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My newest release, Drone Excursion 001 is available for download. I'd like to thank Thomas of Weareallghosts for hosting this new series of Drone compositions and, as always, I'm honored to have my music on a label of such magnificence. Here's what Thomas had to say about the release.
I have a lot of love for Scott Lawlor's music and was delighted to be approached by him to release his 'drone.excursion' series of longform drones.
Inspired by the work of Cousin Silas, Lawlor is going on his own journey into post-sixty minute soundscapes ... and I am proud to support him in this endeavour.
drone.excursion.001 (waag_dex001) aka 'the choral drone' is an intense vocal-orientated piece that reminds me of György Ligeti's "Atmospheres", a piece that is famous for being featured in Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
On the Wikipedia page for "Atmospheres", reference is made to a comment Harold Kaufman made about the piece: "Ligeti's music collapses foreground and background elements of musical structure into a 'magma of evolving sound'". I believe this to be also true of the work Lawlor has achieved with drone.excursion.001 (waag_dex001) ... is a rich, intense piece that envelopes the listener with a sense of timelessness and rewards with repeated listens.
I really do hope you will enjoy this piece as much as I have.
Here's the download for the track and thanks for listening.
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We have both colaborated online without ever meeting other than sharing like minded sounds on soundcloud & other online sites. after deciding on working together on an ambient project, we quickly started to share sounds that went in many diffferent directions and our combined sounds soon started to form a very interesting combination of styles including techno, drone, experimental, dub techno, and so on. thus "elemental gathering" wrapped up that feeling of many different styles coming together to form something as well as doing it as a collab. while this is the first release of our works as a team, there will certainly be much more on the way.
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Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is now weekly, every Saturday 6 am EST/GMT-5. On March 8, in Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs and play from the new Node album. During Phase 3, I'll play music by bands that will be playing at the NJ Proghouse and more.
The show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock.
Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/stream.html
She keeps trying to show me her nostrils... I've asked her about the circle tattoos on her shoulder and she just keeps raising her chin so I can look in her nostrils. Other than a few hairs and needing to blow her nose - I don't see what she's... oh... wait, Joe... I see something... yes... look closely there... right there... it's. OH MY GOD, JOE! It's incredible... there's a whole city in there.. and people! Look! You gotta look, Joe... Hey... I'm getting smaller... Joe?! Oh my god... I'm being sucked into... aaaaaahahhhhhhhhhhhhh....
(note: film still from Sunset Boulevard)
I am thinking about planning a road trip/isolation/recording vacation. I've wanted to do this for a long time. Ill take a long weekend (or week), pack my gear into the car, and go somewhere away from everything and just spend a week recording in isolation.
The problem is...where? Location needs to be no more than 6 to 8 hour drive from Chicago, have good electrical power, no one to bother or be bothered by me.
Anyone have suggestions?
On tonight's program, I will be playing music by such artists as ambientsketchbook, Earlyguard, Andrew Forrest, Meho and the feature cd of the week is Dronescape 016 by Cousin Silas.
I'll also be playing an unreleased track by your host, an ambient piano improvisation.
I hope you'll be able to listen starting at 11 PM tonight on www.stillstream.com/
Thanks for tuning in.
I ever wanted to make a post about the subject sound. A few thoughts about the inside and outside of sound. I dont know how you hear the sounds, how you are able to localize sound, maybe for instance left and right, on the bottom and ceiling. Another dimension is the inside and outside of sound.
I experience music/sound to be born from inside or from outside. Maybe its the intention to birth a world or envelope it, or its the soundquality, clear and airy or deep and blur. Imaginable is the voices of many cultures via the single voice that tell a sound. I often recognize the worlds ambient music to be very trancy and ritual, music about and for the world. Now, the inside of the sound tells a single story. The sounds directs to a bigger thing, the sound starts from inside. It is like you hear an orchestra or choir and after that a single flute or singer.
It is just a tiny theory, i wonder what would be happen whenever we sing together, each with a single voice and then we will be overwhelmed by a concert of us all and suddenly we hear the outside of sound while standing in the middle of the circle where we can hear each voice clear by attention. Ever when i make music on my synthesizer i have such moments, it is incredibly beautiful and sublime. When inside becomes outside the sound. This is a fantastic adventure.
How do you experience the inside and outside of sound, how do you experience sound in general? Im very curious to hear your thoughts, if you like to tell.
I am honored to have a track on the "Into the Twilight Zone" compilation on the Aural Films label called the cosmic transformation of Wanda Dunn.
This track was inspired by the episode "Nothing in the Dark" from season 3 of the television series.
I wanted to capture the elusive mystery of death, something that was misunderstood by the main character named Wanda. She struggled with accepting the journey into the afterlife then, as we all must, accepted it as inevitable.
This was a great episode and I hope you enjoy my musical interpretation of a small portion of "nothing in the dark".
You can download the compilation from the following link.
Thanks for listening.
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