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The channel director for the PsyChill channel at DI.FM has invited Ascendant to participate in their 5th Annual Winter Solstice event - it starts Friday evening and continues through Sunday.
Set times were posted yesterday and Ascendant's set is scheduled for Saturday, 12.20.14 @ 7:04PM Eastern - and that puts us round about Midnight in the UK (Solstice Hour!) and 1AM for Central Europe.
We're excited to participate in this - certainly the first live mix I've ever done (Traktor) and I think anybody who's into downtempo, or the more psybient / psychill component of ambient will have plenty of great music to listen to over the weekend - the roster of great artists contributing is both staggering and humbling.
Tune in at DI.FM: http://www.di.fm/psychill
Last night we experienced a major server crash that currently has the entire website, audio stream and the new chatroom, completely offline. We're working to address this and hope to have everything restored within the next few days.
In the meantime, you can still listen to the stream via the special temporary address: http://radio.stillstream.fm:30000/listen.pls
The chat is also available now as well at: http://chat.stillstream.fm
Thanks for your patience....we hope to have this addressed ASAP!
Ambient music has a limited audience.
I’ve seen this discussed many times here on rM.ning and elsewhere. I’ve often disputed this idea on a number of occasions…still do…but I really have nothing but my gut and experiences to back me up (which is good enough for me!). From my perspective, many systems are changing, many of us are falling out of those systems, re-evaluating our lives and re-orienting ourselves. From what I've witnessed, this music is appealing to an ever widening audience.
Some real proof for me that there's a wider interest in music that bends and blends genres (as ambient does), and widely diverges from most formulaic popular music, came when I saw a recent Sigur Ros performance. If you’re already familiar with Sigur Ros, you know that they’re an Icelandic group that creates a hybrid blend of atmospherics, drama and heart-rending pathos, whipped with drones, sparse washes, crashing crescendos, electronics, guitars, keyboards (toy piano and full-sized, pump organ, etc.), voice (often in glossalia or in Icelandic), small orchestra, drums, odds-and-ends percussion. Their performances are often given from behind shims of shadowy gossamer fabric or walls of dream-like images. I wouldn't say their music is cerebral (although it can be quite soothing and gentle at times), but instead directly streams from the emotions, guts, hearts of both musicians and listeners.
My wife is actually the Sigur Ros fan in…Continue
This is their recent release that goes by the name of Dreaming the I.S.S. EP
The details are confusing as the EP suggests the work is a tribute to Cousin Silas and performed by musicformessier, but other information suggests that is is a collaboration of the two artists. Guess we'll keep it at the latter!
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(SALE HAS ENDED)Hi everyone…running a 24 hour sale…all my albums at bandcamp.com are free/name your own price…..
I have an album coming out on january 2015. the label made one track avalaible today. the album will be beat-driven (not ambient) but I always try to put some texture in my tracks. hope you guys will like it.
As a kid and even until this day, this is the ambient drone sound that still grips me deeply, causing me to gaze skywards every time.
Ambient music, I hope, will come again from my wee studio -- but for now, it's the art that is my therapy and so it keeps on coming. I hope some of you find it inspiring -- to some degree.
Thanks for looking. Comments appreciated.
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