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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 18, 2017, 07:25:32 AM »
The movie intrigued me also and its direction is not obvious from the trailer.  I thought it was most interesting when it was said that this is the best time, historically to "listen to music" technologically speaking and yet it maybe the first time that music is consumed as a casual sensory accessory due to mobility which asks is that the best environment to listen?  What is the best environment?  Music does not come with listening instruction generally though some do explain unique recording situations that are important to fully appreciate the listening experience.....perhaps the best experience of music is the concert for both the performers and the audience.  The interactiveness.  The complete immersion!  Lots to think about.

Tardigrade my own thoughts on this from a personal perspective.....I listen to music all the time which is mostly of my own in creation and during the compositional process I listen much more then I actually record. The two have to coexist no doubt and all musicians do it in varying degrees.  As a music lover/fan I feel being a musician is a disadvantage because I find myself still working when Im listening, analyzing, figuring out structure, separating the sonic layers to a piece and often missing the actual experience of enjoying the music.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by petekelly on February 18, 2017, 06:08:36 AM »
Looks intriguing, I'm particularly interested in the 'mobile listening' thing - people listening to music on their devices through earphones, whilst out and about.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by stargazer on February 18, 2017, 05:40:59 AM »
Julio: That seems to be an interesting documentary with a partly really good soundtrack (e.g. "Sps").
We wonder what the point of the film will be. Is the point that music should tell more from the soul when produced with high end equipment or is the point that music should be listened better ways to fully get its intent and content?
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 17, 2017, 09:55:35 PM »
Some recent listens:

Edgar Froese - The Virgin Years 4xCD box

-Played the first two discs today which have the classics Aqua and Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. RIP EF.

Beequeen - Selenturm Beesides 1989-2000 2xCD

-I have a few Beequeen releases but don't put them on all that often. I should probably play them more. This set has some tracks that go all the way back to one of their first cassettes. Most of these tracks are quite nice if you like minimal drone stuff.



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 17, 2017, 09:45:00 PM »


Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil.

One of those artists I passed by or missed out on for no real reason. I've heard some stuff here and there over the years but can't even remember what it sounded like. I had planned to check out his last few albums at some point.

What are some of your favorites, out of curiosity?
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Castleview on February 17, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 04:50:36 PM »
Loscil - First Narrows



Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil. 
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
Since this free Teufelsberg reverb is marginally useful and mostly a novelty created for the purpose of creating awareness for a mastering company I won't be using, perhaps we should discuss your favorite free Reverb plug ins?

I only have one permanent free Reverb plug in on my hard drive and many have been evaluated and deleted.  Variety of Sound's Epic Verb has exceeded my expectations in the longer than 5 second freeverb category.  20 seconds is the max.   

https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/

There are several free plug ins worth using here.  I'm quite fond of the tube emulations.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 03:58:59 PM »
I didn't play the video.  A movie about the so called "art of listening" is likely to ruffle my feathers.

However, I am very interested to know what the phrase "art of listening" means to the forum in the context of listening to music recreationally, professionally or both. 

The glaring omission of the scientific aspect of listening from the title of the movie enables pretentiousness, so perhaps it would be prudent to discuss what the "art and science of listening" means to you.

Internet rules written in stone dictate the first response to this unexpected thread interjection should come from the OP, our very own and recently MIA, Julio Di Benedetto.

Come on down!


 
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 03:24:58 PM »
If you know the location from actually having been there, you will have found out it is a rotten, crumbling, run-down, filthy place (I was tempted to write "piss-hole") with (bad) graffitis all over the place. The qualities of the place in terms of "ambience" or "reverb" are pretty much non-existing -- the only intriguing bit would be the cold-war connotations it evokes.

Stephen

The initial allure of the free plug in certainly has something to do with the cold war spy tower association because many musicians fancy themselves as clandestine operators. 

However, the structure is a hemisphere with walls made of hexagons and the floor is concrete. The history of the building is musically irrelevant.  The structure provides an unusual space for reverberation.  This is what intrigued me the most.

Having tried it, I can't say I'm thrilled with the reverb.  It's not bad.  It's not great.  It was interesting to try.
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