Sunday Synth Jam: Quintronics’ Weather for the Blind is a live streaming site of a musical instrument which is ‘played’ by the weather. The project combines ambient music, sonification and analog synthesis. Continue reading
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
A rare concert by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – one of a handful by the two – is now available to order.
Here’s what they have to say about the release:
Hearing the tapes in fully restored audio quality, it’s easy to understand why it attracts such reverence now and perhaps, why the shows attracted such hostility then. No Roxy Music hits, No King Crimson riffs, just a duo sitting in near darkness with a reel to reel tape recorder, improvising over the pre-recorded loops with a filmed background projection.
Replace the reel to reel machine with a couple of laptops/iPads/sequencers and the core of much current live performance from electronica to hip-hop was there some thirty years in advance. At the time, audiences responded to such a glimpse of the future with booing, walkouts and general confusion.
Thanks to the discovery and restoration of the original backing tapes, it was possible to isolate, de-noise and match the live elements from the performance tapes to the studio loops to produce the final recording. Continue reading
Slightly off topic: YouTube user crysknife007, aka Cheesy Nirvosa put together this playlist that features the ambient sounds of science fiction spaceships.
The playlist includes these greatest ambient sound hits:
But wait! There’s more: Continue reading