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James Johnson mentioned using generative systems on some of his albums, and being a newbie I was intrigued to look into them. It's basically a system which you program to structure and control (with…Continue
Here's who is involved so far:Artwork (for first volume): Scott M2Project Manager (handling audio files, etc.): Geoff (apne sinn)Info Manager: Greg (eyes cast down)Artists: Aairria, Beed and Fascia,…Continue
I just found (only 10 years after its initial presentation) this very interesting theory about the dynamics of online economics. The Long Tail model, as developed by Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine, is encouraging news for us niche artists, who can't reasonably expect to be bestsellers in any mainstream market.
In a nutshell, the theory points out that online retailers don't have the physical limitations of…Continue
What's been playing lately?
Moving back into a mainly ambient frame of mind now, after several heady months of stretching out, along with a few welcome reunions.
Dead Can Dance. Toward the Within. The live 1994 release that introduced me to the magic. It’s still a precious one for these ears. Brendan and Lisa are in top form throughout. Sanvean never fails to leave me incoherent.
Nothing can replace the electrical charge generated by playing with a live audience in the same room... but online virtual performance is a growing phenomenon, and I've found one that looks particularly promising, because the artist can be paid by the listeners:
You can set up just about anywhere. You stream through your laptop's webcam and onboard microphone (or external feed(s) for either or both). You can even set…Continue