All Blog Posts Tagged 'kinetoscopefive' (15)

kinetoscope five :: 015 :: four brilliant piano ambient collaborations

I love piano, I love ambient, I love drones, I love... well so much music it's silly.  But piano is my first love. I've been playing since I was 5. It's a part of me both physically when I play - it's like an extension of my body, and for lack of a better word... "spiritually". Piano is in my…


Added by John K-N on August 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 014 :: small steps

Something I've been learning slowly over the last 5 or so years is the whole concept of small things, tiny actions - they all add up over time.  It helped me through some anxiety issues, it helped me come to better grips with my asthma, it helped me lose a lot of weight... I lost 35 pounds that way over a couple years.  Sadly, I eat when I'm nervous and this past entire year and a half has…


Added by John K-N on August 3, 2012 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 013 :: kinetoscope?

At some point I figure someone out there has wondered about me using the word "kinetoscope". I don't remember where I ran across the name, but when I wrote a series of tracks that were very minimal techno - "drums n feedback"... kinetoscope one, kinetoscope two, kinetoscope three... just 'fit'.  I wrote these…


Added by John K-N on July 20, 2012 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 012 :: disco floor 1985

When I was 15 my parents sold a car to a drummer. My mom being my mom... told the drummer I was a musician. And that began my first band where I gigged frequently. I was 15, the next youngest member was 25. I had wonderful parents to let me hang out with them, let alone all the bars I played in - especially the "4 am"…


Added by John K-N on July 17, 2012 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 011 :: quotes - debussy, threadgill, ellington


I was just flipping through the music thoughts website on my lunch break when I stumbled across this cluster of three that all struck me.  All three resonate in different ways with me...…


Added by John K-N on July 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 010 :: brief thoughts on brilliant albums - two

Here are another five albums I find intriguing, exceptional, favorites, or I find just so interesting I want to share some thoughts on them. 

Radian - Juxtaposition

This is not an ambient album. Although I think it has tendencies towards…


Added by John K-N on July 9, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 009 :: a moment transfixed

I have those odd moments where something just mesmerizes me... it's not often - and it can be many different things that make me pause.  An eagle in the sky, a certain flower, a moment in a book where I pause and savor the last moment, something my wife does that just makes me so happy watching her. Today - on my way…


Added by John K-N on July 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 008 :: blank canvas

Sometimes I wonder... do I have something I want to say?

I'm typing a blog, it's a blank screen. What do I want to say? Should I share? Why do I want to share? There are so many reasons for and against... normally I don't think about it. I just do it. I want to, it feels right, and it feels good if…


Added by John K-N on July 5, 2012 at 1:28pm — 10 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 007 :: raising the water level

We have a very strong core principle at the Relaxed Machinery label ("rM") - that every mention of one of our artists or albums raises the water for all of us.  All of our boats float a little higher - are more noticeable.  That's pretty much the whole concept of rM... "we self release... together".  If we self released by…


Added by John K-N on July 2, 2012 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 006 :: new relaxed machinery artists

I'm really excited to mention a few new artists planning releases on Relaxed Machinery. Some you may know, some you may not.  I'm betting you know all of these guys, though.  :-)

+ Broken Harbour (Blake Gibson)

+ James Johnson…


Added by John K-N on June 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

kinetoscope five :: 005 :: brief thoughts on brilliant albums - one

There are albums I find just utterly and completely brilliant. Here's five.

Saul Stokes - Zo Pilots

Why do I keep coming back to this album? It moves me in a way I find hard to describe. It's long, long been a favorite of mine. This is back when Saul…


Added by John K-N on June 26, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

kinetoscope five :: 004 :: mac or pc + recording audio

Scott Lawlor asked me whether I used mac or pc to record audio with. I thought I'd take that question to a blog post. What gear someone uses and how they use it is very personal - everyone does it differently... there is no "right" or "wrong" way. There is simply your way. What I find though, is when people share how they do things - it inspires me to try something new. Learning never…


Added by John K-N on June 20, 2012 at 7:16am — 21 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 003 :: what is success?

A discussion I've had with Steve Brand over the years is about "success". I'll once again talk mostly about music - however, I love all creative things like photography and drawing and writing - and I think this post applies to all of those things.

What is success?  Getting a Platinum Selling single and opening for Lady Gaga? Win "king of the gear mountain" with more…


Added by John K-N on June 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 002 :: there is no one way, it's your path

I don't want to sound like a pompous twit giving advice... but, of course, that's what I plan to do.  I read a lot of things on the internet about music: gear, techniques, right ways, wrong ways, how to promote yourself, product x is much better than product y, that artist "sold out", and my favorite when an artist says they've just created something brand new never heard…


Added by John K-N on June 11, 2012 at 1:50pm — 9 Comments

kinetoscope five :: 001 :: musings on music today

I thought I'd relaunch my 'kinetoscope' series of blogs and post one now and then.   This blog is primarily about music, either current, future, or past experiences.

Interesting times with music and the internet lately. Of course, everyone had noticed this... but the barrier to release is pretty…


Added by John K-N on June 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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