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Matthew Florianz News - Electronic Forest Re-Release
« on: November 07, 2015, 11:28:29 AM »
Rather than starting new topics, I'll add a reply to this one, and update the Subject whenever there's an update. Thanks!



Hello everyone!

This year an invite came to create music (and sound design) for a series of short documentaries about our universe.
I am very proud to have been part of this series of short films and though it might be of interest to you also?

All films feature prominent scientists from NASA, SETI and many other respected scientific institutions:

Is there life elsewhere in the Universe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo4mEtc434w

Do we live in a Multiverse?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rx7erWZ8TjA

What is the Universe made of?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/5iGgA1ocBkE

Why does time pass?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/OKKbkS_LOu4




The album release isolates music and is available as a (free) stream here:
https://matthewflorianz.bandcamp.com/album/nocturne-soundtrack-for-science-briefings
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Re: Nocturne - Soundtrack for Science Briefings
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 08:15:16 PM »
Well done....beautiful music! I really am fascinated by this sort of documentary.
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Re: Nocturne - Soundtrack for Science Briefings
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 10:51:40 PM »
Very nice. I might also have this playing while flying in Elite Dangerous as well.  :)
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Re: Nocturne - Soundtrack for Science Briefings
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 02:48:15 PM »
Thanks guys...

@antdude, you might actually recognize some elements from the galaxy/system map audio for which I used a similar setup : )

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Re: Matthew Florianz Releases - Electronic Forest Re-Release
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 12:08:23 AM »
Electronic Forest (Recorded in 2001) - Re-release with an hour of bonus content.
https://matthewflorianz.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-forest

I have many fond memories of recording this album with Joris, Tatiana and Erik. We didnít really know it would be an album, or if could work as a recording: Synths, guitar and laptop connected together and when prepped and working, we started recording. The end of the first suite came by chance also, when a cable started failing and cut the recording short. Time for a break!

Tatiana flew to Holland a little later and recorded vocals for over an hour! I still feel a little guilty. It does mean we can present a beautiful new ďa cappellaĒ mix of Capricious in the bonus materials.

Images from the recording - www.matthewflorianz.com/images_electronicforest.html

Thank you to everyone who has supported us back then and now. If you have purchased the album before, contact me for a free code.
matthewflorianz.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-forest

Iíll leave you with this review, thank you for listening!



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Electronic Forest is a set of laid out minimalism from Matthew Florianz, Erik t' Sas and Joris de Man. The evolution of this e-music style is actually quite interesting and quite universal. It is easy to take it all the way back to Brian Eno in the mid 1970ís but that is not the end. There are definite similarities to Brianís albums of that era.

There are, however, stronger similarities to Sonic Seasonings, by Wendy Carlos. Taking giant leaps forward, Steve Roach and Robert Rich have experimented with dark minimalism as have Mathias Grassow and Alio Die. Mike Griffin launched Hypnos in the mid 1990ís and the style flourishes to this day. This is one of the stronger efforts of this style. Matthew, Erik and Joris surround their drone with dark atmospheres, experimental sounds and subtle melodies. The soundscapes are totally organic and mystical. There are plenty of clues but no answers.


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Re: Matthew Florianz News - Electronic Forest Re-Release
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2022, 04:55:39 AM »
these early - truely ambient - albums were the most powerful - I still remember 'molenstraat'. still a lot to learn from old masters like florianz .)