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This has been (and is currently ongoing) a nice series. For the most part, slightly dark, ambient portrayals of . . .fog. Most of the individual pieces ran upwards of 20 to 25 minutes (and some longer, still) & I, as everyone else, had my preferences of sounds & track length.
So here are edited versions of my favorite offerings from the Aural Films/Bandcamp Fog Music release(s)…in a 99 minute mix (with a guest appearance by Anthony Kerby, a.k.a. The Circular Ruins, at the very end).
01 Cousin Silas – Fog Music 1
02 Todd Peck – Into the Mist
03 Dan Pound – Through the Fog
04 Christopher Alvarado – Engulfed Landscape
05 T.R.I.v.M. – Abandoned Machineria
06 Jack Hertz – Land Clouds
07 Ade Hodges – Fog Music
>>(hidden track) The Circular Ruins – The Dead
D/L: Mix, artwork & track-times .txt file.
hello. Here's my track for challenge 6, probably the most challenging for me.
Thanks for listening and giving me your thoughts on it when you have a moment.
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
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
The voice from another world ... Elizabeth Fraser. Photograph: Sally Mundy Sally Mundy/PR
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…Continue
Galactic Travels Playlist #920 for November 20, 2014.
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.
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