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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Do you listen to Post-Core? I love that stuff! So forward-looking yet retro.
    No, but I recorded vocals yesterday using the toilet as a natural reverb and inadvertently invented "Loo Wave"....Im hoping I get a Wiki entry..............

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    Another great sub-genre is Smooth Noise. Great background for meditation, reading, conversation, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Another great sub-genre is Smooth Noise. Great background for meditation, reading, conversation, etc.
    That's Eno's definition of ambient.

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    So I ordered a physical Dungeon Synth CD all the way from Germany - a numbered, limited edition of 100 - and it's the most physically minimal release imaginable. But it's old school, and there's a cassette version available too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    So I ordered a physical Dungeon Synth CD all the way from Germany - a numbered, limited edition of 100 - and it's the most physically minimal release imaginable. But it's old school, and there's a cassette version available too.
    Can you please explain the appeal of something being "the most physically minimal release imaginable"? I picture this as a plain white disc in a cover with no artwork.

    We didn't used to call that "old school." We called it "unfinished."

    Just like the examples posted so far of Dungeon Synth are bereft of ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Another great sub-genre is Smooth Noise. Great background for meditation, reading, conversation, etc.
    Examples? Links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Can you please explain the appeal of something being "the most physically minimal release imaginable"? I picture this as a plain white disc in a cover with no artwork.

    We didn't used to call that "old school." We called it "unfinished."

    Just like the examples posted so far of Dungeon Synth are bereft of ideas.
    4-panel digipak, track list on back, clear tray with minimal content inside - no booklet.

    I wouldn't say the music is bereft of ideas, but this album is very minimalist. Maybe not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Another great sub-genre is Smooth Noise. Great background for meditation, reading, conversation, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Examples? Links?
    It was a joke? Can't you people detect sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Examples? Links?
    Bob, it was a joke. "Smooth noise" is ambient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    It was a joke? Can't you people detect sarcasm?
    Sarcasm? Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

    https://cosynoises.bandcamp.com/trac...us-study-sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Sarcasm? Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

    https://cosynoises.bandcamp.com/trac...us-study-sleep
    First we cal it serious, then we call it completely serious, then we call it sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Sarcasm? Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

    https://cosynoises.bandcamp.com/trac...us-study-sleep
    You can visit the Integratron in Landers, CA for a sound bath. http://integratron.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    First we cal it serious, then we call it completely serious, then we call it sarcasm
    Quoting Donald Trump will not save you.

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    A Dungeon Synth article on Bandcamp!

    https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/03/3...on-synth-list/
    Last edited by JKL2000; 05-25-2017 at 12:33 AM.

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    How could my post above be from only two weeks ago? It feels like it was months... weird.

    Anyway I just bought a mess o' Dungeon Synth. I find this a fun style of music, with quite a bit of variation actually. And cheap too - most albums, while short, only cost $1, many are free. And in some cases you get an artist's whole output for just a few dollars.

    This guy reviews a bunch of Dungeon Synth artists -- check out his other pages Dungeon Synth reviews too:

    http://www.toiletovhell.com/down-into-the-dungeon-with-boss-the-ross-part-2/

    Also, for a lovely Dungeon Synth Christmas album check out Winternight Fairytales, a split album by a couple of Russian guys.
    Last edited by JKL2000; 05-25-2017 at 09:08 AM.

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    Sequestered Keep's track is pretty cool.

    Jed, if you like that kind of thing, you ought to check out the sonic stylings of DJS.

    https://danjschulte.bandcamp.com/alb...ilogy-volume-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    Sequestered Keep's track is pretty cool.

    Jed, if you like that kind of thing, you ought to check out the sonic stylings of DJS.

    https://danjschulte.bandcamp.com/alb...ilogy-volume-2
    Thanks, it sounds pretty good. I'm nerdy enough to know that each track on that album is named after an Advanced D&D adventure module!

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    ^ I like his Six Million Dollar Man tribute!

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    Ok, here's a really nice, new one!:

    https://heimatderkatastrophe.bandcam...nels-treasures

    Last edited by JKL2000; 01-27-2018 at 10:25 AM.

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    Sounds like the 8-bit computer versions people post on the interwebs. I guess I'm not so jaded yet that I can revel in uninteresting synthesizer voices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Sounds like the 8-bit computer versions people post on the interwebs.
    It's done using a Commodore 64 sound chip.

    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I guess I'm not so jaded yet that I can revel in uninteresting synthesizer voices.
    Do you mean you ARE so jaded that you CAN'T revel in uninteresting synthesizer voices?

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    Another very nice album from the same label. This and the previous one are available on cassette as you can see, but sold out.:

    https://heimatderkatastrophe.bandcam...senza-bandiere


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    I’m sorry, but are cassettes a thing again now? What’s next, black&white TV? Cars without seatbelts and airbags? Dumb phones? AIDS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I’m sorry, but are cassettes a thing again now? What’s next, black&white TV? Cars without seatbelts and airbags? Dumb phones? AIDS?
    AIDS is still a thing.

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    This sounds like a genre tailor made for the lonely single white guy living in mommy's basement!

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