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Other Ambient (and related) Music / New Steve roach album the passing
« Last post by Ekstasis on February 20, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »
www.steveroach.com/Music/discography.php?albumID=569

https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/album/the-passing



eb 16, 2017 - SURPRISE BIRTHDAY RELEASE JUST COMPLETED THIS WEEK!
This special release is a sonic gift and thank you for the years of being in the soundcurrent with me!
Also available as a LTD 300 copy CD. Order here at Bandbcamp with instant download. CD ships in mid March.

THE PASSING
The thematic essence contained in this new 60 min soundworld has haunted me since the late-90s, when I created a short piece centered on the main harmonic chord cycle for a compilation. Through the passage of time, the evanescent nature of this atmosphere only grew more poignant and deeper in emotional resonance. As life continues to be fully lived, blooming outwards and simultaneously mirrored with the passing of family, friends and animal companions, these emotions aligned and called on me. In a five day period leading up to my birthday February 16 2017, I fully immersed in the feeling this time echo delivered, realizing this long-form piece in totality.
credits
released February 16, 2017

Created by Steve Roach at the Timehouse, Baja Arizona, February 2017
Instruments : Oberheim Xpander, Matrix 12, OB8, Studiologic Sledge, Nordlead 4
Cover design by Sam Rosenthal
Mastered by Howard Givens
2017 Timeroom Editions
Soundquest Music BMI
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by APK on February 20, 2017, 07:12:31 PM »
This eve.

Saafi Bros:: Liquid Beach
Mum :: Smilewound
The Boats :: Our Small Ideas


Reminds me to play Gas :: Pop again ... one of the very best.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 20, 2017, 06:21:07 PM »

Monolake - Atlas-Titan, X I E, Icarus  (The singles are really terrific-wildly creative polyrhythmic bliss - way more interesting than 99% of so called techno)

Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State, The Number of Magic (Some 30 years later still
as fresh sounding as ever...indescribably interesting beat-sample juxtapositions of the highest order)

Gas - Box set (I love everything Voigt...These records are sublime works of subtle beatified ambient...Another master that never sounds tired to me)


I've always thought Monolake was an amazing producer, even though I've not kept up with all his work over the years. Interstate is probably my favorite of his of the ones I've owned. I'm probably on my second or third copy of that now. At some point I will go back and buy everything I can.

Re: RHK, I don't think I've ever heard one of his solo albums and I've loved early Cabaret Voltaire for years.

Gas is classic stuff of course. I wish Voigt would just do a new album under that moniker.
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Hello

Let me introduce my latest project: the double album "EXTENDED". I had the chance to count on the collaboration of the drummer Tommy Betzler (who worked with the illustrious Klaus Schulze). This music is in the great tradition of the Berlin School.



You have the choice of listening:
https://sequentia-legenda.bandcamp.com/album/extended-by-sequentia-legenda
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa7BSMAi6NQkmfeDz_kKtL_DzSaz2PyBn

Thank you for your attention,
Laurent (Sequentia Legenda)
http://www.sequentia-legenda.com/
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by stargazer on February 20, 2017, 12:14:52 PM »
Thanks for posting the second video Julio. I LOVE the string part in the last piece (asides the piano that I do not like).

One of the most beautiful little strings concerts that I ever heard. Wow. Natural playing, natural theme (a slightly japanese theme I would say).

When the art of sound composition meets the art of playing meets the art of listening.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 20, 2017, 08:32:29 AM »


Hi Julio, I watched the first piece on the video.  It is interesting, but a bit romanticized and it only captures part of the process--the recording.  I think that the preproduction/postproduction, as unglamorous as it may be, can be just as important, especially when studio effects are an integral part of the atmosphere of the overall piece and when a piece is as through-composed as this one was.  The video also captures a piece primarily as a performance.  My pieces generally are not realized as single real-time performances, because of the layering of different instruments and sonic processing that I back into what I've already recorded.  Sometimes I use sonic bits that were recorded years apart.  I wasn't even sure that the melody in the video originated from the Korg MS-20 that he appeared to be playing.  I have one, and I don't think they sound that crisp, even with digital reverb.  My experience has been that a lot of the creative process can be uninteresting to watch, especially the parts showing frustration when a bit doesn't work.  ;)  Maybe it was just the slickness of the video that irritated me a bit.

Forrest


Hi Forrest.....with a video like this we have to throw in the "art of watching" as well ;D.  As I was consider what actually is the art of listening I came across this video and I do love the music but there was something more to it or more to it for my experience and Im wondering if listening has just as much to do with all our senses, not only what our ears perceive but also what we see, smell and even taste strange as that may sound.

The last piece in the video shows a little party followed by a performance and listening to it while I was watching it sipping a glass of wine I was completely involved in the experience on many levels.  Actually being there would be completion.

I guess what Im getting at is that I feel a performance maybe the apex of the listening experience...not sure where the art part comes in....I recall as a teenager listening to my Rush albums immersed with headphones looking at the jacket photos and reading the lyrics and then I went to see Rush in concert,  The Permanent Waves Tour. it was my first live performance of any style of music.  I was blown away, the sound, the energy, the lights, the musicians performing, the audience that I was a part of.  My favorite songs coming alive.

The act of listening to music is clearly a personal experience as is the creation of the music.  Music is an art form but it does not exist as does say painting or writing.  Music does not have three dimensions in time and space......could this means it requires something more to be truly heard?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by ffcal on February 20, 2017, 12:35:44 AM »
This is the art of listening, its about listening, about the experience and the creation of sonic art in the  heart mind of this listener
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Hi Julio, I watched the first piece on the video.  It is interesting, but a bit romanticized and it only captures part of the process--the recording.  I think that the preproduction/postproduction, as unglamorous as it may be, can be just as important, especially when studio effects are an integral part of the atmosphere of the overall piece and when a piece is as through-composed as this one was.  The video also captures a piece primarily as a performance.  My pieces generally are not realized as single real-time performances, because of the layering of different instruments and sonic processing that I back into what I've already recorded.  Sometimes I use sonic bits that were recorded years apart.  I wasn't even sure that the melody in the video originated from the Korg MS-20 that he appeared to be playing.  I have one, and I don't think they sound that crisp, even with digital reverb.  My experience has been that a lot of the creative process can be uninteresting to watch, especially the parts showing frustration when a bit doesn't work.  ;)  Maybe it was just the slickness of the video that irritated me a bit.

Forrest
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 19, 2017, 11:03:04 PM »
This is the art of listening, its about listening, about the experience and the creation of sonic art in the  heart mind of this listener
.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by BFS on February 19, 2017, 07:53:57 PM »
Loscil - His first 3 were the best to me.. I find the others less playful
and rhythmically rather sterile...more atmospheric/conceptual works also sound over
thought to my ears...

I'm taken by a lot of vintage hypnotic beat oriented music these
days...Some currents am enjoying...

AM/PM - The Ends I and II (Fantastic textural dub studies...IMO much more interesting and sonically pleasing than Loscil)

Monolake - Atlas-Titan, X I E, Icarus  (The singles are really terrific-wildly creative polyrhythmic bliss - way more interesting than 99% of so called techno)

Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State, The Number of Magic (Some 30 years later still
as fresh sounding as ever...indescribably interesting beat-sample juxtapositions of the highest order)

Gas - Box set (I love everything Voigt...These records are sublime works of subtle beatified ambient...Another master that never sounds tired to me)

SND - Stdio (another treasure trove of amazing sounds..this is the one I'm currently listening to - refined glitchry that is hypnotic and at once effortless sounding - never boring or gimmicky)


Sensate Focus - 3.3 (Fell is a genius and all his newish Sensate Focus records only confirm it)
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by APK on February 19, 2017, 05:40:27 PM »
Taylor Deupree - Somi
Tape loops, tape hiss, and wind-plucked guitars. Nice and soothing; similar to Faint in atmosphere.
https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/somi

Re: Loscil/Scott Morgan. As a fan, the thing that I really appreciate about his music is that he has a distinctive style. I can hear a few seconds of a Loscil track and identify the artist right away. Of course, that on its own wouldn't be cool if I didn't like the music he produced, but I think having a sonic signature is a challenging thing to accomplish in this genre. His last few releases were good, but they didn't get many repeat listens around here. My favorite album of his is Plume.

Yeah, I agree very much with your "distinctive style" claim, Chris.
The trouble for me with a lot of lo-fi and dub inspired stuff is the lack of individuality. I hear a track and may like it, but there is no distinct identity. I can not tell who did it. And maybe a lot of the music is produced with bought sample sets.
But Locil clearly has individuality.
I like a number of his albums, very much.
Especially Sketches From New Brighton.

Hear:      https://loscil.bandcamp.com/album/sketches-from-new-brighton
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