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I am an artist living in the Boston area and I have been listening to electronic music since the early days of Tangerine Dream. They were the group whose music most shaped my current taste. In the early eighties Patrick O'Hearn came out with 'Ancient Dreams' and Michael Pluznick came out with 'Where the Rain is Born' The synth work and percussion on those two cd's captivated me for years. Then in 1993 an explosion seemingly occurred-Young American Primitive came out with his work , Future Sound of London came out with Accelerator and Global Communication with their remix of Chapterhouse 'Pentamerous Metamorphosis' and suddenly this wonderful music was everywhere. I love this music. It puts me in a place I would otherwise not be able to visit.It has been a kind of elegant and secret passport to that place where I find inspiration for my art. Drawing my abstract and somewhat surreal pen and inks is currently the most important endeavor for me. They are what comes out of my soul-much in the same way that music comes out of so many of you. There are also other forms to my work as a musician may have differing styles to his/her music. Watercolor abstracts are the most colorful and playful of my work while my seascapes are more of a traditional fare but always evoking a sense of solitude and mood. Anyways this music that I listen to is for me a wellspring from which I drink daily. It is always exciting to discover a new artist or find a new track. On Soundcloud I can communicate a bit with the artists themselves which is always thrilling. None of my own peers are into what I listen to. If I go to a social gathering-ie. play poker with some friends if they see me pull out a cd that I have burnt they just put up their hands and make crosses as though they are warding off dracula from sucking the life out of them. I need to find a better card game.
So I am most grateful to the Soundcloud people-the artists and the followers and those who comment. It is nice to know others even in an abstract and surreal way-that is where I seem to hang the most comfortably anyways. Nice to almost know you.

ambientsphinx gary Smith, randolph, United States

  • A Comment on Luis Bondio.'s
    Nick Warren - Buenos Aires (Luis Bondio Dub Rem... at 2.59
    on March 03, 2013 01:57

    like a fine black and white photograph-full of greys and shades of darkness;sharp-edged and grainy-beautiful portrait of a city

  • A Comment on Diolenmobi's
    Diolenmobi - Inner Voice 3 (mix) at 42.03
    on March 01, 2013 03:41

    really nice selection of tracks-like this a lot

  • A Comment on Matteo Monero's
    Matteo Monero - This World - Never Too Late Rec... at 4.13
    on February 23, 2013 01:51

    out of this world percussive elements and a vocal that is from another place altogether-love this

  • A Comment on Universal Solution's
    Tunguska at 0.49
    on February 20, 2013 02:28

    love the evolution of this percussion and the ensuing atmospheric textures

  • A Comment on Ankri's
    Ankri - In the Mood (From "In the Mood" single) at 2.16
    on February 20, 2013 01:49

    this is quite gorgeous-a hopeful melancholy-a feeling we can all share in-I hope your liner note is not serious-you are too talented

  • A Comment on Clive Button Chillout's
    Breathe In at 2.24
    on February 20, 2013 00:20

    another beautiful piece-especially like the vocal elements-so chill you must be writing in antarctica

  • A Comment on deep in calm's
    Deep In Calm - Uncertain Clarity ...SNIPPET...
    on February 19, 2013 01:16

    possesses the refractions and visual bends one might find in glass sculpture-smooth but textured within

  • A Comment on Silk Music's
    Dan & Sam feat. Maxx Hennard - Walls (Original ... at 2.20
    on February 18, 2013 18:48

    the gorgeous piano and melody are the sail and Maxx Hennard's voice is the wind that fills it-beautiful piece

  • A Comment on FluroMusic's
    Axis - Dancing Flute (Devangel Remix) at 3.25
    on February 18, 2013 03:11

    compellingly luxurious and energetic-gorgeous colors in here

  • A Comment on santiago teillagorry's
    Santiago Teillagorry - Samsara ( Original Mix )... at 3.05
    on February 18, 2013 00:09

    love your restless atmosphere-as though something beautiful is about to erupt

  • A Comment on Hal Incandenza's
    Hal Incandenza - Ventura (Original) at 3.58
    on February 17, 2013 18:24

    infectious and naturally fresh- I want to go to an elegant beach party in a tuxedo....

  • A Comment on dju (Mesmeric Records)'s
    Luis Bondio & Santiago Garcia - Bottomless (Ori... at 2.36
    on February 17, 2013 18:02

    this percussive atmosphere is dynamic and emotional- I want to go for the ride...

  • A Comment on Kaan Koray's
    Domased Electronica - Mars (Kaan Koray Remix) [... at 3.51
    on February 17, 2013 02:00

    mysterious and evocative-has a slow burn feel to it-love the smoldering atmosphere

  • A Comment on Pedro Aguiar's
    Pedro Aguiar-Watching You Leave (Original Mix) at 3.24
    on February 15, 2013 01:01

    the kind of music that takes you somewhere new by way of being different-really cool stuff

  • A Comment on JoinTheDots's
    James Welsh - The Way [Clip] at 0.17
    on February 15, 2013 00:45


  • A Comment on Pedro Aguiar's
    Pedro Aguiar-Many Years To Come (Original Mix) ... at 5.31
    on February 15, 2013 00:39

    very creative work-love the percussive elements and the melodic synths-feels contemplative

  • A Comment on City Lies's
    Kay-L feat. Voyce - Born 2B (City Lies Remix) at 6.40
    on February 14, 2013 02:41

    very intriguing piece-quite unique-melodic in a different kind of way-i like this

  • A Comment on Sommerstad's
    Way out West- Surrender (Sommerstad Remix) at 3.56
    on February 14, 2013 02:14

    this is the only version for me-ghostly and melodic, as though a song escaped from another place

  • A Comment on NuevaRecordings's
    Chris Domingo - Spontaneous Kiss (Derek James R... at 5.59
    on February 14, 2013 01:16

    music for a gentle surfer on a jazz wave....

  • A Comment on Dimitris Athanasiou's
    Dimitris Athanasiou - Simple Things // Know Thy... at 5.09
    on February 13, 2013 03:05

    smooth and quietly flowing with a certain vocal strength that plays with the deep house elements like a wise child in a candy store

  • A Comment on Matias Chilano's
    MatiasChilano-Shockroom - Cut From HernanCattan... at 3.41
    on February 13, 2013 01:17

    windswept song that throws against your ears like a desert night-dark,mysterious and deep with a touch of granular sting

  • A Comment on Da Funk's
    Da Funk-In My Arms at 4.33
    on February 12, 2013 00:50

    I threw away my crutches! no wait...that's just me falling over again-but I still love this

  • A Comment on Agara Music's
    Dmitry Molosh - Flight Thoughts (Verche Remix) at 1.46
    on February 11, 2013 22:50

    with whom did you file the flight plan for this one?

  • A Comment on Downtown Party Network's
    Downtown Party Network - The Machine Man (Best ... at 5.57
    on February 11, 2013 21:49

    an anthem to saturday night declaring oneself ready and willing to funk

  • A Comment on Downtown Party Network's
    Downtown Party Network - Leaving You Ocean [Is ... at 3.08
    on February 11, 2013 17:16

    perfect title

  • A Comment on Downtown Party Network's
    Downtown Party Network ft. James Yuill - The Re... at 5.17
    on February 11, 2013 17:07

    vocal chills up and down my spine

  • A Comment on Spiritchaser's
    Est8 & Emily Cook - Liftin Me High - Spiritchas... at 2.09
    on February 09, 2013 20:26

    gorgeous vocal and perfect music to frame it

  • A Comment on shusaku's
    Parallel at 4.54
    on February 08, 2013 03:04

    what a great musical ride-luxurious first class

  • A Comment on shusaku's
    Starting at 1.53
    on February 08, 2013 02:47

    your piano is a kaleidoscope of beauty and rhythm

  • A Comment on shusaku's
    Contrast at 3.43
    on February 08, 2013 02:40

    love the percussion in this-great atmosphere and funky tinges

  • A Comment on Lasswell's
    SuMmErSaDnEsS at 3.31
    on February 07, 2013 03:41

    love this interpretation-the piano is gorgeous and envelops the summer with goodbye-then that lead that soars so poignantly

  • A Comment on Claremont 56's
    Almunia - Pulsar at 3.44
    on February 07, 2013 03:11

    your guitar is a movement of emotion and mood-so evocative,playful and full

  • A Comment on Claremont 56's
    Almunia - New Moon at 4.34
    on February 07, 2013 03:03

    riding on a tidal wave of acoustic and electric guitar playing beneath the waters i can only smile and hope for more

  • A Comment on Claremont 56's
    Smith & Mudd - The Surveyor at 6.02
    on February 07, 2013 02:42

    wow-another gem found in the mines of soundcloud-we gotta bring this out into the light

  • A Comment on lessov's
    Lessov - The Wind In Her Hair (Original Mix) at 1.41
    on February 07, 2013 02:01

    perfect title for this-very beautiful piece-love the acoustic curls in her hair

  • A Comment on Domased Electronica's
    Napalm - Liouville (Domased Electronica Remix) CUT at 4.12
    on February 07, 2013 01:22

    beautiful work-love all the elements to this

  • A Comment on Matias Chilano's
    Matias Chilano - Shockroom (Original Mix) CUT P... at 4.15
    on February 07, 2013 00:29

    what a liquid piece this is-like something flowing smooth and fast through your feet compelling you to dance

  • A Comment on Seb Dhajje's
    Deadpan - Revolution (Seb Dhajje remix) at 2.50
    on February 06, 2013 02:27

    this is gorgeous-has such movement and emotional content

  • A Comment on Kid✪Vibes's
    Kid Vibes - After Life (Original Mix) at 1.53
    on February 06, 2013 00:58

    powerful melodies and lavish atmospheres-brilliant work

  • A Comment on Universal Solution's
    Cubosity & Universal Solution - Won't always be at 7.29
    on February 05, 2013 05:42

    a collaboration made in heaven-the angels were smiling when you put this piece together-it is quite beautiful-the percussion intricately intertwined with the subtle vocals and the softy repeating lead melody-great track

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