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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

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Posted by Jeffrey / Chronotope Project last year with 17 comments from community members... catch up with the thread and add your thoughts on reverb!

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I'm very happy to announce the release of my first new album in quite some time, called "Counting Raindrops". And I'm very privileged that Geoff Small chose to release my album on…See More
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Take 21 minutes out this weekend for a hiatus from your partner, your pet, the chores, whatever, and checkout this pleasant but somewhat mysterious release by Weja entitled Silver Tones.And for all those into techno, idm, trip hop, you can listen to…See More
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Har commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Quick tech tips: working with reverb
"Thanks Chronotope! :)  I absolutely agree about avoiding being complacent with reverb, and again I'll touch on the topic of presets: if you're checking out a new reverb, be it hardware or software, if you only base you assessment…"
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Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Quick tech tips: working with reverb
"Great comments, Har! And especially good reminders not to allow oneself to become lazy or complacent in the implementation of reverb; it is, particularly in this genre, an essentially creative effect; we are not generally using reverbs to…"
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Har commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Quick tech tips: working with reverb
"Great thread, how did I miss this originally? :D I obviously love reverb myself - I own 5 of them, and that's just on the hardware side of things! - so I have a few ideas/tips to share that I use a lot. 1) In conjunction with what's…"
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Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Quick tech tips: working with reverb
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Thought Radio Playlist for October 25, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on October 25, 2014 at 5:18pm 0 Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for October 25, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2014/141025.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/10/thought-radio-playlist-for-october-25.html

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In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Pallas. I played music from "The Cross & the Crucible" on InsideOut.

From the vaults...

Posted by Kenneth Brown on October 25, 2014 at 6:33am 0 Comments

I had a sudden notion to unearth an ancient track.....

Listen to Thought Radio

Posted by Bill Fox on October 25, 2014 at 3:11am 0 Comments

THOUGHT RADIO
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.  In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Pallas.

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

Palancar - Counting Raindrops

Posted by Darrell Burgan on October 24, 2014 at 10:54pm 0 Comments

I'm very happy to announce the release of my first new album in quite some time, called "Counting Raindrops". And I'm very privileged that Geoff Small chose to release my album on earthMANTRA. I hope you enjoy the music, and I strongly encourage you to check out what Geoff is doing with earthMANTRA. There is so much good music there ....

W e e k e n d _ G e t a w a y _ 0 0 3

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 24, 2014 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

Take 21 minutes out this weekend for a hiatus from your partner, your pet, the chores, whatever, and checkout this pleasant but somewhat mysterious release by Weja entitled Silver Tones.

And for all those into techno, idm, trip hop, you can listen to a release by Weja at the link below.

Enjoy!

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Posted by John K-N on October 24, 2014 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

The Psychonaut

Posted by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on October 23, 2014 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

This is a poem for the ambient musician "Wings of an Angel"

Diving into the depths of the cold black sea,

the submerged depths of human psyche,

the psychonaut fearlessly plumbs the depths,

seeking the entire breadth and depth of human experience.

He seeks to face the darkness to bring out the light,

to float fearlessly into the inky night of his own soul,

to let the light shine through,

illuminating the vagaries of human expression,

as with ambient waves of musical majesty,

he sends forth a mystic echo location to find the divinity within.

This brave psychonaut,

he faces those possibilities,

knowing of the possibility that when one plunges the depths,

they may never return,

but he knows he that he will,

if not because he feels the urgency to illuminate The World with obsidian ambient light,

spreading that light forth like the wings of angel about to take flight.

Let us thank the psychonaut for doing what most of us dare not do,

for most are too frightened to plunge those icy depths for fear of spiritual death,

alas,

I feel as if I am a psychonaut too,

and I feel thankful for that,

for there are those that must plunge the depths of darkness

...to remind us that we are the light.

Copyright © 2014 Robert…

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Pulse - A short Dance performance

Posted by James Shain on October 23, 2014 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

Another track from my album Nature was used by Katharine Hawthorne in a dance performance called Pulse that was created for and done by a select group from Springboard Danse Montréal during the summer. A short 6 and a half minutes this is.

link:

https://vimeo.com/100774876

Also happening in San Fransisco is Clockwork also by Katharine Hawthorne on November 20th-22nd. It will feature Pulse and a restaging of The Escapement in collaboration with lighting designer David Robertson. The Escapement was performed earlier in the year, but now will have a few changes I've been told. Tickets for this performance are $20usd in advanced, and $25usd at the door.

link:

http://odcdance.org/performance.php?param=234

Quick News: 2014 Promo Mix; Website Righteousness

Posted by eyes cast down on October 23, 2014 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

The annual ritual continues: I've updated my free Promo Mix for another year. This is a 53-minute medley of clips from 13 pieces (sourced from published and forthcoming albums, and compilations). It's available for streaming, free download and sharing (the usual non-commercial and no-derivations caveats apply) from my Bandcamp store. Please share with anyone you think might enjoy discovering the music.

I've implemented some tweaks to eyescastdown.com, to improve the layout and functionality. The coolest thing is the addition of Bandcamp listening widgets on the Listen page and each release page. Now you can listen immediately, without having to leave eyescastdown.com. This includes all the compilation albums as well as my own releases.

A preview clip for Memory Palace will be posted shortly, when we announce the album's release date.

A shout-out here to my colleague Phillip Wilkerson, whose music I've recently (finally!) had the pleasure of discovering. His releases Sojourner and Highlands are simply outstanding, and I can't wait to hear his latest, Wondrous Encounters, and the upcoming Vague Traces (with Chris Russell, on the Spotted…

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Bryce 7 Pro animation

Posted by John W Patterson on October 23, 2014 at 12:08pm 5 Comments

I finally figured out how to do animation in Bryce 7 Pro.

See vids here: SourceCodeX 3D UFO digital art animations

Enjoy. They are short but program rendering time is wayyyy long.

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