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g.a.b. commented on Jack Hertz's blog post Fog Music 22 by Dan Pound
"Nice, Dan (thanks, Jack) - I have both your editions on my phone & am enjoying them. Also, promoted them both, here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambient-Landscape/273804889359334?ref=tn_tnmn"
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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
""most words are good enough, words of course are a search for content..." As this thread is talking as much about Eno as anything else, I shall divulge that the quote was by his 'Brian-ness' himself. On the subject of…"
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eyes cast down commented on Allister Thompson's blog post Lucette Bourdin
"Nicely said! Lucette's legacy stands large."
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"Man... I'm still broke from the last time they did this. Sam's got me pegged. I'm still missing a few Roach titles, so I'll be on this. There goes my December allowance... :)"
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Jaja, Yes, to some extent. It is, at least, another method of delivery, such as the visual arts... In my Opinion, of the three methods of communication, Audio, Visual, and the written word, the written word is the most inferior, especially with…"
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Jaja commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Brian: Therefore for the inadequate and indistinguishable words we have the music. Wow, I am looking forward to your new blog : )"
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Jaja, You nearly stole my next blog topic with the above quote. But I still think I can make it work! IMHO, I think word are quite inadequate for describing our inner thoughts, especially with matter of emotion or spiritual concerns as both Steve…"
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Lucette Bourdin

Another older post from the Make Your Own Taste archives. Was really pleased to be able to discuss this great artist's legacy.…See More
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S. K. Yeatts commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Julio:  As a follow-up thought to your latest comment, I recall Arvo Pärt was quoted in an interview with Richard Kostelanetz way back in the April 1990 edition of "Connoisseur" as saying: "Everything I ever said about…"
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John K-N commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"I like that Eno quote.  Everyone hears differently and so much depends on my mood, state of mind, where I am, what I'm doing."
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Jaja commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Steve: Yes this is a wonderful passage, it describes an emotion/reaction coming from the stillness that lies within everyone self. You have this in the supermarket or in a cafe or outside the nature. When i put on my headphones or hear the right…"
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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Good to see this posting has provoked some debate, rather than just being ignored or presumed to be 'really deep', because a lot of 'big wordage' was used in the writing of the piece. Here's a relevant quote: (well an…"
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Steve Brand commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Love this section in particular, "Then why listen to music at all, in this noise-weary time? Wouldn´t the enjoyment of silence be the adequate answer? Ambient-music does offer the possibility of addressing and activating certain emotional…"
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Har commented on Igneous Flame's blog post Headphones or speakers for ambient listening ?
"FWIW, I've experimented with the demo of WaveArt's Panorama plugin for certain "3D" positional effects - positioning in front of or behind the listener, above or below, etc. You can definitely get some interesting results, with…"
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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 1 Comment

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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The Water In The Wind

Posted by Christopher Sisk on November 20, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The Water In The Wind

A 1-hour, longform continuation in my experiments in complex generative chord structures. This album expands the idea, started on The Wind Under Water, of small moving notes and partial-chord patterns are looped, rearranged, and combined into more complex variations, into a deeper and more atmospheric experience.

01 - The Water In The Wind - 54:00

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The Car of The Year 2000?

Posted by John K-N on November 20, 2014 at 10:05am 0 Comments

by Anthony Cagle on July 12, 2011

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"What is that?"



"It's name is the Pussycar Automodule."  



"I must be dreaming. . . ."



With apologies to Albert R. Broccoli (and Sean Connery), when this car first crossed the desk here at the Ministry of Silly Cars we (well, mostly I) immediately determined that it would make a marvelous followon post to La Femme, if for no other reason than it is ripe for an amazing array of double entendres, perhaps even eclipsing the potential of theWienermobile. However, seeing as this is a family blog, I shall attempt to make it through this post with a PG rating. Probably.

Oh, errr, it may help you to get through this by pronouncing it, alà Sean Connery, "Poosey-car".



This wasn't a production car, not even really a concept car in the sense that it was a potential model for a future production car. In reality, it was more of a promotional car. The date for this is unclear; several web sites put it at 1968, others 1970, still others just toss it into "the '1970s' and leave it at that.

It was the brainchild of one Jean-Pierre Ponthieu, a French advertising designer and was probably meant to be classed as a 'microcar' or 'bubblecar': generally very small vehicles with a single drive wheel, a single cylinder engine with less than 500cc displacement,…

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FoxNet News Service

Posted by Bill Fox on November 20, 2014 at 5:45am 0 Comments

FoxNet News Service is published with my musical activities.
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White Bird in a Blizzard Soundtrack

Posted by S. K. Yeatts on November 19, 2014 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

I just got my copy of Robin Guthrie's & Harold Budd's soundtrack offering for the film "White Bird in a Blizzard".  If you appreciate Robin's or Harold's art - this is some excellent music.  There are only going to be 1000 CD's produced.  You can get it here

Fog Music Live 2 by Various Artists

Posted by Jack Hertz on November 19, 2014 at 11:54am 0 Comments


Listen to live Fog Music from the Fog Music Concert event held on November 16, 2014 at the Winters Tavern in Pacifica, CA. Live recordings include performances (in order of appearance) by: Ear Spray, R Duck, Tom Djll, Doug Lynner, SPACEBRANE, Jack Hertz, Jorge Bachmann, and Thomas Dimuzio. Click though to each track to read details about the performers. Download the album now from Aural Films at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fog-music-live-2

Fog Music 22 by Dan Pound

Posted by Jack Hertz on November 19, 2014 at 11:52am 1 Comment

Aural Films presents "Fog Music." A series of recordings inspired by the weather condition known as fog. Light and dark, wet and dry, this invasive event is a great source of inspiration for sound artists from around the world. This project seeks to publish 24 hours of these recordings as an on-going series for all to hear and enjoy. Download Fog Music 22 by Dan Pound that is now available from Aural Films at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fog-music-22

Memory Palace Premiere on SomaFM!

Posted by eyes cast down on November 19, 2014 at 10:38am 3 Comments

My duo album with Chris Russell, Memory Palace, will premiere on SomaFm's Deep Space One on its release day, Mon. Dec. 8, at 2PM Pacific time (4PM Central, 5PM Eastern, etc.).

Needless to say, we are highly chuffed. Many thanks to Rusty Hodge, whom we trust needs no introduction here...

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