pushing it a bit I think.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 07, 2009, 01:54:33 PM »
I hope my taste is decent since I own all of the Igneous Flame albums.  ;)

Very decent indeed Fern :),

Just a bit confused as to what Alan meant as this topic is an ongoing one.
Anyway, here's a current fave of mine:

'Indigo' by a very talented Canadian artist called Erin Merle. What a voice !


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 05, 2009, 07:04:27 AM »

Glad you're back, by the way. Was wondering what had happened to any talk about interesting or decent music.

I'm not sure what you mean here, Alan ?


Everything and Nothing / Re: They Don't Make Them LIke they Used to
« on: June 03, 2009, 12:12:45 PM »
Good God are these fellers still going ?

I was quite keen on the Priest when I was a young 'un. Never that taken with David Coverdale's
Whitesnake though. Hard to believe he's from Teesside with that plummy voice.

I think SUNN 0))) is the way forward mind, I think I tried one of their amps once many moons ago -
it caused a turgid firmanent of gloom to envelop me for some time :)


Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Viridian Sun
« on: May 27, 2009, 12:26:15 PM »

I think that one way to keep the CD alive in such a niche genre as ambient is to make the CD as 'art
object'. I've seen a number of posts on this on this here forum and I think this is a good idea.


So is it about 'quantity' as opposed to 'quality' ?

The natural landscape here in our little old UK is stunning (in parts)
It certainly isn't an 'impoverished version' of itself.

The problem is ever increasing population encroaching on what is left unspoilt.
An individual's experience of the natural world is just that - 'individual'.
Saying that, I agree that there are very few people who have any real connection with the natural
world anymore.


Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Viridian Sun
« on: May 27, 2009, 07:21:00 AM »
Am curious to know what is going on with Hypnos in general.



'...a much impoverished version of nature...'

What a bizarre statement ???

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