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Label of the month - Earthmantra
Earth Mantra is a privately owned and operated ambient music netlabel that exists for the sole purpose of sharing the music of ambient artists that are of interest to fans of ambient music. Unlike a typical label, all of the music on Earth Mantra is available freely for non-commercial use. The label is dedicated to publishing high quality ambient music from some of the best musicians around, carefully selecting those titles that meet…Continue
Album of the month - Excursion Three
This newest work by Altus is stunning and an absolute must for any fan of ambient music.
The album comprises 3 tracks, the shortest of which is the 10 minute opener, Journeys End. What a great opening to an album with its rhythmic element, reminiscent in its own way, of 80's Tangerine dream tracks,…Continue
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This week all of my musical time has been taken up by work on my first drone album called "Tea Drones #1". I chose this name because I composed most of the album during tea breaks at work. All on NanoStudio and exported (as wav files) into Ableton for further processing.
I've just finished…Continue
Added by Joel Sutton on September 29, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
Last time I was babysitting for friends of mine I managed to get Wiggly to lay still long enough to actually take a picture…Continue
I haven't been around much here lately. Sorry if you've missed me. Various things have been going on.
One of the most important is my "discovery" of Spotify. Well obviously I knew about it but I've finally gotten around to trying it and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. The technology seems to work really well on both my Mac and my iBone. It's great to see so many ambient artists there too :)
I've managed to find a new age album which I thought I'd never ever find. I…Continue
At twenty years young, Kompakt is the powerhouse of German electronic music that still functions as a homegrown co-op: its focus remains a self-contained community of producers, artists, DJs, labels and events with a sound that is as…
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After what feels like an eternity of waiting I've finally purchased my update for Ableton Live 9. I'm just downloading it right now. Looking forward to checking out all the new features and having a play with Max for Live (which now comes included with Ableton Suite). I'm sure I'm going to have lots of fun.
Tonight's listening is Undiscovered Shores by Kuutana which has recently been submitted to Still Stream. I'm quite enjoying it. It reminds me a little of some of Palancar's…Continue
Another day gone. I actually did find time to do a little music making in NanoStudio today. Fiddling around about some 909 beats and a chord progression :)
I also watched an interesting review of the new Korg Vola Beats. A very affordable little drum machine from Korg:
We should be seeing reviews about its bass and poly synth siblings very soon. I think I'm going to have…Continue
Added by Joel Sutton on September 4, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
Yeah I know it's been a while. There have been a few distractions lately.
A new month brings new features for Still Stream. This month we're featuring Sojourner by Phillip Wilkerson, the artist Juta Takahashi, and the net label Impulsive Habitat. I've just updated the monthly play lists too so listen out for a fresh pick from the existing repository as well as the featured tracks.
There hasn't been as much ambient this week in my listening time. In fact the only time I've had…Continue
Am on to the next phase of my tea break drones project now. I've rendered the individual tracks in NanoStudio and have imported them into Ableton where I'm more comfortable doing the mix down process. Plus I can add Ableton effects. I like Ableton's Reverb a lot more than Nano's…Continue
Wow! I'm tired today. Another evening shift here on the help desk. Extra quiet tonight.
I'm listening to Between Empires by AeTopus which has been submitted to the Still Stream repository. I'm actually really enjoying the album but I'm not sure that it's all going to end up into Wally's playlist. It's a little more fast paced than what I usually like wally to play. But let's see what the rest of the Still Stream team think first.…Continue