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    Hello there. I'm Dave, and I've been making music for a while now. A fair portion of it is ambient -- when I was little I improvised long, slow, repetitive, moody pieces on my grandma's nasty old upright piano, with the sustain pedal down the whole time, just listening to it.

    I played violin (quite well) and jazz keyboards (not so well) in high school, and messed around with synths a bit but kind of let my skills get rusty, in favor of hand drums and just occasional noodling. I also spent a couple years performing with Saint Louis Osuwa Taiko, high-energy Japanese drumming that bears a resemblance to a martial art.

    But about 10 years ago I discovered the world of VST plugins and started getting more serious, and have self-released a few albums since then ( http://fallsastar.com ). It's been a mix of ambient, glitch, industrial, experimental stuff but I would like to focus my efforts a little more.

    As much as I love crazy clever rhythmic stuff with odd time signatures, what really flows best from me is more on the (noisy) ambient side. So that's where I'm going.

    I work mostly in FL Studio, but in the interests of breaking away from the grid I'm going to move more toward other things as a starting point. Guitar (which I'm pretty poor with in terms of conventional playing), electric violin, fretless bass, frame drum, field recordings. Maybe some cheap hardware synths, or perhaps I will purposely record software synths externally and feed them back in.


    Anyway, I found this place after a post over at KVR and I'm just starting to poke around a little.
    Last edited by falls a star; 04-18-2013, 06:21 AM.

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    Greetings Dave,
    This makes at least two Dave's from St. Louis on AO. Welcome to Ambient Online. I'm looking forward to hearing some of your music. FYI, the link in your post does not work - mispelled maybe?
    -Dave

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ciberithm View Post
      Greetings Dave,
      This makes at least two Dave's from St. Louis on AO. Welcome to Ambient Online. I'm looking forward to hearing some of your music. FYI, the link in your post does not work - mispelled maybe?
      -Dave
      Yep, a typo. Thanks for the heads up


      http://fallsastar.com

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      • #4
        Welcome Dave,

        I'm listening to "Underlands" right now and as I do, I'm thinking to myself you are definitely in the right company. Your music has so much emotionally filled texturized drama, it's absolutely stunning. Really excited to have you with us.

        Cheers and again, welcome to ambient online.

        -S1gns
        Synphaera Records
        Space | Time | Matter

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        • #5
          Thanks

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