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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / New Loren Nerell album
« on: March 14, 2021, 02:03:25 PM »
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a new album out called The Gong Prophet. You can find it at all the usual download and streaming services, and as a CD here:

I hope you all enjoy it.

Hey everyone. Mark Seelig and I have started a Kickstarter campaign to fund out latest CD project. It's a double CD called Cave Dwellers. Basically it's an all or nothing campaign, if we don't reach our goal then we will not be releasing it as a CD. So please go check it out and support it so we can bring you more music that you love. Here's a video message we made for the campaign that has some of the new music in the background:

And here is where you can find our kickstarter page:

Thank you for your support.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Loren Nerell on Bandcamp
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »
Just a note to let everyone know who cares that all of my albums are now up on Bandcamp. I've started my own page where you can find several of my releases which is here:

Anything that was released by Projekt you find at the following links:

Sam also put up my two oldest albums which are here:

I will update as new material is available. I hope you enjoy the music.  :)

The Venerable Dark Cloud, an ambient hybrid of traditional Indonesian soundscapes and electronics. Originally released in 2000 on Italy's Amplexus label, Loren Nerell extends The Venerable Dark Cloud's original 22 minutes to over 69 minutes, culminating in a complete vision capturing a sound that Sequences described as "modern ambient drone music (that) melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old."

In 2000, Glen Hammett wrote for The Raging Consciousness Desk, The Venerable Dark Cloud “is spectacular, creative, and a delight to listen. Enchanting! The sensation the listener comes away with is one of a sacred mysterious quality, and I found myself wanting more when it ended.“ Sixteen years later, the wait is over. Capturing an ambient sound informed by Indonesian gamelan music, and the concept of animism, Loren remarks, “What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong? You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong.”

Available now at Projekt Records bandcamp page:

Or the Projekt records webstore:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 21, 2016, 02:35:44 PM »
I will be there tomorrow but just reading on line it appears a ton of new stuff is popping up this year. Top of the heap for me is the new OB-6 poly analog synth that Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim did together.  They announced it with this fun little video:

Tom also is showing a bunch of new eurorack modules. Looks like even more people are jumping on the euro bandwagon, too many to list, I'll give highlights as I see them tomorrow.

Everything and Nothing / Another Year, Another NAMM Show
« on: January 15, 2016, 02:01:04 PM »
Anyone else going to be there this year? I'll be there Friday and maybe Saturday hanging out with Robert Rich.

Yes, it is my turn.  :D  A long time friend of mine who does sound design in the film industry has owned one for years. He's been raving to me about how great it is and has been begging me to come over and check it out. Well I found out why he's been begging me to come over, he doesn't understand it and he's hoping I might be the person who might unlock it's secrets for him.  :D

So after showing me the basics he packed it up and gave it to me and told me to report back to him in 6 months. It's a Capybara 320 and not a Pacarana. Not sure how much DSP it has but I can't complain about it since it's not costing me a dime. Just what I need another time suck  ;), hopefully I'll make some headway and come up with some interesting results. I'll let you all know what happens.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / New Toy for Studio
« on: July 12, 2015, 02:30:49 PM »
I thought I would share this with everyone and maybe wake everyone up since nothing seems to happen here any more.  ;D I got a new synth this week, a Prophet 12. I haven't had much time to play with it much I am looking forward to giving it some time this summer. Here's a picture of it in the studio:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Jon Hassell Live on the radio
« on: July 13, 2014, 06:37:56 PM »
I thought others might be interested, he will be live on KCRW this Wednesday at 11:15. You can get more info and a link to listen online here:


Catch it live tomorrow April 29th on SomaFM's Deap Space One. Here is the link:


Loren Nerell / Mark Seelig: Tree of Life
Limited edition of 500
Loren and Mark’s electro-acoustic debut merges the ambient soundworlds of Southeast Asia, North & South America with the spiritual influences of Bali and India. One part droney soundscape, one part tribal deliberation, and one part ethnological exploration,Tree of Life expands into a transformative experience. Loren’s deep understanding of Balinese music, coupled with his expertise in sound engineering, effortlessly complements Mark’s Bansuri flutes and harmonic overtone vocals and chants. Supported by Sarangi maestro Pankaj Mishra from India, and up-and-coming percussionist Max Link from Germany, the release follows up on ideas sparked during Loren and Mark’s first time on stage together at the 2010 SoundQuest Fest in Tucson Arizona.
“The Tree of Life is a nearly universal symbol found in many different spiritual and mythological traditions around the world,” Loren explains. “It symbolizes the interconnection of all life to our planet. From these many different traditions the names for each song were taken, many of which literally mean the Tree of Life.”
Tree of Life is a mesmerizing blend of ancient instruments, haunting voices, and whispers of Balinese and Indian wisdom traditions woven together with ambient field recordings; it takes the listener on a journey of life and its endless interconnections of this planet.

1. Wacah Chan
2. Cintamani
3. Yggdrasil
4. Kayon
5. Acacia
6. Arbor Vitae

You can download a copy now at bandcamp

Or pick it up at a special price as part of a duo package with Byron and Mark Seelig new album Intention here

I just found out from Barry (A Produce's) wife, that his long time friend and collaborator Ruben Garcia is gone. The title of this subject is the title of one of Ruben's album that A Produce put out a few years ago, and I have to say its sadly too fitting as from what I understand he died almost a year ago. I haven't seen any info to support this but this information came indirectly from Harold Budd. I didn't know Ruben very well, I only talked with him on the phone a few times. I had the pleasure to master a few of his later albums. My favorite being Through The Looking Glass the very last release on A Produce's Transport label. I'll be listening to some of his work today.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Binaural Recordings?
« on: December 27, 2013, 05:02:39 PM »
I am looking for some feedback on this issue so, this is a question to everyone out there. I just finished mixing my next album with Mark Seelig which is going to be called Tree of Life. A friend came over the other day and we got to talking about surround sound music (my friend's specialty). He told me he started mixing his stuff down to binaural stereo mixes for headphone listening, so people could enjoy his surround sound music on their ipods or mp3 players. We discovered that I actually already have in my music software the ability to make such recordings without having to do a surround sound mix. So my question is would anyone be interested in this? It would be a separate mix that you could download, but would not be available on the CD, and it would require headphone listening since binaural audio doesn't translate as well to speakers. Please let me know if this does or doesn't appeal to you. Thanks in advance.

Everything and Nothing / A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:00:35 PM »
I would like to ask a favor of all my friends here on Hypnos. I recently had the great pleasure of composing the music to a video on the art of Trang Le. Her painting 111,978 is an incredible and important work on the Iraq war. The rest of her body of work is just as amazing. Right now she has an article up on, the website for a local TV station here in LA. The article on her is in competition with another article on local DJ culture which if you ask me is not really a fair fight. Basically one solitary artist (sound familar? Just like most of us here) against a group of DJs and the young hip crowd who are very savvy with social media, basically a whole community. If she wins the competition the prize will be KCET TV will make a documentary on her and her art. So I am asking all of my friends to vote for her. You can vote once per day per location. So your home computer, your work computer, your local coffee shop, even the browser on your smart phone, they will all count as separate votes. Please as a favor to me and for her seriously consider voting. The vote is very close right now, even voting once might put her over the top, here's the link where to vote, you can also read the article on her from here:

Also, here's the video I scored about her artwork:!

Thank you for your consideration.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Logic 10
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:53:49 PM »
Apple released Logic Pro 10 today, looks interesting but I won't be upgrading for awhile since they dropped 32 bit support and the required OS is higher then my current studio mac will go:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / BIAS Peak
« on: August 11, 2012, 09:50:21 AM »
Just thought I would give Peak owners out their a heads up. You might want to deactivate and reactivate your install of Peak. For about a week the activation server was down, well now its back up and I just moved my activation over to another computer. When I was done I now have every plugin the BIAS made, all active as well. I never owned any of these plugins before so I am guessing this is a parting thank you to us loyal Peak owners.  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Loren Nerell news
« on: June 14, 2012, 12:35:55 PM »
Hi everyone,

As some of you probably already know I have some new releases out. First up is my latest called Slow Dream out on CD from Projekt records:

You can order the CD directly from Projekt:, or from Steve Roach's website as a single or in a combo pack with other CDs

The other release is an oldie. The first  album that I ever released back in 1986 on cassette is now out on vinyl (my first ever vinyl release) called Point of Arrival.

This release is a bit different then my current output, more in line with the so called "Berlin school" of music (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Micheal Hoeing, etc), but from a west coast point of view. You can pick it up at the following urls:

Also,you can listen to the entire album (not 30 sec clips but entire tracks) first at bandcamp before deciding if you want to pick this up or not:

I hope you all enjoy the music, thanks for your support.  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / The Downside of Software
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:54:45 AM »
I was just reminded today of one of the major downsides to using just software in our audio creations. Last week both Bias Software ( who make audio editing software for the mac called Peak, and Redmatica ( who make editing tools for software samplers, no longer exist. In the case of Redmatica it looks like Apple bought them out, so their software might make it to part of the next version of Logic Studio (most of their software was geared towards Logic's software sampler anyway). But in the case of Bias, it looks like they are gone for good, which to me is rather sad as I have been using Peak for about 15 years now (since version 1.6, last version is 7.03). Add to this numerous software plug ins that I use frequently (like NI's Spektral Delay) that are no longer supported, not to mention Sounddiver, Apples own midi sound librarian software that Apples no longer supports and does not work with their current OS. I guess this is nothing new, I've had other software in the past disappear (anyone remember Alchemy, or Masterlist?) but its all a bit frustrating since so much of what I do is reliant upon this stuff. I know nothing lasts forever but at least most of the hardware I bought even 30 years ago still works. Sorry, just had to rant.  ;D

Computers, Internet and Technology / APPLE IS DOOMED!!!!!!
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:39:12 PM »
Just thought I would start this thread so Blackinfinity can now gloat over Steve Jobs leaving Apple today.  ;D

Hi everyone,

Mike has already posted this under  the thread for the Intangible CD release in the Hypnos part of the forum. But I thought it might be a good idea to post it here as well since its a kind of Podcast. I put this together the other week to give everyone a chance to hear some of the tracks off of the new album, but also some past solo stuff from myself and A Produce. 16 tracks in all, 78 minutes of playing time for you to enjoy. So go check it out at the following link, its also downloadable for you to take with you:

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