a note to Deepspace
i've been following your stuff since i discovered last fm. i did not previously consider myself to be a fan of ambient or drone, but listening to you has caused some sort of a shift to happen. i've been exposed to what i would consider to be more atmospheric stuff (like The Future Sound of London
) since the early 90's, but never quite liberated myself entirely from an obsession with beats. i feel like there is some rhythmic energy in me that yearns to be fully released before i can move on in my expression to what i would consider to be pure music.
when i write music, it is often to free myself from the looping insanity of repeating mental patterns and a sensory-overloaded world saturated with information, and rarely with purpose. in my music
the element of purity typically manifests itself in the form of pads, strings, or samples of female vocals, however the underlying platform is always rhythm. it is that raw energy (the masculine) that moves thru the world in a brute, unrefined condition, until it burns out and eventually emerges itself in the form of gentle, elongated, and softer beauty (the feminine).
for me, (and from your biography it seems that you may feel this way too) experiencing music is a process of simultaneous self-discovery and renewal.
i first felt this quite intensely as a child when i heard Debussy
for the first time, and one other piece - a Prelude by Scriabin
(who was also quite an interesting man with an interesting mission...)
at these particular times, i felt music acting directly on my soul, unlike the rhythmic sequences produced by Mozart and other composers, which up until then, had only acted only on my body.
(btw, to experience music acting on your body, just listen to a track with a heavy bass kick at 130bpm, and your foot will tap at about twice the normal heart rhythm. increase the bpm, and watch what happens to your heart beat. )
in general, slower, elongated sounds soothe and relax ... literally inducing a cleansing effect , while higher reaching vibrations lift us higher. meanwhile lower and slower vibrations ground us in our environment.
in this sense, ambient music is exactly the way you envision it... a journey into one's deepest sanctuary, while rhythmic music for me is a shaker that allows one to shake off stress, and perhaps over time, reach a more receptive condition where one is finally prepared to dive into the depths that ambient music uncovers.
what attracted me to your music was this aspect of a complete and utter plunge into a continuous fabric. when one submerges into the Barometric Sea, gravity departs, released of its obligations, allowing the listener to float, free from the confines of logic.
i also enjoy elements of such regenerative music in some traditional folk music. if you think about it, most musical instruments appeared in shapes and forms which imitated the human voice, the human experience. and of course, the first instrument was the voice iself.
our voice, when freed from the confines of language, is in fact a sort of ambient drone.
we can convey our joy, pain, and even exaltation with mere vibrations. try it sometime, just make some sounds... it's great fun!
continuous vibration is really the most direct experience of a person's vital presence, which after all is the same force that drives one to sit down at the keyboard in the first place... propelled forward by neither rhyme nor reason.
anyways.. i hope to find more time to listen to your music and wish you all the best.