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Steve Roberts commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
"So we need to focus on the art and not the money. If we want to make lots of money, ambient is not the way. Sad I know."
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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
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Christopher Sisk commented on John K-N's blog post Ello? ello? ello!
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John K-N commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
"Sorry - problem with my posts is I've been posting originally to ello and copying them here. Didn't notice the bad text wrap.  Thanks!"
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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
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Kenneth Brown commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
"...Now I just "Quoted" your text and the same thing happened to my post. Test 1 (Unquoted): Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country... Test…"
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Kenneth Brown commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
"I think you might be taking the "off-time and out of tune" comment a little more seriously than it was intended, to be honest. I'm an amateur electronic musician with a sporadic output. There's little chance of me ever having…"
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post National Solo Album Month...
"John, what's with your posts lately?? the text posted doesn't wrap and reveal itself in full. all I get of this post is: (Inter)National Solo Album Month is a fun, free annual challenge in which musicians write "
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post now playing: Andrew Lahiff - Inner Worlds Returning
"Richard, just think of how expensive it was to buy a hard drive or memory for computers. Backing up data was very expensive. Now days it is quite cheap and getting cheaper. If CD/CDr technology manages to hold on, and the CD/CDr recording technology…"
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Steve Brand commented on John K-N's blog post now playing: Andrew Lahiff - Inner Worlds Returning
"There always new and more wonderful things ahead, Richard. Always. I'm not what most people would call an optimist, this has actually been my experience. In the past 20 years that I've been commercially producing music, I've seen…"
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Steve Brand commented on John K-N's blog post Star’s End Top 20 – The Space Between and Meltstream
"Thanks for posting here, John, thanks also to Chuck van Zyl, and congrats to Roy. A real privilege to be among so many talented artists and a real validation for independently released music."
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John Koch-Northrup / jkn

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Tell us about yourself!
I release organic ambient techno and own the Relaxed Machinery label, work in IT mostly with EDI, collect music, and read a lot.

I've also helped put together this multi-label/multi-artist community with a lot of help from friends.

More than you ever wanted to know is on my bio page at my label Relaxed Machinery.

or you can read a lengthy interview with me by Michael Foster/Ambient Visions.

I also enjoy taking photos, especially macro.
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http://relaxedmachinery.com

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At 8:45am on October 10, 2014, Nina Benjaminsen said…

Thanks, to kiss an angel can not be bad. Glad you liked my fotos.

At 3:52pm on October 2, 2014, Jaja said…

John, i told Marco and he is greeting you : )

At 12:40am on October 2, 2014, Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said…

Heya! Thanks for the front page feature for my ebook! :)

At 12:18pm on September 29, 2014, peter pick said…

thanks john, that's very kind. i'll post some more in a bit.

peter

At 5:54pm on September 11, 2014, Nina Benjaminsen said…

Love to be a part of this community. Thank`s for the kindly reception!

At 12:54am on September 7, 2014, Richard Gürtler said…

Thanks a lot, John, for featuring my reviews in Changing Gears, I really appreciate that!!!

At 11:54am on August 9, 2014, Jaja said…

Happy happy happy birthday, dear John. We wish you all the very best in love, life and health.

At 5:18am on August 4, 2014, synth4ever said…

Thanks for the welcome John, look forward to contributing some ambient content! :)

At 6:55pm on July 23, 2014, Manos said…

No problem John...thank you so much!!!!

At 8:03am on July 9, 2014, Igneous Flame said…

Cheers John for featuring the photography stuff !

There's nothing like getting a new camera to inspire new things. I've added a filter adapter to my Sony RX100, so I'm playing with an InfraRed filter, graduated color filters and the like.

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