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Free Floating Blog

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This is my blog dedicated to ambient music that is available for free legal download.http://freefloatingmusic.comThe focus is primarily on light ambient…Continue

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John K-N commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post It's Now Easier for Independent Artists to Submit to Pandora
"Chris Russell's Bloom was accepted."
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Igneous Flame commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post It's Now Easier for Independent Artists to Submit to Pandora
"Anyone got anything back from Pandora ? I got an email yesterday saying that my 'NYX' album was accapted, it took about 5 weeks and I could only submit one at a time. Pandora isn't available in the UK, but they let UK artists set upan…"
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"Yes, yes, yes, yes! It's a better world with Earth Mantra releasing music! Have listened to the first several tracks and so far I like it quite a bit!"
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Phase47 commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"I don't think it's apologetic whatsoever.  An "EP" is widely recognized, outdated jargon or not, as denoting a collection of music that's generally longer than a "single" yet shorter than an "LP".…"
Feb 18
J.M. Von Kotterhausen commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"I love EP, because essentially what that entails is, it is a single [side A + side B + maybe an extra track) that the artist is maximizing. I just released an Industrial/dark EP last night at my bandcamp. The reason I called it EP was because it was…"
Feb 18

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John K-N commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"I think it's up to the artist.  I'm not annoyed by EP being in the title.  Agree with above - current names come from vinyl - probably for marketing purposes... I loved Cloudwalks reminder of classical and other terms.   If…"
Feb 18

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Jaja commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"EP = Extended Play, LP = Long Play, Single (7", 10"), Maxi-Single (12")....all adapted definitions from vinyl record music industry."
Feb 18
Har commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"> I think it's kind of apologizing for the length of a release.  Now what would be interesting would be if someone put out a release entitled "I'm Really Sorry This Is Such a Short (EP)".....truth in advertising! ;-)"
Feb 18

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Todd Elliott commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"Sometimes, "EP" is part of the title. Sometimes it is not. "
Feb 18

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Steve Brand commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"As a listener, I think it can be useful for setting expectations. As an artist, I have no opinions about what other people choose to name their own work. I've released a few eps myself, in part, as a tribute to a tradition I've enjoyed…"
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Matt Larry commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post Broadcasting the Music of Lucette Bourdin now (Mon 2/17)
"Lucette Bourdin did a great job. I liked the way they composed the tracks."
Feb 18

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Steve Roberts commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"I think you've made a good point but if you are free and pay-what-you-want then it makes sense not to label it's length as SP,EP or LP. But if I release a CD with two discs then I would call it a double album because there are two albums,…"
Feb 17

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Brad Ross-MacLeod commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"My music (and that of my label) is either free or pay-what-you-want. I definitely think it's important for their to be truth in advertising, so to speak, and so I'm all for listing the total time of a work and letting the buyer figure what…"
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Steve Roberts commented on Brad Ross-MacLeod's blog post EP or Not EP
"That's an interesting point. But do you charge based on the length of a release ? I do remember people being annoyed if they didn't get at least 40 minutes worth of material when CDs first came out. One of the culprits being a well know…"
Feb 17

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I'm passionate about creating and creativity. I especially love deep and serene ambient music. I blog about it, broadcast it over the net and now have started a netlabel dedicated to it.

I also love photography, graphic design and modern architecture.
What creative fields fuel your passion? (choose as many as needed)
Recording/Writing Music
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http://freefloatingmusic.com

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EP or Not EP

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 10:14pm 13 Comments

This isn't actually a question, it's more my opinion on a certain matter.

I don't see why anybody should name a release "Album Name EP" or "Album Name (EP)".

I think it's kind of apologizing for the length of a release. If a release makes sense as a collection of tracks that add up to a certain length, then that's it. If it's 20 minutes it's 20 minutes.

I think it's especially true since digital distribution has more or less done away with standard album length (which…

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Lucette Bourdin - Brushstrokes Echo Now Available

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 1:55pm 1 Comment

I put together a compilation of Lucette's CC music as part of our celebration of her 60th birthday. Brushstrokes Echo is now available for free download.

From the liner notes:

I never met Lucette. I never spoke with her. Yet I feel that I truly know her mind and her…
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It's Now Easier for Independent Artists to Submit to Pandora

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 3:13pm 6 Comments

Just read this today.

http://aristake.com/?post=96

I just recently signed up with Loudr and Distrokid to get my music on Spotify/iTunes/Pandora, etc. But it's good to see the process of submitting to Pandora doesn't require as many…

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At 4:24pm on September 21, 2013,
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Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour
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I saw today that I've had to catch up on the albums at FF today, so I've been downloading and giving a listen :)

At 7:57am on September 17, 2013,
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Fabio Keiner
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happy birthday, too!

At 5:31pm on September 16, 2013,
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Steve Brand
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Happy birthday, Brad. Get well!

At 2:53pm on September 16, 2013,
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eyes cast down
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Happy birthday, Brad! Hope it was relaxing and free-floating sort of day...

At 10:56am on September 16, 2013,
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Jaja
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Happy birthday, all the best to you, Brad : )

At 10:50am on September 16, 2013,
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John K-N
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Happy Birthday, Brad!!!

At 9:17am on September 17, 2012,
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eyes cast down
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I was offline all weekend so missed your birthday notice. Happy belated, Brad! Hope it was a great day.

At 4:45pm on September 16, 2012,
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Chris Russell
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

At 8:40pm on December 14, 2011,
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John K-N
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Member of the Day!

 

Brad Ross-MacLeod

It must have hit me back in the fall of 1983.

It was the start of my freshman year of college.  I was living away from home (by maybe 2 miles) and exploring independence and freedom.  There were late nights.  Mine didn’t include drinking or drugs or partying.  A lot of time was spent talking.  Meeting new friends, learning about life.  And there was a soundtrack.  Especially late Saturday nights.

The soundtrack was Stars End on WXPN in Philadelphia.  It opened up my mind to new worlds of sound, new ideas of music.  The sense of serenity and mystery has always stuck with me.

The first LP I remember purchasing (from Garland of Letters on South Street in Philly) was Structures From Silence by the master of ambient, Steve Roach.  To this day it is still my favorite piece of ambient music.

Thus began my love of ambient music.  I spent years collecting LPs, then CDs.  (Why did it take so long for Structures From Silence to make it to CD?)  And then the MP3 revolution.

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Various Artists - all | is | calm 2011 (releasing Dec 15)

Track List

1. Burning Artist : Music Box Musings (7:01)
2. Crystal Dreams : We Three Kings (8:06)
3. Bing Satellites : Through The Snow (10:49)
4. C.paradisi : Treetops Glisten (9:04)
5. Gregg Plummer : Seed Beneath The Snow (8:40)
6. Magnetic Wind : Stardust Amidst A Silent Night (8:15)
7. Eyes Cast Down : Crystalline (11:37)
8. The Ambient Visitor : Midwinter (9:18)
9. Shane Morris : Underneath The Mistletoe (6:24)
10. Tange : Winter Psylence (10:01)
11. Benjamin Dauer : Alluvial (10:14)
12. Andrew Lahiff : Winter Sky Memories (9:40)
13. Phillip Wilkerson : The Star (6:39)
14. Altus : Pinegrove (9:53)

Total running time: 2:05:45

At 8:44pm on November 21, 2011,
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John K-N
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Awesome!

 
 
 

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