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IAN MARTIN - CLAIRVOYANT [27-diam.] CD
Release date: 12. Sept. 2016

Sound preview and pre-order option available here:
http://diametricmusic.limitedrun.com/products/574578-27-diam-ian-martin-clairvoyant-cd-preorder



Known for his diverse releases on labels such as Bunker, Panzerkreuz, Further or Shimmering Moods Ian Martin has developed his very unique own brand of electronic music. To categorize his music is difficult which adds an immense appeal to his approach on his releases. Clairvoyant is no exception to this. It is an uplifting and beautiful album based around three of Ian's favourite synthesizers: Waldorf Microwave I, Ensoniq ESQ-1 and Korg M1. Ian describes this album as an emotional collection of tracks with a lot of fantasy. This description sums it up very well and diametric. is very pleased to be able to present this album. Please join us and dive into the fantasy world Ian has invited us in. 150 manufactured limited CDís in recycled cardboard packaging. Digital release to follow 5-6 weeks after initial release.

Worldwide distribution via Diamonds & Pearls - www.dnp-music.com
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Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester. Everything simply shuts down in the summer.

Most of Michael's time has been spent scoring a feature film for Sony, long project that will take him through next spring for release in 2018.

In addition, he's been working on a new two room studio up in the foothills of Santa Fe. The upstairs studio will be all synths and guitars, downstairs is a large Dolby Atmos mixing stage. Downstairs is finished, he's working now on the upstairs studio and systems integration at the moment.




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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on July 13, 2016, 06:46:55 AM »
Ishq - Space Simulator
I bought the digital version of this. The physical version is a box with a set of Polaroid photos and 6 mini-CDrs. The 6 tracks are designed to capture the sci-fi and space-inspired elements of Ishq's work. In some ways, this release feels more pure than some of the recent experimental albums released on Virtual. Each soundscape is a 20-minute drone, with subtle shifts and layers. It is peaceful and hypnotic. Great stuff.
https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/space-simulator

Experiments in Silence - Encrypted Transmissions
New self-released CD. The EiS release on ...txt in 2014 was one of my favorites of the year. This new one is outstanding too, but is much more sequenced than the previous release. I think it would fit well in the Carpe Sonum catalog and is likely to appeal to many Fax fans. Great use of space, bass, and atmosphere.
https://experimentsinsilence.bandcamp.com/album/encrypted-transmissions
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on July 11, 2016, 07:17:27 PM »


Pjusk & Sleep Orcestra....Drowning in the sky. Phenomenal ambience, field recordings and and and...Love it

http://dronarivm.bandcamp.com/album/drowning-in-the-sky
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Independent Music Reviews / My review of "Puja" CD by David Parsons
« Last post by richardgurtler on July 11, 2016, 01:01:50 AM »


David Parsons "Puja" CD

One of the most respected doyens and original voices within the ambient drone scene returns in a jaw-dropping condition!!! That's "Puja" by New Zealander David Parsons, who has found his new home after three decades with Arizonian label Fortuna Records/Celestial Harmonies on sympathetic Swedish label gterma, where he debuted during 2013 with "Stupa" album. I have been always deeply fascinated by David Parsons ability to transform his long exploratory experiences into absolutely breathtaking sonic tapestries, meticulously transporting each listener into thrillingly enigmatic Middle and Far East realms. "Puja", which is in Hinduism a religious ritual, is certainly no exception!!! Released during March 2016 in standard jewel case with 8-panel front insert featuring photographs of Hindu and Buddhist rites by David's wife Kay Parsons as well as by gterma's driving force Johan Rehn, who is credited for additional design. As usual, the mastering duties were given to A.P aka Anders Peterson of GS Mastering & Post.

Divided into seven "Offerings", clocking between 8:35 and 16:24 in length, this utterly mysterious ride is ignited by "Offerings 1", the shortest, yet stunningly transporting transcendental journey through Indo-Gangetic Plains and Tibetan Plateau!!! Oracularly circling drones are continuously pervaded by mind-bending high-pitched clickety-clack vertexes, mesmerizingly intangible chant vistas and trance-infused throat-singing of Tibetan monks. Wow, a powerfully enrapturing listening experience awaits here as David Parsons activates all his strikingly immersing insignias and returns at the very top of his extraordinarily perfumed soundcarving wizardry, bravo, Maestro!!! "Offerings 2" moves into more contemplative terrains, where panoptic expanses, both enigmatic and embracing, are masterfully bridged with gathering of hypnotically helixing chants. "Offerings 3" safely glides through enthrallingly mindscaping sceneries, where variety of mediative bells melt with rumbling traceries, rain-charged location recordings and exquisitely monochromatic stratums. Unearthly chanting joins this spectacle as well for a trully spectacular travelogue. Another deeply fascinating soundscape reaching and entering the gates of spiritual serenity and mysterious beauty of some of the most remote monastic grounds. "Offerings 4" is driven by mind-expanding, eternally oscillating chants, which are firstly juxtaposed with elusively tinkling contemplations, then clandestinely transforming into balmily introspective realms counterpointed with additional display of male and female payerscaping horizons. Meandering, gliding, spiraling, reflecting, mindscaping..., a masterpiece!!! "Offerings 5", with 16 and a half minutes the longest endeavour on "Puja", shifts into utterly monochromatic landscapes, filled with nebulously towering drone circles. Around the middle of its length, infinite helixes are penetrated by tenaciously ear-tickling dissonant subtleties. Nearly 10-minute "Offerings 6" safely glides through magnificently dronescaping sceneries, brilliantly reinforced by a potpourri of metallic percussive enigmas, biotic glimmers and voice fragments. A drone tour de force, don't miss this thrillingly listening experience!!! 12 minute long closer "Offerings 7" is..., I won't beat about the bush, a grand finale taking its predecessor into even more mysterious level, by bridging buzzing expanses, tiding blankets, meditative meridians and mesmeric frog symphony, afterwards inconspicuously metamorphosing into warmly crescendoing and diminuendoing picturesque grasslands, holding unmistakable signatures of its crafted originator.

"Puja" is no one else but David Parsons!!! Since "Stupa" we have been waiting for more than two years, but the wait was certainly worth, because as mentioned in the opening sentences, David Parsons is back at the very top of his grippingly peculiar soundcarving. I don't know exactly David's age, but I guess he might be around 71 years old now, so I take my hat off to him for such wonderful, all-intensive 74-minute album!!! No matter if fading away and traversing colossal snow-capped peaks, majestic isolated monasteries, alpine forests, glacier fed rivers, pilgrimage sites, nomadic panoramas or sun-bathed green valleys, the journey is always monumentally immersing, breathtakingly authentic and fascinatingly ethnographic!!! Thank you, deep respect and keep on going, Maestro, we can't wait for your future, uniquely scented offerings!!! And huge kudos to Johan for taking this Grandmaster under gterma's wings few years ago!!!

Richard GŁrtler (Jul 10, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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I also produced an album consisting of 22 short tracks (each being 2-3 minutes) called Macro.
It was a fun project that allowed for a lot of experimentation.

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Short pieces as parts of a longer story. I did this with "Sparkles".
It was an intersting adventure to make this album. Short compositions.

Julio, the first track is 1:00 minute long.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by LNerell on July 07, 2016, 08:45:01 AM »
Not sure why but I can never get youtube videos to show on this forum. Any way here is a link to a video of my concert from a few weeks ago:

https://youtu.be/I37auFrlFNA

Excellent performance Loren....what a beautiful kaleidoscope of tone and texture.  Really enjoyed it.   

Might be an idea to repost this in the members projects section so others who want nothing to do with us gearheadz ;D can experience the piece.

Thanks Julio, yes I posted it in my Loren Nerell news thread and also updated it so it now appears not as a link.

Speaking of links I guess you have to change everything so it reads "(w)ww.youtube.com/watch?v=" and then add the "I37auFrlFNA" for it to work. Thanks for that info.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by El culto on July 07, 2016, 07:34:57 AM »
Not sure why but I can never get youtube videos to show on this forum. Any way here is a link to a video of my concert from a few weeks ago:

https://youtu.be/I37auFrlFNA

You have to use it in this way --> starting with www. and not using the given short https
Like this (I typed the first "w" in brackets otherwise the video would be visible but not the link) --> (w)ww.youtube.com/watch?v=I37auFrlFNA

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Great perspectives from everyone.....good in depth thoughts Judd.

A lot may have to do more with states of mind than actual track length.  It is how it works for me I feel.  An example of  this would be this piece of music from William Basinski.  At times I can leaving it play all day and also times that I turn it off because its just annoying and nothing seems to change as my attention needs to latch on to more solid sonic shapes and changing form.



Of course ambient / space music is there to assistant in resolving stressed states of mind much like meditation which is what happens when I am listening to the long form pieces of music.  I am meditating.  I cant say the same for shorter pieces and perhaps thats the point....the form suites the purpose. 

Could it be that short tracks are more ambient pop....And Im not saying this negatively just that the form is more.... intro - verse - chorus - verse - bridge etc.

I once tried to compose pieces of music that had to be no more than a minute in length.....interesting challenge but it did not work.

     
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