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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Castleview on Yesterday at 06:19:38 PM »
AMM - From A Strange Place

There's nothing else quite like AMM.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on April 18, 2018, 08:26:32 PM »
36 - Circuit Bloom
Excellent melodies with a cyberpunk touch.
Everything and Nothing / Compose. Composition.
« Last post by stargazer on April 17, 2018, 02:32:46 PM »
Compose. Composition.

What is it? I always look at the Latin word stems. Compono. Componere. Composita. Compositio.
Compos means "involved in something". Compono means "put together, form, shape, build".
Componere means "compose". However, composition is called "modi" in Latin. "Modus" means type and tune (musically).

What a fine art of composing is evident in every symphony or opera, melodies in layers, interacting, counterpointing, merging and transcending.
Pitches, instruments, depth, overlays, connections, similarities.
The string instruments, for example, and the wind instruments, as well as choirs, complement and overlap in pitches. That is very fascinating.
The reverb is also a real instrument in compositions. Sometimes a similar play of several directions arises from the strings and combines into a reverb-like effect.
Echoes work just as well out of the instruments and notes.

Composing is really being involved in something. Somehow the theme (the tune) is the cause of a whole series of independent developments.
These can be controlled to a degree. Everything else is part of the whole, larger. The orchestra, the room, the ambience.
The notes are just one of the parts of composing.

That's what I wanted to say.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Fretless Bass (for ambient)
« Last post by Scott M2 on April 16, 2018, 11:06:44 AM »
More harmonics than I could have imagined from a bass!
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Fretless Bass (for ambient)
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on April 15, 2018, 10:36:24 PM »
All those harmonics.....for me this contains so much....can't play it, perhaps one day, but oh so inspiring.

Nah, just watched it again. No chance to ever come close, but hey, still inspired nevertheless.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Wooden Signals - Lunar Signals
« Last post by Wooden Signals on April 15, 2018, 01:19:55 PM »
The moon has called you here but why? As you begin to get your bearings it starts to rain...
Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: 4K movies and documentaries
« Last post by Seren on April 12, 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
Criminal - with Kevin Costner - not kept this one, interesting story but not one I'd watch again.
Everest - snow whites very stunning....very tragic story.
Prestige - great story telling, enjoyed it much more this time round. I like the way the story is told through 3 different people, 2 of them reading each others books about each other...
Inception - always enjoy this film, even better in 4K
Blade Runner 2049 - great film, interesting story and great visuals.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Brilliant visuals, but not sure about the story - too much running/flying  around for me -  A bit like more recent Dr Who....also I have not decided if the retelling of IV is a good thing in exploring different themes or just lazy story telling.

Looking forward to 2001 and The Matrix.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Tranquility Album Release
« Last post by einstein36 on April 12, 2018, 08:58:54 AM »
I have released my newest album, Tranquility, under my pseudo name, Ambiscend.
You can purchase it over at my bandcamp page:
and at cdbaby:
Physical CDs will be available in a couple of weeks.
Thank you.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on April 11, 2018, 06:23:25 PM »
Alio Die + Aglaia - Amitabha
This has some really nice tracks on it, but I didn't find it compelling enough to give it repeated listens.

Steve Brand - Near Series: Threshold
I'm obsessed with this for some reason. Long-form ambient work that captures something that reminds me of early vidnaObmana and Roach collaborations, but with its own voice and personality. Infinitely interesting.
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