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I tried not to make any snarky comments here when I read he'd be presenting at Ambicon, though I have always refused to buy his book after reviewing the index and finding no Roach, Rich or other of the many significant US ambient artists - just rock bands and Miles and such. I was really not interested in supporting such uninformed writing presented as a proper overview.

I also found it kind of crazy that he'd present amongst the very artists he ignored!

I get great impressions about Philly and west coast USA. Sara Ayers opened my eyes about Albany NY which doesn't really have an ambient community but is in striking distance for concerts and gigs in Philly, Boston, New York and the surrounding area. If you're in a large metropolis you can actually build a small ambient community if you have the willpower and staying power to make it happen.

Man I hate change  :o but it looks like you're doing this all right and righteous so I look forward to seeing your new model Hypnos Store develop.  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient cover tunes
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:04:21 PM »
Apollo -

and I don't know if this has actually come out yet -
Discreet Music -

Everything and Nothing / Re: Coolest thing ever!
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:20:20 PM »
Yeeeaaaaaaaah!    8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:55:49 PM »
Well, everything sound like it was as wonderful as hoped for. Congratulations Stephen!     8) 8) 8)

I was at a rehearsal and arrived home in time to watch Steve Roach tear down. Awesome strike!  ;)
Have I also missed the video replays?

Enjoyed your blog post Jeff. You conveyed the nice vibes and doubled my sense of wishing I was there!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Oophoi
« on: April 14, 2013, 02:02:28 PM »
In a "keep in touch" e-mail with Gigi a couple of years ago I was telling him how I was being distracted from album completions by my activities in photography, videos and poetry. I included an earlier version of this poem which I thought was appropriate for him because of the title. His comments were kind and had poetry of their own. Now with his passing, for me the piece will always be bonded with him.

mare umbra

the celestial lakes
coalesce and rise

beyond the vortex
where the world is drawn

to the silence of the moon

and within the precision and detail
of its introspection    to birth

an atmosphere of enigma
and the sound of rain

Everything and Nothing / Re: Slightly ambient-related writing
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:20:05 AM »
Besides the joke, I'd also like to say that the slow and constant ramping of tension reminded me of one of my favourite authors - Charles de Lint.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Slightly ambient-related writing
« on: April 03, 2013, 07:53:44 PM »
Well, the characters are obviously based in reality. Lia = Lina and Mészáros = David Darling.  ;D  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:09:15 PM »
Mighty floaty Jeff. Sounds great!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:09:15 PM »
I'm lucky to have a regular diet of delicious ambient music here at THE AMBiENT PiNG but this looks like quite a feast! If I wasn't a country and pretty-much a continent away I'd be in line for a heaping helping.   ;)  8)

Man! Why not the Irish electronic music scene? That's one I sure could use some information about.   ;)     8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg MS20 remake
« on: March 14, 2013, 10:58:33 AM »
For non-purists - the iMS-20 iPad version is half-price ($15) this week.
It's very, very good and you can apply a MIDI controller to all the knobs.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What's happened to Depeche Mode?
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:12:11 PM »
D2 ???  ;)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Is Analog the future for hardware synths?
« on: February 11, 2013, 05:56:23 PM »
With its USB out - it will probably be a good controller for the Korg MS-20 VST which sounds pretty darn good and patches are savable, though with an awkward save/load interface. It will be the perfect way to compare the sounds of the analog vs VST by programming them both from the front panel at the same time.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Hypnagogue Podcast
« on: February 07, 2013, 04:44:25 PM »
Wow and Congratulations on a hundred episodes John!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:40:45 PM »
I go back and forth on Lux depending on the listening context.

The special edition of Drums Between the Bells has a second all instrumental remix version which I like a lot. Again, I like the poetry version when the moment is right.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:08:28 AM »
Yeah! Those Floratone albums are wonderful. Lynn and I like to keep them in the car as they're great music for driving around the city.

NP: King Kong by Jean-Luc Ponty - almost all music by Zappa and almost all musicians from various versions of the Mothers.

Everything and Nothing / Re: I Hate My Job
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:17:00 PM »
I have always felt that who you work with makes your job good or bad.

This is quite a push into the downward spiral for CDs.
Kudos to Hypnos for only increasing mailing costs to Canada by $1.

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