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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Modal Electronics 008
« Last post by Ekstasis on July 20, 2015, 09:37:11 AM »
A handsome beast and I do like black (though I prefer wheels to a joystick and resent that my Novation controller uses a stick).

I just read a verry long thread yesterday on a modular group I'm on initiated by a member's purchase of a Schmidt - which would be another dream analog synth costing 20,000 dollars or Euros or whatever. Of course some people had to pipe in and state they could probably make the same sounds on their Volcas.  ;D 

http://www.emc-de.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&Itemid=143

The Schmidt  is amazing too..I made a thread about it some time ago.. but yeah..dunno what the price is for that.

I think the modal will come in a white version also similiar looking to the Modal 002 synth
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Modal Electronics 008
« Last post by Scott M2 on July 20, 2015, 08:32:39 AM »
A handsome beast and I do like black (though I prefer wheels to a joystick and resent that my Novation controller uses a stick).

I just read a verry long thread yesterday on a modular group I'm on initiated by a member's purchase of a Schmidt - which would be another dream analog synth costing 20,000 dollars or Euros or whatever. Of course some people had to pipe in and state they could probably make the same sounds on their Volcas.  ;D 

http://www.emc-de.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&Itemid=143
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« Last post by petekelly on July 20, 2015, 06:19:32 AM »
These are the full tracks (?), I thought Projekt was dead against full track previewing / streaming ?
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« Last post by Ekstasis on July 19, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
Personally I like the 2 last track best... The first track is ok.. track number 2 is not good..even though the fucked up and detuned and disharmonic atmosphere can be interesting.. but it is not done so well in this track.. and does not fit on the album..

Track number 3 Holding Light is the best on the album it has the most emotional content.

Otherwise I agree.. I like that he tries out different things..
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Modal Electronics 008
« Last post by Ekstasis on July 19, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »
This is the real fucking deal... this analogue synth seem to be the ultimate atleast when it comes to pure sonics.. and can probably beat all synths old oberheims and prophet..

There is one catch however.. the price is beyond this fucking world.. so yeah..


http://www.modalelectronics.com/modal-008/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=modal+008
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« Last post by ffcal on July 19, 2015, 07:54:26 PM »
I like what I'm hearing on soundcloud and the title suits the music well.

Thanks, Scott.  The final mix of the Lumin segment is part of a longer suite I've been working on over the past few months.  The project's been coming along nicely so far.  There's a bit in there of the Wavestation SR I picked from Loren many moons ago, among other things.

Forrest
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Howard Givens & Craig Padilla "Life Flows Water" CD

Howard Givens, the mastering wizard and one of the driving forces behind Spotted Peccary Music label, and also a member of Brain Laughter project, has teamed with one the label's most respected composers, Craig Padilla. "Life Flows Water" album is a result of live improvised recording from March 2013 in Portland, when both sculptors have finally squeezed this session into their plans, although both artists were waiting for this opportunity for quite some time. Packaged in traditional Spotted Peccary 4-panel disc eco wallet showcasing the visual artistry of Daniel Pipitone, with additional imagery by Jourdan Laik and artist photographs by Linda Brown, the album was released at the end of February, 2015.

"Life Flows Water" unfolds with "Opening To New Perspectives", the longest piece on the journey, which clocks over 19 minutes. Rather monochromatic scenario emerge, permeated by ephemeral translucent tinkles. Warmly nuanced cinematic washes slowly arise as well and continuously glide across these gracefully grandiose sceneries. Amorphously euphonious listening delight is promptly achieved as my ears are bathed in vast expanses of contemplative subtlety. Delicately rawer traceries keep on emerging throughout the second half along with radiating sequences and remain in magnetic symbiosis with magnificently spacious tranquilness. It's a truly immersing experience, so the next composition, "Awakened Consciousness", arrives almost stealthily. Distant, yet freshly bouncing sequences keep on expanding, prevailing and cascading, but always guarded by soothingly gliding blankets. Organic trimmings sneak in towards the end and announce the following track, "A Step Achieved". A calmly meandering sweep is carefully bridged with smoothly rising joyful melody. "Reflection And Metamorphosis" integrate mild ear-tickling cyber-tech embellishments, which later inconspicuously transmute into more biotic-infused delicacy, but always persistently counterpointed with utterly immense synth layers, maintaining its tremendously graceful structure. And it's this thrillingly expansive compendium, which again clandestinely overlaps to the following composition, entitled "Tide Of The Opposition Moon". Merged with mesmerizingly electrifying interstellar sequences and yearning whistle-like vintage patterns, continuously awaking Berlin School reminiscences. This must be your everyday dose of electronic-charged elixir fueling your beyond the edge, outer space voyaging!!! A masterpiece!!! But it's the title piece, "Life Flows Water", which takes me even farther with its lushly organic intro, while distant cybernetic pulses silently emerge and pervade across the eternally helixing grandiose atmospheric splendor until they completely steal the center stage with a vortex of vivid pulsations. A 12-minute aural bliss undoubtedly awaits here, exquisitely displaying the track title and gloriously celebrating the mastery of both protagonists!!! We simply couldn't ask for more, bravo, gentlemen!!! The closing, 10 and half minute long "Shavasana" quietly drifts into unbounded expanses and nourishes the body and mind of each listener with its deeply meditative tides reinforced here and there by intangible sequencing hypnotism and glimpses of Tibetan overtone and bowl. A really gorgeous conclusion!!!

"Life Flows Water" offers nearly 69 minutes of charmingly serene ambience, impeccably synchronizing creativity and earmarks of Howard Givens & Craig Padilla. This is certainly another very strong release of Spotted Peccary Music gang during 2015, so don't hesitate to check out the latest discography of this Southern Californian label, I can't recommend it highly enough!!! And other sonic jewels are in the pipeline, for example Chronotope Project..., so stay deeply focused!!!

Richard Gürtler (Jul 19, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Dave Michuda on July 18, 2015, 11:41:07 AM »
Robert Fripp & Andrew Keeling & Metropole Orkest | Wine of Silence  -  I just discovered this release from 2012.  It's orchestral arrangements of pieces taken from Fripp's solo performances.  Very nice.

Josh Mason | Timecode Beach  -  A nice collection of lo-fi, sometimes glitchy ambient guitar noodlings.  https://digitalisrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/timecode-beach

Alva Noto | Xerrox vol.3  -  Best ambient/electronic album I've heard this year.

Benoît Pioulard | Stanza  -  The companion piece to his Sonnet album.  This is a good collection of dusty, slightly noisy ambient tunes.  https://pioulard.bandcamp.com/album/stanza


Non-ambient spins:

Dengue Fever | Deepest Lake  -  Cambodian surf music - enough said.

Tame Impala | Currents  -  Excellent pop tunes.

Phil Manzanera | The Sound of Blue  -  Worth it for the song "No Church in the Wild" which is a cover of a Kanye West tune.  The Kanye song samples a Manzanera guitar riff from the album K-scope released in 1978.  Both versions are very good.  I don't believe Manzanera was ever paid for the sample even though the song was on a platinum album, tv ads and movies.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / NEW - Darwin Raymond & Jacob Newman : transitions
« Last post by APK on July 18, 2015, 10:44:01 AM »
Just released on DataObscura.

   
 
DARWIN RAYMOND and JACOB NEWMAN :: transitions

Darwin Raymond (Ohio) and Jacob Newman (Colorado) combine their talents to create an original
and immersive album of wintry and autumnal drones, textures, and subtle melodies built around
the yearning guitar work of Raymond. Granular treatments and synth additions form evolving layers
of textures and drifting atmospheres that place the listener firmly in the grip of our colder seasons
as they slowly transition towards the hope of spring. It is a fascinating aural journey. 

The album is available as a physical CDr release at DataObscura, or as
a download from our Bandcamp site, where you can stream a bunch of full tracks:

transitions @ BANDCAMP - best for listening.

transitions @ DataObscura - has samples from all tracks.

Please do have a listen.

Comments always welcome.
Many thanks.

APK
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / NEW - The Winterhouse : Slow Awakening
« Last post by APK on July 18, 2015, 10:36:56 AM »
I have a new Winterhouse album just out on DataObscura.
This is of course a collaboration with Robert Davies.

   
 
THE WINTERHOUSE :: Slow Awakening

The Winterhouse (Robert Davies and APK) continue to bring us deftly crafted organic landscapes
that are tinged with melancholy and rich with the shadows and details of intimate natural spaces.
Spaces of beauty, seclusion and refuge that appear to emerge from slowly dissolving blankets of
morning mist. The work is both mysterious and enchanting, and is an admirable addition to the
Winterhouse collection.

The album is available as a physical CDr release at DataObscura, or as
a download from our Bandcamp site, where you can stream a bunch of full tracks:

Slow Awakening @ BANDCAMP - best for listening.

Slow Awakening @ DataObscura - has samples from all tracks.

Please do have a listen.

Comments always welcome.
Many thanks.

APK

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