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

‘Lost’ Fripp & Eno Album, Live In Paris 28.05.1975 Now Available

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A rare concert by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – one of a handful by the two – is now available to order.

Live In Paris 28.05.1975 will be released on September 15th and can be obtained from Inner Knot for US customers and Burning Shed for UK and Europe.

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

The Ambient Sounds Of Science Fiction Spaceships Playlist

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:

  • Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
  • Star Trek TOS Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
  • Original Battlestar Galactica Ambient Engine Sound ( For 12 Hours )
  • Nostromo Ambient Engine Noise ( Ship from Alien for 12 Hours )
  • 12 Hour Tardis sound from Doctor Who

But wait! There’s more: Continue reading