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The PiNG presents Intergalactic Faerie Funk + Pype

THE AMBiENT PiNG   http://www.theambientping.com
Free - Every Tuesday Night - doors open at 9pm - 1st set at 9:30
  @ club nia / C'est What - 19 Church St. at Front St. - Toronto
         3 blocks east of the Union Station subway.
         map - http://www.cestwhat.com/map.html
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This Tuesday June 22nd  -  Intergalactic Faerie Funk + Pype

It's the PiNG's Post-­OM Festival Chillout Night with an opening
set by wind player and looper Pype (Jean­Marc Guillemette),
who has performed at every single OM Festival.

Then, Philadelphia, PA, live improv electronic music trio
Intergalactic Faerie Funk, known for their lush spooky textures
over naughty beats & basslines, will be visiting the PiNG
after their regular performance at OM, to play some downtempo
and ambient. Their intent is to perform a set of completely
chilled music, which their Toronto friends and fans will have
never heard them play before - "their music igniting emotions
containing therein: mystery, intrigue, deep breaths, messages
from secret lovers---all the feelings that drive you back from
the places of old."   http://www.galacticfunk.net

Between Sets CD - OM by dreamSTATE  (e­-SPACE)
Continuing with our Post­-OM Festival theme, we'll be playing
a sneak-­preview of dreamSTATE's forthcoming OM CD -
recorded live in an early-­morning chillout set at the OM Festival
in 2000 and with a planned release date of November 2004.
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Coming Tues June 29nd - Interweaver with Boudicca II Visuals

Between Sets CD - "amplexus" by Obmana / Brennan / Roach
http://www.vidnaobmana.be  http://www.thombrennan.com
http://www.steveroach.com   http://www.projekt.com
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rik maclean's *ping things* CD Reviews

Jesse Sola, who performs under the name Numina has long
been one of my favorite ambient artists. I first heard his music
back in the glory days of mp3.com, back when they were
paying us money instead of the other way around.  At the
time I very much admired his vision, his sense of environment,
his mastery of the ambient genre. Over the years through
the releases that he's had, I've grown to appreciate his work
in even more subtle ways, on a cerebral level as well as an
emotional level. And now as I hold a copy of his debut on
Hypnos Recordings, I believe that my appreciation for Jesse's
music has grown further still. Put quite simply, "Sanctuary of
Dreams" is a masterpiece. This is one of the most beautiful
pieces of music I've ever heard.

Opening track "Awaken Within a Deeper Realm" slowly builds
and grows with pads drifting around you, caressing you, flowing
around you in a liquid manner. It's a sensual feeling, a feeling
of intimacy as if you're sharing secrets late at night with your
loved ones. It's a very powerful opener, and it sets the tone
for the rest of the disc.

"Lost on Silica Ridge" adds irregularly spaced percussion
echoes to the drift, creating a sense of movement in the track.
Tones stretch and bend around you, drawing you deeper
into their grasp.

Skip ahead to track four "In Loneliness, the landscape Fades"
where oblique motion plays underneath a slow melody of
gently rising and falling tones. A heartfelt lament that touches
me on a very primal level, something very basic and pure.
Simply stunning.

"Thrown into Oblivion" features vocal-styled tones sweetening
the mix over a steady drone playing low in the background.
Processed and reverbed to perfection, one can't help but
imagine being transported to deep caverns far away in time
and space to witness an otherworldly chorus. Marvelous.

Track eight, "Dream Recognition (Silhouette of the Past)"
begins from nothing, a slow tone fading in, floating across
the soundscape just on the periphery of your senses. Sublime.

"Lucid Ascension" features some lovely work by the very
talented Tara Vanflower, vocalist for darkwave favorites Lycia.
Very subtly mixed in with the track, her voice blends in with
the tones used to create an even more magical, more
charming sound. What an inspired collaboration!

Over the years, Numina has honed and perfected his craft
and this disc is a culmination of that perfection, setting an
even higher standard for his work to follow.  "Sanctuary of
Dreams" connects with me on a variety of levels and
reaffirms my belief that Jesse's work is a treasure,
something to be cherished and held close to your heart.
Surely this disc stands as one of my favorite releases
so far this year.

rik maclean - rik@pingthings.com

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The Ambient Ping presents free live performances by Toronto's
finest ambient, chillout and experimental music artists plus
performers from across the continent, every Tuesday at club nia
(aka C'est What) featuring a comfortable lower stage area, perfect
for attentive listening, plus a higher level with a bar, back room
and more seating that's great for conversation, good food and the
club's impressive beer, wine and whiskey selection. Musical treats
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