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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 06, 2016, 06:03:50 PM »
Thanks Chris & APK

Ha..field recording, like that...actually taking lots of pictures, boring really like our garage stuffed with two cars that usually reside outside and other silly things. Its astonishing how close the feeder bands seem, like being in the mountains when your in cloud.

The full force should be here around 2 am friday, thats 5 hours away.

Nothing worst than not being able to see the drama unfolding and in the blackness only hearing the sound of the fury. Its definitely thrilling just sad for the havoc, damage and possible life threats it casts.
Everything and Nothing / Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Last post by chris23 on October 06, 2016, 05:22:29 PM »
Be safe. And make field recordings.
Everything and Nothing / Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Last post by APK on October 06, 2016, 04:55:09 PM »
It's looking really mean down there, judging from Haiti, Cuba, and now the Bahamas!
Wishing you all the best, Julio.
Everything and Nothing / Hurricane Mathew
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 06, 2016, 03:17:52 PM »
Well it looks like Mathew will make landfall in my neck of the woods in Florida around 11pm tonight.

Ive been through 3 hurricane back in 2004/5.  This fella is in a different league , a beast at category 4...140 mph sustained winds for around 3-4 hours. Dame, Ive never ever driven that fast.

Cooking a nice dinner with a good Rioja wine before the power goes out and a smokey single malt whisky malt to see me through the fury of mother nature.

Talk to you all on the other side!

Independent Music Reviews / My review of "Percipient" CDr by Super Fata
« Last post by richardgurtler on October 06, 2016, 10:41:38 AM »

Super Fata "Percipient" CDr

Jan Roos, the sole wizard behind Super Fata, has self-released "Percipient" album during October 2015 on his newly created label Solipsis. Supported by stunning cover artwork by Polish visual maestro Michal Karcz, this was the triggering point to me for diving into the fascinating dronescaping domains of this highly crafted, yet still well-hidden Norwegian soundsculptor. Even if his debut "Structural Tendency" CD is out since September 2013 on Origo Sound (I reviewed this breathtaking album back in January 2016), Super Fata's recordings, which include also few additional digital albums, definitely deserve to be immediately explored and applauded by all dedicated drone connoisseurs. The CDr comes in a glossy 4-panel digipak and is limited to 100 copies, 50 of them are available via Bandcamp. The packaging is truly a top-notch, kudos to Michal & Jan!!! The journey unfolds...

"Stimulus", a 4-minute opener swiftly swallows my ears and transports me into the splendiferous underwater sceneries, which easily could be the place, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates face to face. Spellbindingly distant monumental drones are burbling, while diaphanous glitches continuously ear-tickle along with swirling organic undercurrents, rising and ebbing meridians and surreptitiously ear-piercing climaxes. This must be an awe-inspiring subterranean cathedral where cyber-biotic ambient nuances confront with intangible dark ambient stratums. Bravo, Jan!!! "Protoself", which is slightly longer than its predecessor, incorporates more perceptible heavy drone walls permeated and illuminated by silky hypogean traceries with glimpsing transcendental groans. Drifting, sneaking and ascending through intriguing fissures. Another big one!!! "Mycelium", with 3:30 the shortest piece on this adventure, remains safely on magmatic drone path, again meticulously flavored with subterrestrial effects, then clandestinely metamorphosing into earthier jungle labyrinths, but that's already the following track "Membrane", which clocks to nearly 9-minute mark. But more animated blankets over the course transmute into tenser tapestries magnified by dizzy disruptions traveling across the ears before evanescing through calmer, yet abundantly organic terrains into embracing silence. "Psymbiosis", as indicated by its title, invites the listener to take magnificently mesmerizing odyssey. Panoptic drifts slowly pervade across the biotic curtains, but the central stage is straightly invaded by emerging cybernetic grooves, which soon steal the spectacle. The pulsing opiate is rather delicately subtle than vibrantly galvanizing, but always luminously filigree and exquisitely guarded by enthrallingly expansive washes. Then quietly fading away and returning to its enigmatic realms charged by unfathomably immersing insectronics. Wow, this is another mind-blowing ride showcasing potential to even chase milestones such as "Blood Machine" or "Apeiron"!!! "Percipient", the title long-form track closes this absolutely triumphant exploration with arising drone solitudes, which intermingle with flimsy fragments, glimmering gargantuan reverberations and remote ephemeral rumbles. Spiraling choir-like drones are perpetually counterpointed with abyssal monochromatic hums and pinnacling transcendental discordances. Darker than the darkest, deeper than the deepest, enter now the most oracular territories proficiently revealed by this Norwegian soundcarver and fully experience a gamut of his intricate dronescaping bravuras. A pure 32-minute sonic delight unlocking the gates of the Drone Pantheon!!!

Album with a caliber like "Percipient" should be sold out quite quickly if available in smaller run, so the fact this CDr is still available remains a really huge mystery to me, because Super Fata belongs to some of the most talented projects within this thrillingly ambiguous style. It's another miracle from Norway!!! I even think aural and visual bliss like "Percipient" deserves to be exhibited on a glass mastered format, but unfortunately we all know how is the reality and struggles for lesser known artists... It's a shame!!! Jan Roos masterfully navigates Super Fata through spectacularly fascinating gaps and his own, all-intensive insignias are constantly presented in full bloom. Btw, don't forget your headphones! So after "Structural Tendency" we have here another magnum opus by Super Fata!!! Keep on droning, Jan, no matter if scuba, caving or trekking, the gear is always ready!!! I won't hesitate to call you a Maestro!!!

Richard Gürtler (Oct 04, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Richard, I love that phrase "richly fragrenced instruments" and Forrest, still loving the album.

Thanks a lot, Scott!!! :) Btw, any updates on "The South Shore"? ;) As always, I stay tuned!!!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / nyarlathotep-Cryo Chamber Collaboration
« Last post by Ekstasis on October 06, 2016, 08:03:26 AM »

A 190 minute dark soundscape album recorded by 25 ambient artists to pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft.

Field recordings from the deepest dark corners of 4 continents. Dusty tapes out of forgotten archives. Strings through crackling amplifiers and distorted drone combine into a sea of pitch black.

Nyarlathotep is a manipulative being in the Lovecraftian Mythos. Unlike Cthulhu, or Azathoth, he delights in cruelty and deception. Causing madness is more important than destruction to him.
Smell the burning embers as you kneel outside the sunken temple before Nyarlathotep. Feel the raspy touch of the...  see more
released September 27, 2016

God Body Disconnect
Dronny darko
Kristoffer Oustad
Atrium Carceri
Flowers for Bodysnatchers
Aegri Somnia
Randal Collier-Ford
Metatron Omega
Sabled Sun
Council of Nine
'h' Many thanks to you too !

The most surprising thing is the camera which is according to dxomark is the best camera on any smartphone even tops samsung s7 and Iphone 7.
Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Last post by Castleview on October 04, 2016, 03:56:58 PM »
I just built a gaming PC recently with Windows 10 on it. Windows is what I grew up with and it's the only serious choice for PC gaming at this point.

That being said, I've used Macs in college and work and they worked fine for me. OSX is pretty stable and it's not too hard to find things after a little while of getting used to it. I like how all updates are free but you've essentially paid for it through the overpriced hardware. Not only is their hardware far too expensive for the amount of performance you're typically getting, they're really hard to upgrade and repair by yourself like others have already pointed out.

Plus, if you really want to avoid viruses, just get a Chromebook or install Linux (particularly an accessible distro like Ubuntu or Mint). Ubuntu isn't bad for basic computing nowadays.
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