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Iceberg 20 Below
by Loveshadow
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Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:41 AM

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gurdonark
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permalink   Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 5:01 AM
Very nice. Drones are fun :). yet I think you’re right (except, of course, I am pleased rather than irked).

I sometimes spend time in ambient chat boards/rooms. In an era not that far removed from our own era, a great deal of purism could infect any discussion, as anything containing “beats”, “conventional western song structure”, or even software synthesizers could be labeled non-ambient, or, worse, “new age”.

I used to love to read these kind of discussions, for all their awful glory, because they had that feeling of a literary conference in Reading among polytechnic professors debating the writings of Mrs. Gaskill’s unknown elder sister.

Some of the artists imagined they were doing something as difficult as Chopin, and as rare as a double-image stamp. Then, of course, it turned out that the technology could and did generate tons of easy ways to create these sounds—and new artists who preferred to play music and not debate so much—which, surprisingly, garnered them actual listeners and even sales.
The emperor had clothing, but it turned out anyone could stitch new threads.

Yet I find myself wide-eyed about electronica music and its ambient by-path in just the same way that I am impressed that a teen can take a nylon-strings guitar and learn to play folk songs by herself, or with the help of a youtube. In my mind, it’s this thrill, rather than the thrill of whether something is “pure” ambient that interests me.
The netlabel music, of course, proves that the masses can play ambient music with that best of nylon-stringed guitars, the software synthesizer. To me, it is nothing more nor less than simple folk music-the mountain dulcimer made virtual.

Personally, I’ve never seen any argument about music that tastes as good as a diet sasparilla.

My difficult debates are all internal—like which Nigel North lute song I am going to buy when I have chosen to buy but one.

One thing that’s important to me is to have backing that’s a proper furnishing music for an empty sonic space. Thanks for putting this one in, as it seems just right for a place and time.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 5:14 AM
I am glad for you saying that. There is a sense of decadence and indulgence that permeates thru `music’ i don’t even know how to engage in the discussion as i cant equate it to a worker being paid 20 dollars a month for their 8 hours days work in an Nike factory.

Words like Genius in relation to music are just plain dumb. Even this reply is too much.

You put in your ingredients and bake a cake. One falls apart the other other does’nt and tastes nice. End of story.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 5:17 AM
and in this vein, one really only asks “which recipes do you use?”,
and “where did you learn to cook like that?”. and the second question really has no answer.

But it does have a partial answer—
L, where did you learn all your technical craft at this?
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 6:16 AM
At the age of 18 i had an old 1967 MGBT. It failed its MOT inspection having faulty brakes. A major blow to me having little money to get the repairs done ( about £100, a fortune back then.) I figured if i bought the tools and a book i could teach myself how to do it and i would have the tools at the end of it.

It took me 3 weeks to do a 2 day job and the loss of a lot of skin off my knuckles, but after, it passed its MOT and i had it back on the road.

Nothings changed over 30 years later. I still have that MGB and a lot of other books and tools to go with it.

Its not just about music its about accessing and engaging the planet on as many levels as you can .

PS Only you could say ` Drones are Fun’ and get away with it.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 6:44 AM
A 1967 MGBT! Wow. you should be posting pictures of that!

My dad loved to rebuild cars, but my expertise stops at “hold this wrench” and carburetor repair for lawnmowers, which, now that I think about it, is true for me in many contexts 30 years later as well.

You know, folks give one a lot of advice, but, really, they could just say it as “work hard and work smart”.

MGBT! My friends all had 1970s Spits, which barely ran, but I was as non-sporty as they come.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 7:17 AM
I sold a rusty Bone in the mouth Triumph Spitfire for £160 around about the same time and hitchiked in Europe for 2 months on the cash.
That wouldnt even buy me the fuel to get to the south coast these days.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:28 AM
67 BGT pics , I have just for you on FB.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 9:45 AM
Here is where this stuff works as you well know.
Dont click the link read on.

Instant soundtrack.

Heres how to do it for anyone who wants to.

You need to have a tabbed browser So open another tab paste in the link
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
and set the video up on pause. Come back to this tab and Play Iceberg and then switch tabs back and start the video and watch. You can either turn down the original sound or leave it, it works both ways.

Its no different than the atmostphere in Paranormal Activity the film which everyone is raving about.

Another cool vid to try it too.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
SackJo22
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permalink   Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:16 AM
Drones are fun.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:27 AM
what an absolutely ridiculous obtuse and unmeaningful thing thing to say !

;-)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:30 AM
Originally, I was just going to say “I love you guys,” but thought that might be too personal. :-)
Speck
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permalink   Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:27 AM
I can relate to your cynicism. I’ve done this piece (or same as) and had the same thought. How much value can it have if anyone can do it and with such little effort. But I think for this application this piece works. Also I like the fact that at least the ingredients were morphed, not just arranged.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 8:29 AM
As with everything its the listener who decides.
AIR_LOMEG
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permalink   Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 9:29 AM
I too ask my self that question over and over again. last time I did so was this very morning when I was about to fry our breakfast eggs. what’s the optimal today? …well, it turned out that my today’s optimal (with onions, tomatoes and sardines) wasn’t very appreciated by all who shared the table. Guess I have to keep going on with my search for the optimal… where is it… somebody… anybody?
Now to something completely different: Drones are fun.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 9:40 AM
We must get T Shirts Done .
Anchor
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permalink   Sun, Nov 15, 2009 @ 6:30 AM
Do molecules feel…..?
Feelings imply consciousness…
is the question rather…
“does everything (all that is) possess consciousness?”
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Mon, Nov 16, 2009 @ 5:36 PM
Offering a reply here suggests an acceptance of consiousness therefore i dont FEEL i can answer it.
colab
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permalink   Mon, Nov 16, 2009 @ 7:48 AM
My technical skills extend to replacing broken light bulbs in our car. But I do that pretty darn well.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Mon, Nov 16, 2009 @ 5:26 PM
Did you have to buy a manual to do that ?
 
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permalink   colab Mon, Nov 16, 2009 @ 6:02 PM
Quote: LoveshadowDid you have to buy a manual to do that ?
The manual came with the car. With whatchamacall pictures and whatnot.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 3:31 AM
They should make a camera that takes Whatchamacallit pictures.
Scott Altham
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permalink   Fri, Nov 20, 2009 @ 5:28 PM
Excellent. Sounds like an orchestration of sub atomic particles. Protons, Neutrons and Electrons in solid harmony.

Intense.
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Sat, Nov 21, 2009 @ 4:46 AM
NO what it is about is the energy trapped below the freezing waters of the arctic that is transmuted into the mass of ice that it is and is held below the iceberg. The ice calls out `let me be free from this watery grave i want to dance, fly ,play chequers in the park, get drunk and father children. ’

It is one more symbolic gesture symbolizing the images of cymbals and represents our continual struggle with authority and mankind’s difficulty of getting out of speeding fines by pretending your mother was driving.
 
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permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Nov 21, 2009 @ 5:31 AM
Yeah, I thought that, just wasn’t sure on the fathering kids bit, but clearly that’s what the resonance conveys ;-)
Snowflake
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permalink   Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 7:32 PM
i am mesmerized by this mix. do molecules feel? do they have memory? is there an aspect of each of us, that remains connected to our molecules after we leave cellular matter?

these are the thoughts i had while listening……..we start as a white cube……..

genius work Loveshadow - we can’t underestimate simplicity!
inconnu
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permalink   Sun, Aug 8, 2010 @ 8:44 AM
nice sounds
i used this on http://www.nefkom.info/ws/i...
as background

thx & respect from me to your work