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Capsule Review: Disciple by Mark Seelig

We know Mark Seelig's gifts well from his many collaborations, the latest of which are Intention (with longtime conspirator Byron Metcalf) and Tree of Life (with Loren Nerell) - both excellent albums which are well worth hearing.But if Mark's solo album Disciple has escaped your notice, now would be a good time to catch up with this…See More
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Ambient-atmospheric composer & musician based in Chicago IL. Using guitars, synths, percussion, singing bowls, samples & loops, voices & more, in pursuit of ... something infinite. Releasing on my own Kalindi Music label, among others (he said hopefully). Collaborations done (or in progress) with Chris Russell, Disturbed Earth and Peter James, with remixes of James Johnson and Northcape also under my belt.
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Favorite Musicians & Albums:
Steve Roach: Artifacts, Mystic Chords, Streams & Currents, Light Fantastic, New Life Dreaming, Dreamtime Return, Structures from Silence, Dream Circle, Atmospheric Conditions, On This Planet, World's Edge; Roach/vidnaObmana: Well of Souls, Ascension of Shadows, InnerZone; Robert Rich: Inner Landscapes, Humidity; vidnaObmana: Ending Mirage, River of Appearance; Jeff Pearce: To the Shores of Heaven; David Hykes: Harmonic Meetings; Jack or Jive: Kismet, Kenka, Kakugo, Absurdity, The Earth

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Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:20pm 9 Comments

What's been playing lately?

Update: 8/14/14

Chris Russell & eyes cast down. Memory Palace. It's ready. Hybrid grooves from me and some heavy-duty atmospheres from Chris. Coming sometime next year...

Ari Porki. Memento. Another collection of Ari’s trademark lush chord drones. Meaty and absorbing.

Steve Roach.…

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Capsule Review: Disciple by Mark Seelig

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

We know Mark Seelig's gifts well from his many collaborations, the latest of which are Intention (with longtime conspirator Byron Metcalf) and Tree of Life (with Loren Nerell) - both excellent albums which are well worth hearing.

But if Mark's solo album Disciple has escaped your notice, now…

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"Streams Lead to Sales"... Not Anymore!

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:50am 22 Comments

Grumble grumble grumble... You have been warned.

As if the streaming world wasn't enough of a ripoff for artists, here's the latest, should've-seen-it-coming development. Our reporter is Projekt's Sam Rosenthal:

"Even with the drop in income at Projekt, I was starting to lean towards an "Oh, why not?" attitude about tracks at streaming sites. If you can't beat them join them. But this week, I went ape $hit and freaked! Why? Tethered Streams! I realized "streaming" is a false…

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Divinations Revisited, No. 3: Luna Vita

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:20am 0 Comments

This poem was published three times, making it one of my best-received. Another sad character study, like (though more unlike) Twilight Child; this described a flesh-and-blood person, not a fictional one. Between these two and Camille Claudel, there was a clear insanity theme running through my mind in those days. Hmmm… must’ve been my day…

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At 12:46pm on February 28, 2014, Robert Davies said…

Thank You! All is well here...

At 1:46pm on February 18, 2014, Jaja said…

Thank you, Greg : )

At 7:54pm on January 11, 2014, Steve Roberts said…

A belated Happy Birthday Greg ! Looking forward to hearing some more music this year !

At 2:19pm on January 10, 2014, Jaja said…

Happy birthday, Greg !!! May you have a beautiful new year : )

At 10:04am on January 10, 2014, Richard Gürtler said…

All the best and Happy Birthday, Greg!!! Cheers!!!

At 10:01am on November 26, 2013, John K-N said…

today's pause box is dedicated to you.

At 1:31am on November 19, 2013, Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said…

I saw your name in passing when I was cruising through the site just now, and I laughed at myself a bit, as when I came to this site I didn`t know anything about ambient and I didn`t realize that eyes cast down was a play on the shoegaze genre...gosh, I was such a newbie! LOL I Hope you are well

At 10:46am on October 3, 2013, J.M. Von Kotterhausen said…

Thank you! I look forward to posting and seeing what ppl think.

Yes, Richard is awesome! I've been honored to get to work with him and know him more - I really respect his work.

At 8:38pm on September 24, 2013, M. Peck said…

Thank you Sir!

At 8:44am on August 22, 2013, Pilar House said…

Of all forms of art, the one that moves me actually the most, is music.  At a first level of pure listening, from the Promo Sampler and The Separate Ones,  has generated in me concrete emotions…Coming from a classical music background listening to your abstracts was like navigating in a swirling emotional pool of a voyage filled both with certainties and uncertainties –a sort of a journey into the unknown that requires by its very nature the abandonment of what is familiar.  Like all journeys the way ahead is new and so is for me in listening to your compositions.  Yet, these, like a journey, are also marked with touch stones of our sense of self, our values, our dreams.  In this, the feeling is that of not having the power to control the forces which shape our life but that of trying to maintain a balance which allows us to draw momentum and strength from them.  In my second listening of the excerpts from The Separate Ones, I abandoned myself further and felt strongly how vulnerable every life is, how uncertain its duration! Death, separation, loss –in which ever form it takes embed deep in us a knowledge of our limits and can transform our life…There is beauty in all of this, also in a tear, a pearl of salt stemming from the most unexpected circumstances and from the harmony of a musical composition to me unknown until today…Thank you for these concrete emotions, Greg! BJ Pilar

 
 
 

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