Sunday, July 16, 2006

Up here in the Clouds

touchedRADIO tR5 :

"Up here in the clouds",
a collection of old and new
cindytalk idea sketches.

Includes a remix of "Transgender Warrior".

(Unfortunately,touchedradio is NO LONGER available.
We are currently working on other audio options)


spaewaif said...

This is absolutely stunning!
It works extremely well as a whole body of music.

Track Listing:
1.Surrounded by Sky
3.A Distant Kite
4.Splendid China Miniature Scenic Spot
5.I Walk Until I Fall
6.TGW (VoiceMix)
7.Multiple Landings
8.Switched to Lunar
9.The Anarchist Window
10.Cloud Symphony No 3

Happily meeting an old friend said...

Yeah,I remember seeing a photo with the "Splendid China Miniature Scenic Spot" caption in the SKIRTaction myspace but it's as gone as the music now!
What happened to both?

The Engine Room said...

This is a great "collection" and is currently the 2nd most played channel on touchedRADIO (FieryPlanetEyes is still played more than any other channel even after being online for about 6 months!)

Sit down while I tell you a story, we'll call it The Gospel According To Cinder.

When this piece was being prepared for touchedRADIO cinder wanted a minute or twos silence between The Anarchists Window and Cloud Symphony Number 3. There was much stamping of feet in the engine room, and it was pointed out that silence used up bandwidth and would people listen to silence as happily on the internet as they would on their hifi. The thought was that valuable bandwidth would be used unnecessariy and anyway people would browse away and not wait for the 'hidden' track.

After weeks of logical but fruitless argument the engine room caved in but came up with a great idea, all songs play at 128 kbits/s but the silence could be recorded at 8 kbits/s and thus it would use very little bandwidth.

cinder responded, "forget it, I'm not willing to compromise on the quality."

"It's fucking silence cinder, silence has no quality." then suddenly the penny dropped and the engine room realised, why it was the engine room, not the artist.

a_midnight_ballad said...

Bloody typical,huh?
Silence as colour.
Silence is music too.
Once more,thanks for sharing.

warps&wefts said...

"Silence is music; it's when you think."
Jazz pianist Barry Harris

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Jump at the stars and if you miss.... said...

Reminds of a Mark Strand piece that Laika used for there final? album:

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

written on a rainy night to a friend in the north said...

Beautiful words,they make a lot of sense.

sending love on southward winds said...

yes a beautiful poem.haven't heard the album though.had a conversation
with paul m about lou from laika the other day.lou lived at #8 ashwin street when most of us lived at either #6 or #2.what a musical street that was.on the brink of a new cindytalk,aiming to play live,i wish we had ashwin street to rehearse and experiment in now.the luxury...

medium asleep said...

"Greetings to the Solitary. Friends, fellow beings, you are not strangers to us. We are closer to one another than we realise. Let us remember one another at night, even though we do not know each other's names."

From "Night Thoughts", by David Gascoyne

signal receiver said...

mike,your contributions are always warmly welcomed and always quite wonderful.thank you...