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Hi Forrest,

That is a very good idea.....the problem is me trying to write music, not really the machine. I have my lets compose a serious piece of music hat on and need to take it off and put on the experimental fun hat again.  Just build some sounds and have fun and record those structures for a future day.   That is the way to go.

Thanks for the direction Forrest!
Hi everyone  ;D
I have just have released my debut-album; entitled ‘4-Chapters’. The album can be bought and downloaded from my ‘Bandcamp’ page. The entire album can furthermore, be streamed at my ‘Youtube’ page. I have created a playlist for the four chapters on Youtube, in order to be certain that the album is played in its correct order. On my ‘Soundcloud’ and ‘Reverbnation’ pages, it is possible to hear some of the tracks from the album.

Youtube link:

Bandcamp link:

Best regards
André Grande (The Environs Project)
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by stargazer on Yesterday at 09:56:07 PM »
Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis

Finally I purchased the CD via Discogs Market Place. His best album imo. Love it.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by ffcal on Yesterday at 09:21:11 PM »
the modular synth, at least me with mine does not like being forced to do something or put another way, it will not bend to my will.

Hi Julio,

Maybe your modular output could be used in a different way.  I like to keep my unused material in a subdirectory as "odds and sods" material that might find its way into a future project if I want to depart from my existing musical palette.  I've been doing this for the past 15 years, and have found it an especially interesting way to work when I'm exploring new ways to process sounds.

Got you.....the mystery remains then!
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bill Laswell's Bandcamp page
« Last post by Castleview on Yesterday at 02:49:12 PM »
Very Interesting music...Lost in translation, Like it a lot.

Tetsu Inoue is credited as part of this project....released in august, 2016, does not say when it was recorded.  People have been looking for this fellow as he dropped of the radar a while ago.

It came out in 1994 originally. Tetsu Inoue also did a full-length with Laswell back in the day called Cymatic Scan, released in 1995.
Very Interesting music...Lost in translation, Like it a lot.

Tetsu Inoue is credited as part of this project....released in august, 2016, does not say when it was recorded.  People have been looking for this fellow as he dropped of the radar a while ago.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by thirdsystem on Yesterday at 03:46:13 AM »
Mentioned elsewhere and checked out .....

Sonmi451. - Four Peaks, on Spotify. Time released sound, expensive collectors item job it appears. Very nice quiet , reflective ambient. Wasn't so keen on the "Limbic" album as found the female whispering a tad annoying, will give it another go. Four peaks is worth checking out.


Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Gardens. I bought the Carbon pack from Ultimae a while back. High quality melodic and sequenced ambient with some beats. Warm and interesting , impressive bass frequencies !!
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Bill Laswell's Bandcamp page
« Last post by thirdsystem on Yesterday at 03:30:13 AM »
Interesting, will check out the Axiom.

Have all the Psychonavigation releases which are great but would really love to see the Outland series on bandcamp as I have none of these. Would be fantastic to get them on BC.

Another great FAX release is Second Nature with Bill, Tetsu and Atom Heart. Love that.

Steve Roach and Robert Logan "Second Nature" CD

I still keep in mind the moment during February 2015, when I was visiting Steve and his studio spaces in Baja Arizona and he revealed his upcoming collaborative project with talented UK's artist Robert Logan. At that time this name was a brand new to me, so my curiosity was quite big and even after exploring some of Robert's recordings, I didn't have any idea what to expect. Firstly unfolding as a long distance collaboration thanks to Robert Logan's father, who contacted Steve during the second half of 2000s (there is a nice story behind that on Steve's website), then shaping real contours towards the end of 2015, when Robert Logan visited and merged his gifted artistry with the Master at his Timehouse studio. Then the end of April 2016 has brought to us via Projekt two creatively fruitful efforts entitled "Second Nature" and "Biosonic". Blending two visionaries beyond the limits, the listeners are immediately confronted with two distinctively extraordinary recordings. Let's dive deeply into the introspective minimalism of "Second Nature". The album comes in an attractive, matte 4-panel digipak, featuring cover images by Steve Roach with additional graphic work by Sam Rosenthal. As usual, the mastering is handled at Spotted Peccary Studios in Portland by Howard Givens.

A 10-minute "Moment's Notice" straightly shifts the listener into utterly soothing paradise, where Robert Logan's balmily reflective electric grand piano meticulously amalgamates with Steve Roach's warmly meandering atmospheric mirages. Yeah, precisely minimal and delicately nuanced, yet powerfully embracing soundscape redefining the forefront of nebulously gorgeous ambient poignancy. The intimate magic is fully unveiled, bravo, gentlemen!!! Connect yourself, enjoy and feel the genius loci of the Timehouse!!! A Hall of Fame opus!!! "Second Nature", a 32 minutes long title composition emerges and shifts into euphoric magnitudes, masterfully bridging evocative panoptic drama with evanescent, profoundly enveloping tides of stillness. Always expressive piano patterns, no matter if intangible or perceived, continuously coalesce with droning, sinuating, culminating, titillating, mindscaping and evaporating carvings. The ultimate essence of shared virtuosities keeps on blossoming!!! "Shadowspeak", clocking to 7 minutes, incorporates more authentic piano paintings, ranging from richly poetic to sparser subtleties, persistently counterpointed with consistently enveloping glimpses of deeply contemplative silence. "Mystic Drift", 22 and a half minutes long composition closes this journey with gracefully sweeping cinematic washes, warmly rising and ebbing tenacious stratums insistently intermingle with ephemeral murmurs, crescendoing meridians and clandestinely cascading solitary piano vistas. Monumentally expansive and heartwarmingly engrossing currents coexist in absolute equilibrium with exquisitely yearning quietudes. Overall, I feel it in my headphones as a rather one-dimensional texture, but still a quintessentially immersing sonic ambrosia for my body and soul!!!

"Second Nature" is a truly sophisticated sonic document bringing together an iconic sound architect with a glorious 4-decade recording career and a much younger emerging, but already distinguishably crafted talent. Artistic visions of both protagonists have been gratifyingly intermingled on "Second Nature", for Steve Roach this is another triumphant addition to his already extensive list of stellar collaborations and for Robert Logan an exciting experience and introduction to more atmospheric-driven ambient community, although his recordings already ventured into these realms before. It's quite obvious that "Second Nature" CD gets my highest recommendation!!! And don't forget, there is still a futuristic adventure entitled "Biosonic"!!! When focusing on the most recent releases of both creators, certainly don't miss two newest sonic meditations by Steve Roach, "Shadow Of Time" and "This Place To Be" CDs, released only two weeks ago on Projekt and Timeroom Editions, which, by the way, nicely fit amorphous haziness of "Second Nature". And when focusing on Robert Logan, since May 2016 he has available his "Flesh Decomposed" album, I believe this one is available in digital format only. For CD aficionados, definitely check out his albums "Flesh" (2015), "Inscape" (2009) and "Cognessence" (2007) on UK's Slowfoot Records, plus a double CDr album "The Sublime" from 2008 released on Hypnos Secret Sounds under his Sense Project moniker.

Richard Gürtler (Aug 28, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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