a community supporting ambient music, art, poetry, photography, games and more
I can't believe how floored I was last night to catch the new Incarnation of "Cosmos" on television.
When I was 8-years-old, I remember watching the original television series, hosted by the great astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and champion of science, Carl Sagan.
It literally put stars in my eyes as I immediately became fascinated by sciences stretching my young imagination! I knew I wanted to be a scientist! Of course, that didn't last long, as I fell in love with other passions in life, but Sagan's presentation of science still echoes in mind today. He could bring the most complicated subjects of cosmology and mind-bending ideas of science, and somehow make them accessible to everyone. Science was now something we could all appreciate and even find beauty in, and it didn't matter if you had a PhD, a high school diploma, or just a sense of curiosity. That quest for learning and sense of wonder at discovering something new about our world could be the passion of everyone.
When I learned that Cosmos was going to be rebooted on television for the 21st Century, I felt it couldn't have come at a better time. On a personal view, I've been scratching my head in the last few years, looking at what appears to be a disconnect with science.
This is just my opinion, but it seems that many people in society are no longer familiar with exactly how science works. They don't remember from their education how the scientific method works, what and how far it can answer questions, and why it was developed. I found myself thinking, people need some kind of refresher, a re-education on simply what science is and how it works. I was happy to see the new Cosmos as filling that need!
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the torch as the host for the new series, and, I have to admit, I learned a lot of new things, and…Continue
OK, let's try the video/radio thing again!
Tonight's (hopefully gremlin-free) show features the NEW release by Disturbed Earth, "Into Now", plus tracks by The Elysium Facade, All Sins Past, Thom Brennan, and Har. Starts at 6:30PM Eastern. Listen at http://www.stillstream.com/, or watch AND listen at: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6407406/nsr-march9
Hope to see you there! :)
Sign up and follow Har's new Livestream video channel to watch at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6407406 and tio be notified of upcoming events.
(FYI: One of the requirements of the free account time with Livestream that I’m using, is that watching requires that you create your own free account with Livestream as well. However, it’s a very fast and easy process - and it allows you to not only watch without ads and in HD, but you’ll even be able to create your own live video streams free if you like. Sign up and make sure to click “Follow” so you’ll be notified of the upcoming live Har/Nightscaping video events as they occur! :) )
Terry Wickham: Did you guys ever think you’d be sandwiched between a shredding melodic guitar album, a horror film score and a couple of heavy metal albums as Runner-up for Best Album of 2013?
Craig Padilla: I have to admit that as much as I feel that When the Earth Is Far Away is an outstanding recording, I certainly didn’t see it being listed amongst rock and horror. I think it goes to show you how much they all have in common: Our ambient release is a “shredding” album in its own way, and it may be considered to be a little spooky if you’re drifting far away from your home planet. Besides all of that, we are very pleased that you enjoyed this release and have decided to make it a “runner-up”. (I hope other listeners appreciate it as much as you do.)
Zero Ohms (Richard Roberts): hehehe – no, I couldn’t have foreguessed that! I knew this was an exceptionally good album, but that’s just my perception. It’s humbling and gratifying when someone such as yourself finds it to be one of the best of the year!
Continue Reading at:…Continue
happy weekend to all
new netlabel release
the last ancient echo fades away by Red Clouds
out now !!
Galactic Travels Playlist #883 for March 6, 2014.
Thought Radio Playlist for March 8, 2014.
In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine and played from the new Node album. In Phase 3, I featured Pinnacle and The Twenty Committee who will play a NJ Proghouse concert on March 16 at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen, NJ.
With "Spiral Meditations", released during December 2013 on Timeroom Editions, Steve Roach shifts into cyber-tech infused trance ambient spheres. Eye-catching artwork is, as usual, designed by Sam Rosenthal and dominated by spiral talisman by Dawn Wilson-Enoch, in Northern New Mexico based painter, drawer and jewelry, talismans and medicine bags designer. Remember Dawn's spiral fossil photo on "Live Transmission" artwork or front cover illustration on "Live At Grace Cathedral"? The connection between images and soundworlds is again precisely utilized.
"Consumed By Sunlight", which has already appeared on acclaimed Projekt's "Possibilities Of Circumstance" compilation, opens the album in a truly impressive way. Tranquilly meandering washes guard the skies, while utterly relaxing sequences keep on shimmering. Magnificently absorbing laid-backness, more please!!! "Sand Painting", belongs to longer pieces on this album, when getting close to 11 and half minute mark. It dives straightly into continuous flow of mesmerizingly repetitive spirals. Strong cybernetic vibes move elegantly throughout. The more recurrent are the cruising pulses, the more mindscaping ride unfolds around the listener's ears. "Spiral Meditation", the title track, vibrantly hits the center stage with ultra fast cyberscaping texture, enhanced by all kinds of razor sharp blip arrangements. In case you didn't cross the gates yet, be sure you will be definitely blown away with this essentially hypnotic cyber-tech tune, a definite top-notcher!!! Shortest "Helix", as indicated by its title, delves deeply into extremely spiraling realms. "Spiral Meditation - Part Two", with 17 minutes the longest piece, exposes with rather calmer hypnotics, where waves of infinite soundscapes are carefully coalesced with…
My third release for this month is a real kooky one.
Sounds Electronic is guitar and ring modulator and fun abstractness. Recorded in 1976 and 2014 using percussion, voice, pedal harmonium and guitar.
Thank you again to pixyblink for her help with releasing all these albums
cover photo by me this time
Relaxed Machinery Community Music - join the soundcloud group!