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THOUGHT RADIO ON WMUHhttp://soundscapes.us/thoughtradioPlease SHARE so that more people can listen to and support the artists.Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am…See More
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Back in the Game: Live at Archer Heights Library

After a two-year break, it was time to get back on the live wagon, to make sure the wheels were still securely attached. So I jumped at the library's invitation.I had planned to play all composed pieces, but it finally dawned (at the last rehearsal)…See More
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Patti Smith and David Lynch Discussion on NME

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Listen to Thought Radio

Posted by Bill Fox on November 22, 2014 at 4:16am 0 Comments

THOUGHT RADIO ON WMUH
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio
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Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am EST/GMT-5.  In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs.  I'll also play new music by Chuck van Zyl as well as by Nattefrost.  In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Discipline.

The show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock.

Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/stream.html

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Posted by John W Patterson on November 22, 2014 at 12:19am 0 Comments

I just finished another rendering. Thought I'd share . . .

It's called "They That Watch"

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Cold Fiction Music Label Sampler for 2014

Posted by James Shain on November 21, 2014 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

I run a small netlabel called Cold Fiction Music, and we have put out a label sampler of the stuff released in 2014 and a track from an upcoming release. The styles range from Ambient to Progressive House, to Chillout/IDM and Dub Techno. Featuring 12 tracks that showcase the wide range of music we release, it is a nice way to show what this label is all about.

https://cfmlabel.bandcamp.com/album/whats-a-newsletter-2014

Back in the Game: Live at Archer Heights Library

Posted by eyes cast down on November 21, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

After a two-year break, it was time to get back on the live wagon, to make sure the wheels were still securely attached. So I jumped at the library's invitation.

I had planned to play all composed pieces, but it finally dawned (at the last rehearsal) that this was involving too many guitars (four, including the 12-string and the acoustic), so I cut back to the usual two and revamped the program, allowing for a couple of improvised flings.

So I ended up with three pieces from The Separate Ones, two from the next solo album, one from the album after that, and the two improvs. I used just the two guitars, apart from the synth line in Radha's Tears.

The minimum success threshold for a live show of mine is pretty basic: no power outages, no blue screens of death, no screaming feedback, and no crazy blue notes. So... on this day we're all good.

Actually, it was one of the better shows. The live take on Sirens of Maya is so pleasing that it may replace the finished studio recording on the next album.

So, we got music to share!

You can hear a medley of highlights, on Soundcloud (the SC player is also on my profile page).

Submerge/Emerge (part of which closes this highlight clip) is free with all Memory Palace digital pre-orders. A download link will be emailed. This ends on Release Day (Dec. 8), though the download link will be good until all pre-purchasers have confirmed receipt.

I was so pumped at how Emerge turned out - thanks to its improved structural re-arrangement at the last rehearsal - that I recorded the studio version last night. Six guitar parts, and no looping - all the repeating parts were…

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Patti Smith and David Lynch Discussion on NME

Posted by Steve Brand on November 21, 2014 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Patti Smith praised Pussy Riot during a talk with renowned director-come-musician David Lynch at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

Two wildly creative minds discuss aging, life, creativity...and the lack of a need for answers.

PS: "...I have a feeling we think the same way in that neither one of us like labels...what is beautiful or what's ugly, I mean, we don't have any answers for these questions..."

DL: "No."

PS: "...because we don't want answers...isn't that so."

DL: "We don't wanna know."

PS: "Yeah, we don't wanna know the answers, we don't need 'em."

DL: "Exactly so, Patty."

Watch the discussion…

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Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on November 20, 2014 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
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Tonight at 11 pm EST/GMT-5 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus on Ron Boots.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "See Beyond Times, Look Beyond Words" on Groove Unlimited Records.  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#nov

I'll also play new music by Chuck van Zyl as well as by Nattefrost.

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, and on the internet at http://wdiy.org.

Become a WDIY member now! http://ow.ly/pJhCf

Bandcamp to help musicians launch their own subscription services

Posted by John K-N on November 20, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Artists will be able to set their own price, release exclusive songs and send messages to their keenest fans

Candy Says is one of the first bands to test Bandcamp's subscription feature.

 Candy Says is one of the first bands to test Bandcamp’s subscription feature.

“We’re giving every artist the ability to create a subscription service of their own on the site,” Bandcamp chief executive Ethan Diamond told the Guardian, ahead of announcing the new feature at the SF MusicTech Summit conference today.

Artists will be able to set their own price for subscriptions, with all their new music made available to paying fans through Bandcamp’s app as soon as it’s released. “It’s kinda like what U2 and Apple did, except that it’s music that you actually want!” said Diamond.

Subscribing fans will still be able to download music files as if they’d bought them individually, but Diamond said that Bandcamp’s mobile app is now being used by hundreds of thousands of people as a way to access all the music they have purchased.

“Another element of this is that any artist can choose any number of items from their back catalogue to give to subscribers as a bonus when they subscribe. We have 12 million tracks on the site and 1.6 million albums, so…

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Projekt 50% off sale in November.

Posted by John K-N on November 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

With some amazing gems from Steve Roach, Loren Nerell, Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig, Eric Wollo, Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana)...  thought people might be interested in this:

Steve Albini on the state of the music industry

Posted by Christopher Sisk on November 20, 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

Steve Albini spoke at Melbourne's Face The Music conference about the advantages of the internet, the death of the major label system, and copyright law.

Transcript: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/nov/17/steve-albinis-keynote-address-at-face-the-music-in-full

Lucette Bourdin

Posted by Allister Thompson on November 20, 2014 at 11:46am 4 Comments

Another older post from the Make Your Own Taste archives. Was really pleased to be able to discuss this great artist's legacy.

LUCETTE BOURDIN (1954-2011) A retrospective

As a netaudio ambient music aficionado, I’ve developed a sense for sniffing out the best stuff, and as I’ve said before, the good stuff is as good as anything you pay for. One of my favourite discoveries has been the music of Lucette Bourdin, a French painter and ambient musician. I faithfully collected her releases as they were put out by Earth Mantra netlabel, and not a week went by that I did not (and do not) listen to at least one of her albums since I acquired Timeless Shore in 2008.

So I was blindsided in 2011 by coming across the announcement that she had passed on in February of that year. It turns out, unbeknownst to me and no doubt many others who enjoyed her music, that she took up the making of ambient music as a result of her diagnosis with breast cancer. As her site (still up) says: “Her music was especially the product of her transformation through cancer. When diagnosed she said of her desire to create music, ‘if not now, when?’.” Essentially, then, the making of this incredible music was therapy for her, but also, I speculate, born of her desire to bring as much beauty into the world as she could before the end, should that end come.

Sadly, it did. But mission accomplished. For this musical legacy she has left us is of such consistent beauty and quality that it’s mind-blowing how quickly she became a master of this most difficult musical form.

Lucette’s death affected me deeply, as much as the loss of a few other musicians whose music touched me, and I can remember them all: George…

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