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  1. 4 points
    It's been said before, social media is where the discussion is. I don't have any so I too wish there were more activity here. Any attempt at dialogue from my part has been met with minimal response, always from the usual suspects. I do check out Gordon's lists regularly, but I don't want to keep starting threads where responses can be counted on one hand of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or keep posting on the listening now thread on my own.
  2. 3 points
    Kevin

    psybient on vinyl / psychill on vinyl

    There have been a few recent releases on vinyl (in case people are still interested in this): Androcell imbue Cosmic Trigger shpongle remixes Suduaya starseed Solar fields vinyl version of blue moon station Nebulosa records has been set up specifically to release vinyl with 3 releases so far (including Animism by Entheogenic), worth checking out and supporting to encourage more if you (like me) enjoy vinyl! https://nebulosarecords.com/ These are not at Shongle remastered prices!! There are probably lots more I have missed so please do add to this...
  3. 3 points
    Hi everyone, I am a new(ish) arrival to the psybient scene, and this is the first time I have posted on the forum. It is not usually my thing, but I don't have social media. My experience so far of this community is that the website is such an amazing source of information, especially concerning new releases, and the end of year polls. I really value this. The music I have found via all these sources has quite literally kept me sane during COVID. I also think some of the forums are really helpful for those wanting to explore this very broad genre (such as the 'best releases of all time' or the 'what releases are available on vinyl'), and as has been noted above, this provides an unparalleled historical record. I also listen to the mixes on the webpage sometimes. I suspect in non-COVID times that there will be more information on events/festivals etc which would be great for those of us not on Facebook. How to take this forward? Perhaps narrow down the forums (it looks quite overwhelming to someone new!) so that it is easier to find discussions and add to them. @gagarin and @timeisart, thanks, and please (despite the lack of activity currently on the forums) know that I am sure lots of people find the website and resources invaluable. I'll try and post more frequently, and happy to also discuss other things we might do together.. Take care, Kevin
  4. 2 points
    I definitely plan on continuing to be active in this community, though I could contribute more than I do at the moment. I'm kind of "old school" and I prefer this type of discussion forum over social media. One way to get more traffic here would be to divert more of the discussion back to the forum. Polls and contests could be announced on Facebook, but participants would need to navigate back to psybient.org to participate. If you're posting article or reviews, you could post a brief synopsis and include the tagline "read more..." or something which hyperlinks back to the forum. It takes some work and time, but it's a way to "normalize" using the forum again. I think it's also important to look not only at posts, but views as well. In my experience, a lot of people are "lurkers" who read but rarely, if ever post. This goes all the way back to the beginning of web forums.
  5. 2 points
    yeah unfortunately forums like these are endangered nowadays since social media killed (and in my opinion ruined) everything. pretty sad to see honestly. granted I haven't really been doing my part to keep up discussions here, just been posting the releases updates (which I still don't mind doing since its mostly automated now, but even that feels like just going through the motions sometimes if there weren't any standout releases during the month). but as far as music goes there's usually not a lot to talk about that hasn't already been said. maybe if it were opened up to more off topic talk that might encourage discussion? like for example (and I don't want to ruffle any feathers here) but personally I think covid was intentionally released as an excuse to consolidate more government control and limit people's freedoms even more. but that kinda talk has been done to death on social media so idk wtf to talk about lol I'm just glad to see this place is still alive and that some people are still finding my releases updates useful (even if it's only like two or three people lol), there's usually a decent number of views on each topic but I have a suspicion that a lot of those are bots, but if not there sure are a lot of lurkers here (including myself most of the time)
  6. 2 points
    timeisart

    September 2021 Releases

    September 2021 Releases
  7. 2 points
    just wanted to draw extra attention to his Yoga Mantra alias, only one album as far as I know but it's fantastic loooong form ambient (~30 minute tracks): https://avatarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/yoga-mantra
  8. 2 points
    timeisart

    March 2021 Releases

    March 2021 Releases
  9. 2 points
    I just discovered Klaada about a week ago and this blew me away :-) Very shpongleish. https://mindspringmusic.bandcamp.com/album/antipodes-of-the-self-conscious-mind
  10. 1 point
    timeisart

    October 2021 Releases

    October 2021 Releases
  11. 1 point
    Hi Guys ! how is your digital internet life and habits ? do you see the need and value in this place ? How can we make it more useful for everyone ? How do you see future of this place ? I would like more activity here, but i am not sure how to bring more people and more conversation in here ...
  12. 1 point
    timeisart

    July 2021 Releases

    July 2021 Releases
  13. 1 point
    New release called "Night Ride"! This oriental sounding track has a very special time signature. Do you know what it is?⁠ ⁠https://open.spotify.com/album/2Hy5G97rCshbttIyxkTTZ2?si=uMX5EZNHSs2Sh4-LjOQmIw⁠ ⁠#psybient #psychill #ambient #electronicmusic #psychedelic #chillout #music #pjwassermann #guitar #electricguitar #synthesizer #trippy #trippyguitar #lsd #mushrooms
  14. 1 point
    ayy see now that's what I'm talking about Kevin! so glad to hear that you find the releases news posts helpful, input like yours is what keeps me going doing this thang. hope to see you around in the future
  15. 1 point
    i will try to send a message to all forum members to activate the discussions here this place is a backup of website in a way, and if people search something in google this place do appear in search as well, so we do keep information available for lurkers
  16. 1 point
    timeisart

    August 2021 Releases

    August 2021 Releases
  17. 1 point
    yiannis

    July 2021 Releases

    There are always releases I find interesting that I'm not aware of - and I'm not even talking about unknown artists. How do you do it? 👍
  18. 1 point
    clone278

    July 2021 Releases

    Oarsome... thanks for preparing. Will check it out...................... 🙉
  19. 1 point
    Explore the sounds of Earth, the energy pulse of ecosystems which ebb and flow. Kaiju Lounge brings together a mix that synthesizes the sounds of nature through ambient mixology. Tracklist Carbon Based Lifeforms - Silent Running 00:00 Solar Fields - Air Song 06:50 High Skies - Sounds of Earth 17:57 The KLF - 3 A.M. Somewhere Out of Beaumont 22:20 Ambientium - City Of Memories 30:50 Modern Crusader - Insomnia 38:47 Distant System - Electromagnetic Radiation 47:00 Bluetech - Falling In 53:25 Aes Dana - Aftermath # 06 57:38 Androcell - Neurosomatic Circuit 01:03:27 H.U.V.A. Network - Access To The Long Fields 01:10:00 Asura - Atlantis Child 01:13:40
  20. 1 point
    Nordique

    macOS versions

    Lion OS 10.7.5! My old Mac Pro Tower (2006) still runs like a tank as long as I don't use the newest software or DAW's. It is a thing of beauty!
  21. 1 point
    Hello psybient friends, Please let me know if you are someone who likes to use open source audio editor or operating system to work on your music. Personally, I like to use the Reaper software on a customized operating system (Arch Linux). In order to make Reaper function on the unix-like operating system, the Wine package is used to run the program and VST plugin. To route the sound output, jack audio is used in combination with wineasio, qjackctl, cadence, ALSA, etc. This allows me to have extremely low latency and full usage of the typical ASIO output including MIDI. By recompiling the Linux kernel using special patch, it is possible to reconfigure the scheduler optimizer for audio purposes (instead of default server configuration). This way, latency can be reduced further for real-time purposes. Now I have switched to this setup for almost a year already, it is the only setup I use now. It works very well and I am very satisfied with the level of audio control I get. Some of the newest VST plugins may not work, but most robust plugins designed in the past work excellently, 64bit or 32bit is your choice. If anyone is considering a setup on alternative OS like GNU-Linux or BSD, I highly recommend to do it! The time has already been ripe! Let me know your thoughts..
  22. 1 point
    Steels

    Klaus Schulze - Kontinuum

    I'd love to share my favourite artist 0:00:00 - Sequenzer (From 70 To 07) 0:24:54 - Euro Caravan 0:44:35 - Thor (Thunder) Recorded: Hambühren, 2006/2007
  23. 1 point
    timeisart

    June 2021 Releases

    June 2021 Releases
  24. 1 point
    timeisart

    May 2021 Releases

    May 2021 Releases
  25. 1 point
    Had a listen to The Structure of Emotions, very well done. I'm not the biggest fan of droney ambient (though there are some times when it's just what I need) and this style of multidimensional ambient is much more to my liking.
  26. 1 point
    timeisart

    April 2021 Releases

    April 2021 Releases
  27. 1 point
    They are oldies, but I recc Pink Elln - Electronic Dreamplant, Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit, and Bill Laswell - City Of Light (this last a collab with Tetsu Inoue and two members of Coil). All of them date to the 90's Golden Age of Ambient Electronica era. You might also like a later album: Mystical Sun - Volcanoes And U.F.O.'s
  28. 1 point
    Depends what you're looking for. 2008's Back to Earth and their latest, 2017's Last Ship to Paradise, are downtempo and amazing imo. 2000's Crash & Burn! and 2001's In the Nude! are pretty eclectic, with all kinds of weird stuff, some loungy and accessible elements there, with ES's touch of course. 2007's De-Classified is a return to their techno roots with one of my favourite tracks of theirs, Tractor Beam, which is drum'n'bassy btw. Finally, 2016's double Dead Planet is split in half, uptempo and downtempo, and is simultaneously a kind of recap and an experiment. The downtempo side is very weird. YouTube is your friend. It's worth mentioning that SotG was the hardest album to get into for me too, and is still my least favourite.
  29. 1 point
    Robonaut

    Origins of Psybient?

    Another hugely important album that I don't think has been mentioned yet is The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, particularly "A Huger Ever-Growing, Pulsating Brain..." (1991). While not psybient itself, it certainly seemed to bring an awareness of electronic chill-out music to people who previously didn't know the genre even existed (remember, this is pre-Internet, so you couldn't just stumble across this stuff on YouTube, LOL). Then in the early 90s you had what was called "ambient dub". Tracks like "Spectral" by Higher Intelligence Agency (1993) would almost certainly be classified as psybient if they came out today. A similar band is A Positive Life. Tracks like "Bathdub" (1994) sound very psybient to me. Another early psibient-ish band is Optic Eye. Tracks like "Wobbling in Space" and "Far Out Race", actually pretty much most of their Light Side of the Sun album (1994), sounds very psbientish.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    How to Compose Ambient Psybient / Psychill Music let's gather useful information here
  32. 1 point
    I think the problem with embedded players and Mixcloud has been resolved now but here is the link just in case.
  33. 1 point
    timeisart

    February 2021 Releases

    February 2021 Releases
  34. 1 point
    yiannis

    January 2021 Releases

    Thank you, always useful 🙂
  35. 1 point
    welcome never to late to pursue music quest some more steps to reach OTT, but i like your ideas and instrumentation ! continue please
  36. 1 point
    E-Mantra 15 Years of Music VOL II I started making music more then 20 years ago , but my first official release was in 2005, thats why this compilation have this name. I put together several unreleased tracks from the beginning of E-Mantra project and also a PRESENT for you all , a special short mix with several tracks from 1997-1999 . These tracks are the first made ,this was how i started to make music actually and you ll have the chance now to listen some of them https://e-mantra.bandcamp.com/album/e-mantra-15-years-of-music-vol-ii
  37. 1 point
    A brief history of psytrance culture & production. Podcast available on youtube +video footage: https://www.youtube.com/DJopensource Find my latest release on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gponzmhHF1GO3L7J4Ox9B My site: https://www.DJopensource.com
  38. 1 point
    Dj Lorraine is very good DJ, like her style
  39. 1 point
    I think it doesn't matter which synth you choose for making psychill / psybient / downtempo. You can use mostly any synth for these styles. More important is the question what you want to do with your setup: Do you built up a studio environment or a live set? Do you need keys and direct parameter control? Do you want to use MIDI? What sound you plan to create with your hardware (drums, leads, Pads, bass, Arps, FX)? Do you need a mixer? Do you use external or internal FX? Do you use a sequencer? In these days its quite easy to find cheap hardware like Volca from Korg, Reface from Yamaha or Circuit from Novation. Just find out if you like the sound, usability and workflow of a synth and try it out. If money matters there are a lot of possibilities to buy used hardware and test it in your studio. If you don't like it you can sell it for the same price afterwards and buy something else instead. I hope this helps!
  40. 1 point
    I'm using Renoise and it's available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Thought it's quite different than most of the DAW's out there but I love it. I've used trackers since 90's Fast Tracker 2 and I found it too hard to start learning some another DAW now. It would take too much time to learn everything... Old dog already! https://www.renoise.com/products/renoise
  41. 1 point
    Abasio

    Origins of Psybient?

    I've always assumed it stemmed out of the habit of finishing a goatrance album with a downbeat track. Some artists like The Infinity Project just took it a bit further and made full albums. Sure there are lots of earlier influences but then there is for everything.
  42. 0 points
    it looks like the peak is much in the past. i sent 1st batch of email today ... there were around 500 members who created account but not posted here 😕
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