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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 08:27:04 PM »
Yeah I have very little to do with social media....this is it, me being social, though it is sort of lonely here sometimes :'( ;D

Perhaps blogging has taken over as a format from forums as people no long choice to interact and just want leads and commentary to good music.

I cant say whats going on with the Hypnos label but the prolonged silence is odd.  Things change and Mike Griffin's energy's maybe elsewhere.  I do feel that the forum was the backbone of the I remember most of the musicians on the Hypnos label were very active on the forum interacting with music fans and just generally being out there.  It was exciting.

This place still gets people passing through it albeit very quietly.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Castleview on Yesterday at 05:00:11 PM »
Suso Saiz - Mirrors of Pollution

It's the only Suso Saiz album in my collection but I really like it. Also, I loved his guitar work in Suspended Memories.
Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by petekelly on Yesterday at 04:15:35 AM »

It appears to me that the 'scene' is not what it was. I think lots of people are still listening to ambient, but it's become more 'underground', in the sense that people are listening but not seeking out forums and reviews (to a lesser extent).
Maybe there's more conversations on the social media sites -I can't really comment as I don't use them. Forums seems to be still going strong mind, judging by the couple of techy music forums I frequent.

Loren's point is a good one, it's a testament to the long frequent contributors here that the forum is still going at all - considering Hypnos as a label appears to be on a permanent hold.
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Hi guys this is the single from the "An Eternal Wail's Journey EP":

u zara is euskera. the basque language for "you are"
brabeis is sardinian. the moguru way to say sheeps

through the desolate landscape that gently start to be burned by the sun and from being forgotten , ancient and distant sounds move away this eternal dance, still motionless,aeternal, waiting for a something that can not ever get.

mebitek - the manufactured eXPerience

Tui ses su ki ses,
e iat a na it'iat mai a cambiai poita
poita ses e no abarras
e no anta mai a mudai
po totu sa vida
ki su mabi at fatu
u' mabifatu
t'at a cabai
atui e s'enia
pedditzona ki portas

eng version

title: "you are (sheeps)"

you are what you are
and I should say they never change you because
because you are and you not stay
and they will not ever change
for all life
for all your bad behaviour
a curse
shall fall to you
and for all your tramp ilk
from track released July 1, 2016
The copyrights of all mebitek works are administered by the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS).
original photo and artwork by mebitek (mogoro struvina)
orginal field recordings by mebitek - sheeps, bells, milking on Floris farm - Mogoro

all music are composed, performed by mebitek:
- Spitfire Audio Albion One, Evo Grid 1 and 3
- maschine
- Komplete Kontrol KS25
- Zoom H1 field recorder
- ProjectSAM Symphobia 2

any feedback are really welcome,
regards from Sardinia
Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on July 20, 2016, 08:19:35 PM »
Six days since the last post hereabouts - has there been a longer period of inactivity recently ?

Julio - to the Modular ! :)

I noticed it is really very quiet....Ive been posting more on the currently playing thread than I usually do to keep things moving a Little but with the absences of drone on and third system that thread has lost a certain dynamics, though Chris still keeps the touch lit.

I think the most activity of late has been between us gearheadz and we are just a handful here and what we talk about is likely of no interest to most.

Have to say Pete I do really miss posting patches on the Modular Musings thread now that Ive gone all serious and working on a studio project....but think for a moment, where could I have be able to do such a thing....a live musical blog with an immediate audience for the curious souls.  Only here. 

Ive heard it said that the hay day of the forum has long gone and I wonder if those times coincided with the Hypnos labels peak release schedule.

Im often concern that this forum is not frequented by more, by more visible people....perhaps this reflects the state of ambient music as a whole.

Where is the ambient music audience today?

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by LNerell on July 20, 2016, 03:34:45 PM »
Can't think of one, but I think even more telling is the Hypnos release part of the forum has had nothing posted in it for 8 months now.  With the label inactive for unknown period of time its understandable that the rest of the forum that is built around it should suffer as well.
Everything and Nothing / Forum Inactivity
« Last post by petekelly on July 20, 2016, 06:35:24 AM »
Six days since the last post hereabouts - has there been a longer period of inactivity recently ?

Julio - to the Modular ! :)
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Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester. Everything simply shuts down in the summer.

Most of Michael's time has been spent scoring a feature film for Sony, long project that will take him through next spring for release in 2018.

In addition, he's been working on a new two room studio up in the foothills of Santa Fe. The upstairs studio will be all synths and guitars, downstairs is a large Dolby Atmos mixing stage. Downstairs is finished, he's working now on the upstairs studio and systems integration at the moment.

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