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R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« on: April 27, 2016, 01:58:40 PM »

I've just seen the terrible news that Jeff Kowal, who was a long-time visitor to this forum, and best known for his recordings as Terra Ambient, has passed away.


As for today, the spottedpeccary.com landing page is a memorial to Jeff, though assume this link will point to something else if you find this later: http://spottedpeccary.com/

Many of us may have seen Jeff posting on Facebook about his difficult illness. I'm not sure what I can say. In addition to being a sensitive and gifted recording artist, Jeff was always intelligent and thoughtful in my interactions with him, and seemed to be well-liked and respected by everyone. He will be missed.
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 02:51:24 PM »
A great musician and influence on ambient music.
We will definitely miss him.  He's now playing awesome ambient music with Jim Brenholts....
Rest in peace dear friend...
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 03:03:25 PM »
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 03:44:03 PM »
And such a young age. How sad.   :(
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 05:47:43 PM »
This is quite sad! I feel blessed to have gotten to know Jeff better over the last 3-4 years. Lots of hour spent talking about gear, music and recording. Our conversations got fewer over the past 2 months and we spent more time texting and facebook chatting. I know he was really struggling. This is just such a loss, of a friend and fellow musician and gear freak. My prayers go out to his family!
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 03:31:48 AM »
That's a real shock to hear. I remember his release 'The Gate' being discussed here years ago and all the positive reactions he got from it.

RIP Jeff.

2016 has been a most exacting year so far for people passing on. I believe that creating music/art/literature/comedy etc. or anything that gives pleasure to other people is a pretty good way to spend one's time here.

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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:21:55 AM »
More sadness. RIP Jeff.

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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 08:47:40 AM »
Jeff had been open on Facebook about his struggle with cancer, but this is still a terrible shock for everyone.


Over the many years I've been involved with this community, I've come across a few people who were a true class act, always genuine and kind in their interactions with everyone. Jeff was one of the good ones.
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:28:13 AM »
Very sad.  Even with the knowledge of what was happening to Jeff, it's still difficult for me to process or to accept.  A very decent man and a talented musician.

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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 01:19:16 PM »
 :'(
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Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 01:34:12 PM »
Jeff was such a nice guy, I enjoyed our conversations the few we had about music and such. I am glad to have known him. It seems like it just took him so quickly, hard to believe. He will be missed.
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