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GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
Tonight at 11 pm EST/GMT-5 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus on Matt Borghi. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "For Running Time" on Group Records. The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2013/focus.html#dec
Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, on the internet, and in High Definition Radio at 88.1 FM. Listen at http://wdiy.org on the internet.
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On this week's program, I will be continuing the winter theme from last week, playing tracks by Jack Hertz, Crystal Dreams, Altocumulus, Juta Takahashi, Tangram, Lucette Bourdin, Bing Satellites, Netherworld, and I'll be featuring the new Linear Bells cd which will be available on December 16th from the Subterranean tide net label.
I hope you can tune in on Friday December 13th starting at 11 PM for another chilled edition of the program on www.stillstream.com/
Thanks for listening.
Hi there. As many of you probably know, I've recorded a good bit of ambient music over the last year and for those who have heard my tracks, I'm interested in your thoughts on how I can improve the production and/or quality of my work? I understand that this is a basically subjective question but there's always room to grow and to learn and getting thoughts on quality issues from others I feel is always a good thing.
I have also found that, contrary to what I first thought, I do use the computer for quite a bit in terms of mixing things together and I remember when I first got into composing again, I had said that I just wanted to use the pc for distribution.
I do have a zoom r16 but it's got a pretty complicated menu structure and as a result, I'm thinking of selling it and using a laptop that we've had for a couple of years, putting Reaper on it and using that as a multi track solution.
I'm still not sold on the idea of soft synths and probably never will be because of issues like latency and the like.
I wonder how resellable the zoom would be since it's still like new really. it's never left the room I use for composing. Thanks for the thoughts or comments if you have anything to share.
For my new album next year, i am looking for beautiful star names and names of star constellations, e.g. Aurigae. Until now, i have written three pieces ispired by a special star and constellation, and i wanna write some more. I am open for your suggestions. Please do have in mind that my tracks always have a title of one word. When i have a a name, a star, a feeling about it, i can translate this into a theme and into music. If you are interested in listing some special, beautiful and mysterious or mystic star names, please write it down here for me. thank you.
Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist who for more than 50 years was admired by critics, aficionados and especially his fellow musicians for his impeccable technique and the warmth and subtlety of his playing, died on Tuesday at his home in Greenwich Village. He was 83.
The cause was heart failure, his wife, Jane, said.
The list of important musicians with whom Mr. Hall worked was enough to earn him a place in jazz history. It includes the pianist Bill Evans, with whom he recorded two acclaimed duet albums, and the singer Ella Fitzgerald, as well as the saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Paul Desmond, the drummer Chico Hamilton and the bassist Ron Carter, his frequent partner in a duo.
But with his distinctive touch, his inviting sound and his finely developed sense of melody, Mr. Hall made it clear early in his career that he was an important musician in his own right.
He was an influential one as well. Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and John…
For over a year I was collecting, composing, recording, mixing, reworking and thrashing tracks for my new album PHOSPHENES. It is characterized by soundscapeish ambient music tracks, sometimes crescending into stirring and fiery climaxes. Also Dub Techno and Industrial reminiscences contribute their flair to a multisided album, which will keep the listener at it.
The new album Phosphenes features twelve tracks and has a total play time of about an hour. The musical genres vary between ambient music with experimental character and more rhythm orientated pieces, which borrow guitar and drum artifacts from industrial and rock genres.
On some tracks I intentionally cross the border from pure ambient music to more aggressive and disturbing sounds and arrangements, which forces the listener to leave his comfort-zone for a moment, lifting him up high to the crest of a wave and let him fall back into the calm waters of soothing soundcapes and synth spheres – until the next wave arrives. Phosphenes is not a chillout album, but a journey through ups and downs drawn from life itself.
1. Summoning Ritual
5. Circling Thoughts
6. One Minute of Amplified Silence
7. Phantom Train
8. Free Water
9. Fata Morgana
11. Division by Zero
Watch the track video of Phosphenes on Youtube:
Panoramic Greetings !
We’re happy to announce the release of our very first Audio Samples collection created by AES Dana,
a fascinating soundtrack by Carbon Based Lifeforms for the movie “ Refuge”, a super smooth new mix
by our London based DJ Nova and last but not least the Solar Fields live gig at Winter S.U.N. in Budapest.
Read, listen, enjoy and share…
With our warm regards,
The Ultimae Team
Ultimae presents AETHERS 01 - Sample Library hosted in a deluxe USB Key, resting in a metal box.
This collection designed by Vincent Villuis aka AES DANA is dedicated to all electronic music producers,
Ambient and related musical genres.
AETHERS 01 provides a large array of sound design, covering the full spectrum of deep hypnotic pads
and drones which are an essential component of the Ambient aesthetic. The samples are properly looped
and key parameters included for an easier use; .wav loops and one-shots, ready to be hosted / tweaked
into any music software / DAW. These numerous audio elements are perfect to add layers of depth to
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Podcast number 21
Our special guest on the podcast this week is Relaxed Machinery's own Tony Scharf also known as Noise Theorem coming to us from Chicago, Illinois.
Tony is a multi-talented ambient producer and record label owner and I'm super excited to have him on the program.
The ambient online podcast is a bi-weekly podcast featuring the ambient tracks, drones, and soundscapes of the talented members of ambient online.
"The Stars are Falling" - Iohannes
"Equinox Open Door" - Cosmic Lettuce
"RIIPII part 3" - Faces of Belmez / Utu Lautturi
"Solar Maximum" - Noise Theorem
"Eyes of the Predator" - Noise Theorem
"Roooooaaaaam Ammoooooooonh" - [owt kri]
"Time and the Blade" - Zach Zinn
"Eristynelsyys" - 45:KO
"Insomnia" - Northstar11
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