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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2010, 11:04:39 AM »
Hi Mike,
I have been listening to Viridian Sun a few times now and I'm really impressed with what you have achieved. It's also interesting to see that you guys have been using guitar as well. As far as I know, this is not very common in the ambient scene. And that's what I like about "Infinite In All Directions": the way you guys use guitars is functional, it serves the compositions, it sounds refreshing to my ears. Very well done, definitely one of my favorite CD's at the moment.
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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2010, 11:08:11 AM »
Thanks very much for the comment.  That album was a lot of fun to make, a very enjoyable and easy approach to music-making.  I think Infinite in all Directions is the best Viridian Sun album, and I'm not one of those people who always says the new album is the best, just because.
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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2010, 12:31:28 PM »
That album was a lot of fun to make, a very enjoyable and easy approach to music-making.

I think the way you recorded this album is close to the way I recorded mine, if I'm well informed. For me, the benefit of recording and improvising live in the studio is that the result is pure and unpredictable. You never know up front how your piece will develop itself, it depends on the atmosphere and the magic of the moment. What's your opinion about this?

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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2010, 12:51:41 PM »
I agree live improvisation is completely different from composing in advance, and I find it more fun.  Of course it depends on either doing it yourself, or collaborating with someone in tune with your way of doing things.  I can't imagine improvising with strangers.
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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2010, 04:22:06 PM »
I agree live improvisation is completely different from composing in advance, and I find it more fun.  Of course it depends on either doing it yourself, or collaborating with someone in tune with your way of doing things.  I can't imagine improvising with strangers.

Definitely more fun, and for me also also very creative and productive, it consumes less time. I also think this formula is very usefull live on stage. I have done a few live shows last year and although it's impossible to reproduce your studio improv's for 100%, it is possible to re-create a similar athmosphere live using certain themes. Anyway, that's something I want to work on for 2010-2011.
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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2010, 01:39:46 PM »
Included in my next "to buy" list--where it's been sitting for a while now, waiting for my wallet to get itself in order....
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Re: CD release: Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2010, 01:43:27 PM »
Included in my next "to buy" list--where it's been sitting for a while now, waiting for my wallet to get itself in order....

We sent you a promo copy some time ago and it came back to us undeliverable.  Spare your wallet, and PM me or Lena your new address!
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