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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by ffcal on Today at 12:35:44 AM »
This is the art of listening, its about listening, about the experience and the creation of sonic art in the  heart mind of this listener
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Hi Julio, I watched the first piece on the video.  It is interesting, but a bit romanticized and it only captures part of the process--the recording.  I think that the preproduction/postproduction, as unglamorous as it may be, can be just as important, especially when studio effects are an integral part of the atmosphere of the overall piece and when a piece is as through-composed as this one was.  The video also captures a piece primarily as a performance.  My pieces generally are not realized as single real-time performances, because of the layering of different instruments and sonic processing that I back into what I've already recorded.  Sometimes I use sonic bits that were recorded years apart.  I wasn't even sure that the melody in the video originated from the Korg MS-20 that he appeared to be playing.  I have one, and I don't think they sound that crisp, even with digital reverb.  My experience has been that a lot of the creative process can be uninteresting to watch, especially the parts showing frustration when a bit doesn't work.  ;)  Maybe it was just the slickness of the video that irritated me a bit.

Forrest
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This is the art of listening, its about listening, about the experience and the creation of sonic art in the  heart mind of this listener
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by BFS on Yesterday at 07:53:57 PM »
Loscil - His first 3 were the best to me.. I find the others less playful
and rhythmically rather sterile...more atmospheric/conceptual works also sound over
thought to my ears...

I'm taken by a lot of vintage hypnotic beat oriented music these
days...Some currents am enjoying...

AM/PM - The Ends I and II (Fantastic textural dub studies...IMO much more interesting and sonically pleasing than Loscil)

Monolake - Atlas-Titan, X I E, Icarus  (The singles are really terrific-wildly creative polyrhythmic bliss - way more interesting than 99% of so called techno)

Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State, The Number of Magic (Some 30 years later still
as fresh sounding as ever...indescribably interesting beat-sample juxtapositions of the highest order)

Gas - Box set (I love everything Voigt...These records are sublime works of subtle beatified ambient...Another master that never sounds tired to me)

SND - Stdio (another treasure trove of amazing sounds..this is the one I'm currently listening to - refined glitchry that is hypnotic and at once effortless sounding - never boring or gimmicky)


Sensate Focus - 3.3 (Fell is a genius and all his newish Sensate Focus records only confirm it)
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by APK on Yesterday at 05:40:27 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/somi

Re: Loscil/Scott Morgan. As a fan, the thing that I really appreciate about his music is that he has a distinctive style. I can hear a few seconds of a Loscil track and identify the artist right away. Of course, that on its own wouldn't be cool if I didn't like the music he produced, but I think having a sonic signature is a challenging thing to accomplish in this genre. His last few releases were good, but they didn't get many repeat listens around here. My favorite album of his is Plume.

Yeah, I agree very much with your "distinctive style" claim, Chris.
The trouble for me with a lot of lo-fi and dub inspired stuff is the lack of individuality. I hear a track and may like it, but there is no distinct identity. I can not tell who did it. And maybe a lot of the music is produced with bought sample sets.
But Locil clearly has individuality.
I like a number of his albums, very much.
Especially Sketches From New Brighton.

Hear:      https://loscil.bandcamp.com/album/sketches-from-new-brighton
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on Yesterday at 04:52:13 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/somi



This is on my wishlist. Did anyone get either of the two book editions? Pricey but look nice.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on Yesterday at 04:51:13 PM »


Eno -  Ambient 4 On Land




Probably my favorite ambient album ever and my favorite Eno work. Lots of other great stuff on your list too, many albums I've never heard but have been meaning to check out.
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Synthetic Ambient Guitar
« Last post by Ekstasis on Yesterday at 03:06:01 PM »
I made about 100 recordings of this kind, using the same guitar sound, the intention with the recording was to work as a skeleton for my music project using real guitar.  During these recordings I used only one keyboard all was recorded in real time, but while the guitar ideas was the primary focus I did put a lot of focus and time for each recording session to put together a lot of interesting soundscapes and sounds.   I might post a few of those I will post this for now, if some one like it I will post maybe more, the uploads will only be here temporary and not permanently since I aim these to be skeleton for future albums

All 105 recording was recorded 2012, they still consist of the most up to date production I have so far (a lot higher then the pre 2012 stuff cause I got new tools and plugins). All is recorded in real time, everything is trigged with one midi keyboard only, I have loaded up like 4 alchemy instances , every instance like 4 sounds.  My intetion is to mix ambient with psychedlic rock but only using clean guitar with different effects, I want the drums to be slow and heavy almost like "hip hop" especially the bass parts I want it to have the same bass grove as from that genre (when done right ).

First upload it

Synthetic Ambient guitar 48 : http://kiwi6.com/file/e9x2ppr7t4 

Tools used: Alchemy,  SPL Transient Designer, wavearts tube saturator , SSL X-comp, Lexicion Random Hall PCM Native, toraverb, Digital Slate FG-X, soundtoys echoboy (using Robert Rich technique which is putting a delay on left and right channel with 95% pan on each site with slight different with few cent different in pitch)


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on Yesterday at 12:36:26 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/somi

Re: Loscil/Scott Morgan. As a fan, the thing that I really appreciate about his music is that he has a distinctive style. I can hear a few seconds of a Loscil track and identify the artist right away. Of course, that on its own wouldn't be cool if I didn't like the music he produced, but I think having a sonic signature is a challenging thing to accomplish in this genre. His last few releases were good, but they didn't get many repeat listens around here. My favorite album of his is Plume.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 09:53:54 AM »
It's hard for me to choose favorites.  I guess these are my favorite albums in the Ambient and Dark Ambient categories. 

Eno - Apollo, Shutov Assembly, Ambient 4 On Land

Steve Roach - Magnificent Void, This Place to Be
Roach & Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls
Roach & Jorge Reyes - El Costumbre

Vidna Obmana - Spiritual Bonding, Echoing Delight

Robert Rich - Somnium, Filaments
Rich & Lustmord - Stalker
Rich & Alio Die - Fissures

Lustmord - Carbon/Core, The Place Where Dark Stars Hang

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 2

Namlook / Fax - Shades of Orion 2, 2350 Broadway 1, Dreamfish 1, Ambient Gardener series

Spacetime Continuum - Seabiscuit

ISHQ - Orchid

Silent Records - From Here to Tranquility series

Biosphere - Substrata, Polar Sequences, Patashnik

Jeff Pierce - With Evening Above

KLF - Chillout

Oophoi - Static Soundscapes: Three Lights At The End Of The World, Celestial Geometries

Thom Brennan - Mist

Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - In a Place of Such Graceful Shapes

Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze

Thomas Koner - Nuuk

Microstoria - Snd

Flowers for Bodysnatchers - Aokigahara

Apocryphos, Kammerheit & Atrium Carcei - Onyx

Paul Schutze - Apart, New Maps of Hell

Carbon Based Lifeforms - World of Sleepers

Autumn of Communion 4

Robert Scott Thompson - Arcana

Delirium - Spheres

Psychic Warriors of Gaia - Ov Biospheres and Sacred Grooves

Future Sound of London - Lifeforms

Plus everything on Hypnos Records and everything the forum members have produced.




 


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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Some ['ramp] and Parsick news
« Last post by doombient on Yesterday at 03:59:23 AM »
Alright, here we go, here comes the nasty bit:

https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/album/doombient-two-a-declaration-of-war

doombient.two probably is the most radical album in ['ramp]'s repertoire (well, that's my take on it anyway). It was recorded during a one-off festival which really went out of control due to the organizer being very ambitious but inexperienced, and the personnel he had asked to help him being totally inept. The FOH mixer, for instance, had never heard of "stereo", and in order to cope with clipping he tweaked the EQ controls rather than lowering input gain.

This left me not only with a ruined live recording but also with an audience that really felt annoyed by the sheer amount of noise and aggressiveness ['ramp] presented right from the start. In fact, ['ramp] managed to empty the hall in less than 20 minutes. I believe that this concert put off quite a lot of people who still believe that ['ramp] is rubbish, fifteen years on.

To this day, I sometimes can't stand the emotional intensity of the recording as it was not only recorded under really extreme personal and existential circumstances, it also marked the beginning of the end of ['ramp] as a duo.

Be prepared that this is not exactly for the inexperienced listener or for the faint at heart.

Thanks for listening, and -- as always -- thank you for your support,

Stephen.
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