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Everything and Nothing / Music for the people of the underground
« Last post by stargazer on November 11, 2017, 03:15:06 PM »
Music for the people of the underground:

There has always been a lot of music and a lot of it was boring.
I think that's why we're in the underground.
I used to play vinyl on small parties.
I liked the people who went dancing because of the music.
We did not want to stand in the center, we were unconventional.

Today there are digital media, plugins and autotune.
And we are still at home in the underground, more than ever.
We look to the world, and when people share something out of warmth,
when a positive sign from the world resonates, we are confident.

It is always special to filter music from the underground.
Music of the underground is something meaningful.
I can not remember ever playing music with clichés.
And whenever a cliché is created again, I dive deeper into the underground.
When I see that music is created for money, when music loses its originality, I go on.

Ambient music is a niche, is underground in itself.
Let's go on to classical music and folklore, underground is their birthplace.
People who make authentic music and create authentic notes, they are the underground.

When music becomes famous, it tends to be commercialized.
How often do we experience artists starting second projects to stay authentic.
How often do we worry about pursuing music that falls into commerce.

I found a guiding idea for myself:
Music is like a bird, it sings because it lives.
We recognize this music because it corresponds to us.


Ravenmaster - In Memoriam

Edition of 50
Pro-dubbed C11 clear cassette
Poppy Appeal lapel inc.

In Memoriam is an elegy for those lost to the great wars of the past as well as present day victims of increasingly obscured and convoluted conflict.

Listen/ Purchase at WANNAMARCHI.CLUB:
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Some ['ramp] and Parsick news
« Last post by doombient on November 11, 2017, 08:20:03 AM »
cold storage, the final rehearsal of the concert performed at Oberhausen Gasometer in November 2007 has now been made available as a FLAC download again:

It used to be around for some time when Iapetus were looking after my digital albums but it has been offline since our collaboration ceased in 2012.

If you're into glacial dark ambient, I think you might want to give it a try.

Thanks for listening, and thank you very much for your generosity and support,

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by DeepR on November 09, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
In the spirit of this topic:

Tchaikovsky - Hymn of the Cherubim
Dave and Richard, thanks for your support. :D

I also realized I forgot to include a link to Bert's review at Sonic Immersion:
I would like to travel around the world enough to recommend it.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos Approaching Dark Space
« Last post by phobos on November 07, 2017, 12:46:15 PM »
my pleasure ;)
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos Approaching Dark Space
« Last post by hjalmer on November 07, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »

that is good news about itunes!

thanks for that!         h
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos Approaching Dark Space
« Last post by phobos on November 07, 2017, 05:51:51 AM »
Officially released today and available now from here:-
Physical and digital-

Digital only-
The download is also available from CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, etc, with thanks to Pete Kelly for the heads up regarding the CD Baby route.  ;)
Independent Music Reviews / My review of "Ovum" CD by Chronotope Project
« Last post by richardgurtler on November 06, 2017, 10:07:57 AM »

Chronotope Project "Ovum" CD

Several years have already passed since I reviewed Chronotope Project's "Event Horizon" released on Relaxed Machinery back in October 2014. In the meantime, Jeffrey Ericson Allen, the man behind Chronotope Project, became a very vital member of Spotted Peccary Music family. After "Dawn Treader" (August 2015) and "Passages" (May 2016) album, here comes the latest sonic installment by this hugely crafted artist based in Eugene, Oregon. "Ovum" is out since August 4th 2017 and it comes in absolutely gorgeous 4-panel eco wallet packaging designed by Daniel Pipitone and exhibiting stunning original photography by Joel Silva. As usual, Howard Givens is the wizard behind the mastering knobs.

The journey opens with 10-minute "Olduvai Dreams" and is ignited by tranquilly expanding and warmly embracing washes, but towards the second minute the scenario shifts into richly flavored organic alchemy, meticulously coalescing magnetizing downtempos with mesmerizingly laid-back tribal balm, swirling flute fluorescences, enveloping breezy blankets and exotically fragranced glimpses. A truly euphoric and harmoniously striking sonic splendor showcasing Jeffrey Ericson Allen's huge compositional talent and glowing multi-instrumental virtuosity. Undoubtedly a Hall of Fame performance, bravo, Jeffrey!!! I should add, the part of the title is taken, I suppose, from Olduvai, a gorge in Tanzania, where the earliest evidence of probably the first human species was tracked. The title track "Ovum", clocking to 8 minutes, returns to more evocative sceneries, where introspective humming quietudes and intangibly liquid traceries are exquisitely juxtaposed with serenely meandering weeping poignancy and peeking silent vistas. A gorgeously engrossing elixir! The next piece "Mariposa" keeps tightly on a deeply reflective path, when bridging ethereal choir-like meridians guarding above with titillating soaring vertexes, contemplative plucked strings and auxiliary shimmering undercurrents. The closing third is inconspicuously reinforced by a gently glimmering percussive trinkets. Sheer beauty in full bloom! Remote winds announce "Emanation" and persistently commingle with hauntingly enigmatic flute calls, while some glistening Berlin-School sequences clandestinely permeate across the longing horizons. "Primordial", at 4:52 the shortest track on "Ovum", delves into soothingly colored terrains, where symphony of nocturnal biotic subtleties performed by pond's dwellers precisely amalgamates with placidly nuanced and enchantingly surrounding sublime cushions. "Epiphany" transfers into lushly animated imageries fastidiously merging perpetually galloping effervescent pulses with cello- and flute-like infused sinuous narrations masterfully carved, I believe, through Haken Continuum Fingerboard, an amazing piece of gear, which Jeffrey Ericson Allen extensively uses on this album. Lachrymosely immersing jewel! 9 minutes long "Starry Messenger" immediately transports the listener into the splendiferous garden of fascinatingly translucent glitters, delightfully counterpointed by expressively yearning patterns evoking touching flute and cello insignias of its solitary genius. A grand finale indeed!!!

When I look back, in 2012 Chronotope Project was one of the biggest revelations and then, after releasing above mentioned "Event Horizon", its sole protagonist was heading into the Ambient Pantheon. Now, 5 years later, Jeffrey Ericson Allen is still marching forward and with phenomenal "Ovum" album he can easily share his creative earmarks with the giants of the genre. We all must be very grateful for such soundsculpting talent!!! Put your headphones on or activate your speakers, superb sound quality awaits here, 51-minute "Ovum" is one of the most ingenious highlights of 2017, an aural and visual magnum opus by Chronotope Project!!!

Richard Gürtler (Nov 05, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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