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Loooong List of Updates + a review of "åpne sinn - espiritista"

Greetings community!Here is a looooong list of updates from camp, which has had a lot to do since the start of the summer.Also, the addition of a short review of "åpne sinn - espiritista"I hope you enjoy it!------At the beginning of…See More
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Loooong List of Updates + a review of "åpne sinn - espiritista"

Posted by Kristoffer Thorsheim on August 29, 2014 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Greetings community!

Here is a looooong list of updates from camp, which has had a lot to do since the start of the summer.

Also, the addition of a short review of "åpne sinn - espiritista"

I hope you enjoy it!

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At the beginning of Summer twenty-fourteen, we were at a dire & delicate part in my short career.  We had no where to go.  No progression.  And no album to show for.  Things change; and it changed possibly at the speed of light.  Coming off my summer break, I managed to spent a good month studying and going over what I had to complete my first album EXACTLY one year after I started with the first single, on August 2nd.  The mastered tracks just arrived from my studio a few days ago.  The day after, I began writing my second album.  Now, we a new team of professionals & people of interest, we are able to move this boat from current standing to gusty tail winds for a speed so mighty that its affecting my sleeping routine, exercise and/or basically everything I do; I'm always behind.

Leaving all behind, we're looking ahead - we got both physical & digital releases to pan out, well,…

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Hi Folks i am pleased to inform you of yet another release of mine on bandcamp https://ivanblack.bandcamp.com/album...sure-principlea mainly ambient work with a few rhythms thrown in for effect.as al…

Posted by Ivan Black on August 29, 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Hi Folks i am pleased to inform you of yet another release of mine on bandcamp 

https://ivanblack.bandcamp.com/album...sure-principle

a mainly ambient work with a few rhythms thrown in for effect.

as always i would grateful for any comments etc. i hope some do like it though

[sc] https://soundcloud.com/ivan-black/the-pleasure-principle-album-please-read-description [/sc]

 

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Reflections on Dream State

Posted by Ben Burnes on August 29, 2014 at 10:37am 0 Comments

John wants me to post all my blogs. This is a postmortem from my Dream State album, made in 2012. Original blog post can be found here: http://btothethree.tumblr.com/post/96089865222/reflections-on-dream-state

The RPM Challenge tasks musicians to write and record an entire album’s worth of music (35+ minutes) in the month of February. Dream State is the successful completion of that challenge. This post recounts my thoughts on the album and the process in which it was created.

It is weird. I listen to this album only a month after I posted it to the world, and it really doesn’t even feel like something I made. Usually I spend months agonizing over parts of a track or sit on something so long it is ingrained into my unconscious. But with the frenzy of creation for this album, I almost feel like someone else under my name created it and I simply awoke after it’s completion.

The process was so hurried and raw, which was the opposite of how I usually function. I remember sitting down some nights, getting frustrated after an hour’s worth of trying to get something to work and just giving up and playing a game. Then other nights I sat down and hammer out entire iterations with no problem at all.

Grouping the song into iterations was a very interesting and fun way for me to manage the album’s evolution. I wanted the album as a whole to have a distinct sense of slow progression and movement throughout. I really enjoyed taking bits and pieces of the prior 2 minutes and melding it into something completely different. I’m really proud of that distorted screechy pad nearing the end of Unlikely Landscape, which began as the guitar lead at the beginning of the same song. Layer upon layer of filters and manipulations…

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Don’t underestimate the power of thanking and recognizing your fans.

Posted by Ben Burnes on August 29, 2014 at 8:24am 3 Comments

This is originally copied from my blog here: http://btothethree.tumblr.com/post/96020240577/dont-underestimate-the-power-of-thanking-and

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I woke up this morning with an email from Bandcamp that someone boughtThe Maker’s Eden Act 1 soundtrack. Neat. I haven’t had a sale in a few weeks.

As is standard procedure for me, I logged the sale in my simple Excel spreadsheet and sent a brief email to the buyer saying “Hi! I saw you bought my music, thanks for your support!” and went on with my morning. By the time I got into work, that same person had come back and bought three more albums, all of which were free or pay what you want.

There have been several occasions where I’ve made a solid connection with a potential fan or collaboration partner because I sent a simple thank you message in response to them tossing a few bucks my way.

Especially for independent musicians, who’s marketing budgets are non-existent, creating that brief personal connection is very important. Humanizing yourself helps the purchaser realize that there is a person on the other end of the transaction and not just a machine that dispenses music.

Suddenly, it’s not as much of a transaction as it is helping out someone you know in exchange for some music.

Yes, Bandcamp does create an automated message thanking the user, but it’s not real in the same way. There have been times where people replied to me saying how surprised they are to hear from me and that nobody has ever sent them an actual thank you message before.

As for my methodology, I generally wait anywhere between 6 hours and 2 days before sending a thank you email. This gives the listener a chance to enjoy…

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What's that "CHANGING GEARS" box???

Posted by John K-N on August 29, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Top the front page is a new box called "CHANGING GEARS".  It started because I wanted to post this John Cage image that Nathan Younglood sent me...  because it cracked me up. :-)

So the next day I thought... why don't I just dig through old posts and find something fun to post?  

So I found a Eugene Kha album to post - and today a Christopher Alvarado album.  Consider it a "feature" that could be to an old post (I plan to go very old sometimes) - or something funny from one of our members, or whatever.  

It's not like my "pausebox" - where it's whatever whim I'm feeling that day...  this will be *you*. I'm still picking stuff - but it will be to things that are posted here that catch my eye from *you*.

45 Echoes Sounds August Release: EugeneKha - Etudes-1

Posted by Evgenij Kharitonov (EugeneKha) on August 29, 2014 at 4:34am 0 Comments


RELEASE PAGE

Label: 45 Echoes Sounds
Catalog: 45E031-2014 
Country Of Artist: Russia 
Style: Ambient, Space Music  
Total time: 43:13 
Format: Lossless (FLAC); MP3 320 kbps, VBR MP3 
Release date: August 2014 
Tracks: 5 


Track-list: 
[09:54] 01.  Close Space (Etude Mix) 
[11:02] 02.  Wood Breath (Part 1. Earth) 
[09:52] 03.  Silent Sky Of Mars 
[08:07] 04.  Wood Breath (Part 2. Mars) 
[04:16] 05.  Snowfall 




Five Minutes Alone - Boarderlands on SEQUENCE8

Posted by Five Minutes Alone on August 29, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

SEQUENCE8 by Futuresequence is out now! Im delighted that my track "Boarderlands" is on it. This piece was written for and is dedicated to my homeplace FSOLboard and to all my Terminal crew friends.

Bandcamp free download:

View track/artist commentaries here:

www.futuresequence.com/sequence8/

My Alabaster Moon

Posted by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on August 29, 2014 at 12:10am 2 Comments

http://ontol.bandcamp.com/track/june-1987

Closing mine eyes,
bathing in thine sweet white light,
liberated by your intoxicating moonshine,
I immerse myself in thine lustral waters,
oh Alabaster Moon.

Every pore of this bodies sunlit radiant skin,
it absorbs your sacred Lunar cycles of nascent delight,
as golden pores of sunshines skin,
it meet thine liberatingly lunatic lexicon of loves language,
sung to me in Alabaster loveliness,
a bathing of white light that makes this sun of your love swoon.

The concourses of your loves light,
it is seen in concourses of swans that dovetail their flight to

mine body astral,
as it seeks to bathe itself further in lustral loveliness,
and I can see it through closed eyes,
this immersion of lustral light that makes my heart light,
kiting towards the promise of an eternity of Love,
shining forth in the Lunar Haze of a perfect Moon.

Come to me,
oh Moon of my hearts delight,
take flights of loves fancy with me,
let me kiss thine alabaster mounds of Lunar delight,
as we partake of love in sips of moonlit absinthe and Lavender
dreams,
bathe thy body in streams of Hecate with me,
be the Moon of my dreams,
my goddess of the crossroads of loves beguiling schemes,
and I will be thy Sun to thee for forevermore and a day,
as we allay no longer,
tarry not,
and make haste to the promises beheld in thine light,
for thou art the Alabaster Moon of my heart,
and never will thy heart lead me to ruin.

...I love thee more than the honeydew of Dionysius' wine in June.

Copyright © 2012 Robert Matejko

Steve Brand_Treehouse Blog

Posted by Steve Brand on August 28, 2014 at 7:09pm 47 Comments

8.28.14



“How fortunate am I”



Orange sliver moon

Window seat with bunny

Cricket just outside my window

Making faces at birds

Glow from the trees

Cicada mustache



Images of the best life

Ever



Terribly intimate things

I choose to share with the world

(Via social media)



I was never good at pretending

That I didn't know things I know

In order to console others



Lace curtains

Crumbled down old place

Window looking out on holler

Coins in a jar buried at the foot of the tree

Leaving old homes behind



There out in the scrub

Among the brambles and cocklebur

Beyond the edge of a flat earth

Frontier

Two wild cats jump my fence and play



Finally

Leaving the hive

How fortunate am I



8.21.14



Well, somehow, 7 months has passed since I've updated the Treehouse Blog. Always amazes me how quickly time can pass.  In early June, Jill and I have welcomed a new life into the house, LeeLoo (yes, named after the movie character), a 2 month old grey and black striped tabby...and…
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