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Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by hdibrell on September 26, 2014, 04:24:53 PM »
I came her originally to learn more about ambient music and what was out there and where I could find. it. Over time, I've gotten to know people on the forum and it's become a comfortable and mostly civilized place to discuss and learn about many things. It's a lot better for me to read and participate in discussions with people I know even though I've never physically met anyone on this forum. It feels like home.
Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Ambient on youtube
« Last post by Crepuscule on September 26, 2014, 02:46:40 PM »
Well I think I might be charged as guilty, because when I moved from the city to the countryside, ambient music made so much sense...

The problem it's when you force imagery in a video, sometimes it just violates the track.
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by Crepuscule on September 26, 2014, 02:32:11 PM »
...Because for me ambient it's a mind expanding music, it's the soundtrack of my life. A forum like this should exist to give a nice shelter to all people with the same view about the world and this music.

I don't care and I despise politics, tv, newspapers, football, the society in general. I'm interested in the mysteries of life, nature, the cosmos and microcosmos and above all the art we produce that makes us special above all common and rule driven humans.

I'm more interested in a shadow cast by a tree, or the rustling of leaves, than listening to a person talking about ''really important things about society.''

An ambient forum IMO should be about ambient, we have everything and nothing elsewhere if we want it.
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by LNerell on September 26, 2014, 12:38:34 PM »
I think the only thing that Hypnos lacks is a new car section.   ;D

To me Hypnos in many ways is an old shoe. It's not what it was back in the glory days, but it's still a nice place to visit, I usually come here at least once a day to see what's going on. I do miss more of the artist input though, I wish some of them would come back and participate again.
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by mgriffin on September 26, 2014, 12:17:23 PM »
True enough -- if I'm shopping for a new pair of headphones or some kind of amplifier or software, I come here first!
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on September 26, 2014, 12:00:48 PM »
My post was more of a, much like Pete the world of ambient music both to listen to and to compose is isolated.  I dont talk to anyone about it because theres actually no one to talk girlfriend certainly has gained a deeper understanding of the ambient world but once I get going on gear her eyes glaze over coma like.  To come here and exchange ideas and music is a life line for me that I cherish very much.

There are plenty of funnies and good sense of humor and when it does get hot and out of hand its dealt with swiftly.....I should know ::) and its done the right way with as little ripples as possible.....Thank you Moderators!

I also feel strongly that this is a great archive of different interests, certainly ambient music is the headliner but if Im look for a new read or perhaps a new set of headphones etc...I can find a lot of information and suggestions here.
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by mgriffin on September 26, 2014, 08:54:01 AM »
It's interesting to see all this. Thanks for the input, everybody. I love that this has remained a community, even if it's not as busy as it was 10+ years ago. Forums like this are considered by many an "old fashioned" or even obsolete form of social media, but to me, that's part of the charm. It's less noisy and overwhelming than something like Facebook or Twitter.

I don't have any intention of shutting down the forum, as long as everyone (mostly) behaves. For the most part, this place is self-policing, because we have many members who have been around for a very long time, who know the rules, and who care about a civilized, respectful level of discourse and try to enforce if it they can. I truly appreciate everybody who contributes to the strength and health of this place. Thank you!
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« Last post by petekelly on September 26, 2014, 08:08:23 AM »
I come here to rant and rave mostly :)

In terms of 'social media' in general (remembering that the forum pre-dated most of what is so called) this is a niche place and I think that's why it has endured. I suspect it will only do so while Mike is still sufficiently motivated to keep it going.

I sometimes wonder, if I should just shut up (and play my guitar, as Frank said) and devote more energy to getting on with my work (and maintain my blog). But to be honest, I find it's quite an isolated world as an ambient composer, so being able to discuss ambient related things is a valuable thing for me.

There are some real gems posted here, across the board and good advice on technical matters abounds.

I remember the older days when Dirk Serries, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes, Dwight Ashley, Jim Cole et al were pretty active and I also remember when there was some unpleasant character assasinations regarding political stuff too - recent heated discussions are nothing new !

Personally, I tire of self-publicists with no other input than promoting their latest album, or whatever, but thats always been an ongoing thing.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Interactive ambient
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on September 26, 2014, 05:16:39 AM »
Enjoyed play with it...Thanks
Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hpynos Forum to you ?
« Last post by Altus on September 26, 2014, 03:49:22 AM »
While I mostly lurk, I feel comfortable enough to give my two cents from time to time.
Julio, you covered what I like about this forum. The best part? It's the right amount of new content each day. It doesn't take tons of time to read through all the new posts, and there's rarely a lull in the conversation.

Kudos to the active users (the artists and the lovers of ambient music) of this community for making it an interesting place to visit.   :)
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