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Friday 23 october on the radio, 4 hours music 20.00-0.00 / 7pm-11.00pm(UK) / 2-6pm(US) CST --All in 192/kbps-- In this show:
1. Never attended "B Wave" Festivals in Belgium? Here is a chance to hear 4 of them(see flyer)
2. What has KneTonator to do with Johannes Schmoelling?
3. Amazing music from Spain, France and the US
4. Berlin style guaranteed !
5. Join the chat for all info, Name/ Gast/ enter(abschicken)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 06:47:17 AM »
Here are a few things I picked up recently that I've really enjoyed:

Carlo Giustini - Colla
Lovely lofi melodies paired with field recordings

Martin Stürtzer - Autumn Tapes
Love this, especially the second track. Deep.

jarguna - My Temple
This is a cool longform track that begins with bowls and gradually evolves over the course of an hour before returning to the source.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / APERUS ~ Archaic Signal
« Last post by Aperus on October 12, 2020, 09:04:09 PM »
Aperus ~ "Archaic Signal"
Download: "Name your Price"
CD: $15 (special artwork)

"... an hour of deepest cosmos exploration of uniquely black-holed drones only ever dreamt before, but not heard - with billions of shimmering white dwarfs... trippy, wonderful space music concrete with a great dose of bliss. Unique stuff with a lot of thought and craft." ~ Ekhart Buhler

Work on the album began in 2018 with explorations into analog equipment, shortwave radio, field recordings, and deliberate manipulation of audio tape to color the sound. The title "Archaic Signal" appeared as a mirage while visiting a petroglyph site in northern New Mexico - the images felt like viable signals still holding a charge. Then, this feeling occurred again while listening to birdsong outside of my studio, as if the signal was ancient and current at the same time. Finally, dialing through shortwave radio, I listened to news reports, number stations, personal messages, calls to prayer and cosmic noise from all the over the world, night after night. Here is my attempt to record and process all of that and deliver it to you.

I think this one may be my best, most focused albums with audio and visuals at the highest level. You can download this is as a "name your price" album, but may want the physical CD once you see and hear this.

For fans of: Biosphere, William Basinski, Rapoon, Seti, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Alio Die, Remanence, Lustmord, Gas, Vidna Obmana, Oophoi, Russell Mills, Tim Hecker, David Sylvian, Holger Czukay, Atomine Elektrine and experimental ambient/electronic music.

I recently made some nature-inspired music to ease first-timers into the experience of floating in floatation tanks. The rooms are pitch black and silent, and some people arrive with heavy anxiety and the change in setting doesnt help at first! Some friends told me I should promote this as an anxiety-relief EP during quarantines.

The release borders on ambient, but I think its melodic sections make it something not so ambient. Never the less I believe the level of relaxation is the same :)
I personally find these are nice to listen to before going to bed.

Listen here (spotify, youtube etc)

Ive attached the artwork I made for this release below. Its uploaded in 4K so you are welcome to use it as a desktop background  8)
DL link:

Cheers, and greetings from New Zealand

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by stargazer on October 12, 2020, 06:15:18 AM »
Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP EVH...
« Last post by chris23 on October 07, 2020, 08:17:26 PM »
RIP indeed :(
Everything and Nothing / Re: Bandcamp Fridays
« Last post by stargazer on October 07, 2020, 03:54:42 AM »
Bandcamp and Bandcamp's friday are really excellent supporters of independent music. They create a global platform for music. Musicians and fans find each other in a unique way.

I see myself as a musician and fan and, like you, Chris, experience both sides. As a musician who freely offers his music to a fan base, I am infinitely grateful for the support from my fans.
It allows me to do things like CD productions that would never have been possible without the help of my fans.

As a fan, I love to support other music projects. I don't call that payment either, but rather support or a gesture. Right now, when I work almost exclusively in the home office, I listen to a lot of music.
The music that I listen to very often I buy or donate a reasonable amount. That's only fair, because what I get as a musician I want to give as a fan.

I don't really pay much attention to Bandcamp's fridays. I actually always buy when I've decided on an album. I recently bought a Hilyard album by chance on a Bandcamp's friday.
That was of course very nice, since the Bandcamp fees are waived for the musician.

As a musician you not only have 15% fees for digital sales and 10% fees for CD sales at Bandcamp, but also around 5% PayPal fees. At least if you take over these Paypal fees yourself and not pass them on to the fans.
By the way, you can adjust that. On average (2014 to 2020) I had a total fee load of 17.9%.

I actually like to pass my savings on these Bandcamp's fridays on to my fans if they want to buy a CD from me. But such actions are still rather sporadic at the moment.
Overall, I am enthusiastic about the musician-fan-platform Bandcamp. It's been a wonderful and enriching platform since I've known it.
Everything and Nothing / RIP EVH...
« Last post by petekelly on October 07, 2020, 01:15:57 AM »
He really put the 'electric' into electric guitar. Unsurpassed. RIP Eddie Van Halen.

One of his best solos (IMO)
How the music device you are using affects your sonic signature.

In ambient music or space music in particular, a freedom of instrumentation unfolds that is hardly but possible in classical music. This freedom reaches its highest level when we have left a signature within it.

Unfolding the music means opening one's soul to the unknown and the known that we carry within and realizing that there is no difference. The commonality is there in everyone.

Unfolding an instrument means opening one's soul to the unknown and the known that we carry within and realizing that there is no difference. The commonality is there in everyone.

Unfolding one's self means opening one's soul to the unknown and the known that we carry within and realizing that there is no difference. The commonality is there in everyone.

Music, instrument and self in harmony with the unknown and the known. Like perfection and imperfection, it is a unity. The timbre is determined by the music, the instrument and the self, because all three reflect the surrounding and the memory.

When the experience and the memory are the future. When the future and the memory are the experience. When the memory is the experience and the future. I think then you master your instrument. Because you have opened your soul to the known and unknown, and you can dare an orderly free fall into the music.

As already mentioned, ambient and space music is very free in terms of instrumentation. In good ambient, I hear a mood, a signature, a freedom, a hesitation, a contemplation, an experience, a vision of someone who creates from the unity of instrument, music and self.

However, I also hear when music is unfree to create from within itself. I listen to a lot of music at times, and a lot of it is similar. Instrumentation. When the instrumentation is not in tune with the individual and the music. We have something perfect and imperfect within us that is alike. If we look at it differently, it turns into the opposite. When black keys become white keys.

What I mean by that is, our soul is more than ordinary. We are able to be more than we seem. Music is more than the composer, more than the instrument, more than the self, more than the player, more than experience. We grasp the memory that we do not yet know. We reach for the unknown that we recognize. We understand timelessness, when time stands still.

A signature comes from a personality. You are what you are. You write what you are. You paint what you are. You make music the way you are. And then you build an instrument, compose a vision, and play from forgetting and remembering, from the future and the here, from the conscious and the unconscious, from the surprising and the calculated. Perfect and imperfect.

It's like the silence that reigns within us that we sometimes don't hear when we talk. The silence between the soundspheres. So important, especially with ambient. No conventions, like composed pauses, because you experience silence. No conventions, like perfect settings, because they don't exist.

If the instrument determines the musician, and thus his music, he does not yet recognize it. If the musician determines the instrument and thereby his music, he goes a few steps too far at this moment. If the music determines the musician, he is the least free. Because the music, the instrument and the self are in harmony, like memories, experiences and the future.

The personality creates a sonic signature only in freedom. And the personality grows, was always there, practices, and remembers, and forgets, and works, builds, creates, destroys. The personality is and is not. Just like the instrument and the music. Interplay. It is easier to experience than to explain.

Space, time, continuum, all one. The moment, the eternity, the instrument, the brief absence of the artist, when a black key becomes a white one, everything connected. Perfection. But it may also be imperfection from another point of view. Either way, the musical instrument will have an impact on your sonic signature.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on October 03, 2020, 06:42:20 AM »
∑ V ∑ R Y T H I N G - L o s t Water Temple 最後水神

I'm not sure how I discovered this, but it is super chill and interesting. Deep ambient with field recordings and a hint of vaporwave. There is one part that gets too noisy and intense, but, overall, the album is the kind of album I can easily put on repeat and listen to endlessly.
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