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Mäläskä - First Day of Spring
New releases Poster: DesertedIslandMusic - Date: Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Then we felt the wind.
And we knew that this was an omen of things to come.
We’d let go of our luggage and personal belongings.
Then we threw away the map and the book of rules that kept us on well-known roads.
We’d forget all rhythms and melodies that attached us to the old world.
For the first time we felt freedom.
This energy inspired us.
It was the first day of spring.

From ‘The secret teachings of Gerhard Schultz’

From November 29th to December 2nd, 2019, Petter Janse (guitar, electronics and stuff) and Remy Stroomer (synthesizers, sequencing and stuff) locked themselves into a house in the small village Jannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland. They brought a large amount of equipment which was put on the right place in the living room, all cables were connected, and from the moment there was any sound, the recorder was turned on. Within the next days, Petter and Remy recorded 11 hours of unprepared improvisations.
Joined by Bas Broekhuis (drums and percussion) on the final day.

Although the musical output was quite varied, the over-all loom state of mind during these days resulted into the ambient mood of the tracks selected for First Day of Spring.

Anyone should listen to the music to know what it sounds like, however, the musical content is already described as ‘classical electronic music of the future’ by one of the very early listeners. This soundtrack sets the mood for this year’s first day of spring.

Petter Janse (Rotterdam, 1963) and Remy Stroomer (Haarlem, 1979) are the core of the improvisational act Mäläskä since 2016.
Their first creative studio sessions instantly resulted into the well-received debut album Uncle Jim’s Cidney Factory.
A soundtrack about party animals and dropouts at an American college.
After their first offense, Petter and Remy invited various artists to join their studio and live sessions, resulting into fruitful collaborations with
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Bandcamp - Supporting Artists During the Covid-19 Pandemic
EM News Poster: SolarPlexus - Date: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:00 pm
The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we're already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic's impact on musicians everywhere, we're waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists' pockets.

For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we're also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.

It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you'll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO

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Node live trailer
EM News Poster: ajp - Date: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 am
"A short trailer for the forthcoming Node live footage. Should be available to buy soon."

And we didn't have to wait 18 years for this!

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New album by eric g: Mindseeker
New releases Poster: Eric G - Date: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Hi all!
I just released a new Berlin School album. If you like long sequencer with improvisations, in KS and TD style, this one is for you.

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Genesis P-Orridge dies
EM News Poster: CompactDiscMP3 - Date: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:34 pm
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K.I. Companion - Music for Cars
New releases Poster: moonbooter - Date: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:17 pm

K.I. Companion – Music for Cars

cdr-ki2001 | 10 tracks | 57:50 minutes | CDR, FLAC, FLAC48, MP3

order and more information:

Video: https://youtu.be/ad51XbB8pRQ
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Bernhard Wöstheinrich at the Soundscapes Concert Series
Concert News Poster: ultramusicman - Date: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 am

Friday, April 3, 8:00 pm, the Soundscapes Concert Series reboots at
Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton St, Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
with Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Germany).

Bernhard's solo project is called "The Redundant Rocker" and his main collaborator is Markus Reuter in CENTROZOON. He has also worked with Ian Boddy, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, Conrad Schnitzler (Cluster, Tangerine Dream), Synapscape's Philipp Münch, and many more.

Bernhard elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music. Using a compositional approach akin to his work as a visual artist, Bernhard usually begins by improvising abstract sonic structures which are subsequently developed into an increasingly detailed aural picture.

The Soundscapes Concert Series is the concert companion to the Galactic Travels™ radio program on WDIY-FM and to Thought Radio™ on WMUH-FM and presents electronic music to the Lehigh Valley. This is the concert series that presented Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder (Germany), Wave World (Netherlands), Dean DeBenedictis & Vic Hennegan (California), Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Germany), Robert Rich (California), vidnaObmana (Belgium), The Ministry of Inside Things (Philadelphia), Richard Lainhart (New York), Orbital Decay (Quakertown), Mark Jenkins (UK), Mikronesia (Philadelphia), Tim Motzer (Philadelphia), The Tangent Project (Philadelphia), Technicolor Travel Agency (Poconos), Genetique (Phildelphia), Hunter & Harrison (NJ), Vic Hennegan (California), and Twyndyllyngs (Lehigh Valley) to local audiences.




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Neuland interview on Echoes
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:12 pm
There's an interview with Paul Haslinger and Peter Baumann on John Diliberto's radio show Echoes tonight (American time). Probably interesting...


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Robert Rich Interview Art + Music + Technology podcast
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Just listening to a very interesting new interview with Robert Rich on a podcast called Art + Music + Technology by a guy called Darwin Grosse, and this is his introduction to it:

"Robert Rich is one of my favorite musicians in the world, and I'm always happy for the opportunity to have a chat with him. With his current efforts - working with Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology - in developing on a new effects platform, it seemed like a chance to talk to my friend about something that is somewhat different.

In this case, we do get a chance to talk about some music (I'd been dying to ask him about his percussion background), but we quickly move to effects development, and it is pretty fascinating to hear how a musician can have a critical role in the development of something as highly technical as a hardware effects module.

From algorithm ideation to howling filter blowups, we get a great view of being on the inside of working on a development team for a hardware device. This is something that we don't often hear about, so it was pretty cool to get the blow-by-blow view of the project in action.

The E520 early bird offer is only available for another week, but the device will probably be available for the long run. Hopefully you get a chance to play with the E520 at some point, and get a chance to hear the chowder delay, spectral delays and other bleeding-edge effects in action.

You can check out the module here: https://synthtech.com/eurorack/E520/
And of course, you can check out all of Robert Rich's musical and other work on his site: https://robertrich.com/



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1.e4 - Treeshades
New releases Poster: AGameAtDinner - Date: Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Hi everyone. I just released my first album early this February. Have a listen here:


Or all together on YouTube, if you prefer:


It is ambient that is instrumental and leans towards new age or neoclassical. Lots of environmental elements, no beats. Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think. Looking forward to becoming a regular around here.

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