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Julio Di Benedetto commented on S. K. Yeatts's blog post White Bird in a Blizzard Soundtrack
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"I watch Mysterious Skin just because of the soundtrack and dont remember any music at all because of the disturbing nature of the film. Not sure a film like that needs a sound track.....anyway I will give it a listen. I enjoy the music these two…"
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fOg.MiX

This has been (and is currently ongoing) a nice series. For the most part, slightly dark, ambient portrayals of . . .fog. Most of the individual pieces ran upwards of 20 to 25 minutes (and some…See More
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Alphabet Dust - Leaving Reminders

Title track from an album written and recorded in short bursts between 1st-22nd November for the NaSoAlMo ((Inter)National Solo Album Month Challenge) 2014. www.nasoalmo.org www.alphabetdust.bandcamp.com
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Brian Bourassa commented on Scott Lawlor's blog post another ambient track, this one, a bit more rhythmic in parts
"I think it's a pretty decent job considering the source track."
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Alphabet Dust - Leaving Reminders

With a fanfare of kazoos, my answer to the NaSoAlMo challenge is finished and online. "Leaving Reminders" was written and recorded from scratch in short bursts between 1st-22nd November. Much of the content was played rather than sequenced and some…See More
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another ambient track, this one, a bit more rhythmic in parts

hello. Here's my track for challenge 6, probably the most challenging for me.Thanks for listening and giving me your thoughts on it when you have a moment.…See More
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D.Z. commented on Brian Bourassa's blog post Other Music In The Musician's Life
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Obscure tribal ambient album worth sharing...

Hi RM'ers….just sharing this tribal ambient I found years ago and have recently rediscovered. This is the only album/project I have found by this artist. Lots of drums, flutes, and environmental sounds.…See More
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fOg.MiX

Posted by g.a.b. on November 23, 2014 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

This has been (and is currently ongoing) a nice series. For the most part, slightly dark, ambient portrayals of . . .fog. Most of the individual pieces ran upwards of 20 to 25 minutes (and some longer, still) & I, as everyone else, had my preferences of sounds & track length.

So here are edited versions of my favorite offerings from the Aural Films/Bandcamp Fog Music release(s)…in a 99 minute mix (with a guest appearance by Anthony Kerby, a.k.a. The Circular Ruins, at the very end).

01 Cousin Silas – Fog Music 1
02 Todd Peck – Into the Mist
03 Dan Pound – Through the Fog
04 Christopher Alvarado – Engulfed Landscape
05 T.R.I.v.M. – Abandoned Machineria
06 Jack Hertz – Land Clouds
07 Ade Hodges – Fog Music
>>(hidden track) The Circular Ruins – The Dead

D/L: Mix, artwork & track-times .txt file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sc9lyn8gw3rmcnz/fOgMiX.zip?dl=0

FogMix

Happy Birthday to Joel Sutton / Anythingsynth

Posted by John K-N on November 23, 2014 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

Joel is the all around nice guy behind the scenes. He helps me with Relaxed Machinery - he helps StillStream with the code that runs the servers. Wish a happy birthday to this Australian nice guy...

Alphabet Dust - Leaving Reminders

Posted by Kenneth Brown on November 23, 2014 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

With a fanfare of kazoos, my answer to the NaSoAlMo challenge is finished and online. "Leaving Reminders" was written and recorded from scratch in short bursts between 1st-22nd November. Much of the content was played rather than sequenced and some imperfections in the performance, arrangement and mixing (some more obvious than others to the impartial listener) have been left intact. But I quite like some of them, particularly little timing errors when layering arpeggiator parts. But as my favourite card from Eno and Schmidt’s “Oblique Strategies” proclaims – “Honour thy error as a hidden intention”. Most of the album is playing with retro synth sounds, but two in particular are nodding towards Ambient - "Tender with Nightingale" is subtitled "some Music for Airports returned with thanks" while "In Passing" is a slice of dark ambient verging on the discordant. Download or stream for free and PLAY LOUD :)

https://alphabetdust.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-reminders

another ambient track, this one, a bit more rhythmic in parts

Posted by Scott Lawlor on November 23, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

hello. Here's my track for challenge 6, probably the most challenging for me.

Thanks for listening and giving me your thoughts on it when you have a moment.

http://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/the-children-get-slurpees-but

Obscure tribal ambient album worth sharing...

Posted by Roy Mattson on November 23, 2014 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

Hi RM'ers….just sharing this tribal ambient I found years ago and have recently rediscovered. This is the only album/project I have found by this artist. Lots of drums, flutes, and environmental sounds.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tumbara

Elizabeth Fraser: the Cocteau Twins and me - 2009 article

Posted by John K-N on November 23, 2014 at 9:47am 0 Comments

For 18 years, she was the 'voice of God' in the Cocteau Twins. Now Elizabeth Fraser finds it too difficult even to think about her old bandmates

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/nov/26/cocteau-twins-elizabeth-fraser-interview

Elizabeth Fraser, Cocteau Twins singer

 The voice from another world ... Elizabeth Fraser. Photograph: Sally Mundy Sally Mundy/PR

3D Renders I've Done (Synths)

Posted by Avery Mann on November 22, 2014 at 10:45pm 0 Comments

Of the many hats I've worn, artwork is one of them, including 3D rendering.

Here are some images I rendered in Vue 10 X-Stream.

Born To Synthesize

Korg M1 (Oblique)

Korg M1 (Perspective)

Korg Triton 76

Whaddaya think of this latest art of mine?

Posted by John W Patterson on November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Bryce rendering called "They That Watch"

Higher resolution image here:

http://eer-music.com/pics/They_that_Watch.jpg

My wife actually liked this one! :^D

Comments welcomed!

The Ambient Synth - #3: Hybrid Layering

Posted by Cloudwalk on November 22, 2014 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

Want the best of both worlds? Here's a synthesis technique that will give you some creative possibilities.  Further down in the blog, you'll find the mp3 audio tutorial, so you can hear it for yourself!

In the last Ambient Synth Blog, we looked at the simple technique of stacking synths together.  In that technique, the idea is to create more an ensemble effect of several instrument types, working together.  On the other side, in what I call hybrid layering, the goal is to stack several synthesizers together to give the impression that you are hearing one unified instrument.

Essentially, you take two very similar sounds from different synthesizers and blend them together to create a more complex version.  This could be any synths you wish, digital, analog, sampled, you name it.

I call the technique Hybrid layering, because a very pleasing effect can happen when you combine digital and analog synths together.  Over the years, I've found that I seem to get the best of both worlds from the resulting layer.  Digital synthesizers, like samples and FM, synthesis traditionally can have very detailed sound and a certain degree of realism, especially in the attack portions of an instrument, but, on the negative side, they can also sound cold, static, and thin.  On the other synth world, analog synthesis usually sounds bigger, fuller, and bolder, while traditionally lacking in that acoustic detail.  Through hybrid layering, we blend an analog (or virtual analog) source with a traditional digital (FM, wavetable, sampler) source, In times that I have experimented with hybrid layering, the positive aspects of both techniques seem to shine through, creating a much richer instrument sound, and they seem to smear out some of…

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Galactic Travels Playlist #920 for November 20, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on November 22, 2014 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Galactic Travels Playlist #920 for November 20, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/141120.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/11/galactic-travels-playlist-920-for.html

RECAP:
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Ron Boots. The Featured CD at Midnight was "See Beyond Times, Look Beyond Words" on Groove Unlimited Records. I also played new music by Chuck van Zyl as well as by Nattefrost.

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