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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by jdh on July 22, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
I have all versions,each is outstanding and for a different mood.
The 7 hour version is the one to get.You can find the full download in lossless FLAC here-

http://www.musiczeit.com/album.php?album=164&Robert+Rich+Somnium

This site also has many of Robert's other titles,including some wonderful live concerts.
I have the DVD which does play in any player and some high end CD players.It came out way before the download.
The Itunes version is OK but very edited,proper for quick naps.
The Itunes App is most likely the best version as it can continue forever,a very cool idea.It does not have anywhere near the sound variations of the DVD but has I think 5 loops that can morph from slow to slowest.
Of course,the audio quality is also quite low on anything Itunes.For me,it has to be lossless.
This music is designed to be played at very low levels so do not crank it.It should be barely audible as you drift to sleep.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on July 22, 2014, 12:15:05 PM »
Somnium is the reason I bought a DVD player. Really cool release.

Currently listening to Steve Roach's The Delicate Forever and The Delicate Beyond. This is great stuff. I had no idea there was more material inspired by the revisiting of the Structures for Silences seasons. What a pleasant surprise.
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Well I'm not surprised...

Tomas has the most harsh comments here, I don't understand why..

My suggestion is to buy somewhere else, maybe other labels that ship to Russia?



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Great!  I'm glad Cinchel clicked with you.  He's a good egg as well as good musician. 
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« Last post by | broken harbour | on July 22, 2014, 06:12:16 AM »
Geez and I always kind of assumed ambient guys were all really chill dudes....

People need to stop taking themselves so seriously and relax.

*Disclaimer: I have no idea what situation you guys are talking about.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« Last post by petekelly on July 22, 2014, 05:30:25 AM »
Any further thoughts Julio ?

I was given a (legit) copy of Live Intro by a friend who got it when he bought 'Push', I can't yet determine how I may (or may not) use it regarding arrangements.

cheers
Pete
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by thirdsystem on July 22, 2014, 04:45:29 AM »


Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.



Excellent disc


On researching, this is available as an edited download ( which is what I am listening to on spotify), a DVD 7 hour job  :) and also amazingly as an iphone app.

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Almost 10 years after its initial release, this project return in the (revolutionary?) form of an App Album . Designed to run endlessly on your iPhone/iPod, it can play uninterrupted for much longer than the original seven hours. It will simply run until you stop it, or until your iPhone/iPod batteries run out.

As an App, the Somnium App  is extremely 'bare-bone'. It was designed to liisten,  not to watch.
In fact, there's only one page with the cover art, a slider (from 'slow' to 'slower') and a start button. After hitting Start and setting the volume, you're supposed to turn the device screen off and just listen...no need for any further visual distraction.

For the Somnium App version, Robert Rich has selected and isolated different passages which are sequenced randomly. This approach means that the music remains interesting enough to actively listen to when in 'slow' mode. When set to 'slower', there are less changes so the pace suits sleeping.

This also means a bit of a conceptual distraction from the original DVD, which followed the sleep cycle (relatively active, to deep sleep, to relatively active again before waking up).
The app version randomly cycles  through various parts of the composition, so it does not exactly follow that 'cycle'. In the 'slow' (most active') setting, the music is indeed constantly changing, and stays interesting enough for active listening for a long time.


Really not so sure about the DVD as I prefer to listen to my music on the ipods and hifi's away from the main dvd surround system. Will think about it though. Definitely fancying the download and especially trying out said app on iphone/ipod touch.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on July 22, 2014, 04:16:57 AM »


Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.



Excellent disc
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by thirdsystem on July 22, 2014, 04:14:32 AM »
Having been mentioned elsewhere just checked out.......



Robert Rich - Somnium. There is a short version on spotify which is really excellent.

Also discovered.......



Music From Atlas Die..........superb.
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I decided to edit some text. just want to say, that I really hope Tomas will change the situation in the future, coourse the ukrainian fans are most loyal. as for me - i never told that some parcel lost and I agree to take all the risks if the parcel will be lost, and pay once again if it happens. I just want to have music that I like - thats all!! Nothing more. Course Im ambient music fan! I like digipacks and clear quality digipacks!!
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