Mark.Nine – In Memories

Mark.Nine blesses us again with five tracks of his typical light and airy ‘ambient breakbeat’.  The first track opens up with a wavering pad and a sci-fi audio sample that suddenly give way to a slow chill-out breakbeat and bassline. The rest of the EP follows suit, leaving us with a quiet and thoughtful feeling.

Mark.Nine – In Memories

Part Rocket – In Limine

From the Lost Children netlabel comes Part Rocket with their release In Limine. Five tracks of chilled out post rock make an enjoyable half hour listening experience. Part Rocket likes to create huge builds, dischordant soundscapes and lots of ‘wall-of-sound’ type experiences.

Thanks to Marvin @ Free Albums Galore for pointing this release out.

Part Rocket – In Limine

Testing testing…

Well well well. As many of you know, I lost my job a few weeks ago. My company decided to shut down the plant where I worked. And just when I was loving what I did so much! But alas, the marine world will have to carry on without me from this point on. I seriously don’t see myself returning to anything marine industry related in the future.

So back in October I began the interview process with a company that supplies nuclear maintenance personnel. After two long months of interviews and all day events involving dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and mental instability tests, I finally got the call today. ‘Yes, we’d like you to join our team. Yes, we’ll send you to school for the next two years, on our dime. Yes, you’re going to have one of the coolest (if not one of the most dangerous) jobs in the world.’

I’ll be attending Cape Fear Community College for the next two years, learning nuclear maintenance. Which basically means rebuilding nuclear reactor vessels inside power plants. Sounds like great fun to me, I can’t wait to get started. And I’ll be on the new company’s payroll before my stay bonus from the old company runs out. Wish me luck, everyone, I’ll certainly need it. And if you wake up one night and notice a strange blue glow on the horizon, well that probably just means I’ve arrived in town to work on your local nuclear power plant. 😉

Charts and Maps – Enemies of C.Frias

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Ugh, it’s been too long. I’m done with work for the year though, so I’ll get some music posted in the next few days. To start off with, here’s Charts and Maps with their release Enemies of C.Frias. It’s four tracks of a sort of art / jazz / rock type of sound, hard to classify really. They are all over the chord scale on every track, almost to the point of experimental music, but the songs remain structured and have just enough edge to make it a worthy listen.

StillStream Radio

Hi folks. Sorry for the loooong time between updates… I’ll try to get some more music searched out and posted here pretty soon. I’ve been SO busy what with my company going out of business and all. I’m changing career paths now; I’ve decided to exit the marine industry the way a 1980’s communication satellite exits orbit – screaming down from the sky in a blaze of flame and smoke.

So, musically here’s what I have for you today. StillStream Radio, a net radio station, plays all sorts of ambient music, 24 / 7. It’s great for background noise while you’re being creative, or to fall asleep to. When I say all sorts of ambient music, I mean ALL sorts. From the website:

– Soothing light ambient
– Ambient mood music
– Impenetrable dark ambient
– Berlin-school electronic ambient
– Challenging experimental ambient
– Futuristic ambient noise
– Powerful tribal ambient
– Cinematic symphonic ambient
– Expansive space music
– Textural abstract ambient

I didn’t realize all that even existed. So enjoy some ambient sounds, be creative, and check back here in a few days – music is on the way.

StillStream Radio

Halloween Pimpkins 2008

Here’s my pumpkin that I carved this year. Can ya tell I like Batman? Also seen is my little girls ‘bat-o-lantern’.

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Mountain Biking

Me and some buds went mountain biking this morning. I took video, here’s some clips I put together.