As mentioned previously, I've added blogs to the site as a way for music makers to better share their latest creations, get feedback, and promote their music here on WATMM. Now, you can of course blog about anything you like, but the impetus was for our music-making members to have a powerful promotion tool on the site.
More to come when I have the time, along with details about how you can get a blog here on WATMM as well!
Hey folks, some of our members have said I've been bloggy for way too long, so let's prove them right! lol. i'm about to go on another long international sojourn, so i thought what the hey, save the gen banter thread some trolling, and just put it in here, where no one will read it ;) This blog will be dictated with a heavy dose of sarcasm, and levity. i really can't take myself too seriously, it's images on a screen, right? I have been blessed with a career that has afforded me the opportun
So the first month of Daily Ambient is now complete. I have so far made 31 tracks. Not quite one each day, as it's been tough to keep up with a young kid. :) Anyways, if you like the previous things I've posted, head over and check out the new stuff!
Here are the tracks from this past week. I finally was able to get the iTunes podcast setup, so if you're into that have a look! I'm getting quite some traffic on the site too which is exciting! I've discovered the magic of Reddit haha. r/ambientmusic and r/chillmusic are gold mines you guys should checkout.
I've also made some tweaks and optimizations on the site, so it should load a bit faster now. Hurrah for jsmin. :p
Here's the podcast: on iTunes
Day 10 | Sands Shift
Sorry for not posting these on time. :p I did do them on time, I just didn't manage to also post them to Watmm.
I managed to get some hardware setup for these. :)
Day 5 | Time Slips – Listen
Day 6 | New Growth – Listen
Day 7 | Movement in Wind – Listen
Day 8 | Submerged Civilization – Listen
Day 9 | Caught in a Torrent – Listen
Creating something everyday is multifaceted challenge which presents a lot of opportunities, as well as hurdles. Some issues are easy to imagine, where as others appear only after a direction has been established. Based on last year's work I knew a few issues that present themselves in advance.
Last year I hosted the entire project on Tumblr, which I found out about halfway through was quite insufficient. It was simple enough, but there are issues with audio on Tumblr, and sometimes the artw
So I've start with Daily Ambient 2013!
The first day is here >> http://dailyambient.com/2013/06/01/day-1-soaking-rain/
It's been raining non-stop all day and I couldn't resist sticking the field recorder out on the window ledge for a bit. :)
I'll try to post each day here, but if you'd like to follow along on a different platform, here are a few I'm pushing to.
So again this year I will be creating a new ambient track every day. I'll be starting in June, which is really soon!
I'm hosting the main project at www.dailyambient.com but I'll also post stuff here, as it seems a lot of people read the watmm blogs, and because I think you guys might enjoy it. :) I'll also be starting a podcast, and pushing everything to soundcloud, so I'll post those links once they are up as well.
I started this project last year as a way to push myself creatively, and
Millions of people all over the world are passionate about music. Throughout history, people have looked to music as one of the deepest expressions of the soul, a way of communicating thoughts and feelings that would otherwise be lost in words.
And while this emotive impulse is one reason to start making music, we should know by 2012 that there are many others. Now that YouTube has officially replaced the MTV generation in terms of sheer cultural explosiveness, we are witnessing many more of
Chimpanzees and Bonobos are the two species of the Pan genus, our closest genetic relatives. Together, they share more DNA with us than any other species in the world.
They have a lot to teach us, about our natural behaviour, about how we learn, and how we evolved into our current state.
Since one of my favourite topics in the world is the subject of human nature (and, in turn, evolutionary psychology) I have gathered a lot of information on these creatures over the years. I've read book
I've mentioned a few times on WATMM that I have Manic Depression. I prefer this name to "Bipolar disorder" because, aside from my sweet tooth for ironic names, it doesn't have that negative feeling of the word "disorder". I think MD is a gift, a wonderful way to see the world.
I could write pages about what this really means to me, about the creativity it inspires every day, about how much I appreciate things like contrast and irony. But for now I'll tell you a story, about what happened a f
You may have noticed two days passing since my last post. But I have only slept once. Why? Let me tell you.
For most of my life, I have lived with a medical sleep disorder. As simply as I can put it, my sleep cycle is longer than 24 hours, like it's set to some other planet.
According to Wikipedia, it's called "Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder", which is the worst name I could possibly imagine for a medical disorder. Basically, it goes like this:
Usually, a person will
Many fans of Aphex Twin's 1994 album Selected Ambient Works vol. 2, have spent years wondering about the origins of its enigmatic track titles.
As many of you know, SAW2 was released without a tracklist, and to this day all official references to its content are numbered "SAW2 CD1 TRACK 1", and so on. Instead of a conventional tracklist, the album artwork includes a series of images, meant to accompany each track.
Fans of the album have interpreted these images in a number of ways. As a