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n is for...#ATOZChallenge

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 10:32pm 0 Comments

wow, am I getting lazy, posting favorite songs that begin with whatever the letter is?

 

Maybe, but some days are just like that.  So with no further introduction, here are some favorite songs by artists that begin with the 14th letter of the alphabet.

 

Nina Gordon - Tonight And The Rest Of My Life (from the cd of the same name)

When I first heard this song around the turn of the 21st century, I thought, for some strange reason, that it was a ballad by Madonna.  it took me a while to figure out who this was but it's a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29Wq7vWKDI

 

Nurse with Wound - Close to you (from their cd The Surveillance Lounge)

This is a pretty spooky track, listen in the dark at your own peril.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihcKHYN7pE

 

Natalie Grant - Held.

This is one of those songs that makes me want to cry every time I hear it. …

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n is for...#ATOZChallenge

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

wow, am I getting lazy, posting favorite songs that begin with whatever the letter is?

 

Maybe, but some days are just like that.  So with no further introduction, here are some favorite songs by artists that begin with the 14th letter of the alphabet.

 

Nina Gordon - Tonight And The Rest Of My Life (from the cd of the same name)

When I first heard this song around the turn of the 21st century, I thought, for some strange reason, that it was a balad by Madonna.  it took me a while to figure out who this was but it's a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29Wq7vWKDI

 

Nurse with Wound - Close to you (from their cd The Surveillance Lounge)

This is a pretty spooky track, listen in the dark at your own paril.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihcKHYN7pE

 

Natalie Grant - Held.

This is one of those songs that makes me want to cry every time I hear it.  That's not an easy task and I'm not sure why this song always makes me sad.  It's still a great track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOufqWodFNo

 

Nichole Nordeman No…

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new track released: an absence of light in the afterlife

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 16, 2014 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

Hello.

 

I have a new track on the drone download project.

 

I'd like to thank stephen Philips for releasing this new drone.

The download link is below.

http://darkduck.net/store_ddp.html

 

Giant Lego Machine Generates Churning House Tracks

Posted by Nathan Youngblood on April 16, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/giant-lego-machine-generates-churning-house-tracks

Alex Allmont's Play House gives new meaning to PLUR, subbing the "love" in Peace, Love, United, Respect for... LEGOs. Using LEGO Technic, the Chris Burden-meets-Phuture installation was made for AudioGraft 2014 (with a commission from Oxford Contemporary Music) and mechanically computes and emits "hooky and hypnotic acid house." We definitely agree with the hypnotic bit. 

Allmont describes the piece in comparison to a generative musical loom, as a sole drive turns a sequences of LEGO gears and levers to yield rythms (though it's light on the squelching bass noises that typically characterize the dance music sub-genre). The sculpture is connected to analog drums and synths, and we wouldn't be surprised if there was a Roland TB-303 somewhere in the mix. 

Watch a video clip of the installation above. This LEGO is definitely not geared towards your kid's entertainment, but our minds would be blown if Armando or DJ Pierre brought this bad boy out during a b2b set. 

See more of Alex Allmont's work on his site here.

h/t Prosthetic Knowledge

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Cinchel - Reign Water Remix album (Subterranean Tide)

Posted by Mathieu Lamontagne on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Hello rM people,

recently, Cinchel released Water Reign on the Subterranean Netlabel. it is a really great album. Le Berger started his ITTOTM project which is a montly challenge. the latest one was to do a remix of a Water Reign track and explain it with a Haiku.

I did my best to do a remix and it ended up in the final release, which came out yesterday. there a great remixes on there and it works pretty nicely.

You can stream here:

http://subterraneantide.bandcamp.com/album/reign-water-remix

Ambientesque now on TuneIn Radio

Posted by Cliff Marshall on April 16, 2014 at 12:51am 0 Comments

Listen to Ambientesque on TuneIn http://tun.in/sfcuA

M is for Mellotron #AToZChallenge

Posted by Scott Lawlor on April 15, 2014 at 4:05pm 3 Comments

Hi.

 

This instrument is a classic and it's a favorite of mine.

 

Many groups from the 60's and 70's used this tape based instrument which often went out of tune.  I guess that's why Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin hated the instrument.

 

I found a list of the top 10 mellotron songs so I'm posting a link to it.  How many of them do you have and how many have you not heard before?

 

The Bee Gees track surprised me but it's not a bad song.

 

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/mellotron-songs/

 

I'd like to suggest an album to check out if you like the mellotron.  It's called Symphonic Holocaust by Morte Macabre and it's simply drenched in the instrument.  check out the title track at the following link to get a sense of the recording.  All 4 members of the group are credited with playing this instrument.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G6hAzMpQs0

 

And finally, here's a link to reviews of this fantastic album.

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ATTRACTOR

Posted by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm 4 Comments











A great entity of Universal Divine,

attracting all in it's wake to its musings sublime.



What mysteries lie therein,

this entity that attracts all in The Universe in the pinwheels of



its cosmic spin?



What sonorous songs does it hold,

what operatics of cosmic meaning does it sing,

singing them in starlight for our souls to behold?



What secret meanings are there to be gleaned from it,

this Great Attractor of The Universe that pulls everything in The



Universe into it?



I do not know,

but I know that I want it's paradox,

to be drawn into The Source of Everything,

drawn in so that it may take me beyond,

drawn and gravitated to it,

immersed in its essence,

yet taken Beyond

...beyond Space,

beyond Time,

and everything in between,

dwelling forevermore in The Great Attractor,

as I become one with all things...

Copyright © 2014 Robert…

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Ascendant - New Track: Elliptical Memory - Album Release // 04.29.2014

Posted by S1gns Of L1fe on April 15, 2014 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

Elliptical Memory - New Album Release // 04.29.2014 by AmbientAscendant

New track from Ascendant! This is track number 2 off our new album "Source Transmission" available for pre-order right now!

ambientascendant.bandcamp.com

Album release: 04.29.2014

Buy our new album: ambientascendant.bandcamp.com

Like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/ambientascendant

Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/ascendantmusic 

Follow us on SoundCloud: @ambientascendant

Cheers and enjoy,

S1gns Of L1fe //…

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My review of "Gathering Autumn" 2xCDr by The Winterhouse

Posted by Richard Gürtler on April 15, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"Gathering Autumn" is the 5th collaborative album between DataObscura's Anthony Paul Kerby from London, Ontario and Robert Scott Davies from Ithaca, New York. Released on DataObscura at the beginning of January 2014, this double album comes with an eye-catching front cover image by Robert. The same image is also featured on a pro printed glossy card, which is included with each CDr order. Each of the previous collaborations from these two creative sound sculptors offered a tremendously transporting journey, so my expectations are again really huge. Let's confirm that...



Disk One starts with "Secluded Vale", a tranquilly organic piece, led by rich natural field recordings and surrounded by monolithic drone and intermittent rumbles. This soundscape is exactly described by its title, no wonder I am immediately immersed. The journey has begun!!! "We Must Endure", which clocks over 15 and a half minutes, is quickly invaded by monumental drift expansion, again rather flatlined, with hidden, slightly mysterious distant embellishments. The transition in the middle is warmly relieving and shifts from gorgeously wide-screen panoramas through polished lively cascades to nearly symphonic blankets. Welcome to deep drone paradise, it's intense and graceful!!! The next piece, "Deepwoods", which is a few seconds longer than its predecessor, safely stays in serenely encircling forest wilderness and quietly traverses from calmer terrestrial authenticity to slightly harsher and disruptive shadowy paths. Another appropriate track title!!! No wonder "Curious Pathways" immediately follows ... A mysteriously undulating texture blending warmly drifting expanses with nostalgic culminations. Colorful sounds of the ecosystem's inhabitants are starring in "Autumn Nights", while monotonously…

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