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Tucson Weekly continues their article on Steve Roach...

Posted by John K-N on April 17, 2014 at 11:41am 0 Comments

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Steve Roach in the Timeroom, circa 1982.
  • Steve Roach in the Timeroom, circa 1982.

In last week’s issue, we spoke with ambient composer Steve Roach about the 30th anniversary of his landmark album Structures from Silence.Originally issued in DIY fashion on cassette by Roach himself, the three-song suite quickly gained notice. On April 15th, the album sees deluxe treatment courtesy Projekt Records. In addition to a clarity-enriching remastering job, the new edition features 2012 and ‘13 recordings by Roach that find him exploring theStructures sound and style from his Timeroom studio in the Sonoran desert south of Tucson.We ended up with more material than we could fit into the feature, so enjoy this extended Q&A with Roach and a sneak peek at his next project.



Tucson Weekly: I understand that you drove race cars in your youth?



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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.

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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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