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Thoughts: Volume 34 - feeling melancholy

Posted by John K-N on November 24, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

I periodically step back and think about things in my life and what I do. What makes me happy, what makes me stressed, what moves me, etc... 

I'm in one of those moods. This seems to happen when I've been sick with breathing problems for too long - and this is one of those times.

Relaxed Machinery - the label.  

Making me extremely happy.  I love it.  I have great partners in Geoff and Steve.  We also have Joel who's just a peach helping out.  I work with great artists, I enjoy helping them get their music out there. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to do accounting. There's a massive team effort behind every release and all four of us + the artist do our part to make each release happen.  

Sometimes rM the label stresses me a bit - but hey!  That's normal.  I have every intention of keeping the label up and running for many years / decades to come. Times will change - formats - etc...  but I don't plan to stop helping others release.

Relaxed Machinery - the community.

Where we are now. I go back and forth on this. If ning wasn't breaking - I'd be such a happy camper, but it is. Every other day or week we get something else going wrong.

I have until next summer to truly decide. I'm pondering installing an app for our community on my webhost.  (you've seen me mention "jamroom" several times - I like that one).  

BUT!  Do I *really* want to be responsible for the entire site?  Here on ning - if it breaks it breaks and I know ning will eventually fix it (seems to take a week now instead of hours).  

So I'm kind of thinking about that.  I really don't want to be the guy fixing the server when we suddenly can't post here.  I want a site that maintained and already running. I'm fine with paying for it - we pay nearly $250 here a year - and it'll be $300 next year. There's got to be somewhere else for us out there.  

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my new album Adrift to be released the 20th of December - pre-orders available

Posted by Subterminal on November 24, 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments

Adrift is now on pre-order. To be released the 20th of December on Oak editions

Pre-orders receive previously unreleased track from the Adrift sessions!

http://oak-editions.com/new/leonardo-rosado-adrift-out-20th-december

fOg.MiX

Posted by g.a.b. on November 23, 2014 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

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.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sc9lyn8gw3rmcnz/fOgMiX.zip?dl=0

FogMix

Happy Birthday to Joel Sutton / Anythingsynth

Posted by John K-N on November 23, 2014 at 7:10pm 6 Comments

Joel is the all around nice guy behind the scenes. He helps me with Relaxed Machinery - he helps StillStream with the code that runs the servers. Wish a happy birthday to this Australian nice guy...

Alphabet Dust - Leaving Reminders

Posted by Kenneth Brown on November 23, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

With a fanfare of kazoos, my answer to the NaSoAlMo challenge is finished and online. "Leaving Reminders" was written and recorded from scratch in short bursts between 1st-22nd November. Much of the content was played rather than sequenced and some imperfections in the performance, arrangement and mixing (some more obvious than others to the impartial listener) have been left intact. But I quite like some of them, particularly little timing errors when layering arpeggiator parts. But as my favourite card from Eno and Schmidt’s “Oblique Strategies” proclaims – “Honour thy error as a hidden intention”. Most of the album is playing with retro synth sounds, but two in particular are nodding towards Ambient - "Tender with Nightingale" is subtitled "some Music for Airports returned with thanks" while "In Passing" is a slice of dark ambient verging on the discordant. Download or stream for free and PLAY LOUD :)

https://alphabetdust.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-reminders

another ambient track, this one, a bit more rhythmic in parts

Posted by Scott Lawlor on November 23, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

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.

http://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/the-children-get-slurpees-but

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

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