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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 5:53 pm  

93,

Does anyone use any ambient music during the performance of their daily rituals or special ceremonies? If so....

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Eric. 😈


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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 6:57 pm  

I prefer soft instrumental Celtic music. So much out there, I'd be hard pressed to suggest anything in particular. Try a few of the many CDs and artists out there.

Enya and Celtic Woman are great for general listening pleasure, but words sung affect my concentration. Faster "Riverdance" dance music throws me all out of whack - forget ritual, let's dance!

So-called New Age music is a little too spacy for me.

Beannachti (blessings)

In LVX,

Moth


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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 8:11 pm  

I am not a fan of Celtic music because it reminds me of high school role-playing games and such and I find it interferes with my work. Nothing bad with the music per se, it is quite beautiful.
I agree, new age music feels kind of spacey; although I have used them before.

Gregorian chant seems to work with me, although at times I feel there should be something dark and beautiful out there that is more modern. That is what I would like to find. A dark, beautiful, and mysterious sound for my work.

Eric.


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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 9:19 pm  

Musick to play in the dark by Coil


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xalhad
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30/08/2007 9:57 pm  

You might want to check out "Soliloquy for Lilith" by the ever popular Nurse with Wound. (Steve Stapelton et. al.)

On the lighter side one of my old favorites is "Phaedra" by Tangerine Dream. There really is quite a lot of material out there. Searching it out can be quite a good time.


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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 10:42 pm  

Yes. I am very much interested in adding sounds to the background of my work. After years of meditation in silence I want to experiment with sound. I will look on I-tunes for a few things. Keep the suggestions coming for my benefit...and those of the community in general. I would really appreciate it.

Eric.


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 Anonymous
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30/08/2007 11:09 pm  

Why don't you try Into the Labyrinth by Dead Can Dance.


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 3:46 am  
"gipsyhex" wrote:
93,

Does anyone use any ambient music during the performance of their daily rituals or special ceremonies? If so....

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Eric. 😈

special ceremonies?

In the spirit of Samhain.
Loops effortlessly.

http://www.androidlust.com/v4/?s=video&p=1&v=2

93/93


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 5:57 am  

I prefer silence but at times I like to play Stravinski / Rachmaninoff.


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 6:40 am  

daily rituals?

I recently have been tuned onto dj cheb i sabbah. The song Shri Durga is a fine example of the type of sound.

Also, along a similar style of ambient music i recommend checking out Talvin Singh, Vira .


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 11:18 am  

I use the The String Tribute to Tool it just feels right well for me anyway.. A sample of there music and an interesting artistic version of the LBRP can be found here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ5suxzW2PU

Frater SI
http://www.osdl246.org


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 12:22 pm  

Lately I've been using Ossaserpia's "Music for Solve et Coagula" ( http://www.horus.cz/www_hcd/releases.html - scroll down the page it's currently the second one down). It's kind of droning chamber music, quite nice and uplifting.

Also for totally minimalist and non-distracting background music the new album from Sleep Research Facility "Deep Frieze" is great dark ambient thats intended to invoke the atmosphere of the antarctic! ( http://www.coldspring.co.uk/discography/csr72cd.php )

Of the two mentioned the Sleep Research Facility album is the one I use the most, maybe in a past life I was a monk in Siberia 😯


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 5:26 pm  

I have been composing sacred music for an Order based in Europe, the experience has enlightened me greatly and brought new understanding to the composition process. I look forward to evolving further with this endeavor.


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 5:31 pm  
"21stCenturySchizoidMan" wrote:
I have been composing sacred music for an Order based in Europe, the experience has enlightened me greatly and brought new understanding to the composition process. I look forward to evolving further with this endeavor.

are you willing to share some samples or a track on the forum?


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 Anonymous
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31/10/2007 5:46 pm  

I am sorry I can't share that particular music with you, but I can share other stuff I have done in this vein.


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 9:07 am  

I often listen to long ambient soundscapes while meditating, such as some of Current 93's "Maldoror" material, aswell as "The dreammoves of the sleeping king" ...Other than that, Burzum's "Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Saule der Singularität" is excellent for such activities.


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 9:36 am  

i sometimes compose musick for meditation/ritual purposes:

http://www.darkflame.hermetech.net/Musick/Babaluma-DeepDrone.mp3


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 1:18 pm  

darkflame,

May I ask how you record / create that Musick?


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 4:47 pm  

While I haven't personally done any work with it, it seems that some of the Metamusic put out by the Monroe Institute would probably fit well for some workings (somewhat based on their hemi-sync technology, which is also worth looking into). The scientific use of music to effect brainwaves based on quantitative research seems to be a road worth looking down.


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 7:02 pm  

Trance inducing music article worth looking into also
http://www.trance.ch/papers/music.htm

Thanks for the mp3 darkflame it is wonderful


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 7:36 pm  

Is anyone familiar with the Brian Eno & Robert Fripp albums?


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 7:47 pm  

I was digging out creepy music and Halloween sounds CDs for my outdoor display a few days ago, and I found Pink Floyd's "Umma Gumma". There are some unique sounds on this album, some good for Halloween ambience, and others just abstract enough for meditation ritual.

I find it frustrating by "Classic Rock Radio" and their all-Pink-Floyd-all-the-time formats anymore, but this album might be appropriate for ritual anyway for you.

To me, I see in my mind a journey though a series of caverns (or) a dark forest when I listen to Umma Gumma.

You won't hear any of this on the radio, which is a shame.


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 Anonymous
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01/11/2007 8:04 pm  

igneous flame

http://www.myspace.com/igneousflame

ulver *

http://www.myspace.com/ulver1

Fredrik Thordendal's
special defects.

http://www.myspace.com/fredrikthordendalsspecialdefects

-ojas cocktail


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spike418
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01/11/2007 8:35 pm  

I have contemplated using Edgar Broughtons "Out Demons Out" during banishings 😉

And er if Led Zep are getting publicity I just thought I would "bump" this group as they are touring again...........


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01/11/2007 9:54 pm  
"spike418" wrote:
And er if Led Zep are getting publicity I just thought I would "bump" this group as they are touring again...........

The new issue of Mojo has interviews with Page, Plant and Jones about the new concert: there's a sprinkling of Crowley references, of course.

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


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 Anonymous
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02/11/2007 11:16 am  
"21stCenturySchizoidMan" wrote:
darkflame,

May I ask how you record / create that Musick?

thanks for listening and commenting!

i don't want to get too off topic, but i basically use a combination of analogue modular synthesiser and computer recording and editing. pm me if you want more technical details, i'd be happy to elaborate. i have lots more tracks in a similar vein.


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 Anonymous
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02/11/2007 11:21 am  

For serious work I use old school ambient/dark jungle...the drum breaks, the noises, etc do the job for me!


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 Anonymous
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02/11/2007 11:25 am  
"gipsyhex" wrote:
Gregorian chant seems to work with me, although at times I feel there should be something dark and beautiful out there that is more modern. That is what I would like to find. A dark, beautiful, and mysterious sound for my work.

You might like darkside/ambient jungle then. 😈


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 Anonymous
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03/11/2007 12:48 pm  

I once heard a great album by Julian Cope, cannot for the life of me remember the name of it though 🙁 It was instrumental and had lots of wierd noises in very low tones.

Any ideas what it might be?

I also have a load of jungle and DnB/Breaks and Beats, may give that a go, sounds fun, lol.

Lillianu xxx


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 Anonymous
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04/11/2007 12:35 am  

Here is the list, of a set of songs, I put together for a 'dramatic spell', inspired by this thread, my experiences with Pyramidos, the season and other connected but unspecified phenomena of the material and spiritual worlds.
While all the lyrics are relevant to my intended goal(in one frame or another), i find joy in the experience of lyric discovery while listening to music and encourage that type of exploration. So I am listing only a few lyrics to spark interest in those fascinated by this.
Conveniently, all songs are from the same artist and cd [ The Crest - Vain City Chronicles(2004) ].

The set -

My War/Broken Glass

Someone staring, I aim for the sniper behind the wall.
Mean No harm, but I'm trained to unarm what may strike us all.

Can you hear me?

Come on Down

Didn't mean to act untouchable, unreachable to you.

But the games are over now, and it's time to come on down.

Imaginary Friend

Its wearing me down.

I promise you, I'll put up what it takes to cover and defend my imaginary friend.

Flavour of the Day

The River floats in mysterious ways

I didn't mean to scare you.

Run Like Blazes


* I dedicate this set of songs to an Initiate who achieved remarkable success with DCLXXI on the planes of a plane.*

- m

93/93


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 Anonymous
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04/11/2007 1:48 am  
"Lillianu" wrote:
I once heard a great album by Julian Cope, cannot for the life of me remember the name of it though 🙁 It was instrumental and had lots of wierd noises in very low tones.

Any ideas what it might be?

I also have a load of jungle and DnB/Breaks and Beats, may give that a go, sounds fun, lol.

Lillianu xxx

Might it have been one of the 2 albums he released with Thighpaulsandra under the name "Queen Elizabeth" ?


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 Anonymous
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04/11/2007 4:52 pm  
"BlueKephra" wrote:
"Lillianu" wrote:
I once heard a great album by Julian Cope, cannot for the life of me remember the name of it though 🙁 It was instrumental and had lots of wierd noises in very low tones.

Any ideas what it might be?

I also have a load of jungle and DnB/Breaks and Beats, may give that a go, sounds fun, lol.

Lillianu xxx

Might it have been one of the 2 albums he released with Thighpaulsandra under the name "Queen Elizabeth" ?

Awesome, thankyou, ill look it up. Gettin to the end of my tether now tryin to find it, lol.

Lillianu xxx


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 Anonymous
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04/11/2007 7:56 pm  

And there's Satie's Musique de la Rose-Croix released last year on the LTM label.


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 Anonymous
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04/11/2007 8:50 pm  

Music and Magik go together like sex and drugs!
For me Music IS ritual. The performance of it live, even more so.
I say 'music', but what I do is closer to chaos.


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 Anonymous
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05/11/2007 9:57 am  
"badfreddy" wrote:
Music and Magik go together like sex and drugs!
For me Music IS ritual. The performance of it live, even more so.
I say 'music', but what I do is closer to chaos.

Dude, is that Dyspraxia your band?

Lillianu xxx


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gurugeorge
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05/11/2007 3:08 pm  

A rather excellent hardcore ambient internet radio station I came across recently is Cryosleep:

http://www.bluemars.org/cryosleep.php

Don't know if it would be any good for ritual, but it's superb for getting you into a state of suspended animation 🙂


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 Anonymous
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05/11/2007 4:40 pm  

I have always tended to think that jazz is the perfect occult soundtrack. John Coltrane for example, particularly The Africa Brass Sessions, John Zorn's Masada or anything by Pharoah Saunders


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 Anonymous
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05/11/2007 6:31 pm  

The many fantasic recommendations on this thread have brought attention to bands and music I hadn't considered for ritual previously. Liking the vibe.
Khabs Am Pekht.

I would like to bring attention to another set of songs I'm applying to my magickal work that I think some here may like.
*links with pyramidos, a Scarlet Woman, and the season*
Konx Om Pax

Android Lust - Leah
Android Lust - Wicked Days
Android Lust - The Body
Android Lust - Refuse(acoustic)
Android Lust - Amnion*

*I dedicate this set to Alostrael.*

Reflecting and released in the LVX.

*edit* swapped Where Angels Lie for Amnion*
93/93


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 Anonymous
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06/11/2007 12:07 am  

I have a question for you all, does anyone know what was the musickal preferences of A.C.?


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 Anonymous
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07/11/2007 5:08 am  

more magick with music

*linking Nuit/Hadit*

Lamb - Less Than Two
Lamb - Soft Mistake
Lamb - God Bless
Lamb - Gabriel
Lamb - Zero

*set dedicated to Aleister Crowley as we approach the 60th anniversary of The Beasts Greater Feast.*

In All Thy Brilliance Decked
Khabs Am Pekht!


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 Anonymous
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08/11/2007 12:57 am  

Is that some metal band called Lamb or the UK "Trip-hop" band? They had a song called Gabriel I seem to recall.


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 Anonymous
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10/11/2007 3:08 pm  

Trip hop


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 Anonymous
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10/11/2007 5:54 pm  

BlueKephra -

I was thinking about your response while listening to music and some songs stood out in the LVX. If trip hop pleasures you, you may enjoy the following set.
The magickal formula of this set is subtler than the previous offerings but as has been said elsewhere, those with ears can hear and those with eyes can see.
The music does drift into RnB/hip-hop, just a warning to those that may listen to this and are sensitve about such things.

*linking the formula of the Rosy Cross*

Lemongrass - Wings
Soulstice - Colour
Soulstice - Fall Into You
Soulstice - The Reason
Soulstice - Ebony Sea
Soulstice - Changes

*to Isa & Asar*


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 Anonymous
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11/11/2007 6:57 pm  

If people are interested in Ambient vibes Id recommend Tangerine Dream. In particular the Rubycon album of 1975. Its very dark in places.

Also Global Comunication 76:14 is about as deep and lush as you can get without drowning in a pool of kittens.


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 Anonymous
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11/06/2008 10:47 am  

I usually play some esoteric/ambient/dark ambient music:

- Ain Soph (Italian band, not the Jap one with the same name) of which i recommend the albums "I", "II", "Ars Regia" and "Rituals"

- Rosemary's Baby , recommended listen: "Magia Sexualis" and "Love Songs"

- Early Current 93 stuff like: Lashtal", "Nature Unveiled" and "In Menstrual Night"

- Lustmord's dark ambient like: "Lustmord" and "Paradise Disowned"


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 Anonymous
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12/06/2008 4:52 am  

I've experimented with many different musics, so here are some of my results.

Progressive music (metal,rock,otherwise) has always helped when exploring the Dayside of the Tree. Again, with progressive music, it is very solar in essence. The masculine quality immersed in a creative potentiality gives the mind a great juxtaposition that is easily reconciled in the depth of the songs. Genres like jazz and blues are excellent for understanding the polarities of the Sephiroth as they have wide ranging style's that range from polished, studio quality recordings to dirty, rough recordings full of soul. The same could be said about rock and metal and especially classical. Also, what is most interesting, is that Hip Hop factors in here too. Now I'm going to leave it up to the occultist to figure out where these are all placed on the dayside tree.
I began to notice something as I went through college I came into contact with more interesting forms of music. Composers like Stravinsky, John Cage, John Zorn, Verese, Sun Ra, and others that work in more avante garde and experimental settings had strange results in my more solar rituals. It occurred to me that they were dealing more with potentials than actualities. John Cage relied on the sounds of the audience during his 4:33. John Zorn constructs rhythms and pieces that are to be interpreted by the performers. If it doesn't go together, it's fine, it's about expression, or a creative potential. The medium is there to act in, and they fill it so full it is dizzying. The music, in this instance, is the Dark part rather than a solar piece that must be played in a specific way according to specific rules. So, I deemed music of this nature to be more attributed to the Qliphoth. Though I'm still working on this idea, the descriptions in Grant's Nightside of Eden give musical methods of invocation. These methods are not far off from the avante garde style.
As for ambient styles of music, I have had very strange results that I'd rather not but mention. It really depends, and I recommend meditating on the music or getting very familiar with it before using ambient music. The ritual could make the music have a totally different form since it leaves it so open. Therefore, it may be used for covering both solar and lunar workings.

Instead of writing a list of bands, I figured giving genre's and styles would assist and give a wider range of possibility to those interested. I collect music like some people collect comics and have worked extensively with it in my rituals.

93 -- Adam


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 Anonymous
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12/06/2008 12:10 pm  

This is what I listen to in my mountain retreat in the hills of Cyprus;

http://www.last.fm/music/NON/_/Son+of+the+Sun

Keep up THE GREAT WORK

Charles


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 Anonymous
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12/06/2008 2:10 pm  

iv'e been experimenting with various keys of 'drones', tanpura's and other indian drone instruments. I'm finding some suit my energy at certain times and for certain things. here's a link to some free downloads...

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~mrahaim/

theres actually lots of these on the web
enjoy
evol


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 Anonymous
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12/06/2008 4:18 pm  

http://www.bwgen.com /"> http://www.bwgen.com/


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 Anonymous
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12/06/2008 4:20 pm  

I've been getting quite into drone based music also lately. I've been mainly using a CD called "Aural Holograms" which was released by a record label from Finland called Aural Hypnox. All of the Aural Hypnox stuff is worth checking out. They can be found here.


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