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Galactic Travels Playlist #935 for March 5, 2015.

Posted by Bill Fox on March 6, 2015 at 10:47am 0 Comments

Galactic Travels Playlist #935 for March 5, 2015.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2015/150305.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2015/03/galactic-travels-playlist-935-for-march.html
http://wdiy.org/post/next-galactic-travels-2015-03-12

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On this show, I began a month-long focus on Jeff Greinke. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Wide View" on Hypnos Records.

The Ambient Synth #12: Vintage Synths Pros and Cons

Posted by Cloudwalk on March 6, 2015 at 10:32am 1 Comment

     So, here we are in 2015, and vintage synthesizers are still hot tickets.  I, myself, still find all those classics from the 70’ and 80’s intriguing, and I’m not alone! If you follow genres like Berlin schoo, retro-electro, and retro-new wave, you’ll find artists’ studios filled to the brim with insane amounts of vintage synths. Don't believe me? Check out http://www.iheartsynths.com/artist-interviews/ for some great interviews with musicians who have collections that are definitely amazing! Gear heads love Vintage Synths! They even obsess over them! You might too! So I’d like to give you some things to think about.  Despite all this energy toward vintage synthesizers, there are some sobering ideas you might want to look at, before you jump onto EBay and order a whole menagerie of vintage synthesizers!

REASONS NOT TO BUY A VINTAGE SYNTH:

 1. They’re Old: Hate to be so harsh, but it’s pretty obvious! And that’s the reality! Back in the early 1990’s, when people first started going crazy over vintage synths, a classic like a Roland JX-10 was still a spring chicken at about five years old, but today, that same synth would be almost 30 years old, a Prophet 5 might be 37 years old, and a Minimoog might be 45 years old! That’s a lot of time for wear and tear! I recently found a great YouTube video of Sequential’s legendary synth designer Dave Smith, giving a guest lecture at Stanford University in 2014.  He had a quote that hit home about vintage synths:

     “Electronics are not made to survive for that long.  Think of anything in your house electronic that’s older than three years? Four years? You know? Try to keep an old…

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Recommendations Wanted...

Posted by Brian Bourassa on March 5, 2015 at 8:45pm 3 Comments

I have someone that desired a CD printing of up to 300 (4 panel digipak). Does anyone have a service they use/recommend? I will probably be doing the layout/design work from photo's by the artist.

Thanks for the input!

Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on March 5, 2015 at 2:24pm 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 EST/GMT-5 on Galactic Travels, I'll begin a month-long Special Focus on Jeff Greinke.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Wide View" on Hypnos Records.  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2015/focus.html#mar

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.

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Spotted Peccary Update - March 5, 2015

Posted by John K-N on March 5, 2015 at 9:42am 0 Comments





Life Flows Water



Howard Givens & Craig Padilla





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FoxNet News Service

Posted by Bill Fox on March 5, 2015 at 5:54am 0 Comments

FoxNet News Service is published weekly with my musical activities.
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GREET THE BEATS - A SPECIAL FEATURE

Posted by Brian Bourassa on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

JKN, this feature is for you.......and all the other ambient beat lovers.
Greet and meet the sonic, spacey, and groove based ambiance of Neil Butler from the South West UK. His music is not only organic/earthy, but cosmic as well with attractive beats that do not steal the lime-light from the rest of the compositions. The two albums below are his latest releases which I find to be his best, at least at first glance/listen.

So give these two albums a shot, John, Jana, and all others who crave a bit more deliberate intentions in their music. Oh, Hey, the included vocals are free of charge!

Great music to travel by...




All his music is here



This third album, also from Neil Butler, but under the moniker "Experiments in Silence" is my personal favorite, one that removes the beat for some more intense textures and moods.


This album can be found here

Juta Takahashi - The Door into Winter [Remastered]

Posted by Juta Takahashi on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am 8 Comments

Beautiful, contemplative and silent ambient music by impressive analog synthesizer sounds.

Juta Takahashi is pleased to announce that his second album, "The Door into Winter", has been reissued as factory-pressed CD on March 4, 2015. The original release date is December 12, 2007. All tracks were remastered for this reissue.

The album consists of following three long-form ambient tracks.

1. Northern Horizon (12:56)
2. Enlightenment (13:24)
3. The Door into Winter (21:18)

People can buy this album from Lunisolar Records and soon from CD Baby as factory-pressed (glassmastered) CD.
Full previews are available on his official website.

The Soft Machine

Posted by Ivan Black on March 4, 2015 at 7:56am 0 Comments

The Soft Machine

My latest album based on books written by a massive influence on me and my music William S Burroughs. It’s now available on my Bandcamp Page here:

https://ivanblack.bandcamp.com/album/the-soft-machine

Tracks are as follows:

Interzone

Nova Express

Port of Saints

The Adding Machine

The Place of Dead Roads

The Soft Machine

The Third Mind

The Western Lands

I hope you like

 

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https://soundcloud.com/ivan-black/the-soft-machine-album-sample

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