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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« Last post by DeepR on Yesterday at 01:40:35 PM »
Not a big fan of this album either. It's nice but just not very convincing and I don't like the wailing guitar. Some of the sequences are nice though and I do love the last track!

I agree Yearning is one of his best, along with Trances/Drones, Numena, Soma, Stalker, Fissures.

Yes, it is an interesting topic.

Personally, I don't see anything being set in stone for duration, listeners may prefer a longer piece if they want to fall asleep to it or use it for meditation / ritual use etc. As an example, 'Drone ambient' tends to be long-form. I've done both shorter and longer 'formats', it's whatever seems appropriate for a particular track, in my view.
Thats an interesting question, Julio.

Both, long and short tracks can be fascinating evolving. I wrote short pieces of one minute length and they were perfect. I meditated one hour on my synthesizer and it was perfect.
The listening experience somehow reflects - in best case - the creation process. And although attention underlies alterations, this won't correlate with music itself.
Because music is timeless, it freezes us in the moment like in a dream (one minute, one hour, timeless).

PS: One short story - about my album "Sparkles". As the title says, the music on this album was intended to reflect the "Sparks".
"Sparks" are ultra-short light moments, and therefore the pieces also evolved very short. But originally I wrote 4 multi layered tracks for the album that I afterwards splitted into 10 single tracks.
I simply felt that the simple tracks reflect - within all unperfectness - a perfectness and deepness that they would have not reached with the multi layering.
personally I have always enjoyed long tracks that develop over time, how much time is a matter of preference.  A cd will give more or less 72 minutes of time to use.....downloads presumably infinite.

recently a good deal of my listening has been rather short track a way snapshots, not fully developed or refined but more here it is now....this is not a criticism or a slight on musical quality and production, on the contrary it is all superb. perhaps when I say not fully developed Im referencing myself who enjoys taking the music I make and really working it outwards to see how far I can go.  early eno ambient for discussion sake has always been on the short

an album of snapshots can make up a unique whole...a deep immersion of limited change is another experience and maybe monotonus to some.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

perhaps this has more to do with our changing listening patterns and attention span as we (the world) is bombarded from without in our everyday life.

your thoughts are most welcome.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja - Milky Way
« Last post by stargazer on June 21, 2016, 10:58:49 PM »
Hi Julio, thanks for the welcome and words about "Milky Way Part I - Under the stars".

I really enjoyed your modular musings. Sometimes it is simply good to start some new things.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja - Milky Way
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on June 21, 2016, 02:46:06 PM »
Hi Jana,

I did not realize you and stargazer are the same....reading you recent posts here on the hypnos forum I sensed that stargazer was involved and very knowledgeable about ambient space music.  Now I understand.  I have not come across you since rM. Good that you are here!

I have been listening to part one - under the beautifully quiet.  Looking forward to part 2 & 3

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja - Milky Way
« Last post by jkn on June 21, 2016, 11:31:21 AM »
Yay!  New music from Jaja!   I will be spinning it soon.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Jaja - Milky Way
« Last post by stargazer on June 21, 2016, 09:05:21 AM »
Imagine the stars above the sky, imagine you could see them all day and night long. The world would be so much nicer and more peaceful.
The Milky Way is main inspiration for my music. Everytime I get a chance, I look at it and let myself fall. This feeling is immense, calm and universal. It makes me feel complete.
My latest album, released today at summer solstice, is dedicated to the Milky Way. Tuned to 429,2 Hz and containing three different parts.

Part I - Under the stars
Part II - Approaching Infinity
Part III - The creation of stars

PS: Part II is the piece that I mentioned in the Lovecraftian music thread by Mike Griffin. I love Lovecrafts cosmic visions/experiences,
and after listening all available audio books, I bought the book collection (6 bands) and read a lot of Lovecraft lately. Part II reflects this a bit.
Also, Part II contains my voice (some choir-like sounds) at some certain points. I ever wanted to do that. But it is very subtle.

OK, I have read the guidelines and will stop self-promoting now. The stars for you.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on June 21, 2016, 12:40:07 AM »
Oophoi - Signals from the Great Beyond, disc 3

Liquid Ghosts - La Camera Obscura
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by ffcal on June 20, 2016, 09:23:52 PM »
Forrest: Thanks for the tips.  I really enjoyed Fellirium - Mermaids. Two of the tracks in particular (Ghost in the Water and Dreaming Fish) are outstanding.

My pleasure, Chris.  Thanks to Richard, too, for uncovering these obscure ambient gems.  The packaging for many of the Pantheon releases is exceptional, too.  The "Halos" release sounds interesting.  Have bookmarked it for further investigating...:)

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