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I will never get over the fact that this is from 1985 while it sounds like a 21st century Gescom release.

https://youtu.be/tecDF5koQlc

#music #sakamoto

Plot twist: I don't like a couple of tracks, and I have more ideas for more tracks. So, maybe releasing this album will take a bit more time than expected. But it's freaking great that the juice keeps flowing!

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Today is the Glorious 25th and Towel Day!
Wear the lilac, keep your towel close, and don't panic!

#gnuterrypratchett
#gnudouglasadams
#glorious25th
#glorious25thofmay
#towelday
#towelday2022

Agonizing over whether I should mix all tracks to make them fade into each other, or keep them all separated by silence.

A full mix would make sense, we're clearly in ambient territory with long drones, and silences feel like interruptions. It would in fact be the same process I followed to make the tracks, but at a higher level.

The only reason I wouldn't do this is that I never did it before, and it may be harder than I think, but it's in fact one more reason to do it, right?

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I've managed to kind of accidentally make a new album. Which is nice, since I haven't released anything substantial in years.

It's only 35 minutes long, it's full of fat drones and mangled steel tongue drum, drowned in glitches, reverb and delay, everything has been patched together somewhat randomly with even more randomness, yet it feels, I don't know, wholesome?

Maybe I'll hate it tomorrow. Not sure when I'll release it. For now, here's the cover art.

For some reason, I felt the sudden need to listen to Boards of Canada. This album was already special when it was released in 2013. I haven't listened to it in many years, but apparently it has acquired some kind of mystical, premonitory aura.

I love the irony of how their past-obsessed aesthetics make a befitting soundtrack for the future.

youtube.com/watch?v=mkYKF5hQQ6

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Fuck video “documentation” and write a goddamn user manual

The problem when working on an ambient track is that paradoxically, the longer the track, the faster time flies.

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@evan Also, I've just realized you're the developer of Imitone, that's pretty cool! I've bought it a few days ago, but I still haven't found the time to try it. I couldn't sing to save my life, but the concept got me interested enough to think I could try to learn.

I don't especially like coffee. I never feel the need to perform the so-called morning coffee ritual to function.

But if I forget to drink coffee, a few hours later, increasingly strong headaches remind me I'm a complete caffeine addict.

I guess coffee has become part of my organism long ago. Like breathing, I don't think about it, but if the process is interrupted, a survival reflex is triggered.

I kind of entertained the idea to participate to but all my attempts ended up as rather experimental and noisy things, so apparently I'm working on a drone/ambient album made of various tracks under 4 minutes instead. 4 minutes is really short for this genre, the constraint is quite interesting, so I'm sticking with it.

I've started to play Spiritfarer, which for some reason I had never heard of, and it's a cute and charming game, where you play... a psychopomp. You're replacing Charon, it's all about death and parting, and yet, it's relaxing and colorful.

I'm pretty sure it will become more emotional and likely sad since you're supposed to learn "how to say farewell", but for now it's a beautiful sidescroller with management mechanics where you hug people and try to make them happy.

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There are actually only three #videogames in the world: "Press the right button at the right time", "Watch numbers go up" and "This should have been a movie".

Funny how my best tracks are always the ones I don’t record. Yes, I know the recurring advice is to always record everything.

Maybe I’m biased, and in fact I suck equally wether I’m recording or not. But also, maybe not giving a crap about how well I’m "performing", precisely because I’m not recording anything, is the key to let everything flow as perfectly as possible.

Weight lifting is all fun and laughing (and pain, and learning to enjoy it, but that’s another topic) until you realize that all the clothes you’ve been usually wearing during summer are now way too tight and that you’ll need new ones to not look like a complete idiot when you go out.

Then you also realize that it doesn’t matter because you never go out anyway.

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My secret projects is complete enough to share! I present Feather Wiki, a tiny, self-contained #wiki app that exports into a single HTML file:

https://alamantus.codeberg.page/FeatherWiki/

Think TiddlyWiki but as small as possible!

#announcement #FeatherWiki

Yesterday I recorded three short ambient tracks, today I recorded various parts for a RAV Vast song, and I'm in the process of recording more ambient stuff. Not to mention my daily job.

I'm still not satisfied with my creative output. I suppose it's a good thing, since I'm eager to do more without feeling forced to do it. But it's pretty weird.

Also, you can buy a leather wrap for this thing at the unbeatable price of 250 bucks. Duh.

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Teenage Engineering has just released an updated OP-1 with bazillion new features. Of course, the already steep price as increased a little.

teenage.engineering/store/op-1

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