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Update: 10/22/14

Mike Radice. The Phoenix Sun. Mike’s ambitious four-part longform piece has some terrific passages (especially the atmospherics in the first 10 and last 22 minutes), and his strong rhythmic skills are front and center through most of the piece. The guitar-and-drums jam in the third section didn’t work as well for me, but others may well disagree. That caveat aside, there’s lots…

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Added by eyes cast down on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Hump-day Get-away 003

Let's try this again. Something to listen to while we're waiting for the new releases from eyes cast down and Andrew Lahiff.

It's a repeat performer, but a different audio work that is quiet, peaceful and reflective.

Enjoy!

Added by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Hmmm

Hmmm

Didn't add this latest post.

??

Added a completely different post to show up at 10:30AM today. Disregard this latest one and check out the latest from Andrew Lahiff instead!!

Added by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Hump-day Get-away 002

There are more time than I can count where the peace of silence is a necessary break to a stressful moment. The following track entitled "droning177" from Louigi Verona can certainly help you get to that place.

Enjoy!

Added by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Coming in November: Andrew Lahiff - Slow Paths Beyond

Sneak peak at our next @relaxedmachinery release! Andrew Lahiff - Slow Paths Beyond

photography: Andrew Lahiff
design: Steve Brand

Coming in November.

Added by John K-N on October 22, 2014 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

now playing: David Sylvian - Alchemy, An Index of Possibilities

now playing: David Sylvian - Alchemy, An Index of Possibilities

This is without a doubt a major influence on my music direction. I remember when my friend John came back with this cassette in like 1985 or 1986 and I got to hear it the first time. Dubbed it off of him and pretty much wore out the tape. I later got the download which includes additional tracks.

How influential? I'd already liked Japan and heard Sylvian's Brilliant Trees - my love…

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Added by John K-N on October 22, 2014 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

untitled



I fell into you when I first saw you,

skyclad,

naked to the wind,

your azure blue sky haunting me from that day forth in my deepest dreams.



I could feel your presence in…

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Added by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on October 22, 2014 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

New Album: Memory Palace - Coming Soon!



Chris Russell and I have wrapped our duo album Memory Palace, and expect to announce its release date shortly.

Recorded over a nearly four-year period, Memory Palace features Chris' deep atmospherics and drones glinting over a seething bed of hybrid organic-electronic…

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Added by eyes cast down on October 21, 2014 at 10:06pm — 3 Comments

[CFM058] The Downgrade Complex - Scrapyard Diptych

Our 58th release in the series comes from The Downgrade Complex who started off our 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho. He brings a wall of noise filled melodies and thumping kicks to the album before giving way to several remixers who give their own takes on several of his tracks. There is melody in this, but this is very much on the noise side of things till it gets to the remixes which give their own take with Ambient Techno, glitchy Ambient and Industrial Techno. Very much not what you'd expect…

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Added by James Shain on October 21, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Rising Sun II

Follower of "Rising Sun" project released. Again, nine experimental noisy ambient tracks, almost fourteen minutes:

https://archive.org/details/RisingSunAmalthea

https://archive.org/details/RisingSunMetis

https://archive.org/details/RisingSunAdrastea…

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Added by mirage on October 21, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

New album out soon entitled Balance

I finally have something to share after 4 years of hard work on my followup to the first album I ever started work on, A Chance of Weather. This is the first IDM and Ambient release by DeepWarmth. Taking about 4 years to complete, and is inspired by Rei Harakami who sadly passed away during the making of this album. This becomes an album in memory of such a great Japanese Electronic Music artist as much as an album that reflects the various stages of life during the making of the album.…

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Added by James Shain on October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting. Reference: Billboard article. There are about 50 more articles out there as this blew up this month. If digital sales go too much lower - it'll hit the same decline rate as CD sales.

Streaming and music not being a "collectible" thing - and frankly - not even as…

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Added by John K-N on October 20, 2014 at 11:49am — 11 Comments

Lost Songs from the Endless River

This album consists of songs that did not make the final cut of my full-length album entitled "Endless River". I wanted to let these songs out to the world and decided to combine them into a continuous piece that flows forth from the same place as "Endless River". The end product is a 32 minute journey available as "name your own price". It can be downloaded for free, or pay what you like. Thank you for listening and thanks for your support.…

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Added by Roy Mattson on October 20, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Ello? ello? ello!

I'm loving ello.  I know others aren't liking it as much as I am.  Here's an about hello if you haven't heard of it yet:  https://ello.co/wtf/post/about-ello

If you've been wanting an invite to the social network... just send me a message with your email address.  

Several different views make ello easy to use.  split screen, grid, full screen.  Also popped a pic of my notification stream.…

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Added by John K-N on October 19, 2014 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Galactic Travels Playlist #915 for October 16, 2014.

Galactic Travels Playlist #915 for October 16, 2014.

http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/141016.html

http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/10/galactic-travels-playlist-915-for.html



RECAP:

On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Craig Padilla. The Featured CD at Midnight was "The Heart of the Soul" on Spotted…

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Added by Bill Fox on October 19, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for October 18, 2014.

Thought Radio Playlist for October 18, 2014.

http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2014/141018.html

http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/10/thought-radio-playlist-for-october-18.html



RECAP:

In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month…

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Added by Bill Fox on October 19, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Little Help Pease!

Ahhh! I hate it when that happens. I can't find my audio recorder, the Zoom H4n. Jeez, too much materialism, need to throw some of it out.

Arg...

Added by Brian Bourassa on October 19, 2014 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

My review of "Evolution" CD by Shane Morris & Mystified

After "Epoch" (April 2012) and "Emergence" (June 2013), here comes the culmination of "Inspired Evolution" trilogy, entitled "Evolution" and released on Spotted Peccary Music during August 2014 in catchy 4-panel disc eco wallet featuring original photography, layout and design by SPM/Lotuspike visual stalwarts…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 19, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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