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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by stargazer on March 13, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »
Thanks all for your statements. Very much appreciated.

Today I wanted to take a photo of the tree, and while I was gazing at the tree, a neighbour watched me. So I asked her about the tree's destiny.
She said the owner of the house had changed and he had decided to ampute the branches because of an infestation.

Actually for the last 5 years she cared for the tree. So she is absolutely saddened because the tree was riddiciously amputed by the new owner.
She also said the tree could have healed itself. The good news is, the tree won't be felled, and so we hope it will be alive and green again in spring.

We also saw a bird returning to the tree first time, actually they all have left. Tommorrow I will take the picture.
Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by petekelly on March 13, 2018, 07:50:59 AM »
Yes Jana, we live in increasingly God-less times (and I'm not referring to any concept of orthodox religion, there), the pursuit of Mammon is engulfing us.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by petekelly on March 13, 2018, 07:49:35 AM »
Some good advice here. I have something of a feeling of deja vu about this thread, so I havewn't contributed so far.

To me, drones are the 'essence' of ambient music and are somewhat undervalued. It's easy to make any kind of long continuous sounds, but not so easy to make them interesting and subtle.
Of course, there's a technical element involving their frequency distribution, but their musical effect has very little to do with that.
Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by FabioKeiner on March 13, 2018, 07:14:10 AM »
never take refuge nowhere but inside of yourself
Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« Last post by Seren on March 13, 2018, 01:30:57 AM »
The human condition, a constant balance between positive and negative....

Sometimes I remember that there must have been more acts of creation, harmony, pleasure, love, connection - if there had been more of the other sort we would no longer be here....

But it is sometimes hard to remember and hold to that...
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on March 12, 2018, 07:46:57 PM »
To take this further.... it would be like technically analyzing a Jackson Pollack abstract painting or better yet a Mark Rothko painting as Steve Roach has been compared to within ambient space music.  Not possible....well,  one could try but it would fail.  The technical does not have a vocabulary that can express feelings to be summed up in Kilohertz.

Or can it? 
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on March 12, 2018, 07:22:12 PM »
What artists inspire you? do you want to create in a similar vein or use those sounds as a springboard for your own themes and sounds.

Artists that inspired me are Klaus Wiese, Alio Die, Vidna Obmana and Robert Rich.

But these guys are so high ... and my dream is to reach their level of professionality in terms of technical approach of mixing/editing etc.

Theres nothing wrong with being versed in studio proficiency as we have to wear both hats most of the time but I can't help feeling you are looking to a technical level that is actually not there.  The people you mention as inspiration are not technically professional to use your word.... well actually Robert Rich is and I would like to have some of his studio chops so.....

We strive to make our music sound the best we can but few here are studio engineers...what we are are ambient musicians who work very hard to create beautiful music first and then work twice as hard to make it sound good....I speak for myself.

The technical analysis of a "drone" seems to me goes against examination, it is anything but is all emotion and often created by mistakes or better put sonic accidents.

There are certainly drone masters out there and you have mentioned a few but I should hope that their work is a process of discovery that has in its essence nothing to do with technicalities....what would be the point?

Hope this does not come across harsh because its not written as such. :)
Everything and Nothing / A world full oblivion
« Last post by stargazer on March 12, 2018, 01:09:41 PM »
A world full oblivion.

How I grow older and wiser, I experience different shades within the shades. Sometimes I am lightweight like a bird of the skies.
Sometimes I am devastated when I see a tree in its full life to be amputed to its bones by stupid people, only to give it a last week before felling.
This tree must have been 100 years old.

There was someone who planted this tree, and watched him growing. Now the one is maybe gone and another one decides to fell a 100 year old entity.
I love every tree, every animal. The pigeons in the city are called rats. Pigeons are so sprightly birds. They reminds me to cats sometimes.
The rats are tiny or really big, just as different as humans. But it is my view. Or is it a forgotten or never lived view?

Attention and mindfulness to one another, a rare thing? Skin-deep soul searching for nothing, reality?
Sometimes I would be a Samurei, and I fight against the oblivion. Sometimes I would be the bird of the skies and glide over them.
Sometimes I realize that how I get older and wiser, the shades within the shades deepend.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by Seren on March 12, 2018, 02:35:13 AM »
I suspect we all seek certain sounds in our own initial inspirations before discovering our own voice - enjoy your own around....explore....create.

I forgot to add - let us know what you are doing.....

My main influences were very early Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream (giving away my age here) followed by Oophoi and Steve Roach in my second phase immersion in ambient music...but I also listened to Z'ev, Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire in between.
   I also listened to Morton Subotnik, Dr Who theme etc etc.....

I suspect each of these influences can be heard in the range of music I've created.

I've also listened to a lot of music that I may listen to once or more often - but I am inspired not to make music like that as well, if that makes sense - not a reaction against, but recognising where I don't want to go as well as where I do....
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