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I wanted to inform everyone here at Relaxed Machinery that I have a brand new album coming out on September 6th. This will be my 4th solo release, and will exist as a one track long form piece clocking in at about 78 minutes. The album will be called 'The Phoenix Sun' which will be my reference to VY Canis Majoris, which I'm sure many of you know is the largest discovered star on record. Like my other albums, this one will be available on archive.org as a free download!! I will post once the album is released. Thank you for the support always.
- Mike Radice
‘Shards’ is the third album in a trilogy titled ‘Fractured’.
As a whole the three album project was inspired by the thought that the first act of any musician is to break the silence, rending the quiet by pouring sound into the waiting space as gently as an unfolding rose or as savagely as a lightning strike – all three albums explore that sense of fracture in the sounds themselves and how they are manipulated to create the music, the atmospheres…
‘Shards’ was created as a softer companion piece to the other two albums. It is more dreamy and evocative, the sounds not so much torn and shattered as shifted and slanted. Not so much the stone as it hits the still surface of a quiet pool, but more the ripples of the water from the impact as they reach the pools edges. The sounds changing gently at the edge of hearing, sliding between form and chaos and back again.
On ‘Shards’ every sound is acoustic in origin. Sources include: Wine glass, water, CDs being bent or broken, glass beads, singing bowls, bells, tin foil, breathing etc – many of the original sounds are unrecognisable, having been passed through various effects a number of times. Sometimes the same sound is heard through different effects, creating the shifting textures and tones.
1. I [13:10]
2. II [21:05]
3. III [22:00]
4. IV [19:38]
Many thanks to John, Steve, Geoff and all at rM for their work and support for my music.
‘Shards’ was Recorded in the StarWeb studio between 2008 and 2013 with Roland VS2480, Korg D16, Korg MR1, TC M3000, Sony and Tascam minidisc recorders, Sennheiser and AKG microphones, Sonar…Continue
Galactic Travels Playlist #907 for August 21, 2014.
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Juta Takahashi. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Seabound" on Lunisolar Records.
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Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus on Juta Takahashi. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Seabound" on Lunisolar Records. The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#aug
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g.a.b. has been quietly making mixes for himself for about as long as I've known him (well ok probably a lot longer!). http://ambientlandscape.wordpress.com/
I've admittedly leaned towards albums more than mixes forever... but I love a good mix with a good flow that takes me somewhere... and g.a.b. has been nailing this over and over. He's making me more and more into a listen to a mix lover!
The mixes don't stay up very long (about a month) - so when you see one you want - grab it (although he will repost for you if you ask... :-)
The rest of his blog is fun, too... he posts here quite a bit - and he posts more on his blog - so... head on over: http://ambientlandscape.wordpress.com/
Your tin toy robot,
Time I started sharing my reviews here. If you don't know Make Your Own Taste, it's a music review blog/site on which I (and now a couple other guys) write lengthy analyses of ambient music primarily, but some other genres as well. It's updated very regularly. I may also share some of the other posts of the last two years in due course.
Last night I put up a review of the great one himself, Steve Roach.
And earlier in the week, a roundup featuring some great musicians like Off Land, Lee Rosevere, Simon Slator and Earlyguard.
And even earlier (I'm catching up on some stuff), last week another roundup, featuring Mark Ward, Preserved Sound, Ade Hodges and more.
Happy reading, if reading's your thing!
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