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In Taylor's own words - "On one particularly cold and rainy winter day, tired and a bit down, I sat on my studio floor and surrounded myself with a pile of small instruments, my acoustic guitar, and my looping pedals. Pixel, one of my cats, was sleeping next to me as I began to create a warm bed of drones and small noises in an attempt to warm the room and my spirits."
What I found was were eclectic auditory voices of everyday harmony. It is both calm and reassuring, with the essential "space" for contemplation and reflection.
Total Time: 31:33
Taylor's Netlabel and music can be found here.
New SourceCodeX, Rebirth release due out 02/02/15
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This is deeply relaxing, meditative, and healing, long-form, ambient music using microKorg and Akai Miniak synthesizer keyboards only.
I had not recorded any music in over two years. One day the internal clouds began to part and within a few weeks all this healing music came forth. It reminds me in some ways of Chuck Wild and his wonderful Liquid Mind releases but my work differs in many other ways on some songs.
My 89-year old, widowed mother listens to these pieces all day on repeat and enjoys them. My wife says this is the best music I have ever released, coming out of deep pain and suffering. Some have said some of the pieces would be good for people being prepped and awaiting surgery to calm down. My mother said many pieces would work nicely as music playing for when the faithful are entering a sanctuary. What I do know is, I have poured my soul into each piece to make it a wonderful journey of peace and healing. This release would be great for massage therapy suites or for people battling grief, anxiety, or sleeplessness. Total running time of this release is a generous 79:35 length.
Thanks goes to this rM community for all the support in the past few months. You know who you…Continue
Geoff has released the first in a new series of release on Relaxed Machinery... our rM.:.Ep series!
I'm thrilled to see this happen - Geoff's album was spectacular and when he had the computer issues... wow (read about them on the bandcamp page). So seeing these tracks release in EP form makes me very happy. Steve Brand once again has created a look and feel for this series of releases that makes me proud to co-run Relaxed Machinery with Steve and Geoff and Joel. Here's to many more EP releases!
“It all started with my introduction to classical synthesizer-based music at around age 6, when my parents bought a record at a garage sale called "Kosmos" by Japanese synthesist/composer Isao Tomita, which I would listen to endlessly as a child,” Synth4ever says, regarding Tomita as his idol in the hardware-based electronic music he loves.
As I interview Synth4ever, he emails me from an undisclosed location in Canada, preferring to keep his mild-mannered street identity a secret. While we may not know who this man of mystery really is, if you love synthesizers and ambient music, you can see his good deeds everywhere online, in the form of synthesizer demo videos, reviews, and his own electronic compositions, but long ago, it all started with Tomita:
“Looking at the inside of the Kosmos record album liner as a kid, I would gaze endlessly at the photo and list of hardware modules, Moogs, Polymoogs, Roland System 700, sequencers and other technologies he used on the album, which I think planted a seed in me to blossom towards obtaining hardware synthesizers later in my life,” Synth4ever says.
But synthesizers would have to wait, as the young musician would focus on drums by age 12, but as he grew up, he did have some early opportunities to shine with electronics.
“I won awards for electronic music composition in high school for musical pieces I composed on a Roland JV-30 hardware synth and Atari ST (for sequencing). High school was probably one of the first times I had exposure to using a synth in my youth (albeit a ROMpler), and I…Continue
Search for an album on Google, in this case I used "Start Page," a secure search engine that uses Google, but doesn't track your searches. If your album comes up on the first page, that great! Not so great, however, is that on that same 1st page it is also listed on a site called israbox.net. This is a site where all listings/downloads are free. (And a word of caution too, do not go to this site if you are not equipped with a good anti-virus, anti-malware, and popup blocker.)
The following was from a search I did tonight.
Square your shoulders,
steel your resolve,
as fingertips make contact with glass,
a glass house that surrounds your sorrowed soul.
Now close your eyes,
incant your own magic,
those words of confidence that overcome your inborn neural pathways;
feel the flow of energy flowing through fingertips,
then feel that energy pool at those fingertips to grow in power,
til you can feel the energy vibrate and hear it hum.
Let your eyes remain closed,
remember all the times when everything seemed impossible,
continue to incant those magic words of personal power,
feel the energy flow through your entire body now,
as they continue to flow to your fingertips at point of contact.
Now open your eyes,
feel the kaleidoscope of new color before you see it come;
raise your head to the sky and see that new rainbow of light,
those vibrant reds,
the calming blues,
the green that intersects,
and all colors between.
Continue slowly but surely to apply that pressure,
and feel the glass cage crack,
with an awareness that it was always possible to bring it down;
feel the pressure push outwards and you continue to push forward with growing power,
and then finally,
feel that entire glass house come crashing down;
see the glass that lies at your feet.
Take one shard as you look up to the sky and feel that rainbow infuse you with it's radiant power,
put that glass shard upon your table top,
a reminder of just how fragile that cage of glass was,
and when you feel limited once more,
look upon that glass,
and feel the full spectrum of light well within yourself;
remember the day when your glass house came tumbling down...
Copyright © 2014 Robert Matejko
I am delighted to announce the release of Drone Excursion 007, subtitled Into the Furnace.
The series will now be on my own bandcamp page along with links to the first 6 over on weareallghosts.
My deepest grattitude goes to Geoff Small of Earthmantra who will be assisting me with the technical aspects of this project as it progresses.
Here's the download link and thank you for listening.
GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
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Tonight at 11 pm EST/GMT-5 on Galactic Travels, I'll conclude the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium. The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk two from "Nocny Lot" on Neuronium Records. The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2015/focus.html#jan
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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On this week's show (1/28) - We're back, fingers and eyes crossed for gremlin-free video streaming this time! I'll be playing dark n' atmospheric tracks by Chad Kettering, Caul, Claire Fitch, Cave Dwellers, The Prayer Capsule (AKA the instrumental side project of my recording band Christus & The Cosmonaughts), Weimar, The Tunnel Singer, Abstract Audio Systems, Altus, Dolmen, EugeneKha and some guy named Har. Starts at 7:00PM Eastern.
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