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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Castleview on Yesterday at 07:33:29 PM »
Autoditaker is great but I have to be in the right mood for it.

Hotel Neon - Means of Knowing
This group is interesting. Technically, I don't sense that they're doing anything innovative; most of the sounds are guitar based, with a surprising amount of distortion. But somehow they manage to pull of really interesting soundscapes that are nearly impossible to mistake as anything other than Hotel Neon. This latest release is a double CDr from Spain's Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/means-of-knowing

ARCHIVES is awesome.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on Yesterday at 02:43:29 PM »

I think you'd also like Microstoria. Check out SND and Init Ding. It was a duo of Markus Popp from Oval and Jan St. Werner from Mouse On Mars.
 

I might be one of the biggest Microtoria and early Mouse on Mars fans on the planet.  MoM has produced a lot of works that do not appeal to me at all.  My favs of the two are: 

Microstoria:  Init Ding, SnD, Model Three Step Two and Reprovisers. 

MoM:  Instrumentals, Glam, Autodikaker, Niun Niggung 

Microstoria is Ambient / Avant Garde / Experimental electronics.  SnD is the most Ambient of the bunch. 

The MoM albums mentioned here are Ambient techno / glitch / IDM.

All the albums mentioned exhibit interesting sonic characteristics that very few artists have successfully emulated.  Some of the Microstoria content appears to be influenced by the early Avant Garde electronic pioneers from 1950-1970.   
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CDs, vinyl and cassettes  ;D will still continue to be purchased however storage after a lifetime of collecting music is now a major issue. Thank goodness for downloads in that regard.
 

Digitize and remaster everything physical.  If you have been collecting for a long time, it's quite likely a lot of the tracks could benefit from some careful remastering.  Only keep cds and lps that you like more than 60% of just in case the worst case digital scenario happens.  Also keep rare physicals that could fetch silly money someday.  Sell the rest of your physical collection for a pittance or throw it directly in the trash.
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Everything and Nothing / How many satellites orbiting Earth?
« Last post by stargazer on May 25, 2018, 12:53:49 PM »
How many satellites orbiting Earth?

Today I asked this question and I found answers. You may know about space debris and I assumed we have lots of metal in our orbit. I never dreamed we had that much.

We have nearly 20.000 satellites in orbit ! (Credit to AGI)

Here is the cool satellite viewer: http://apps.agi.com/SatelliteViewer/



There are estimated to be over 170 million pieces of debris smaller than 1 cm (0.39 in) as of July 2013. There are approximately 670,000 pieces from one to ten cm. The current count of large debris (defined as 10 cm across or larger) is 29,000. The technical measurement cutoff is c. 3 mm (0.12 in). Over 98 percent of the 1,900 tons of debris in low Earth orbit (as of 2002) was accounted for by about 1,500 objects, each over 100 kg (220 lb). Total mass is mostly constant despite addition of many smaller objects, since they reenter the atmosphere sooner. Using a 2008 figure of 8,500 known items, it is estimated at 5,500 t (12,100,000 lb). (Credit: NASA, ESA)

Maybe some of you know the intro for the film "Contact" ?



Satellites, cell towers, radio, these all create our enviroments here on Earth.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on May 24, 2018, 06:41:27 PM »
Hotel Neon - Means of Knowing
This group is interesting. Technically, I don't sense that they're doing anything innovative; most of the sounds are guitar based, with a surprising amount of distortion. But somehow they manage to pull of really interesting soundscapes that are nearly impossible to mistake as anything other than Hotel Neon. This latest release is a double CDr from Spain's Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/means-of-knowing
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by stargazer on May 23, 2018, 09:30:12 PM »


from the lovely CSM label
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Castleview on May 23, 2018, 06:57:25 PM »
Oval - 94diskont

A glitch masterpiece and one of the pioneering albums of the genre.


I just heard this for the first time. Nice stuff!

Halftribe - For the Summer, or Forever
New release on Dronarivm. Amazing work. Very similar in spirit to his previous release on Archives: Soft ambient melodies and loops, with glitched out textures and flourishes. I love all the little details in this; true sonic candy.
https://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-summer-or-forever

I think you'd also like Microstoria. Check out SND and Init Ding. It was a duo of Markus Popp from Oval and Jan St. Werner from Mouse On Mars.
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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« Last post by Seren on May 21, 2018, 06:23:52 AM »
Any Brandon Sanderson fans in here? I'm currently reading the second book of the Mistborn series. I love it! It's a pretty chunky book too, which is awesome.

They are a great series - enjoy them all.
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APERUS ~ LIE SYMMETRY





LISTEN / BUY:
Bandcamp ~ https://aperus.bandcamp.com/album/lie-symmetry
Aperus Website ~ http://geophonicrecords.com/ecomm_product.php?product_id=10
iTunes ~ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lie-symmetry/1379937776

ARTISTS OF REFERENCE

As a reference point, this album by Aperus could be compared to: Biosphere, Wolfgang Voigt, Thomas Koner, Loscil, Brian Eno (On Land), William Basinski, David Sylvian (instrumental), Aglaia, Alio Die, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana, Oophoi, Rapoon, etc.

TRACK LIST

1. VLA 1  6:12   
2. Frozen, Broken  7:10   
3. When the Mountains Wear Black Hats  4:12   
4. Himalaya  3:21   
5. VLA 2  7:46   
6. Marsh Lake, October  9:02   
7. Ephemeral River  5:37   
8. Unfrozen, Unbroken  5:11

DESCRIPTION

On Lie Symmetry, Brian McWilliams (aka Aperus) creates an ambient work of highly saturated color and sound, blending resonant analog synths with warm textures and a compelling selection of field recordings. Here, McWilliams works as sonic sculptor - exploring the edges, pushing the sound as far as possible and shaping the music and artwork together into a nearly synesthetic singular vision. Defying easy categorization, the album moves between ambient, electronic, environmental and drone music to create a wide array of emotional tones. With all of its angles and contours, Lie Symmetry is sure to reward repeated listens and appeal to fans of various ambient styles.

From the liner notes:

I first heard the term Lie Symmetry on the radio segment "Finding Beautiful Symmetry Near Absolute Zero". There, physicist Alan Tennant described his study of transitions in the quantum states of deeply cooled cobalt ions - "when water goes from ice to liquid, there are transitions between these states. At the exact point where you change from one state to another, that's where you get the really important stuff ... In fact, [these transitions] are quite beautiful. The quantum aspect of the system provides a kind of a simplification, an extra layer of order that you wouldn't expect." This order or symmetry is known as E8 or Lie Symmetry.

2018 Geophonic Records, geocd04
Thanks for reading and listening!

Aperus / Remanence
Geophonic Records / Resonant Effects
https://aperus.bandcamp.com/
http://www.geophonicrecords.com
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / MIDNIGHT CHANTS
« Last post by FabioKeiner on May 20, 2018, 02:05:21 PM »
dark ambient improvisations on sitar... just released at orfium.com
get a look & listening, please:
https://www.orfium.com/album/704096/midnight-chants-fabiokeiner/
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