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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.
I think I'm vetoing me running our site. it's…Continue
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!
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
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