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Phase47 commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Sigur Ros, to me, uses "ambience" the same way that somebody like Daniel Lanois infuses space (big and small) into his productions. The first time I heard Sigur Ros I made the connection immediately... every sound a world. I was lucky…"
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Winter Solstice Event

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Steve Brand commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Thanks for the interesting comments and insights everyone. Admittedly, there have been others that have been releasing other offshoots and mutations of Ambient that have reached some level of visibility for some time (Pan American, Stars of the Lid,…"
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eyes cast down commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Nicely said, Steve! and a helpful reminder that I still have to get around to discovering Sigur Ros one of these days... seems like they're working the kind of everything-into-the-stew approach that I hope to reach someday, melding all those…"
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Julio Di Benedetto commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Ambient "was" such an introspective experience.  You and the music.  I saw in the 80's in London an ambient concert.  Daniel Lanois, Harold Budd, Michael Brooks & Roger Eno. Brian was in the audience. Until then…"
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John K-N commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Gorgeous article, Steve!  I do think there's a vast number of people who could like ambient but just aren't introduced.  Maybe they love movies like Inception - or hear Sigur Ros or some of Radiohead's more mellow almost…"
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Scott M2 commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Good piece Steve! Having witnessed Sigur Ros' concerts myself, I've also been pleased by their always growing audiences. Their intense and dramatic approach to ambient art and music delights me... and obviously many others. I think…"
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Har commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Mike Carss/Altus introduced me to the music of Sigur Ros when we were discussing our collaborative projects together; in particular via the video below (which I also found visually interesting coming from a VFX/editing perspective) as an example.…"
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Steve Roberts commented on Steve Brand's blog post The Reach of Ambient Music
"Great words Steve. A big fan of the band. I first saw the clip to Svefn-G-Englar on Rage which is an all night here is Australia which often focuses on more underground music. I had one of those moments when I had discovered some really new…"
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Winter Solstice Event

Posted by Phase47 on December 18, 2014 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Night lingers while the moon is full. The deep black sky stretches into infinity. Join us as we celebrate the longest night...

The channel director for the PsyChill channel at DI.FM has invited Ascendant to participate in their 5th Annual Winter Solstice event - it starts Friday evening and continues through Sunday.

Set times were posted yesterday and Ascendant's set is scheduled for Saturday, 12.20.14 @ 7:04PM Eastern - and that puts us round about Midnight in the UK (Solstice Hour!) and 1AM for Central Europe.

We're excited to participate in this - certainly the first live mix I've ever done (Traktor) and I think anybody who's into downtempo, or the more psybient / psychill component of ambient will have plenty of great music to listen to over the weekend - the roster of great artists contributing is both staggering and humbling.

Tune in at DI.FM:  http://www.di.fm/psychill

Stillstream.com server outage

Posted by Har on December 18, 2014 at 8:10am 0 Comments

Last night we experienced a major server crash that currently has the entire website, audio stream and the new chatroom, completely offline. We're working to address this and hope to have everything restored within the next few days.

In the meantime, you can still listen to the stream via the special temporary address: http://radio.stillstream.fm:30000/listen.pls


The chat is also available now as well at: http://chat.stillstream.fm

Thanks for your patience....we hope to have this addressed ASAP!

FoxNet News Service

Posted by Bill Fox on December 18, 2014 at 5:43am 0 Comments

FoxNet News Service is published with my musical activities.
http://billfox.blogspot.com

The Reach of Ambient Music

Posted by Steve Brand on December 17, 2014 at 4:32pm 12 Comments

Ambient music has a limited audience.

I’ve seen this discussed many times here on rM.ning and elsewhere. I’ve often disputed this idea on a number of occasions…still do…but I really have nothing but my gut and experiences to back me up (which is good enough for me!). From my perspective, many systems are changing, many of us are falling out of those systems, re-evaluating our lives and re-orienting ourselves. From what I've witnessed, this music is appealing to an ever widening audience.

Some real proof for me that there's a wider interest in music that bends and blends genres (as ambient does), and widely diverges from most formulaic popular music, came when I saw a recent Sigur Ros performance. If you’re already familiar with Sigur Ros, you know that they’re an Icelandic group that creates a hybrid blend of atmospherics, drama and heart-rending pathos, whipped with drones, sparse washes, crashing crescendos, electronics, guitars, keyboards (toy piano and full-sized, pump organ, etc.), voice (often in glossalia or in Icelandic), small orchestra, drums, odds-and-ends percussion. Their performances are often given from behind shims of shadowy gossamer fabric or walls of dream-like images. I wouldn't say their music is cerebral (although it can be quite soothing and gentle at times), but instead directly streams from the emotions, guts, hearts of both musicians and listeners.

My wife is actually the Sigur Ros fan in…

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HUMP-DAY GET-AWAY 009

Posted by Brian Bourassa on December 17, 2014 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

Listen in to a nice calm and reflective work by a seasoned pro, or pros in this case. This hump-day features a collaboration between Cousin Silas and musicformessier.

This is their recent release that goes by the name of Dreaming the I.S.S. EP

The details are confusing as the EP suggests the work is a tribute to Cousin Silas and performed by musicformessier, but other information suggests that is is a collaboration of the two artists. Guess we'll keep it at the latter!

Total Time: 20:28

ENJOY!

Sale has ended- thank you to all who downloaded...Music Freebies…24 hour sale/give-away

Posted by Roy Mattson on December 16, 2014 at 11:30pm 7 Comments

(SALE HAS ENDED)Hi everyone…running a 24 hour sale…all my albums at bandcamp.com are free/name your own price…..
https://roymattson.bandcamp.com

preview track of my upcoming album

Posted by Mathieu Lamontagne on December 16, 2014 at 2:35pm 2 Comments

hello rM,

I have an album coming out on january 2015. the label made one track avalaible today. the album will be beat-driven (not ambient) but I always try to put some texture in my tracks. hope you guys will like it.

My first ambient drone I ever noticed . . .

Posted by John W Patterson on December 16, 2014 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

As a kid and even until this day, this is the ambient drone sound that still grips me deeply, causing me to gaze skywards every time.

http://eer-music.com/SourceCodeX/planedronepanned.mp3

"Before the Beginning Began" (3D Bryce art)

Posted by John W Patterson on December 16, 2014 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

This one took several hours to compose and it took Bryce 7 Pro 41 minutes to render. It is called "Before the Beginning Began" and that can mean whatever one wants. I know what it means to me.

Ambient music, I hope, will come again from my wee studio -- but for now, it's the art that is my therapy and so it keeps on coming. I hope some of you find it inspiring -- to some degree.

Thanks for looking. Comments appreciated.

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