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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on May 30, 2018, 07:16:37 AM »
I'm listening to Microstoria's SnD via the youtube footage linked on Discogs. It is interesting. Sometimes I'm amazed that there are these pockets of music from over 20 years ago (!!!) that are still new to me. The world is such a big place.

Alphaxone & Dronny Darko "Forsaken" CD

Richly international roster of Cryo Chamber label offers here another thrilling collaborative project! Last summer I have deeply focused on "Stardust" album, where Iranian soundscaper Mehdi Saleh aka Alphaxone joined his forces with Ukrainian dark ambient explorer Sasha Cats Puzan of ProtoU. On "Forsaken" Alphaxone connects his creative insignias with the second half of Puzan's couple, with Oleh, the sole purveyor behind Dronny Darko. The team is completed by Niklas Lövgren, who is responsible for the visual splendor, while Cryo Chamber's Simon Heat customarily takes care of the mastering job. "Forsaken" CD comes in a 6-panel digipak and it's out since August 22nd, 2017.

6-minute "Beginning" reveals with distant flickering traceries and hissy gossamer shimmers, while massive unfathomable undercurrents slowly permeate and transmute into staggeringly embracing horizons, here and there percolated by elusively clicking glimpses. "Immersion" unsurprisingly unlocks the portal to the magnificently expansive realms, where massively humming monochromatic monoliths carve transcendental helixes and persistently commingle with warmly celestial choirs and lighter, intangibly titillating glitches. It's a big one, I could easily drift with this one for much longer time than only 4-plus minutes! Anyway, it's quite obvious "Enter The Gates" now follows! High-tech-organic vistas continuously juxtapose with heavier drone stratums relentlessly cascading into jaw-droppingly magnifying vertexes. "The First Convolution", with 6:40 the longest piece on "Forsaken", masterfully amalgamates noisier, ear-tickling sparkles with efficiently spiraling infinite abyssal vestiges. Delving deeply into spellbinding zones where translucent fragments meticulously conjugate with gaping drone escalations. Another precisely fitting track title! "Dissolution Of Thought" safely glides through the expansive voluminousness although rather euphoniously quieter than sonorously leviathan. With 5 minutes maybe a bit shorter, please slightly longer scenario next time! But stunningly engulfing track, bravo!!! "In Between" follows the path too, more subaqueously serene, yet reinforced by an array of evanescent rumbles and blips. Mind-bending listening delight! "Approaching" dives into hazily ominous terrains, where solitary signals merge with cyber-biotic harmonies, no matter if pervaded by industrial-infused ambiguities or by obfuscated derelict quietudes. Closing "Outlying" is driven by oracular choirs and phantasmal voices, then metamorphosing into hushed tenebrous pathways and slowly fading away on the wings of calmly murmuring solitudes.

I feel the pauses between some tracks are a bit abrupt, I think possible overlapping would be by far more transporting and as mentioned above, maybe I would go for lengthier journeys on few particular masterpieces. But otherwise 45-minute "Forsaken" is a truly exquisite collaboration between two highly crafted and strongly respected Cryo Chamber soundsculptors. Great album, great synergy, Mehdi & Oleh!!! I am not informed if Alphaxone has something new in the stove, but Dronny Darko has released in the meantime his next album on Cryo Chamber entitled "Black Hive" (March 2018). And on the top of that Oleh is also one half in the projects Hivetribe (jointly with his wife Sasha) and Cryogenic Weekend (together with Oil Texture). "Foreign Winds" CD by Purl & Hivetribe is out since September 2017 on Spanish Faint imprint (sub-label of Archives), while Cryogenic Weekend's "Polar Sleep" 3xCD was released during February 2018 on Swedish Reverse Alignment label. Lots of top-notch dronescaping adventures await here!!!

Richard Gürtler (May 20, 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Bull of Heaven has us all beat. Not going to split hairs, but mine is scored, key of A major, all parts begin and end on "a", all parts different.

Once again, just looking for a label.
PS, at 320 kbs, it needs a 1 terabyte hard drive (also available).
You’re going to have to add another 650 days to that release; Jliat is way ahead of you, at 711 days, 14 hours.
I suggest you make some contacts in Japan and include a Mercedes Benz with the purchase of your ridiculously long low bit rate music.  This has been done before.  I mean the Benz with the very long music. 
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by Tardigrade on May 28, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
APK and I have said basically the same thing on two occasions in this thread and no one is willing to admit it.
You "simply don't like to digitize" and have many reasons for it, but have shared none of them.  Then you said:  "Remastering old media mostly means brighter/louder and to compress edges and subtly tones/movements". 

Remastering old or even brand new media can be the opposite of what you said.  To be fair, it is often something closer to what you said especially with pre 2000 files, but without the assumptive negative effects. 

When remastering any song, the goal is to produce something that sounds better to my ears than the original.  My goal is not to make the loudest or brightest file possible.  My goal is to make every song sound the way I want it to.  The end result is a large collection of audio that can be played at random without ever needing to adjust the volume or EQ.  There are some exceptions to this.  Brian Eno faded into 80s Industrial is expected to have a noticeable loudness difference even if they have a similar RMS value.  Drone music can actually be subjectively louder than more abrasive music at the same RMS. 

I understand some artists feel this is a sacrilegious / offensive thing to do.  I wish they didn't feel that way.  They should be glad I paid money for their product and carefully modified it to suit my ears and make it fit into a much broader playlist.
Posted here will be new material related to the upcoming "Item 07: Primordial Matter [EP]" which will be released in July of 2018.

The first installment of this is a single of all new creations entitled "Cancer Eater", a paranoid journey that blends elements of ambient, industrial, glitch, and noise:
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« Last post by APK on May 28, 2018, 07:38:38 AM »
Try a dynamic EQ on resonant frequencies. Like the good and inexpensive one by Toneboosters.
Operates similar to a multiband compressor.
Its a parametric EQ, but with a threshold control (per node) so it only reduces a frequency if the signal exceeds the threshold.
Invaluable tool, I think.
Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Looking for a label for a release
« Last post by Oenyaw new on May 28, 2018, 06:09:11 AM »
Lable needed, major or independent.
I have composed and recorded a piece of music that is in the process of being certified as "longest recorded and released", I just need a label to release it. Ambient/minimalist composition that lasts 63 days, made up of 720 2:06:00 parts. Available on a 128 gig flash drive formatted as mp3 at 128kbs. If it sells, it will be expensive, and I don't think I'll sell very many. I will make them, I only need a label to "release". Terms will be negotiated by myself and label. It will need a catalog number and a spot on the labels website. You collect the money, send me the money and shipping destination, I'll purchase the flash drive, put the files on the drive, and send to the purchaser. I'm not kidding. I want the Guinness World Record, and that will be our publicity.

Please email me at
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