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Take 21 minutes out this weekend for a hiatus from your partner, your pet, the chores, whatever, and checkout this pleasant but somewhat mysterious release by Weja entitled Silver Tones.

And for all those into techno, idm, trip hop, you can listen to a release by Weja at the link… Continue

Added by Brian Bourassa on October 24, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

Added by John K-N on October 24, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

The Psychonaut

This is a poem for the ambient musician "Wings of an Angel"…


Added by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on October 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Pulse - A short Dance performance

Another track from my album Nature was used by Katharine Hawthorne in a dance performance called Pulse that was created for and done by a select group from Springboard Danse Montréal during the summer. A short 6 and a half minutes this is.


Also happening in San Fransisco is Clockwork also by Katharine Hawthorne on November 20th-22nd. It will feature Pulse and a…


Added by James Shain on October 23, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Quick News: 2014 Promo Mix; Website Righteousness

The annual ritual continues: I've updated my free Promo Mix for another year. This is a 53-minute medley of clips from 13 pieces (sourced from published and forthcoming albums, and compilations). It's available for streaming, free download and sharing (the usual non-commercial and no-derivations…


Added by eyes cast down on October 23, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Bryce 7 Pro animation

I finally figured out how to do animation in Bryce 7 Pro.

See vids here: SourceCodeX 3D UFO digital art animations

Enjoy. They are short but program rendering time is wayyyy long.

Added by John W Patterson on October 23, 2014 at 12:08pm — 5 Comments

Eno-ites Rejoice!

Four unreleased Brian Eno albums to see light in December

Brian Eno will release four albums worth of unreleased or rare music as part of a new archival campaign revisiting his ambient…


Added by John K-N on October 23, 2014 at 10:07am — 4 Comments

Listen to Galactic Travels


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Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue month-long Special Focus on Craig Padilla.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be LP 1 from "Sonar" on Fruits de Mer Records.  The Special Focus page is at…


Added by Bill Fox on October 23, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

My review of "Middle Distance" CDr by Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins

Specta Ciera is Devin Underwood (Boston, MA), while behind The Circular Ruins is hidden no one else but Anthony Paul Kerby aka APK (London, Ontario), the leading mastermind behind DataObscura label and several other projects. His extensive discography since 2002 needs no bigger introduction here (also Nunc…


Added by Richard Gürtler on October 23, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

In the Making….a view into the studio...

Somehting I've been working on the last few months…finally recovered my youtube info…thanks for watching and listening to this real time creation…Artifacts and natural objects as instrumentation...…


Added by Roy Mattson on October 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Recent Spins

What's been playing lately?

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…


Added by eyes cast down on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 13 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.


Added by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

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…


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


I fell into you when I first saw you,


naked to the wind,

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

I could feel your presence in…


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…


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…


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:…


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

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