Dark Ambient Radio

A bit of googling a few weeks ago brought me to darkambientradio.de. Their radio stream plays some great music.

Also, they’re in the process of putting together a CD compilation of dark ambient music. I’ve committed myself to submitting a track for it but, given the number (and quality) of the other artists involved, it’ll have to be a damn good one to find a place on the CD.

I don’t actually make much music that I’d classify as dark ambient. (The ambientness of Subterranean was a bit of a surprise to me.) I still feel like I have a lot to learn about making that sort of music. I’d like to magically be as good as raison d’ĂȘtre or Desiderii Marginis, but really I just have to spend a lot of time working at it. So a couple of weeks ago I put together an ambient track as practice. The results were acceptable but not special. I’ll have to keep working.

By the way, I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet. I quit my job at the beginning of the year to concentrate on music and other things that interest me. In summer I’ll look for work again, but in the mean time I’m writing a tune per week. When this period is over I’ll look over what I’ve done and polish up the best tracks for release.

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