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I'm going to be honest and say I'm a little disappointed with Biosonic. I really enjoy some of Robert Logan's individual pieces that I listened to, but I did wonder how his style and sound would combine with that of Steve Roach.
To me the music on Biosonic kind of lingers on the surface, it doesn't pull me in. There are some fine moments, like the beautiful atmospheric ending of the first track. I wish there were more of those moments.
I think there is a lot of focus on detail, but I'm missing the overall picture. For example, I feel Body Electric and especially Blood Machine have a much stronger sense of cohesion; the concept of those albums really comes to life in the music.
Still, it's a worthy effort and it's good for Steve Roach to keep venturing into new directions, but maybe these two artists aren't fully compatible. Or I simply had the wrong expectations.
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I feel exactly the same about everything in your post.
I think Steve and vit unis is a perfect match I hope they will work together again. 
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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Last post by Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le) on April 27, 2016, 05:47:43 PM »
This is quite sad! I feel blessed to have gotten to know Jeff better over the last 3-4 years. Lots of hour spent talking about gear, music and recording. Our conversations got fewer over the past 2 months and we spent more time texting and facebook chatting. I know he was really struggling. This is just such a loss, of a friend and fellow musician and gear freak. My prayers go out to his family!
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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Last post by APK on April 27, 2016, 03:44:03 PM »
And such a young age. How sad.   :(
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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Last post by chris23 on April 27, 2016, 03:03:25 PM »
 :(
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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Last post by einstein36 on April 27, 2016, 02:51:24 PM »
A great musician and influence on ambient music.
We will definitely miss him.  He's now playing awesome ambient music with Jim Brenholts....
Rest in peace dear friend...
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Everything and Nothing / R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Last post by mgriffin on April 27, 2016, 01:58:40 PM »

I've just seen the terrible news that Jeff Kowal, who was a long-time visitor to this forum, and best known for his recordings as Terra Ambient, has passed away.


As for today, the spottedpeccary.com landing page is a memorial to Jeff, though assume this link will point to something else if you find this later: http://spottedpeccary.com/

Many of us may have seen Jeff posting on Facebook about his difficult illness. I'm not sure what I can say. In addition to being a sensitive and gifted recording artist, Jeff was always intelligent and thoughtful in my interactions with him, and seemed to be well-liked and respected by everyone. He will be missed.
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Igneous Flame News, Spring 2016
« Last post by petekelly on April 27, 2016, 06:38:37 AM »
This is more of a re-post, than an actual post, but I recently blogged about my upcoming projects. Here:
https://igneousflame.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/igneous-news-spring-2016/

I've also uploaded a free track on my Soundcloud page, if you just want to hear that:
https://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/return-to-life
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I'm going to be honest and say I'm a little disappointed with Biosonic. I really enjoy some of Robert Logan's individual pieces that I listened to, but I did wonder how his style and sound would combine with that of Steve Roach.
To me the music on Biosonic kind of lingers on the surface, it doesn't pull me in. There are some fine moments, like the beautiful atmospheric ending of the first track. I wish there were more of those moments.
I think there is a lot of focus on detail, but I'm missing the overall picture. For example, I feel Body Electric and especially Blood Machine have a much stronger sense of cohesion; the concept of those albums really comes to life in the music.
Still, it's a worthy effort and it's good for Steve Roach to keep venturing into new directions, but maybe these two artists aren't fully compatible. Or I simply had the wrong expectations.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on April 26, 2016, 05:57:17 PM »
cvac: Kevan Revis just told me that he knows you from your WI days. Crazy, small world: He and I went to high school and college together.

Yes, very small world indeed.


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Speaking of which:

Kevan Revis - Sollicitudo

Experimental soundscapes with a lot of ear candy. Not necessarily ambient, but likely to appeal to those who like the Hafler Trio, Organum, NWW, and other outfits that helped define a unique form of sound sculptures in the 80s/90s.
https://kevanrevis.bandcamp.com/album/sollicitudo


I tend to think of ambient music as part of a continuum where all kinds of things exist, and this kind of stuff is just on another part of the same continuum as ambient. I really enjoy his album too. The vinyl LP version is very nice for those that have a turntable. I think he might still have a few copies left through his store, Boxer Records.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on April 26, 2016, 05:02:57 PM »
cvac: Kevan Revis just told me that he knows you from your WI days. Crazy, small world: He and I went to high school and college together.

Speaking of which:

Kevan Revis - Sollicitudo

Experimental soundscapes with a lot of ear candy. Not necessarily ambient, but likely to appeal to those who like the Hafler Trio, Organum, NWW, and other outfits that helped define a unique form of sound sculptures in the 80s/90s.
https://kevanrevis.bandcamp.com/album/sollicitudo
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