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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Joe R on April 18, 2014, 07:17:25 AM »
Lost Trail- How An Absence Creates A Presence- A strange brew of drones, meandering piano notes, seemingly random voice/music samples, and tape hiss. The music is beautiful, but it has a very lonely vibe to it. Well worth checking out, especially since you can buy the download at your own price.
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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« Last post by chris23 on April 17, 2014, 06:08:18 PM »
Seriously. I can't stop starting at it. Very cool.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on April 17, 2014, 05:17:13 PM »
Disturbed Earth ::  Castles in Spain https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/castle-in-spain

I stumbled across Castles in Spain will searching this artists work due to recent mentions ......excellent production where to my ear the dual tape machines and recording setup really shine and not to mention the music is stunning.  Recorded in 1976 / 2014.....in 1976 I was 14yrs old and had no idea what ambient music was nor Brian Eno..... yet.  That this was recorded that far back sets this music apart for me. It is contemporary though transcends the ambient timeline.
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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« Last post by judd stephens on April 17, 2014, 04:17:58 PM »
best cover in the history of the universe.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: What TV do you have ? Plasma/LCD/OLED other ?
« Last post by petekelly on April 17, 2014, 01:02:08 PM »
Ancient Sony thing, two foot wide and two foot deep, weighs two tons and uses 2KW of power (I'm exaggerating now). As you may guess, TV is not a high priority at Flame Acres :)
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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Hypnos release schedule?
« Last post by mgriffin on April 17, 2014, 10:02:00 AM »
Hi Drone On

We've got the Subradial release ICE DIVING finally into production so that will be released around the end of this month, possibly the very beginning of May.

We've got the sequel to Martian Chronicles and Max Corbacho, as you mentioned. Possibly also some solo Seren Ffordd, and a Numina, and Dave Fulton. I need to make some progress on getting those moved forward before I promise dates for those. I really do intend to get several items moved along this summer, and make a dent in this backlog.

Here's a look at the cover for ICE DIVING.

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Guild Wars 2
« Last post by darkenedsoul on April 17, 2014, 09:53:20 AM »
Feature pack just came out tuesday. Changed hero panel interface, changed crit dmg to ferocity, 40 new traits added (5 per class) and obtainable via doing an event or buying with in-game gold and not sure what else. Sigils/Runes have been tweaked. Some weapons (and even low lvl stuff you craft) now have 2 upgrade slots which is slick. Get replacement dyes for any duplicates you get. Not sure how that is going to go if u id a dye and you have it, will it replace with another random. I got 63 in my stash unid-d for now.

Megaserver which you need to read about. Apparently only lvl 1-15 maps, attempts to put you into same server as others of your playstyle and guild, etc...read up on it. Eventually going throughout  game. I am having fun in Edge of the Mists zerging. Only 2 more vistas in WvW to get Been there, Done that title on ONE char...pain in the ass as it's always taken by other of the 2 groups....

Mike
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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Laptop Cooling Pads
« Last post by darkenedsoul on April 17, 2014, 09:48:53 AM »
I picked up a pair of Targus that handle 17" lappies and has dual fans. It's pretty quiet, seems to be loud now (lately) till things are spun up but I am happy with it. Cost me I think $29.99 each via Amazon a couple yrs or so ago.

Mike
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Everything and Nothing / Re: What TV do you have ? Plasma/LCD/OLED other ?
« Last post by darkenedsoul on April 17, 2014, 09:47:30 AM »
4+ yr old LG 47" LCD non-smart. What's the easiest way to make it smart so i can troll the net for tv stations and all to view stuff? I know most of the boxes come with crap like netflix/amazon/hulu+ (hey, if I'm paying I do NOT want ANY damn advertisements, even if it's 60 secs once or so during show). I have a PS3 and Amazon Prime, don't see a need for NetFlix as can't afford to add more the enough bills and being out of work still. Looking for cheap alternative should I decide to cut the chord. I am not sure how much SyFy provides full eps online or other stuff. I'd miss American Horror Story/Grimm/Almost Human/Dr. Who/etc....if I did dump cable (for a time if needed till work comes). Anyways, I like the tv, has 4 HDMI imputs which I am using 2 atm and other connections for my Wii.

Mike
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Independent Music Reviews / Dan Pound - Eros Thanatos
« Last post by Morpheus Music on April 17, 2014, 02:22:26 AM »
STYLE    
Smooth, flowing ambient.
Eros Thanatos is an eminently serene disc of lush, velvety texture and rich sonic colour. Dan Pound uses deeply-effected guitar sounds as the basis for this album - although you would rarely perceive that such a familiar stringed instrument was employed except for perhaps the sliding tones of Between Breaths or the soft fingerings at the start of From Beyond. The meandering, sonorous layers reverberate weightlessly rising and falling from silence: delicate at times, faint, subtle; dreamy and charming in places; mysterious in others, shadowy, inhabited by peculiarly organic presences; there are tribal passages of sober intensity and sparkling sequence dances. The multi-voiced guitar sounds at the root of the music are enhanced by a range of analog and digital synths, piano-like impressions, distant chanting voices, woody flutes, water effects and infrequent lazy, percussive beats.
 
ARTWORK         
Eros Thanatos is a jewel-case release with a single sheet insert. Imagery centres on a stark, leafless tree curving sidewards as if frozen within an invisible wind. On the front panel the strong colours of an amber-hued field and indigo mountain range make the lifeless branches all the more stark - grey sky above. On the rear, the image is repeated in monochrome - softer, simpler. Track titles in black hang in the sky; credits and contacts in white lie in the grass. On opening up the case the disc again repeats the cover shot, echoed still further behind the plastic grip. The left-most sheet zooms in on the field, the colours and textures of bright stalks and interlaced blades filling the entire space: word-free.
 
OVERALL          
Ambient musician/composer Dan Pound delivers his latest album of exploratory three dimensional sound in the form of Eros Thanatos - a title suggesting love and death. Dan takes the listener through a range of drifting expanses and textural zones: mostly beatless, faintly primal, spacey, dreamy, down into disquieting gloom and back into celestial light. Eight tracks in all, mostly around the seven to ten minute mark allowing for unrushed development and expression. Dan explains: "After trying on some newly acquired guitar effects, I decided to do a whole album dedicated to these guitar sound worlds I was discovering... I was able to extrapolate a myriad of tonal timbres that resembled other instruments like organ, strings, oboes, bassoons and even human voices. Adding of course some deep layers of reverb, this sound set ended up being one of the most originally challenging and creative projects I've ever done." You can find out more about this release and other Dan Pound music via the official Dan Pound website where there are sound samples and opportunities to download tracks in different formats; there is also Dan's Facebook page where a variety of news and personal details are provided.
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