released in July
Synthesist Rheyne (Jon Barbieri) and guitarist Robert Manganaro mine the vein of improvised ambient on a terrific playlist full of chilled goodness.
The duo records their improvisations live and so all the loopng and sequencing and mixing is in real time. This is very hard to do as tautly as the two do it. Lots of technological acumen underlies the organic feel of these slow building improvisations.
Jon Barbieri (@RheyneMusic) – keyboards
Back last year when Camel Audio shuttered, their flagship sampling synthesizer was rumored to have been sucked into the maw of Apple. Across the audio music makers’ internet, the haters rose.
At the time I thought it might reappear as an iPad app, but now it turns out it is part of the $199 Logic Pro X 10.2.
With Native Instruments Absynth, Alchemy has been my go-to soft synth for many years.
John Heinrich was a helluva player back in the day, and remains so in our day. BIO He’s a producer, flautist, and saxophonist as well.
He takes a brief extremely swift run at 1:30 of the jazz video that made my jaw drop.
Gene Watson will turn 72 in a few weeks. He is a masterful singer of course and one of country music’s greatest classicists.
An interview is followed by a performance of Erik Satie’s Gnoissienne No3.
We’re slowly closing in on the two year mark for legal marijuana here in Colorado. If there’s a couple of things we’ve all learned from the last two years, it’s that recreational cannabis doesn’t have apocalyptic effects, and that regardless of the label as “medicinal” or “recreational,” you can’t negate the beneficial effects that marijuana can have on people suffering from a variety of ailments. It’s important as a recreational user or a medicinal patient to know what strains are going to affect you in what ways. Dope Directory Marijuana Strain Review
Alex showcases the kind of economy of movement that underlies crisp pedal steel artistry.
Canadian steel guitarist Cattaneo has a Bandcamp outpost.
Akron’s own Richard Devine seemingly stands back and lets his set-up play itself. The post featuring this video on Synthtopiahttp://www.synthtopia.com/content/2015/08/16/richard-devines-harmonic-symmetry/ goes into the incredibly complex details.
Robert Rich is one of my main musical influences, and with Steve Roach, Brian Lustmord, and Pauline Oliveros, he is also a many decades’ long influence on my own ambient music making.