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Spinnet (One Arc Degree)

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  1. A 3-day / 3-stage festival. The River stage is what we would call a chillout stage, the other two are Satyr stage for acoustic bands and Dry Stage for techno. The place is astonishing, next to Eria's waterfalls, entrance is free (including camping site) and the food will be delicious. Official website: lampateria.com
  2. It looks very decent, that's for sure. However, I'm not convinced it's worth the jump from Ableton. Modularity is more than covered with Max4Live nowadays anyway (and you can always turn to Reaktor as well). The only DAW I'm really curious to learn right now is Renoise, because of its tracker heritage. Out of all the different solutions, its the one that looks alien to me, and I really want to warp my head around it. I also have love and respect for Reason, the hardware rack & patchng mentality is very exciting. These two are different enough to be worth the time spent on learning their approach.
  3. Nothing to do with psychill, but Graham has a ton of really useful -mostly mixing- tips to share and I love his simple, educated tweaking-over-fancy equipment, approach. https://www.youtube.com/user/recordingrevolution
  4. Hello strangers, long time no speak! I was out of the forum loop for quite a few months now, I hope I'll make up to it
  5. Hmm... Me thinks we should have named the track "H*Pi"... looks great! Thanks for the nice words brother. A few hours ago Blue Tunes has officially uploaded the entire album on their youtube channel, so you can listen to it in full with a simple search.
  6. Mick Chillage, The Egg & Greg Hunter and Woob are my heroes for this week. Also, thank you guys for appreciating the ocean palace, a lot of sweat & tears in that album!
  7. ASC has released 3 amazing ambient albums on Silent Season, Time Heals All, Truth Be Told and Fervent Dream. I suggest that you check them out, in that order.
  8. I used to enjoy his first two albums during my MSc years and had nothing but high praise for Aleph Zero. I eved had a t-shirt with the label's logo, printed by myself. Good times.
  9. Really happy you enjoyed that one. We had some friendly criticism that the drums make it too pop-rock(ish). Unfortunately, they won't do that. We are working on a neat idea ourselves though, I'll keep you informed
  10. Artist: One Arc Degree Album: The Ocean Palace Type: LP Style tags: ambient, chillout, downempo, cinematic Media type: DIGITAL Year: 2016 Label: Blue Tunes Chillout Official URL: https://bluetuneschillout.lnk.to/theoceanpalace https://soundcloud.com/one-arc-degree/the-ocean-palace-album-teaser-no-1 https://soundcloud.com/one-arc-degree/the-ocean-palace-album-teaser-no-2 https://soundcloud.com/one-arc-degree/the-ocean-palace-album-teaser-no-3 At long last, our debut album has landed. This is a pretty big moment for us, a milestone of sorts. I hope you will enjoy it and I would suggest that you read the short story I wrote while this album concept was formulating. I imagined it as the soundtrack to an imaginary movie. Here it is: “The Ocean Palace is not a palace. It's King is not a king. Royal blood does not run through his veins, nor he has a noble ancestry. Douglas Page found himself on the shores of Kraken Mare seven full years ago, just a short while before the start of summer. His mission was to examine & assess biological information on life sustainability and build the groundwork for the first extraterrestrial colony of the human race, here on hydrocarbon-rich Titan. That assessment ended six years ago. He was supposed to be joined by the first team of scientists and engineers just two years after his landing, in order to construct the primary colony base. They never came. They never would. That much was clear now. Earth had deserted him, in the ever-shifting dunes of Belet above which, in that hazy sky, Saturn and the Sun danced together perpetually. There would never be a colony. During his two year and four months trip to Titan, budget priorities shifted dramatically back on Earth. It simply didn't make any sense to allocate the necessary funds for space colonization while an all-out nuclear war was taking place, on a global scale. Even if that colony was humanity's slim chance of survival. But humanity was never really that far-sighted anyway. By the time Douglas had landed, the war was over, leaving the global economy as well as any technological infrastructure in shambles. Being the optimist that he was, Douglas had faith in the human race, he firmly believed that they would soon rebuild the modern civilization, that they would stick to the plan. At worst, he would have to endure the loneliness for a while longer. Nothing his training hadn't prepared him for. His physical and mental abilities could last a lifetime of solitude, walking on Titan alone, living in the spacecraft alone. His sanity lasted for five years. The lonely King had watched Saturn rise a thousand times, casting his dim light over the metal plates of his Ocean Palace and he was destined to watch it many thousand times more, before he could remember who he once was...â€
  11. Well, it would be very surprising if it went the other way around, right? What I mean is, well, most if not all of us here come from the age of vinyl/cd listening. We fell in love with music in the golden age of LP so it is nigh on impossible to admire an EP the same way. Most of us would probably agree on the higher artistic value of the complete physical product as well (artwork, photography, case, story) in comparison with a soulless (but practical) folder filled with flac/mp3 files. It is a combination of age and sub-genre culture that determines this preference. I doubt it is objective in any way. Would it be impossible to develop a coherent story in 30 minutes instead of 60? Of course not! To turn things around, the mere idea that an album should be conceived as an hour-long journey must seem formulaic, rigid and perhaps a bit nonsensical to younger listeners. Listeners that are now accustomed to mixing and matching tracks into theme-playlists shared around (much like cassettes from the 90s!).
  12. Sounds warm & cozy, nice material for a saturday afternoon soundtrack. That album cover thing though is pretty embarassing...
  13. I think you should give Reflective Frequencies, debut album from Solar Fields, a serious listen. After all these years it still sounds like a marvel in sound design!
  14. Thank you guys, we had a really nice time there. Yianis, it will be some time before we can do it again, due to personal committments, but it will happen eventually
  15. also, check this out: "Update for winter 2016: Ektoplazm is now closed to applications from the general public until further notice. A limited number of applications from previously established labels and artists will be processed moving forward; please contact us to ask for the link if you haven’t already received it. Thank you for your understanding!" ...to be found here
  16. I second that, Noraus was written a truly beautiful album!
  17. this track is taken from their second album, Perfect Symmetry, an album that I find to be a modern take on the dark/experimental FSOL aesthetics
  18. Excellent work! Had this playing in the background and it grabbed my attention
  19. a small cut from our live gig last Saturday in Athens
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