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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.
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New From Free Floating: Contemplation 2 by Michael Meara

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 3:26pm 2 Comments

Form in Void 

The tree is stripped, 

All color, fragrance gone, 

Yet already on the bough, 

Uncaring spring! 



Quiet Friends Tribute to Steve Roach Now Available

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:30am 17 Comments

I am incredibly proud to finally make available Quiet Friends: A 30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve Roach's Structures From Silence.

Thirty years ago Steve Roach released this seminal collection of minimal ambient music. It forever changed the course of my…


Enjoy the silence...

Posted on September 6, 2014 at 12:53am 0 Comments

Seeking Mastering Help for Steve Roach Tribute

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:53pm 4 Comments

I'm working on the Free Floating "Structures From Silence" compilation and thought I'd really like to have it mastered properly.

Since FF is a free label I don't have the means to pay anybody (which makes me really sheepish about asking, but I figure you never get anything if you don't ask). Steve Roach will be involved in the project, providing liner notes and his reactions to the tracks. This is why I would like it to sound its best.

If anybody is interested (or knows…


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At 4:24pm on September 21, 2013, Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said…

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, Fabio Keiner said…

happy birthday, too!

At 5:31pm on September 16, 2013, Steve Brand said…

Happy birthday, Brad. Get well!

At 2:53pm on September 16, 2013, eyes cast down said…

Happy birthday, Brad! Hope it was relaxing and free-floating sort of day...

At 10:56am on September 16, 2013, Jaja said…

Happy birthday, all the best to you, Brad : )

At 10:50am on September 16, 2013, John K-N said…

Happy Birthday, Brad!!!

At 9:17am on September 17, 2012, eyes cast down said…

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, Chris Russell said…


At 8:40pm on December 14, 2011, John K-N said…

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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.

Continued at:

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, John K-N said…



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