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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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Elizabeth Fraser: the Cocteau Twins and me - 2009 article

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…See More
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Bryce rendering called "They That Watch"Higher resolution image here:…See More
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The Ambient Synth - #3: Hybrid Layering

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W E E K E N D _ D E L I G H T _ 008

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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.

Thought Radio Playlist for November 22, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on November 22, 2014 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for November 22, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2014/141122.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/11/thought-radio-playlist-for-november-22.html

RECAP:
In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine and played new music Chuck van Zyl, Nattefrost, and Csillagkod. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Discipline. I played music from "To Shatter All Accord" on Strung Out Records.

W E E K E N D _ D E L I G H T _ 008

Posted by Brian Bourassa on November 22, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Week 8 brings us to someone who is no stranger to rM. I've seen him online here more than once. He has releases on various netlabels including  Aural Films, Webbed Hand Records, weareallghosts, as well as a selection of self-release titles. This weeks "masterpiece" is stamped by Aural Films.

Total Time: aprox. 41min

Enjoy!

I Put You In A Box

Posted by Avery Mann on November 22, 2014 at 10:41am 0 Comments

I put you in a box
Of things I thought I knew
Of mysteries I thought I solved
But I never had a clue

I put you in a box
And described you to a tee
But I drowned out what was true
With my judge reality

I put you in a box
And I buried you so deep
I forgot to have the funeral
Or the memory I 'd keep

I put you in a box
And I labeled you so hard
Now you never will escape
The judging cutting shard

But the thing that I forgot
When I sat and judged you thus
I put myself in selfsame box
And therefore lost your trust

I put me in a box
And buried me so deep
I forgot to have my funeral
Or to my memory keep

Smash the box and lose your fear...

Listen to Thought Radio

Posted by Bill Fox on November 22, 2014 at 4:16am 0 Comments

THOUGHT RADIO ON WMUH
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio
Please SHARE so that more people can listen to and support the artists.

Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am EST/GMT-5.  In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs.  I'll also play new music by Chuck van Zyl as well as by Nattefrost.  In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Discipline.

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

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