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Amongst Myselves - 2015 and beyond...Hi all,It has been a while since I've posted anything on Relaxed Machinery. So here is a little update of things Amongst Myselves.My 2014 release, "The Past Is Another Country", has been out in the world for…See More
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Ello Update - v2.0 is starting this week!

Posted by John K-N on March 30, 2015 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

Hi!

Most of the Ello tech department worked through the weekend, getting everything ready for the release of Ello V2, which begins rolling out later later this week.

When that happens you'll notice an updated interface and new features. Better search. Full screen browsing. Drag & drop images. Even CodePen support. More details on that in a few days!

But what is most exciting about Ello V2 is what it does behind the scenes.

See, when we release Ello back in August we had just 90 of our friends on our network. Now we have millions of people using Ello, incredible positivity, and thriving micro communities — from art to photography to drag to graffiti. And Ello grows each day.

All that happened much faster than we expected. It's been amazing, but we realized this past New Years that with the current rate of growth on Ello, and with mobile apps coming soon, our system could eventually get overwhelmed.

So what we decided to do was to secretly rebuild Ello's backend. From the ground up. That's what we've been busy with for the last three months. We made the choice to get that hard work done now, so we can all celebrate later.

The arrival of Ello V2 later this week means we can grow a lot as a community without service interruption.

V2 is also engineered to make it easy to release lots of new features a lot more quickly: content search, tagging, Loves, bookmarking, private groups, private messaging, and more. Once we are sure V2 is out and stable, we will release these features one after the other.

And Ello mobile apps too! In fact, I'm typing this on my iPhone, using a prototype that our amazing Ello iOS crew is moving close to launch.

So:

Starting this Thursday April 2, Ello V2 will begin rolling to the Ello…

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Amongst Myselves - 2015 and Beyond

Posted by Steve Roberts on March 29, 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Amongst Myselves - 2015 and beyond...

Hi all,

It has been a while since I've posted anything on Relaxed Machinery. So here is a little update of things Amongst Myselves.…

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My review of "Anátēxis" CDr by Jarguna

Posted by Richard Gürtler on March 29, 2015 at 9:31am 0 Comments

Italian soundexplorer, photographer and ethnobotany adventurer Marco Billi aka Jarguna returns with his newest "Anátēxis" album self-released during January 2015. Recorded between 2013 and 2014 at his Sound Course Studio, the album comes with attractive jewel case design, which include except stunning photos also painted and signed tray.



"Anátēxis" journey reveals with 21-plus minutes long "Lithogenesis", which straightly dives into deeply mysterious subterranean realms, where echoed organic sounds amalgamate with ghostly rumbles and undulating dronescapes. Heavier dissonant layers slowly permeate through before metamorphosing into cascades of industrial-infused rhythm movements. These sonic elevations are soon joined by perplexing voice ventures with didgeridoo howls. Expanding, intensifying and climaxing, then around the middle part relievedly diminishing into quieter terrains, yet hauntingly flavored with assorted cavernous and primordial traceries. Wow, a very immersing exploration awaits here!!! Primal rumbles announce the next piece, "Compression", on which Jarguna is joined by Tucson based soundcarver Nathan Youngblood, who is mostly known for his "Asunder" debut CD released in 2007 on SteveRoach.com label. Although the overall mood of this composition is rather cacophonous, its soundpalette is richly organic and acoustically hallucinogenic. Don't know exactly who is responsible for what, maybe Nathan might control most of those primordial scrapings. In any case, according to the pictures of Sound Course Studio, Marco is equipped with lost of toys and Nathan's studio is the same story, I can confirm that personally as few jam sessions still deeply resonate. Dense circles of menacing clouds persistently hang above, at times stealing the center stage, but the listening…

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Galactic Travels Playlist #938 for March 26, 2015.

Posted by Bill Fox on March 28, 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Galactic Travels Playlist #938 for March 26, 2015.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2015/150326.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2015/03/galactic-travels-playlist-938-for-march.html

RECAP:
On this show, I concluded the month-long focus on Jeff Greinke. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Virga" on Lotuspike Records.

Thought Radio Playlist for March 28, 2015.

Posted by Bill Fox on March 28, 2015 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for March 28, 2015.
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2015/150328.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2015/03/thought-radio-playlist-for-march-28-2015.html

RECAP:
In Phase 1, the special on Sequences electronic music magazine continued.

Listen to Thought Radio

Posted by Bill Fox on March 28, 2015 at 2:54am 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 EDT/GMT-4.  In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs.

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

Old world vs New world

Posted by Claude Charles on March 27, 2015 at 4:44pm 4 Comments

Hi everybody! Adding my name to the member's list has been a mind-expanding experiment. Now I'm from the old world, being old myself, and being a musician, I have this analytic way of listening to music, almost dissecting. Can't help it.  I know better (since E. Froese's death)  what influences you got from here, and that is quite different from mine (mainly progressive rock at the time). Does anyone want to discuss the differences between Europe & US, where you call any artpiece a "work", and talk about the distribution net as a "music industry"?

Varied Balance, Remix companion to Balance

Posted by James Shain on March 26, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Out today on Omchaki Recordings is the remix companion to my downtempo and ambient album Balance. Varied Balance is really what it says. There's Dub Techno, Deep Techno, Ambient Techno, House, and Ambient represented on the release. Nine tracks featuring a lot of different artists from Zander One to Hiroshi Watanabe. Very honored to get such great remixes.

https://omchaki.bandcamp.com/album/varied-balance

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