If you were ever wondering what type of trance you were listening to – this is the list for you. A clearly defined list that covers the full spectrum of trance and the sub-genres including the origins and links to Artist profile who represent the style.
linkage: trance genres via wikipedia
I have just uploaded a new full on Psytrance mix journeying into the Void that Binds. This was recorded the first time I mixed this set. It’s on the quirky side with a solid pace and nice and psychedelic. 144 – 149 BPM. The divshare player doesn’t seem to like it for some reason – but downloaded plays fine
linkage: download via demo page
If you’ve ever been to an outdoor party in the jungle and just when the sun comes up the police turn up to stop the music? Well here’s a peaceful solution.
linkage: full size via atbworks
I spent a while working on the arrangement of this set as it proved decidedly tricky to get the diversity of tracks to flow together into some sort of coherent whole. Still I’m happy with the outcome. Enjoy!
linkage: jan 2008: paradine dj demo – thorn of crowns (105mb, 1:17 mins), all demo mixes
Hang drums are a relatively new comer to the percussion scene developed by a couple of clever Swiss in 2000 and derive their name from the Burmese dialect for hand. Hang drums are capable of producing a wide array of sounds and in this video clip you can hear what can be achieved with a mic and some simple delay effects. Beautiful.
linkage: hang drum on wikipedia, more about hang drums via oddmusic.com
Version 0.4 (developer edition) of Mozilla’s new integrated media browser is out so I decided to take it for a spin through my music collection to see how it is coming along.
The immediately obvious likeness to firefox means that the interface and options are intuitive, but also means that it can easily become a memory hog. I observed it around hovering close to 200 MB’s at times and this was very noticeable in sluggish performance overall. If you can get over the performance of a slug, the application gives hope of a nice integrated media player and web browser which suits me fine – as these are my primary apps on my media centric workstation.
The slick mozilla look aside, Songbird 0.4 is missing too many of the features I find essential for day to day media playback like auto playlists, and even built-in playlists like “Recently Added”. I have no doubt these will come but at present Songbird falls well short of my expectations for an all encompassing media player. Songbird seems to hover dangerously close to a “Marketable Model” with tight integration to internet provided [sponsored?] content which gives me a bit of a chill being as this is Mozilla and not Apple… times are a changing.
Stil take it for a test drive yourself and see how you like it. I’m going to add it to my watch list – but won’t be making the transition from Media Monkey in the foreseeable future.
linkage: download songbird developer edition