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New Album Out Soon:

Posted by Mike Radice on August 22, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Hi,

I wanted to inform everyone here at Relaxed Machinery that I have a brand new album coming out on September 6th.  This will be my 4th solo release, and will exist as a one track long form piece clocking in at about 78 minutes.  The album will be called 'The Phoenix Sun' which will be my reference to VY Canis Majoris, which I'm sure many of you know is the largest discovered star on record.  Like my other albums, this one will be available on archive.org as a free download!!  I will post once the album is released.  Thank you for the support always.

 - Mike Radice

Seren Ffordd – Fractured III – Shards [rM_0045]

Posted by John K-N on August 22, 2014 at 7:00am 5 Comments

Seren Ffordd – Fractured III – Shards [rM_0045]

‘Shards’ is the third album in a trilogy titled ‘Fractured’.

As a whole the three album project was inspired by the thought that the first act of any musician is to break the silence, rending the quiet by pouring sound into the waiting space as gently as an unfolding rose or as savagely as a lightning strike – all three albums explore that sense of fracture in the sounds themselves and how they are manipulated to create the music, the atmospheres…

‘Shards’ was created as a softer companion piece to the other two albums. It is more dreamy and evocative, the sounds not so much torn and shattered as shifted and slanted. Not so much the stone as it hits the still surface of a quiet pool, but more the ripples of the water from the impact as they reach the pools edges. The sounds changing gently at the edge of hearing, sliding between form and chaos and back again.

On ‘Shards’ every sound is acoustic in origin. Sources include: Wine glass, water, CDs being bent or broken, glass beads, singing bowls, bells, tin foil, breathing etc – many of the original sounds are unrecognisable, having been passed through various effects a number of times. Sometimes the same sound is heard through different effects, creating the shifting textures and tones.

Track List

1. I  [13:10]

2. II [21:05]

3. III [22:00]

4. IV [19:38]

Credits

Many thanks to John, Steve, Geoff and all at rM for their work and support for my music.

‘Shards’ was Recorded in the StarWeb studio between 2008 and 2013 with Roland VS2480, Korg D16, Korg MR1, TC M3000, Sony and Tascam minidisc recorders, Sennheiser and AKG microphones, Sonar…

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Galactic Travels Playlist #907 for August 21, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on August 22, 2014 at 6:46am 1 Comment

Galactic Travels Playlist #907 for August 21, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/140821.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/08/galactic-travels-playlist-907-for.html

RECAP:
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Juta Takahashi. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Seabound" on Lunisolar Records.

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Posted by Rebekkah Hilgraves on August 21, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Hey, gang! How would you like to be part of the Radhaus? Here's how you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/384842362/radhaus

If you can't kick in, you can still help by spreading the word far and wide. TOGETHER we can make this happen! THANK YOU! 

Blank sheet of paper

Posted by Kenneth Brown on August 21, 2014 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

I keep revisiting the junkyard of loops, samples, half-finished ideas, rough sketches and abandoned mixes scattered around my audio drive. That's getting me nowhere fast. Time to start from scratch, so I've trashed the lot. Don't know how long I need to stare at this blank sheet of paper..... Right, who's up for five hours of bongo solos? :)

Steve Brand_Treehouse Blog

Posted by Steve Brand on August 21, 2014 at 1:39pm 43 Comments

8.21.14



Well, somehow, 7 months has passed since I've updated the Treehouse Blog. Always amazes me how quickly time can pass.  In early June, Jill and I have welcomed a new life into the house, LeeLoo (yes, named after the movie character), a 2 month old grey and black striped tabby...and she is very much a force of life.



Also, since the beginning of this year, I've re-released a remastered older Hypnos Secret Sounds release, "Children Of Alcyone" on my own Pioneer Light Music label as a digital release on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and elsewhere. It's always fun to revisit older releases, to hear and see what you were thinking at that time, hear and see what you missed, to rediscover and recover older works.



I also released, "Meltstream," my collaboration on Relaxed Machinery with Roy Mattson (see Richard Gurtler's review here), on Bandcamp,…
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Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on August 21, 2014 at 12:56pm 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 continue the month-long Special Focus on Juta Takahashi.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Seabound" on Lunisolar Records.  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#aug

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

Ambient Landscape - our very own g.a.b. mixes - must be heard.

Posted by John K-N on August 21, 2014 at 9:00am 3 Comments

g.a.b. has been quietly making mixes for himself for about as long as I've known him (well ok probably a lot longer!).  http://ambientlandscape.wordpress.com/

I've admittedly leaned towards albums more than mixes forever... but I love a good mix with a good flow that takes me somewhere... and g.a.b. has been nailing this over and over.  He's making me more and more into a listen to a mix lover!

The mixes don't stay up very long (about a month) - so when you see one you want - grab it (although he will repost for you if you ask... :-)

The rest of his blog is fun, too... he posts here quite a bit - and he posts more on his blog - so... head on over:  http://ambientlandscape.wordpress.com/

Your tin toy robot,

John

Latest ambient reviews on MYOT

Posted by Allister Thompson on August 21, 2014 at 7:49am 1 Comment

Hi folks

Time I started sharing my reviews here. If you don't know Make Your Own Taste, it's a music review blog/site on which I (and now a couple other guys) write lengthy analyses of ambient music primarily, but some other genres as well. It's updated very regularly. I may also share some of the other posts of the last two years in due course.

Last night I put up a review of the great one himself, Steve Roach.

http://makeyourowntaste.com/2014/08/21/steve-roach-the-delicate-forever-2014/

And earlier in the week, a roundup featuring some great musicians like Off Land, Lee Rosevere, Simon Slator and Earlyguard.

http://makeyourowntaste.com/2014/08/19/august-netaudio-revue-2/

And even earlier (I'm catching up on some stuff), last week another roundup, featuring Mark Ward, Preserved Sound, Ade Hodges and more.

http://makeyourowntaste.com/2014/08/12/august-netaudio-revue/

Happy reading, if reading's your thing!

SEQUENCE8 - Free Download Compilation - Out Now

Posted by John K-N on August 21, 2014 at 7:08am 3 Comments

SEQUENCE8 is now out!



This is the last edition of our free download compilation series. After 3 years, 310 tracks and 27,000 downloads it felt like the right time to end things. The process of receiving and curating submissions has been at times a mammoth task, but always enjoyable. Introducing us to a range of new artists, some of who went on to release individual works with us, SEQUENCE has been integral to the development of Futuresequence into a label.



Download the album here: …

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