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#41
I started with Logic Moon - I See Planets, but I'll listen to that one right after that. Thanks again!

There's been a lot of great ambient music that has come out of Russia, and Eastern Europe in general for that matter. That region has been a great hotbed for the genre for a while now. I wouldn't have known about any of it without Bandcamp.
#42
^I'm going to have to check out some of those albums. Welcome to the Hypnos Forum!
#43
Quote from: phobos on January 02, 2020, 12:38:46 PM
I have heard of it, the limitation with the WAV files did put me off. Is it worth getting?

For $200, which is what I paid for it, it is definitely worth it.

IDK if I'd make an entire album with it, but it's fun to play it through some reverb and delay. It adds nice granular touches to whatever I throw into it but of course, it does sound a bit gritty.

#44
I didn't listen to a lot of new ambient music from 2019. I've been listening to a lot of dark ambient and drone music lately, all of it being older releases that I either had already or recently discovered.

Here's some 2019 stuff that I heard and enjoyed:

Jaja - Eternity

https://jaja.bandcamp.com/album/eternity

Chihei Hatakeyama - Ghost Woods

https://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-woods

Hiemal - Aleutian Canopy

https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/aleutian-canopy

Igneous Flame - Argon

https://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/album/argon

Innesti - Formless

https://innesti.bandcamp.com/album/formless

Earth Orbit Audio System - Terpsichore

https://earthorbitaudiosystem.bandcamp.com/album/terpsichore

Warmth - Wildlife

https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/wildlife
#45
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Unusual gear that you like?
December 31, 2019, 07:52:47 AM
I have a granular sampler called the Microgranny. Here's a demo video someone else made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0XeSo67iZQ

It's pretty cool. I've finally found the time to mess with it and it's definitely interesting. The only real negative is that putting samples into it is a bit of a pain as it only accepts 8 or 16 bit mono WAV files at a sample rate of 22050.
#46
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
December 30, 2019, 04:05:57 PM
Innesti - Formless

Chris did a great job on this one, just like he did on his debut release. Great soundscapes.
#47
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
December 28, 2019, 08:27:13 AM
I thought it was awesome of Steve Roach to re-release Ascension of Shadows as pay-what-you-want for a little while.
#48
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
December 23, 2019, 10:34:39 AM
Hiemal - Aleutian Canopy

https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/aleutian-canopy

Deep dark ambient drones
#49
Congrats on the new album!
#50
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
December 02, 2019, 02:32:52 PM
Chihei Hatakeyama - Ghost Woods

Haven't kept up too much with his work lately, but I did get this album recently and it's great. Perfect for Winter.
#51
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
October 31, 2019, 02:07:36 PM
I like Pitch Black. I have three of their older albums: Electronomicon, Ape To Angel, and Rude Mechanicals.
#52
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
October 13, 2019, 04:33:57 PM
Kromeshna - Bagul'nik

https://kadaath.bandcamp.com/album/bagulnik

It's been a while since I've posted here. I haven't even had time to try to record anything lately.

Hope everyone is doing well.
#53
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
May 18, 2019, 06:51:47 PM
Good to know that Thom Brennan is still around and making music. It seemed like he dropped off the face of the earth for a while.
#54
Thanks for posting this. I like Alison's Halo.
#55
Quote from: FunkeXMix on February 15, 2019, 03:01:05 AM
I assumed ambient fans would be more interested in talking about how to get their ambient to sound better, your the first to respond in a long time. Thanks.

I recently bought the Xduoo X3 DAP to test. Will report back when it arrives.


Cool.

Also, I only got a Cayin N3 because it could hold the vast majority of my music collection, not because of sound quality.

There are a bunch of DAPs out there at various different price points and I imagine that some of these devices are pretty similar in sound quality. I might be wrong though.
#56
I happen to have a Cayin N3 but that's more of a budget DAP. That being said, I think it's better than any old MP3 player or iPod I ever used years ago, especially in terms of sound quality. I personally find that ambient music sounds great on it, but I'm not an audiophile.
#57
Looks great. Congrats on the overhaul.
#58
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
January 14, 2019, 06:12:31 PM
Book Of Air - vvolk

This ambient ensemble deserves more recognition. The only reason I found about them is because I stumbled upon another album of theirs called Se (in) De Bos while looking through Sub Rosa's Bandcamp page. I like this one a little bit more but Se (in) De Bos is great too.

https://granvat.bandcamp.com/album/vvolk
#59
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
January 07, 2019, 11:29:51 AM
Quote from: Julio Di Benedetto on January 07, 2019, 06:29:07 AM
Poor quality video but the bow and the gizmotron produce similar timbres.  I like this guys playing and voice from Sigur Ros. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alp2rzZiSVU

Sigur Ros is great. It's been a while since I've listened to Ágætis Byrjun though.