• Discussing Thirteen Shades of Darkness with A Bleeding Star

    13 Mar 2010, 12:23 by lectronice

    Today is A Bleeding Star's second anniversary.

    Alex Goth and I have worked on a somewhat epic interview in XIII parts dealing with the many aspects of his project. It can be found on lectronice's blog (my blog, indeed).

    Unveil the Dark Mysteries here: http://su.pr/2EroJE

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    The Dead Hours, Bleeding & Betrayed, Streams of Europe
  • Streamable Artists That I Think You Should Check Out

    17 Jun 2009, 05:07 by Omega_Switch22B

    I originally posted this list on RYM (link here), so why the hell not post it here on last.fm?

    This is a collection of artists who I have discovered on last.fm whose music I appreciate and whose music can either be downloaded for free there or can be listened to for free. I am going to include only lesser known artists. For the time begin, this list will consist primarily of ambient artists, as I have only been aware of such artists within the realm of ambient primarily. Any recommendations/links would be appreciated, or any artists you think should be included on this list! Also, if there are any artists who would like to be included on this list, just send me your link. If there is any information that should be corrected or modified, please let me know. Thanks!

    To be on this list, an artist must:
    -have no more than 50 ratings on RYM for any of their releases
    -have no more than 50,000 listeners on last.fm (that's a relatively large figure, but it seems like some artists with that number of listeners on last. …
  • The Soundscapers' Voice, Issue #9

    26 Feb 2009, 23:26 by lectronice

    Greetings, fellow Soundscapers and (potential) listeners.


    Who's new?
    Two new members have been approved.
    - Fellirium:
    Andrey Vasilyev. From - Russian Federation, Moscow. Styles - ambient, minimal, experimental.

    - Shining Shitbox:
    Shining Shitbox is one man (Dusan Zica) project from Belgrade, Serbia. He produces ambient, drone, doom and mellow electronic sounds.


    What's new?
    - Phillip Wilkerson and Just Not Normal netlabel have released a new 30-minute experimental track entitled Penumbra. More information.
    "As coincidence would have it, JNN released Phillip Wilkerson's Penumbra just in time for the February 9, 2009 full moon. A full moon which, as the universe would have it, coincided with a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and western North America."

    - There are still available copies of Distant Fires Burning's Messierobjekten. More information here.

    - On February 13rd, at 3:00AM…
  • The Soundscapers' Voice, issue #5

    22 Nov 2008, 13:36 by lectronice

    Hello, fellow Soundscapers and listeners.


    What's new? Tons of stuff!
    - Caustic Reverie has released its third album, entitled Stochastic Resonance. It it was composed using a fractal generation program, field recordings, and a variety of vst synths and effects. Stochastic Resonance has elements of drone, noise, and industrial ambient. It is also available at Jamendo.

    - Here comes also Caustic Reverie's fourth album! Drawing from elements of dark ambient, noise, and drone, Word Salad Surgery is by no means an Emerson, Lake & Palmers styled keyboard etude, but rather a nightmarish attack of Apophenia. 192 kb/s version available at Jamendo.

    - And while we're at it, Bryn has released another album under his less ambient-oriented moniker of TheForgotton, called Sub Luna, which definitely desserves to be listened to.

    - Vatnajökull has released the Arkhangelsk EP. Also available at 320 kb/s, including the artwork, here.

  • September Chart Toppers: Chez Musinum Artists, Albums, and Tracks

    9 Nov 2008, 07:30 by musinum

    Each week I list the top 15 Chez Musinum connected artists who appear on our group charts, extending the list to include any ties. The bottom tier is given one point for the week, and each additional listener counts as an additional point.

    Let's say there is a six-way tie for 13th place one week, at four listeners. Since the next tier would start at 19th place, those 6 artists are the bottom tier and get one point apiece. Those with five listeners would get 2 points, and those with ten listeners would get 7 points. If the bottom tier is at three listeners the following week, that tier would get 1 point and ten listeners would be worth 8 points.

    The monthly score is just the sum of the weekly scores. (Note that even though an artist who gets points one week may have one or more listeners in another week, those won't count unless the rank is 15 or higher.)

    Two more lists are produced, one for albums and one for tracks, following similar rules, with one difference:

  • August Chart Toppers: Chez Musinum Artists, Albums, and Tracks

    7 Oct 2008, 05:22 by musinum

    Each week I list the top 15 Chez Musinum connected artists who appear on our group charts, extending the list to include any ties. The bottom tier is given one point for the week, and each additional listener counts as an additional point.

    Let's say there is a six-way tie for 13th place one week, at four listeners. Since the next tier would start at 19th place, those 6 artists are the bottom tier and get one point apiece. Those with five listeners would get 2 points, and those with ten listeners would get 7 points. If the bottom tier is at three listeners the following week, that tier would get 1 point and ten listeners would be worth 8 points.

    The monthly score is just the sum of the weekly scores. (Note that even though an artist who gets points one week may have one or more listeners in another week, those won't count unless the rank is 15 or higher.)

    Two more lists are produced, one for albums and one for tracks, following similar rules, with one difference:

  • The Soundscapers' Voice, issue #4

    22 Sep 2008, 18:27 by lectronice

    Hello, fellow Soundscapers and (potential) listeners.


    What's new?
    - Caustic Reverie's latest album Mute is available for on-demand streaming and download from last.fm. The title track is over 44 minutes by itself. Mute contains elements of drone, musique concrète, and dark ambient.

    - Phillip Wilkerson and the Just Not Normal netlabel have released a new set of highly experimental tracks entitled Machine Caffeine. Available for free at the JNN website.

    - Vatnajökull has released a new album called Drifting Ice Station available for download here. More arctic ambient/drone.

    - Streams of Europe has added a new track to The Many Lives of a Clone called Souls and their Biomecanical Counterparts.


    Who's new?
    We've got two new members:

    Azhrak (Last FM user Azhrak). a Finnish solo artist composing different kinds of music styles. His main instruments are keyboard and piano and he has no official releases.

    Caustic Reverie (Last FM user The_Forgotton). …
  • July Chart Toppers: Chez Musinum Artists, Albums, and Tracks

    20 Sep 2008, 22:35 by musinum

    Each week I list the top 15 Chez Musinum connected artists who appear on our group charts, extending the list to include any ties. The bottom tier is given one point for the week, and each additional listener counts as an additional point.

    Let's say there is a six-way tie for 13th place one week, at four listeners. Since the next tier would start at 19th place, those 6 artists are the bottom tier and get one point apiece. Those with five listeners would get 2 points, and those with ten listeners would get 7 points. If the bottom tier is at three listeners the following week, that tier would get 1 point and ten listeners would be worth 8 points.

    The monthly score is just the sum of the weekly scores. (Note that even though an artist who gets points one week may have one or more listeners in another week, those won't count unless the rank is 15 or higher.)

    Two more lists are produced, one for albums and one for tracks, following similar rules, with one difference:

  • The Soundscapers' Voice, issue #3

    2 Sep 2008, 21:42 by lectronice

    Hello, fellow Soundscapers and (potential) listeners.


    What's new?
    - Arcticology has released a third album called Deep Spring. You can download it for free at the official website.

    - Phillip Wilkerson has released a new album called Still Point. Available free for download at: http://earthmantra.com/stillpoint.

    - Dereleech has added a new track to Downstream called Floating Bodies and Rotten Shorelines.

    - Streams of Europe has added a new track to The Many Lives of a Clone called Lament of the Recycled.

    Who's new?
    We've got a new member:

    G. Alamo (Last FM user suicidejthrak). Born in Puerto Rico, G. Alamo has traveled for inspiration and fun. Once located in the US he submerged himself in experimental electronic music.

    Answers?
    What were you listening to when you were a teenager? Many rather different things. We still need more answers, but we can say our respective influences are quite eclectic so far. And nobody has even quoted Eno yet.

    Question!
  • June Chart Toppers: Chez Musinum Artists, Albums, and Tracks

    14 Jul 2008, 02:31 by musinum

    Each week I list the top 15 Chez Musinum connected artists who appear on our group charts, extending the list to include any ties. The bottom tier is given one point for the week, and each additional listener counts as an additional point.

    Let's say there is a six-way tie for 13th place one week, at four listeners. Since the next tier would start at 19th place, those 6 artists are the bottom tier and get one point apiece. Those with five listeners would get 2 points, and those with ten listeners would get 7 points. If the bottom tier is at three listeners the following week, that tier would get 1 point and ten listeners would be worth 8 points.

    The monthly score is just the sum of the weekly scores. (Note that even though an artist who gets points one week may have one or more listeners in another week, those won't count unless the rank is 15 or higher.)

    Two more lists are produced, one for albums and one for tracks, following similar rules, with one difference: