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Everything and Nothing / Ab Antiquo
« Last post by Paolo_Rocchi on November 07, 2018, 05:15:28 AM »
Let's talk about new stuff.
I released a Lofi Ambient/soundscape EP with dungeon synth inspiration and I'd like to hear your opinions. I wanted to create something particular
Here it is

https://paolorocchi.bandcamp.com/album/ab-antiquo

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Thank you guys !
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How the heck do you do it? Creating ambient music
« Last post by petekelly on November 05, 2018, 02:33:58 AM »
'Rowan' a short work-in-progress generative track using Reaktor Blocks:

https://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/rowan
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Waves End of year Sale
« Last post by petekelly on November 02, 2018, 01:17:56 PM »
The sale seems to be ongoing.

Over the past few months I've bought a lot of their stuff. The demos are good in that you can pretty much try anything (once you have the Waves central thing installed) fully functional for a week. I've tried lots of things that I didn't feel the need for and a lot that I did !

This is a particularly good deal, in that it includes the C6 mutiband compressor and the L3 maximising stuff (and some other useful stuff)

https://www.waves.com/bundles/dave-aude-emp-toolbox#into-the-mix-with-dj-remixer-producer-dave-aude
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new great review of Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56), from the Dark Entries Belgian online music magazine:
http://www.darkentries.be/nl/recensies/parallel-worlds-dave-bessell-dystopia/  (rating 8 out of 10)    :)
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new great review from Andy Gee (Inkeys) :
https://web.facebook.com/inkeys/

PARALLEL WORLDS & DAVE BESSELL – Dystopia Album
Synth music album on the ever consistent DiN label, and it's awesome.
The reason for this is because it's such a busy set of tracks.
Throughout the album's 8 tracks in just over an hour, the way the duo take layers of music across a myriad rhythms, melodies and atmospheres, to create a set of musical worlds where nothing ever stands still or repeats itself, yet at the same time, flows freely and strongly is nothing short of breathtaking. Although in the melodic/rhythmic vein, you're never really conscious of actual “tunes”, largely since the pieces all possess a certain twisting and turning quality, to which is added moods that range from the brooding spectre that is “Underclouds” to the almost symphonic qualities of “Cipher”.
The near 9 minute “Into The Distance” starts serenely enough with streams of cosmic bliss, echoes from another galaxy far away and the overall feel of deep space before slowly coalescing the approaching rhythm within its charms, still drifting but now with the engines running to give added strength and propulsion, as more sonic textures and layers are added, a bell-like melody rings out and suddenly the giant spacecraft is on its way to infinity, the whisper now a roar as the whole thing comes to life and you're in for a ride across space and time.
Just one example of the many musical worlds that await. The equally near 9 minute “Forest of Stars” begins angrily enough with menacing darkness to its electronic density before the mood eventually lightens and it's like coming out of the other side of a black hole, into a new world of light and rich in atmosphere, allowing you to breathe and take in the joys that surround, as electronic rhythms with the lightest touvh marry what sounds almost like a sustained guitar refrain against a backdrop of occasionally booming rhythmic splashes. All of a sudden, an electro-percussive sea of rhythms kicks in and takes the, now even more menacing track, into ever deeper territories, the fuzzed synth leads intertwining with the cosmic drift as rolling electronic/percussive rhythms propel it all....... to a complete stop......whereupon you then circle the sun in shining layers of fathomless space synths, underpinned by hinted rhythms, driven by electro-percussive backdrops and eventually falling into the sun to be lost forever.
“Mutagen” is a quite lively, explosive piece, as with all the tracks on this album, full to the brim with electronic layers and textures, this time with a sea of more undulating rhythms, in themselves, many and varied, as new melodic layers are added and the whole thing becomes this giant example of synth music exploration on a galactic scale.
Sometimes it hints of the Classic intros to Tangerine Dream epics, most notably the opening track, but overall, this is synth msuic that breaks the mould in that it's somehow familiar, hugely busy, incredibly accessible, yet has so much going on within its structure, you'll find yourself returning to it, play after play after play – as refreshing as a summer's day and as adventurous as a trip to Mars, this is riveting from start to finish.

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new great review of Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Dystopia (DiN56) cd album, by Artemi Pugachov (Encyclopedia of Electronic Music) :

http://pugachov.ru/eem/reviews4.html#PARALLELBESSELLDYSTOPIA

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new great review of Dystopia from Bert Strolenberg (www.sonicimmersion.org) : Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell – Dystopia

CD/Digital Download, DiN, 2018

The title of the duos second distance collaboration already suggests dark electronics -a style Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) and Dave Bessell both appreciate a lot- and that’s what the listeners can expect here. As their debut “Morphogenic” already proved, Bakis has quite an intuitive approach to writing his music, giving Dave the opportunity to add some traditional classical skills to that. The original idea (a tribute to gothic novel writer HP Lovecraft) to have a definite theme which ran all the way through “Dystopia” didn't really work as both musicians quite soon felt restricted in what they were trying to write so very quickly they abandoned that and let the music guide them instead. The latter process saw Bakis playing his Buchla, Serge, and, (mostly) his big Eurorack modular -which is now his 'to go' synth- while Dave applied his analogue synths and e-guitar for special guitar soundscapes. The mood and feel on the eight track/60-minute result is one of a darkening future as well as a certain sense of remorse dripping through the crispy yet organic sounds, textures and melodic lines. Haunting, intriguing and gothic also apply to the duos work full of fat but mellow vintage sonic creations and sequences, adding a level of gloominess and surrealism as well as an abstract-industrial edge to the sound of ARC (if one wants a kind of comparison). Can’t deny I’d love to see these creative spirits perform their stuff live somehow, sometime....   (rating 3.5 stars, out of 5)

Bert Strolenberg/SonicimmersioN   -September 2, 2018-
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Waves End of year Sale
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on November 01, 2018, 04:46:37 PM »
Rather than start a new thread Waves are at it again.....serious drop in price for their plugins for whatever sale this one is.

I picked up these two Abbey Road offerings a few days ago.





The plate reverb is exceptional...a little goes a long way. Have not delved into the Mastering strip but I like its simplicity which I intend to use as a channel strip and not for mastering, cpu withstanding.
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great review of Parallel Worlds  - Tonal Paintings by Sylvain Lupari :

https://synthsequences.blogspot.com/2018/11/parallel-worlds-tonal-paintings-2018.html  (rating 4 out of 5)

info and purchase: https://electroniqueitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tonal-paintings

Tonal Paintings - Marbled Red Vinyl... last 15 copies available, make your order before it's too late!   :)

latest update: Marbled Red vinyls SOLD OUT on Bandcamp.

Digital Download version of Parallel Worlds - Tonal Paintings LP, NOW Available in Bandcamp, for 7 euros! go get your album.    :)
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on November 01, 2018, 06:06:38 AM »
Was there ever a Photography thread created in the forum?  Seems a fair number of members enjoy making pictures.  Pete did you start one?
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Fall 2018
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on November 01, 2018, 06:04:00 AM »
I love the autumn too : ) Favorite time in the years!!

Julio: Thanks for your words and for introducing me to Robert Adams. Very fine analog photography!! Do you know Hiroshi Sugimoto?

I do know Hiroshi Sugimoto work, Jana.....particularly his Seascapes. Very Beautiful.
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: [ówt krě] "Ximenes" (Self-released)
« Last post by owtkri on November 01, 2018, 03:48:07 AM »
Today the release went live everywhere,

also posted a video for the track Parce Domine on Youtube,
check it out!

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