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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:00 pm    Your sources for EM news and reviews Reply with quoteBack to top

With so much music being released through so many channels, keeping up to date is getting harder and harder. And how to separate the wheat from the chaff in this flood of new music? What music is worth buying, and what can you safely skip?

My main sources for EM news and reviews are (in no particular order):
    - EMPortal Cool
    - the Groove weekly e-news newsletter
    - the Spheric newsletter
    - Sonic Immersion
    - Bandcamp artist/label mailings

And to a lesser extent (mostly because I don't have the time to listen to them on a regular basis):
    - the Hypnagogue podcast
    - the Headphone Commute podcast

And to an even lesser extent:
    - Synth&Sequences (headlines only, just to see if there are new albums released that I wasn't aware of, I don't read any of the reviews)

What are your sources?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:09 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I opened a Facebook account last year,
primarily to hook up with a few great EM groups/discussions.

A great resource in terms of finding out about new albums etc Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:32 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

EMPortal
Discogs FAX/FAXrelated forum
Bandcamp (fantastic resource)
Hypnos forum
TD forum
Discogs Ambient
Sonic Immersion

For Rock and Prog;

Discogs
Prog Rock Archives
RYM

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:22 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Facebook, EMportal, Groove newsletter, TD forum...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Facebook in the first place (it's rather hard to escape information there… Wink ).
And I visit the Babyblaue Seiten prog rock review page on a nearly daily basis since about 15 years…

The EMPortal, too, of course - well, and Bandcamp, Discogs and what everyone else said, actually (and a bit obviously…).

But also newsletters from some of my favorite musicians which I have subscribed to, then some print magazines (especially Beat and Eclipsed).

Of course, for a period of some years, I also used to visit KS' homepage often, and later also KDM's blog. It's grown rather calm there lately, though...

Plus actually real life friends recommending stuff to me... Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Should also have mentioned Bills Thought Radio program on a Saturday morning. Picked up a couple of albums as a result of listening to the show and checked many others out.

I also need to check out Dreamscape radio podcasts. In fact away to do that right now.



Edit ....Cant get Dreamscape to work on IOS, iPad or iphone, no matter what settings I fiddle with. Oh well will check it out on the PC later.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Dreamscape radio
Syndae
Sonic Emmersion
facebook
spotted pecary
This forum
Soundcloud/Bandcamp

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:37 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« thirdsystem » wrote:
Edit ....Cant get Dreamscape to work on IOS, iPad or iphone, no matter what settings I fiddle with. Oh well will check it out on the PC later.

Try clicking the WinAmp icon. That worked for me on an iPad.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:59 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« VCO1 » wrote:
« thirdsystem » wrote:
Edit ....Cant get Dreamscape to work on IOS, iPad or iphone, no matter what settings I fiddle with. Oh well will check it out on the PC later.

Try clicking the WinAmp icon. That worked for me on an iPad.


Yeah the Winamp icon commences play for about 30 Seconds then cuts out. Im still fiddling about with various settings on iphone and iPad but looking like PC will be the only fix. Glad to get my first newsletter from Groove though, should have signed up for that years ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:56 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« thirdsystem » wrote:
Edit ....Cant get Dreamscape to work on IOS, iPad or iphone, no matter what settings I fiddle with. Oh well will check it out on the PC later.


Never experience any problems (on an iPad 2 .... with an older iOS off course)

You could try one of these addresses as an alternative:

http://dreamscape.groove.nl/dreamscape.mp3

OR http://dreamscaperadio.nl/dreamscape.mp3

the filename is always the same (to preserve server space, I presume) and these files can be downloaded (right click Save as)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:05 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for your links Solar Plexus. I will give them a try on my multiple ios devices Laughing

Listening to Dreamscape 499 on the PC just now. Great show and mix of EM. So glad this thread has reminded me about this. Cheers.



Another important source I rely on btw...


CDS Dundee emails. Very useful indeed and worthwhile signing up for . Great service also.

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