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Post by Oxix52 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks for posting. I have been greatly enjoying her cd Lixiviation. :yay:

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Post by mome rath » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:50 pm

what an elegant description of BLEEP BLEEP BLOOP BORF

that was awesome :love:
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Post by Kent » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:53 pm


From her own YouTube channel.

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Post by Jason Brock » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:54 pm

Great videos, thanks for the links.
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Post by John Noble » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:56 pm

Kent wrote:[video][/video]

From her own YouTube channel.
Thanks for posting this, wonderful stuff.
Go make some music.

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Post by Jonahr » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:24 pm

ok so have you guys heard the opening track to seven waves? its really great!!

all in all i'd say "seven waves" is my favorite of her offerings. highly recomended!

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Post by scarymcclary » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:29 pm

i heard her interview on NPR, it was great. wanna get her record.

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Post by polyroy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:43 am

Let's get this shit back on track then.

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Post by jocksandjazz » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:56 am

@polyroy: Played that over a cigarette and cup of coffee upon waking up. Those are very palatable sounds to kick off the start of a spring morning.

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Post by polyroy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:58 am

Good stuff, sounds like a wonderful way to start a wiggling day.
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Post by z3r01 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:04 am

I purchased the LP version of "Lixiviation" just a couple of days ago, can't wait for it to get here. :tu:

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Post by jocksandjazz » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 am

Just made my way through that. God I hate being broke.....

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Post by polyroy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 am

I didn't realize it was a 2012 release! Sounds so amazing, like it was made years ago but was still ahead of it's time.

Here's another belter for you all.

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Post by polyroy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:28 am

I have a feeling that track was in the Moog documentary, if my memory serves me correctly?
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Post by sydilaxe » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:06 pm

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Post by chamomileshark » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:39 pm

thanks for the vids. I do like what she says about the relationship between her and the instrument - she said somewhere else about the Buchla being a willing partner and I always thought that was interesting. I find my Wiard to be the same whereas other things I have remain machines.
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:30 pm

cleaned up the thread, kept the good stuff

next time instead of all diving in, perhaps someone could just send me an email. That way cleanup takes 30 seconds instead of 10 minutes

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Post by dslocum » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:17 pm

Not videos (which are cool - I've never seen those, thanks!) but a couple shots from NAMM 2012.


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Post by dude » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:19 pm

super cool doug!!!!

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Post by ceeg » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:08 pm

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Post by sduck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Wow! I miss a day and the thread completely changes. For the better, thank you muff. Suzanne has always been a big influence on my modular activities - she has some incredible talent.
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Post by sonicwarrior » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:16 am

Would have been cool to have a mother like her.

I think I'd never gotten the shitty Yamaha TG-100 as a start then and the even shittier Quasimidi Quasar after that. :twisted:
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Post by jonah » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:15 pm

I was just reading about Gordon Reid's hatred of the 200e (don't worry I'm only using hyperbole) in sound on sound and there was a link to this interview with
Suzanne Ciani. ... ciani.html

The studio gear listed is perfectly capable of making good music, but I'd feel pretty badly for her (financials) if she sold off any of her good analog stuff to fund it. Especially at the time though, I can seriously see the advantage to a setup like that and without digital editing I personally don't think I'd enjoy analog gear to the same degree.

@sonicwarrior depending on your age you still might have! :lol:

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