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The PiNG presents Nik Beeson, Morgan Doctor & John Kameel Farah



Those of you who have wished for THE AMBiENT PiNG on
the weekend will have your chance this Saturday October 2nd
and Sunday October 3rd as the PiNG lands in Cabbagetown
for a special weekend festival as part of Toronto Arts Week.
Come and experience the PiNG at The Cabbage Patch
Pub & Grill at 488-490 Parliament St. (just north of Carlton
on the west side of Parliament)    8pm - midnight.

Saturday evening, the live sonics are provided by:
dreamSTATE - http://www.dreamstate.to
mara's torment - http://www.marastorment.com
and cheryl o & quasiMODAL - http://www.cellojuice.com

Sunday evening will feature performances by:
Psychosomatic Climax Machine - http://www.worthyrecords.com
Subduction Current - http://www.room101.net/index.htm
and arc - http://fade.to/arc

Throughout the event, psychedelic mind altering
visuals will be provided by General Chaos Visuals
http://www.generalchaosvisuals.com
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THE AMBiENT PiNG   http://www.theambientping.com
Every Tuesday Night @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen St. West (At the corner of Gladstone/Dufferin St.)
Doors open at 9pm - 1st set at 9:30 - PayWhatYouCan
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/MapQuest%20Maps%20map.htm
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This Tuesday Oct. 5th - Nik Beeson with Morgan Doctor
                                        and John Kameel Farah

Nik Beeson and Morgan Doctor will stir up an improvised
concoction of sweet melodies, exotic percussion, found
sounds and distressing noise, with visitations from
Abe Lincoln and John Wayne.
http://www.nikbeeson.com  http://www.morgandoctor.com

John Kameel Farah, merges computer programming, synth
and piano improvisation to create an intense aural experience.
The inspiration for this performance is called "Echo of Creation"
...Echoes of the first deafening blast from the centre of
creation, thundering ever inwards and outwards...
thoughts and clouds of stars spinning towards humanity,
sky spirit crowned with molecules, eyes rolled into his head,
communing with the Creator... where sky and sea meet,
pouring the rain from the clouds and reveling in the mists
and  foaming waters... venomous and nauseous vapors
hissing through cracks and fissures which which issue
the endless repeating notes of the theme of creation...
http://www.johnfarah.com

Between Sets CD - "Electronic Forest"
Sparce, deep and dark sound creations by esteemed Dutch
ambient electronic artist Matthew Florianz (Liquid Morphene)
with regular collaborators Erik T'Sas and Joris de Man.
http://www.matthewflorianz.com/albums_electronicforest.html
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Coming Tuesday October 12th - S÷ftware with Toastybird Visuals
http://techno-jazz.com
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rik maclean's *ping things* CD Reviews

Arms Full of Sound "Air is the Means"

For his third CD release, Paul Needler of Arms Full of Sound
asks us to consider the idea that "Air is the Means".  A
conceptual album exploring the role that air plays in our lives,
"Air is the Means" is a fascinating collection of songs that
manages to give shape and sound to a shapeless and
soundless medium.

"Weightless Dream (Edit)" opens the disc with a textured
analog sound reminiscent of the Berlin school of electronic
music. Lush pads and squelchy melodies permeate the piece,
a steady drum form keeping solid throughout. A lovely track
to draw one into the album.

"Taking Flight (Edit)" uses oblique motion to suggest the
sensation of flying, a constant drone anchoring patterns that
progressively build in complexity. Shortly percussive tones
enter the track echoing the initial melodies. Very nicely crafted.

Track three, "Escaped (Edit)" is a more abstract piece than
the others, relying on oscillating waves to create a rich sense
of environment, rather than the melodic patterns used earlier.
Subtle and understated, this may be my favorite track
on the disc. Exquisite.

Closing track "Solid Textures" is a lush, majestic work that
brings together many of the earlier ideas and themes of the
disc. Epic in scope, rich in tone, "Solid Textures" is a brilliant
piece to close the disc, summing up the idea that
"Air is the Means".

Over the course of three CDs, Paul Needler has developed
his craft and skills to an impressive level. With this latest
release he lives up to and surpasses expectations. If this
disc is any indication, there are some very exciting things
in store from this bright new talent.

rik maclean - rik@pingthings.com

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THE AMBiENT PiNG presents live performances by Toronto's
finest ambient, chillout and experimental music artists plus
performers from across the continent, every Tuesday evening
at the Ballroom in the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West
at Gladstone/Dufferin St. - Both the Queen Streetcar and the
Dufferin Bus stop right at the hotel. http://www.gladstonehotel.com
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