Ambient soundbank for Roland GAIA SH-01

September 20, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The patches include warm space pads, Berlin School arpeggios and organic sound effects suitable for ambient, cinematic and filmscore productions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjzjafGXG-M&feature=player_embedded

Audio demo of Luftrum 6 – Soundbank for Roland GAIA SH-01 containing 64 ambient patches ranging from warm space pads over Berlin School arpeggios and organic sound effects – suitable for ambient, cinematic and filmscore productions. 32 of the 64 patches are spine-tingling ambient pads, lifting the GAIA up to the next level of sound!

Luftrum 6 is drawn out of inspirations from Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Biosphere and Steve Roach and is a follow up to soundbank successors released for Propellerheads Reason and lately the standalone Luftrum:Ambient for Camel Audio’s Alchemy – which cemented Luftrum’s signature as an ambient tone painter.

Luftrum 6 is available as download-only from luftrum.com

Brian Eno is back with a new album

August 23, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

After an official confirmation from Warp, Brian Eno has unveiled his next album, “Small Craft On a Small Sea.”

The launch page reveals far more about the packaging than the actual music (though I must say, the packaging is very pretty). But the album does focus on collaboration, working with returning artists Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams. Hopkins and Eno have worked together regularly, and that trio produced some wonderful sounds, recording with Peter Chilvers, for the soundtrack for “The Lovely Bones.” Abrahams’ original mention on his Web diary also described some of what’s to come:

It contains the fruits of several years of jams between the three of us. I’ve not heard anything quite like it — it sounds ‘live’ and ‘alien’ at the same time. Some things have been permitted to survive, which only Brian would have had the courage to let go, and it’s so much the better for it.

The release also comes wrapped in some evocative artworks by Eno himself, including the dune image seen on the cover.

All in all, that seems there’s reason to look forward to the November 2 (November 15 UK) release date, as we get to hear the product of these three musical imaginations. Preorders, from digital to various collectors’ editions, start Wednesday of this week.

Details:
http://brian-eno.net/#headlines

Brian Eno to release a new album

July 31, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Brian Eno has a new album on the way.

We don’t have much in the way of details yet – but there’s a post up about it on guitarist/composer Leo Abraham’s site:

Lastly, there’s an album out soon by Brian Eno, with myself and Jon Hopkins. It will be on Warp. It contains the fruits of several years of jams between the 3 of us.

I’ve not heard anything quite like it – it sounds ‘live’ and ‘alien’ at the same time. Some things have been permitted to survive which only Brian would have had the courage to let go, and it’s so much the better for it.

New Brian Eno inspired sample set

July 4, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategy “Honour they error as s hidden intention” is the inspiration for a new sample library, Error Tone.

Here’s what developers Tone Manufacture have to say about it:

In that spirit, we’ve created a library solely from errors. Some of them completely accidental, some where we just looked the other way whilst the accident happened. But all of them stem from a willful ignorance of instruction manuals and correct operating procedures.

Home movie soundtracks mangled with the wrong converters, musical toys tortured into revealing hidden sonic secrets and computer hard drives dying noisily, all of the sounds in this library started out life as errors.

Some of them have been further treated with a mixture of carefully applied computer processing and traditional studio techniques, some left as nature (never) intended.

Tone Error sells for £29.99 £19.99.

Contents:

  • 30 NN-XT sampler patches, ranging from massive pads to sub-shaking percussion.
  • 14 Combinator instruments, all with performance controls and extensive processing.
  • 200+ single hits, from tweeter shredding glitches to low end rumbles.
  • NN-XT patches with all the single hits mapped across the keyboard.
  • 46 REX2 loops, from percussion to circuit bent transmissions.
  • 600+ Mb of content.
  • 24 bit / 48khz high quality audio.
  • Available either in Reason Refill or Wav / REX2 format.
  • Wav / REX2 format includes NN-XT instruments that can be used in Native Instruments Kontakt.

A close look at Brian Eno and Eyegasm

April 16, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video, by Glenn Marshall, is created by an iPad running Marshall’s new app, Eyegasm, paired with Brian Eno’s Apollo soundtrack.

Eyegasm takes a generative approach to animation, creating ambient visuals.

The video is direct output from the iPad’s HD screen, which generates the animation in real-time at 1024 x 768.

My new app ‘Eyegasm’ is now available for iPad on the App Store.

It’s essentially a version of Zio, but without the menus and configurability options (p.s. you can still run Zio in ‘upscaled’ mode on the iPad too of course).

Eyegasm however is HD – and takes full advantage of the hi res screen on the iPad.

Here’s the app description:-

“From award winning digital artist Glenn Marshall, Eyegasm is based on his critically acclaimed ‘Zio’ iPhone application. Eyegasm functions much like a lava lamp, or an aquarium – add a soothing, animated visual experience to your room, heart and mind. Beautiful, endlessly generating organic visuals take full advantage of the iPad’s amazing screen resolution and graphical capabilities. Use pinch and touch gestures to freely move, zoom and rotate. Or just sit and watch. Peace.”

Interview with Brian Eno

April 17, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm36ZxJboUI]

Enjoy!!

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