Free Music Friday: A 30th Anniversary Tribute to Steve Roach’s Structures From Silence

Free Music Friday: Free Floating Music has released Quiet Friends – a 30th anniversary  tribute to the Steve Roach classic, Structures From Silence.

Quiet Friends is a collection of ambient music that is ‘inspired by the blueprint of Structures From Silence.

“I’m sure I first heard the hypnotic pulse of Structures From Silence while listening to Stars End on WXPN radio,” says Free Floating Music label head Brad Ross-MacLeod. “That was it. That was the sound of that place I was seeking.”

“This collection is dedicated with deep gratitude to him,” adds Ross-MacLeod, “for inspiring us stop and listen in that world and to make our own music there with him.”

Here’s what Steve Roach has to say about the album: Continue reading

Gel-Sol’s Adventures Beyond the Plunderworld

gel-sol-adventure-beyond-the-plunderwoldGel-Sol’s Adventures Beyond the Plunderworld is a sample-based collage made with over 7 years of collected samples.

While Gel-Sol is best known for his ambient work, especially his e:mt release 1104Adventures Beyond the Plunderworld is pure plunderphonics. Profane, prurient & puerile, Adventures Beyond the Plunderworld is a full-on NSFW & blow-coffee-out-your-nose funny collage of spoken samples from b-movies, obscure TV shows, educational films, adult films and NPR. Continue reading

The Choice, From The Last Of Us, On LinnStrument

This video captures a performance by Geert Bevin of composer Gustavo Santaolalla‘s The Choice from The Last Of Us.

Bevin performs the piece on LinnStrument, with the sound coming from Spectrasonics’ Trilian with an 8-part multitimbral setup (one for each row).

Bevin has been working with Roger Linn on the LinnStrument, now in development. The LinnStrument is a unique electronic controller that allows a wide range of expressiveness, including individual pitch and dynamic control, over time, of each note.

Here’s free download of the performance: Continue reading