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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:57 pm    some ['ramp] and Parsick news Reply with quoteBack to top

Here is the text from the Hypnos Forum (I know, I know, I'm lazy...):

Hi all,

as already discussed elsewhere on this forum, I decided to take a sabbatical from releasing music after the Bochum Planetarium Show in July 2012. The workload of running a label enterprise (even a tiny-scale operation as mine), creating and producing music, and working a day job which pays the electric bill turned out to be a tad too much.

My hands have not been idle, though, and I kept producing music in the meantime, although perhaps not as ambitiously as in the past -- I'm getting older as well. I hope to be releasing one, if not two new ['ramp] albums on CD in the course of the new year which I finished off in 2016 (with a third album waiting in line). Also, I hope to get my website (ho-hum...) up and running -- it took me all of 2016 to elaborate on the concept, write the texts, and sift through my archives for some pictures I might want to upload.

The first step to get things going again was signing up to Bandcamp. Some of you may know how reluctant I am to release music online but people really seem to embrace this format as I could tell from past experience with Iapetus. I took the time around Christmas to start uploading not only ['ramp]'s back catalogue but also some music I created under my name. I hope to have some more albums added to my discography (download-o-graphy?) soon:


https://stephenparsick.bandcamp.com/

https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/

There are two ambient music albums I have had in the pipeline for some time which I decided to upload to Bandcamp, "music to walk through" and "a beginner's guide to doombient". I hope you will enjoy listening to them. You can order downloads and physical releases (if available) directly through Bandcamp while my own webshop is still inactive. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me.

Many thanks to all who have sent emails, encouragement, and moral support -- much appreciated.

Thanks for your time,

Stephen.


Like I said, thanks for reading and sharing. And thanks for the huge surge of encouragement that has already come in, of course.

Stephen

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:11 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Shocked Very Happy


ZOOOOSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH...!!!!!

(...off to Bandcamp)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:05 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice one !!

Being somewhat old fashioned it was inevitable I'd have to go for the physical format rather than the download.... Wink

Looking forward to more of your music being released again Stephen Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:08 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you so much for your support.

Honestly, I feel very humbled by the response I have received so far.

Stephen

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:42 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Stephen knows what format i prefer. Hopefully see that spinning in the near future.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:44 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Earlier this morning I received an email from Hearts of Space, telling me that one of the tracks Markus Reuter and I created toegther was played on HoS radio last night, nation-wide across the USA:

=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
PGM 1134 : "AFTER THE BURN"
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
PGM NOTE : the nostalgic sound of a world without us
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
FEED DATE : 1-13-17
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=

ROBERT RICH
"Corvid Collections" (beginning) <0>2:52 >
"Soft Rains Fall" <2>6:47 >
"Corvid Collections" (ending) <6>10:23 >
: WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND; Soundscape Productions SP027; 2016
: Info: www.robertrich.com

ROBERT RICH
"Equipoise and Dissolution" (edited) <10>17:41 >
: VESTIGES; Soundscape Productions SP029; 2016
: Info: www.robertrich.com

ROBERT RICH
"Aerial on Warm Seas" (part) <17>21:37 >
: WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND; Soundscape Productions SP027; 2016
: Info: www.robertrich.com

SECRET DRUID SOCIETY
"Lonely Moon" <21>25:18 >
: RESTLESS; First Fallen Star ffs006; 2010
: Info: www.secretdruidsociety.bandcamp.com

STEPHEN PARSICK and MARKUS REUTER
"Weightless Particles" <25>32:43 >
: LAMENT; Gterma Records gterma003; Sweden 2012
http://www.markusreuter.bandcamp.com/album/lament
: Info: www.gterma.blogspot.com; www.parsick.com;
www.markusreuter.com


ROBERT RICH
"Night Seas Luminesce" <32>39:10 >
"Anchorless on Quiet Tide" (edited) <39>44:05 >
: VESTIGES; Soundscape Productions SP029; 2016
: Info: www.robertrich.com

ALIO DIE and SYLVI ALLI
"Crepuscular Birds" <44>54:27 >
: AMIDST THE CIRCLING SPIRES; Projekt PRO292; 2014
: Info: www.projekt.com; www.aliodie.com; www.verticalpool.com

ROBERT RICH
"Obscured by Leaf Shadows" (edited) <54>58:59 >
: VESTIGES; Soundscape Productions SP029; 2016
: Info: www.robertrich.com

=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
PRODUCED BY : STEVE DAVIS and STEPHEN HILL
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
BAY AREA WEATHER : waterlogged
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
(c) 2017 Hearts of Space
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=

Wow. it only took me twenty years to get there.

"rhizophora -- music for mangroves" has been made available as download album as well. Enjoy.

Stephen

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:09 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well done Stephen,
you're certainly in good company on that playlist alongside Robert Rich.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:47 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

This makes me very happy!

Thanks Stephen.

btw your pricing is very good. Too many people put up stuff way too overpriced
Research from Bandcamp showed that the most effective price seems to be around EUR 7 for a download.
I still prefer CD's but for stuff that's only available digitally those 7 euros just hit the sweet spot.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:27 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Naus » wrote:
btw your pricing is very good. Too many people put up stuff way too overpriced

Agree on both points.

And enjoying "Looking back in Anger" (on cd).

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:43 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you for your kind words.

Yes, pricing is always an issue, it's either too much or too little money... I decided to go with the pricing Bandcamp suggested (more or less). I hope to have my own webshop up soon so this would open up more options (and maybe I can cut back a little on shipping costs as well).

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Just saw that Stephen Hill of Hearts of Space shared this on Twitter...

"Free all day at HOS.com: stream AFTER THE BURN—the ‘post-extinction’ sound of a world without us."

http://blog.hos.com/2017/01/pgm-1134-after-the-burn-.html

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:52 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

doombient.one -- verbrannte erde has been made available in the meantime -- I hope to have the other doombient discs up for download in the next couple of weeks:

https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/album/doombient-one-verbrannte-erde

d.1 was a really interesting concert experience back in 2002 -- the audience went completely berzerk and threatened to throw things at us. We considered this a major success.

Bear in mind that especially the first two doombient discs were far removed from the standard Berlin School type of thing ['ramp] was producing at that time. In fact, these concerts helped us to get out of our personal comfort zone and also helped us to define our own niche (at that time, nothing was worse than being pigeon-holed as "Berlin School" or "Retro").

You've been warned.

Thanks for listening anyway,

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« dronescape » wrote:
doombient.one -- verbrannte erde has been made available in the meantime


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:20 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Not sure why I haven't annunced it here yet, apologies for that (I must be getting old):

https://stephenparsick.bandcamp.com/album/planetary-music

"planetary music" has been made available again as a digital download album. It's a live recording of a concert performed at Osnabrück Planetarium in March 2008, and it *is* space music indeed. You might want to have a listen if cinematic, dark ambient soundscaping is right up your alley.

Thanks for your time and your support (as always),

Stephen.

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« dronescape » wrote:
Not sure why I haven't annunced it here yet, apologies for that (I must be getting old):

https://stephenparsick.bandcamp.com/album/planetary-music

"planetary music" has been made available again as a digital download album. It's a live recording of a concert performed at Osnabrück Planetarium in March 2008, and it *is* space music indeed. You might want to have a listen if cinematic, dark ambient soundscaping is right up your alley.

Thanks for your time and your support (as always),

Stephen.


Same style as what you did at the Gasometer in Oberhausen in 2008?

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