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a guide to the ruins: Ambient

Http://tesla.csuhayward.edu/history/Ambient/Space/Hearts.html

Charles Manson was asked if he watched TV or read newspapers. He said no, never... 'but I do like the Hearts of Space program. That's pretty good.'

Http://tesla.csuhayward.edu/history/Ambient/Rave/chill.html

I decided to check out the chill space, which was the first of many future chill spaces to be done by Malachi and Richard Sun. Very interesting, to say the least. They combined sitar music with some live spoken-word pieces, with samples of Terence McKenna, some random not-necessarily-ambient-house-ambient music.. and the setup controlling this was placed inside a wire-frame pyramid. Very odd. The beanbags were great, the people were great (had a very cool conversation with Moonpup), and I went back-and-forth between fast dancing and chilling several times.

Http://tesla.csuhayward.edu/history/Ambient/silent/Hill'sReviews.html

Heavenly Music Corporation: 'In A Garden of Eden' (Silent) Recorded specially for the Space Age Lounge, a techno-mystical chill room amongst the beautiful beaches of Goa, this is Ambient in its fullest interpretation - atonal hi-tek noise crossbred with natural & found-sounds. The Heavenly Music Corporation create a texture, almost a sense of place, purely through music.

Http://tesla.csuhayward.edu/history/Ambient/RRich/RichDLInt.html

Robert Rich: Around 1981, I got the idea to play concerts for sleeping audiences, as a way to introduce my static music to a more receptive audience. These Sleep Concerts lasted all night long, from 11 PM to 8 AM. The audiences brought pillows and sleeping bags and slept while I stayed up performing my long drones. My first several tapes came out during this period, and they reflected condensed versions of this slow-motion music.

Http://tesla.csuhayward.edu/history/Ambient/T.McKenna/TrueHallu.html

Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations is a phenomenal, eight-hour, multi-dimensional audio journey that treks listeners into the heart of the Amazon jungle, blasts them into wild and transitory hallucinatory landscapes and outer-spatial realms, sucks them into young American minds skipping upon tightropes stretched between genius and drug-induced insanity, and finally delivers them shivering with exhaustion, excitement and awestruck palpitations toes over the edge of a spiritual and historical precipice that overlooks nothing less than a major revelation about the end of civilization as we know it and the beginning of a new chapter of evolution more profound and awesome than we can scarcely imagine.


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