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Steve Brand commented on Igneous Flame's blog post Bandcamp streaming ?
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Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour commented on J.M. Von Kotterhausen's blog post Free Halloween 18 track party album
"I was just jonesing for some new halloweeny ambient fare. Thanks :) Downloading now and listening...while I mash potatoes LOL I will pretend they are BBBRRAAIINNNSSS! ;)"
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Har commented on Julio Di Benedetto's blog post Where do you do your creative work?
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Julio Di Benedetto commented on Julio Di Benedetto's blog post Where do you do your creative work?
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John K-N commented on Julio Di Benedetto's blog post Where do you do your creative work?
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Free Halloween 18 track party album

What's up?I just signed on to post this J M K 9000 album. It is not ambient/drone, but by ambient/drone composer AmoebiKathedral. When I'm not doing that, I'm getting down with some high octane bpm production. This is IDM/EBM/EDM that still is…See More
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Chad Kettering commented on Julio Di Benedetto's blog post Where do you do your creative work?
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Chad Kettering commented on Julio Di Benedetto's blog post Where do you do your creative work?
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Brian Bourassa commented on Igneous Flame's blog post Bandcamp streaming ?
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John K-N commented on John K-N's blog post The Future of the Community
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"ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ ก้้้้้้้้้้้ I just want to pause for a moment to publicly thank Brian Bourassa for purchasing 600+ albums off of Bandcamp.    ... we now return you to our regularly scheduled discussion. "
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Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on October 30, 2014 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
http://galactictravels.info
Please SHARE so that more people can listen to and support the artists.

Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll conclude the month-long Special Focus on Craig Padilla.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be LP 2 from "Sonar" on Fruits de Mer Records.  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#oct

Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, and on the internet at http://wdiy.org.

Become a WDIY member now! http://ow.ly/pJhCf

The Future of the Community

Posted by John K-N on October 30, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

Hello!  Your friendly tin toy robot admin here.

As many have noticed... Ning - the platform we've been on since 2010 (and I had our AtmoWorks Community on Ning from 2008 to 2010)... well, Ning has been a little fruity lately.

For example:

* bandcamp embeds never work properly - they work - but you only see part of the graphic

* features disappear magically... for example - the whole photo / art section is missing right now.  I think the photos are still there. I'm waiting on Ning support to get back to me.

* Ning has been sold a couple of times - not necessarily a terrible thing, all tech companies get bought out. 

* They've been developing Ning 3.0 for a couple years now - and we'd be seriously losing functionality if I upgraded us right now... I think the last buyout stalled development.

So... I've been reading the forums where people like me that create these communities hang out... and the people who used to love building site here - biggest Ning cheerleaders (including myself) have slowly but surely had a change of heard.  I've reached that point as well. 

I've noticed a few places where other communities are migrating to. Places that allow you to import all your ning data into them so we hopefully don't really lose that much history. 

I'm liking one at the moment that I would install on our own server. I would pay for the software up front - "modules" as we need them. And once paid for there wouldn't be further fees.  Ning is about $250 per year now - with higher costs once we go to Ning 3.0 (with less features!). 

Timeline... we're paid up through next August. This is not a "quick" thing.  I'll keep everyone updated as I go along and I'll likely be asking for a few intrepid…

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Free Halloween 18 track party album

Posted by J.M. Von Kotterhausen on October 30, 2014 at 3:17pm 1 Comment

What's up?

I just signed on to post this J M K 9000 album. It is not ambient/drone, but by ambient/drone composer AmoebiKathedral. When I'm not doing that, I'm getting down with some high octane bpm production. This is IDM/EBM/EDM that still is heavily reliant on synth expertise, in fact, the ambient has made my better and more creatively open to this.

https://jmk9000.bandcamp.com/album/creature

It is 100% free - no strings or catch. So, have fun..it's that time of year!

I'd love it if you blasted it at your own haunted house or parties or just getting in the mood.

https://jmk9000.bandcamp.com/album/creature

New LITTLE SAP DUNGEON Release

Posted by Kevin J. Cazier on October 30, 2014 at 9:03am 0 Comments

Greetings to all!
The NEW RELEASE by LITTLE SAP DUNGEON is now available.

NAME YOUR PRICE
https://little-sap-dungeon.bandcamp.com/album/the-devils-autumn-eve
(p.s. there is a bonus track)

I present to you all:
LITTLE SAP DUNGEON - "The Devil's Autumn Eve"

Through the years Little Sap Dungeon has managed to expand into many genres of (primarily) the darker aspects of music -- revealing diversity in Post-Industrial, Dark Electro, Dark Ambient & Darkwave. Some compositions may even have potential to become something someone would discover off a Horror movie soundtrack. This particular release justifies their potential in the realms of Dark Cinema. This epic composition is a precursor to the forthcoming album, "The Devils' Autumn". If you aren't familiar with Little Sap Dungeon, expect an abyss of sinister tones: Dark, Cinematic, Rhythmic music at it's finest. This release is drenched in chilling Dark Ambience with heavy abrasive beats that will sneak up on the listener and imprison their imagination to the world of Horror. Think of this as an appetizer of things to come.

Dark Ambient / Cinematic / Dub / Industrial


Happy Halloween,

-Kevin J. Cazier & Christopher Alvarado-
http://www.dungeon-recordings.com/

We encourage FREE downloads for anyone willing to promote, review or give radio play. Thank You!

Zone Music Reporter - September 2014 Charts

Posted by John K-N on October 30, 2014 at 7:51am 0 Comments

Steve Brand just sent me the link to the September charts on ZMR - and I see quite a few friends on there! 

Steve Roberts / Amongst Myselves - The Past Is Another Country

http://www.amongstmyselves.com/tpiac.html

Robert Scott Thompson - Arcana 

http://relaxedmachinery.com/releases/robert-scott-thompson-arcana-rm0039/

Max Corbacho - The Ocean Inside

http://www.ad21music.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=218&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=49

Altus - Excursion Three

http://music.earthmantra.com/album/excursion-three

I also see Byron Metcalf / Mark Seelig, Steve Roach, Dan Pound, Shane Morris / Mystified, Jeff Pearce, Darshan Ambient - many of them have either been in the community in the past or pop in now and then and say hi. ;)…

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dirk serries newsletter November 2014

Posted by John K-N on October 30, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

 
Dirk Serries' THE ORIGIN REVERSAL continues to receive nice reviews and appreciation.  Meanwhile we launched the album teaser for Dirk Serries' new album on Belgium's Consouling Sounds.  UNSEEN DESCENDING AND LAMENTATION is a prelude to the forthcoming and long-awaited Microphonics album in 2016.  Catch him live in the upcoming months, the concert at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels is now sold out !  A waiting list is available.




 
 
November 19th : Effenaar - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

November 23rd : Le Guess Who? festival - Utrecht, The Netherlands

November 27th : AB - Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT! 

enlist yourself to the waiting list 

December 5th : Cinépalace - Kortrijk, Belgium
 
"Met weinig inhoud veel bereiken is de kunst, eentje waar Dirk Serries een cum laude doctoraat in verdient. Dit album prikkelt opnieuw de verbeelding en laat ruimte voor luisteraars om zelf een invulling te verzinnen. Het blijft natuurlijk inzet vragen open te staan voor deze minimale…
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Photography section gone ?

Posted by Igneous Flame on October 30, 2014 at 4:42am 1 Comment

For good ?

I hope this is just a temporary thing.

FoxNet News Service

Posted by Bill Fox on October 30, 2014 at 4:38am 0 Comments

FoxNet News Service is published with my musical activities.
http://billfox.blogspot.com

The ultimate carrierwave.....

Posted by lars christensen on October 29, 2014 at 2:26pm 4 Comments

Due to certain events back in time, some early childhood experiences, i developed a very fine tuned ability to detect sounds. The quality and texture of breathing. The sound of the doorknob being turned, revealed to me the mood and the amount of possible danger arriving accompanying the person turning the knob. And hours spent in solitude in a dark basement awakened my consciousness of things, non physical but non the less very much alive, at least in my mind and imagination. For years i had this very unpleasant experience of someone or something behind me, breathing heavily right behind my ears. And no matter how fast i turned my head, i never managed to catch a glimpse of who, what or how. One of my favorite strategies of staying sane and getting a grip of my self, was humming. And rocking or swaying my body. Creating a small universe of my own, protected and shielded by my steady attention on the humming and the movement, my mind would become more end more introvert pushing reality in to the background. Mesmerizing my lost child in to the soothing and familiar zone between awake and sleep. In this zone i was the king. Any entity or unpleasant image showing up would be sensored and changed to the better, directed by my imagination. No need to say that this kind of behaviour had to be a well kept secret, for no one to see. It was mine, my sacred palace of self. And when danger appeared or circumstances turned chaotic i would silently hum in my inner ear and feel a subtle swaying in the core of my body, staying safe and isolated from the turmoil. Even now, 50 years later i still do that. Hum and sway, gently and subtle. And it still carries me to this place in my mind where the colours are bright and the shapes and forms of things pliable and changeable.

Hump-day Get-away 004

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 29, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The mid-week blues got you flat-lining. Then it's time to press your ears up against some comforting music. This weeks featured artist is from Tipperary, Ireland. His name is Cóemgín Cùil. It is his first release on Bandcamp and is an impressive one at that.

His descriptive tags say Ambient, Dark Ambient, Experimental Ambient.

After a listen I sense a fairly light darkness, spooky maybe, and with plenty of mystery, even wonder.

But you listen and decide...

Duration: ~35min

Enjoy!

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