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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« Last post by petekelly on September 26, 2015, 07:19:57 AM »
I can't find the article, but I read that Steve moved away from Tucson to avoid the city noise and the noise of the civilian and military aircraft based near Tucson.
Can't blame him for wanting to find a quieter location to live and work in.
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« Last post by Altus on September 26, 2015, 06:50:23 AM »
Disc 4:  this sounds like looping the tail end of a track above so it's more like a billowy aftermath of previous intensity.  A bit boring but these are just first impressions.
You should definitely give this disc another listen. It starts dark and rumbling, but around the 26 minute mark there's a moment of silence and then shifts to an entirely different direction.

I've found these four discs to be a vast improvement of Steve's long-form work of late. Very dynamic, emotive, mysterious, inspired. I deeply enjoyed it from the first listen. A rare occurrence for me.
I'm sure the artists wouldn't be thrilled to hear those frivolous comments.  :(
Yeah, it's a tad unwieldy, but it's their choice.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« Last post by ffcal on September 25, 2015, 10:44:52 AM »

I'm pleased (and relieved) to say that I've finally completed recording and mixing a new album for Projekt.  The album is called "Gone To Ground."  One surprise is that it will be a double CD--my first one, not counting the "Wolf/Migration" reissue.  It will be priced slightly more than a single CD, but not a huge jump.  This album is more hypnotic and dreamlike than my last one.  My friend Robert Rich will be mastering it (he also contributes flutes to one track).  The release date is not firmed up yet, but it may be as soon as this Winter.  I'll provide an update here when I have more information.

Ditto    ;)
I wouldn't buy it because of the awful title  ;D
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Third album 'Flesh'
« Last post by Robert Logan on September 25, 2015, 02:52:00 AM »
In case anyone is interested, I thought to let you know that today is the release of my third album, 'Flesh'. It's been a couple of years in the making.

You can listen/read more info here:

Thanks, and all the best to you, Hypnos!
DSI POLY EVOLVER (12 Voices) - Ambient Industrial Noise Music - Dave Smith Instruments 【SYNTH DEMO】

Dave Smith Instruments / DSI POLY EVOLVER (12 voices) synth demo. Playing experimental ambient industrial noise music on 12-voice DSI POLY EVOLVER digital/analog synthesizer w/ Strymon Big Sky.



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KORG DW-8000 - Ambient Chillout Music - w/ Eventide Timefactor 【SYNTH DEMO】

Korg DW-8000 synth demo. Playing ambient chillout music on Korg DW 8000 synthesizer + Behringer BCR2000 controller. Korg DW-8000 ambient synth arpeggiator w/ Eventide TimeFactor delay effects pedal.

KORG DW-8000 - Ambient Drone Music - w/ Strymon Bigsky & Eventide Timefactor 【SYNTH DEMO】

Korg DW-8000 ambient synth demo. Playing ambient drone music on Korg DW 8000 synthesizer + Behringer BCR2000 controller. Korg DW-8000 synth w/ Strymon BigSky reverb + Eventide TimeFactor delay pedals.



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Markus Reuter, Zero Ohms "From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete" CDr

This is the second collaborative effort, but first released on physical format, between respected German touch-style guitarist Markus Reuter and US woodwind wizard, Richard Roberts, known as the sole protagonist behind Zero Ohms. Their first collaboration entitled "The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars They Call The Heavens" was released back in 2011 as digital download through Ian Boddy's label DiN. Extensive discographies of both artists feature numerous collaborative releases with kindred souls, for example with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, Craig Padilla, Numina or Brannan Lane. "From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete" is one of the latest releases on US label Relaxed Machinery, out since August 7th in 4-panel gatefold eco wallet featuring photography and design by Steve Brand. I don't know the number of this limited edition, but I believe it might be available in a very small run. Additional credit for mastering is given to Lee Fletcher. I also should mention this isn't Zero Ohms' debut on this label, as he is already a part of rM roster since October 2011 with "Worlds, Afterworlds" album, which was followed during the summer of 2013 by "369" recording.

The album, containing 5 longer compositions, ranging between 12 and 17 minutes in length, ignites with "Unseen" odyssey, when drifting through gracefully expansive, infinitely immense and gorgeously yearning realms, sinuously moving from warmer spaciousness to more profound dronescaping, and inconspicuously intensified with luminously filigree transient high-pitched traceries. The longest piece, "Boundless", incorporates tighter monochromatic layers flavored with hissy winds and mesmerizingly emerging cyber-tech fragments. Assorted ear-tickling undercurrents sneak as well, along with ethereal layers hanging above and continuously bathe the listener's ear in an amorphously oscillating elixir, mind-blowingly enrapturing, here and there intricately scented with harmoniously ear-piercing ephemera. Tobias Reber is credited on this composition for his filter treatment. Reverberatingly transporting listening experience continues also with the next track, "Pinnacle", although meticulously reinforced by graciously delightful choir-like drones and mildly hissing tides, floating and undulating through spellbindingly celestial wistfulness. The grand emptiness of outer space is magnificently displayed by sophisticated symmetry between challenging artistic techniques of Markus Reuter and Zero Ohms. A really grandiose, yet thrillingly supernal soundscape exquisitely soothing my mind and body, bravo, gentlemen!!! "Recondite" safely keeps on the path of diaphanous tranquilness, gently drifting through majestic cascades, while heavenly chorus-like drones relentlessly emanate and grace the sky high domains. "Indescribable" closes this balsamic journey with subtly nuanced texture, where more massive, yet calmly emerging surges are precisely counterpointed with glimpses of embracing stillness. Lusciously gliding melodies constantly interact with etheric choirs, brief sibilances and softly resonating drones. What a beauty!!!

"From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete" album is masterfully polished, ethereally magnificent and poetically comforting dronescaping, exhibiting utterly precise amalgamation of two uniquely distinctive virtuosities. On one side, Markus Reuter's refined performance using his designed Touch Guitars® U8 with his nontraditional use of looping devices, on the other one, Zero Ohms' Richard Roberts with his unique utilization of wind-controlled synths with additional software synths. Hats off to both of you, Markus and Richard!!! You have reached with this collaborative project a truly synergistic level, where instant perfection meets prodigious elegance. Entering these gloriously grandiose aural cathedrals illuminated by your magnificently consonant artifices continuously leave me deeply fascinated!!! Limited CDr edition is available directly from Richard Roberts via his Zero Ohms' Bandcamp site, while digital version can be obtained through Markus Reuter's Iapetus account on Bandcamp. This album is a hidden gem, I can't recommend it highly enough!!!

Richard Gürtler (Sep 20, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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