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The Ambient Vault

The Ambient Vault is produced by Brian Everett Miller and features extended versions of his album tracks and live performances, as well as contributions from selected guest musicians. Each episode contains uninterrupted ambient music and soundscapes perfect for relaxation, meditation, sleep, studying, creative work, or contemplating the universe.

Tracks

Episode 75 - Scattered Light
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 75 of The Ambient Vault features special guest Scattered Light.  Using a combination of reel-to-reel recording, granular synthesis, and instrumentation from piano, guitar, and synthesisers, Scattered Light creates meditative soundscapes that loop and layer over themselves - repeating fragments of  long-forgotten memories. This mix consists of three improvised tracks, created using OP1, Microfreak, Volca FM, piano and guitar, and processed using Norns, Microcosm, and tape. Many thanks to Scattered Light for sharing and as always thanks for listening!You can find more of Scattered Light on Bandcamp, streaming platforms, and Instagram (@scattered____light).
21:41 10/29/23
Episode 74 - Held by Machines
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 74 of The Ambient Vault features an extended improvised recording I made on Sept. 23rd, 2023.If you enjoyed this content, please consider supporting future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review. As always thanks for listening!
26:30 9/24/23
Episode 73 - Brian Wenner
 Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 73 of The Ambient Vault features Brian Wenner. Brian is a Brooklyn-based music composer, sound designer, and performer. His artistic practice combines sample collage techniques and electronic improvisation to create realtime sound compositions. He has composed for dance, theater, multichannel installation, and digital release. Wenner is set to release a new full-length album later this year entitled 'Age of Execution.'His piece for 'The Ambient Vault' is composed of all unreleased material that was edited and sequenced to create a brand new 22 minute sound composition. The source material for the composition was derived from various improvisational recordings involving the manipulation and playback of sampled and found sound content.Many thanks to Brian for being a part of the podcast and as always, thanks for listening!Artist Links:https://brianwenner.comhttps://brianwenner.bandcamp.comhttps://www.instagram.com/b__wenner
22:00 9/9/23
Episode 72 - Noises & Roses
 Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 72 of The Ambient Vault podcast features Noises & Roses.  Noises & Roses is the experimental music project of classical pianist and performer Maria Rostotsky. The project began as an exploration and a return to the sounds and the sound making machines she always loved as a kid. Hardware synths, field recordings, and pedals. Maria works in classical music, theatre and performance, and many different genres and constellations, from traditional concerts and halls to experimental underground scenes. Noises and Roses is her playground and declaration of love for sound in all its forms, organic and electronic.For this week’s episode of the podcast, Maria has graciously shared four beautiful tracks from Noises & Roses (track list below).  Many thanks to Maria and as always, thanks for listening! Click the link below to follow all things Noises & Roses.1. Green Waters2. Lowdown 3. Evolving Centres4. Marbles Noises & Roses:https://linktr.ee/noisesandroses?fbclid=PAAaZLoO4kQReHbw48miLj0nToG_m1eLFFqyDNT0JF4VdyzPlWAYFLT3DKWhk_aem_ASuGf3M_sI56YbWes9ulp5_ahorSqbvp5jc8Oc0YbFqmCt5W8hO3eJvfxzfOjpAeP_g
24:08 8/13/23
Episode 71 - Slow Blink
 Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 71 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Slow Blink.  Slow Blink is Amanda Haswell’s dark ambient project. The songs are built around tape loops that primarily feature effect-weathered guitar, piano, and synth. Many have described the sound as being one of nostalgia for memories that sometimes are difficult to pinpoint. Haswell’s latest EP, Imbolc, was self- released digitally February 23. Slow Blink has also found a home in the catalogs of Hard Return, Hare’s Breath Records, Bummer Recordings, and Invisible Animals Records. A new split release with Minnesota noise musician, Stomachache, is planned for later this year as well as a solo release under Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings.For this week’s episode of The Ambient Vault, Amanda has been kind enough to share a studio recording of a live set performed at Memphis Concrete entitled “Bedform”.Many thanks to Amanda for sharing her Slow Blink project, and as always thanks for listening! You can learn more about all things Slow Blink using the link below.Slow Blink: https://linktr.ee/Sloow_blink?utm_source=linktree_profile_share<sid=da9f5652-3d8e-41d2-978b-ded13f2d4fe6Memphis Concrete:https://memphisconcretemusic.com/
21:47 7/23/23
Episode 70 - Songs From Tin Pan Alley
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 70 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Songs From Tin Pan Alley.  Songs From Tin Pan Alley is a one man band based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Composing ambient textures covered in lofi-dust. Have over the last 4 years released 14 full-length albums.  Some of them in collaboration with other ambient musicians. His music is mostly centered around modular stuff, tape-loops and always recorded in single takes on either a reel to reel deck or a Marantz cassette recorder.Tomorrow on his birthday, April 3rd he is releasing the last episode of the Standstills trilogy. The album was recorded in 4 days intensive stretch in April last year in a cozy and beautiful apartment in Berlin. All the songs are single takes and with no overdubbing; recorded on a very worn-out Marantz cassette recorder. So, expect beautiful dropouts, hiss and wow and flutter. 😉 The album is released through the wonderful Copenhagen-based record label Petite Victory Collective (PVC).You can listen to SFTPA’s music here: https://songsfromtinpanalley.bandcamp.com/orhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5Hh6xDjanTq57XUhuUpmXu?si=YVhCamzJRXGiYi9tA_znswand follow him here:https://www.instagram.com/songsfromtinpanalley/This song was also recorded in a one-shot session. Made with different modular sequences and guitar-loops and recorded on Marantz cassette. Enjoy! You can see the performance here:https://youtu.be/9EaRpvOVkRU
23:12 4/3/23
Episode 69 - Taylor McMillen
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 69 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Taylor McMillen.  Taylor is an artist based in Nashville who came up as a multi-instrumentalist in bands before deciding to pursue his deep love of quiet and contemplative sounds. He is currently in the middle of a 6 album project for this year, one every month from July to December.  Taylor made this track using generative sequencing to trigger tape-saturated synth sound. His aim was to create something that could be looped endlessly without getting too redundant, but also not necessarily “progressing.” A piece of music that allows the listener to simply exist within it.A big thank you to Taylor for making some music for the podcast.  You can follow his work using the links below.  Thanks so much for listening!Instagram:https://instagram.com/_taylor.mcmillen_?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Bandcamp:https://taylormcmillen.bandcamp.com/
15:03 9/12/22
Episode 68 - Celadon.wav
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 68 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Celadon.wav.“I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT working in film and television and returned to music after a long hiatus to explore electronic music and its place in scoring for the screen. This series of tracks I wrote specifically for the Ambient Vault is the soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist recorded with only the Make Noise Shared System, Strega, OTO Machines BAM and BOUM, and a Sony PCM-D100.”Very grateful to Celadon.wav for sharing tracks that he made just for the podcast, it’s  always a treat and an honor..thanks man!You can check out all things Celadon.wav by clicking the links below and as always thanks so much for listening!Instagram https://instagram.com/celadon.wav?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Celadon.wav on the Deerhorn podcasthttps://thedeerhorn.podbean.com/e/episode-13-celadonwav/Bandcamphttps://celadonwav.bandcamp.com/YouTube https://youtube.com/user/tjnelsonjunior
16:24 8/15/22
Episode 67 - Andrea Cortese
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 67 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Andrea Cortese.  The composer from Sicily started playing drums for local bands before his university studies in Palermo. After graduating, he began exploring digital synthesizers which led to his current exploration of analog synthesizers. His work is marked by a mix of genres, indie electronic and ambient music. Instruments include vintage analog synthesizers, modular synthesizers, cassettes and tape loops.  On this week’s episode of the podcast Andrea has generously shared a track created using the op1, microcosm by hologram electronics, Microfreak and avalanche run.  So grateful to Andrea for being on the podcast and sharing his beautiful music, and as always thanks for listening! You can support the show by clicking the link at top, and find a link to keep up with all things Andrea below.  https://linktr.ee/Andreacortese
21:42 7/18/22
Episode 66 - Yumi Iwaki
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 66 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Yumi Iwashiro.  Yumi is  an electroacoustic artist/lyricist based in Tokyo.  She creates music by layering sampled sounds such as her own voice and environmental sounds on modular synthesizers and small synthesizers, recording them like live jams.  For this week’s episode of the podcast, Yumi is sharing with us two new tracks and two previously releases tracks. Many thanks to Yumi for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! Click the link at top to support the show and all things Yumi are featured below including a link to her latest album.Latest album: https://muzaneditions.bandcamp.com/album/juniperInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iwakiyumi/?hl=jaSoundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/iwakiyumi
21:45 7/11/22
Episode 65 - [moos]
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 65 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest [moos].  [moos] is an electronic music producer from the Netherlands and was kind enough to share a good number of unreleased tracks for this episode.  Many thanks to [moos] for being on the podcast and as always thanks so much for listening! Click the link at top to support the show and shop Ambient Vault merch. Scroll down for more info and links for [moos].“I’ve been making music for over 20 years: electro, dubstep, techno,dub. For three years now I’ve been focussing on modular synths, which I find truly inspiring. I did live modbap sets (modular + hiphopbeats), a few glitch tracks and lofi ambient pieces. Something that’s always present in my music is a feeling of melancholy. When I create stuff, I start with an idea, start patching and develop it further. In that process the modular always brings meto new unexpected sound territories. Everything is recorded straight to stereo, no overdubs or edits on the computer. This is challenging but also very rewarding - once it’s done it’s done.”For Modular World 2022 [moos] did an outdoor piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS7lE67WPyw&t=13739sFor this podcast [moos] put together a mix  of 7 new ambient tracks made recently, all except for one not yet released. Enjoy.[moos] music, live sets, and videos can be found here:https://linktr.ee/moosdohmen
28:33 6/13/22
Episode 64 - Second Sun
Click the link to support the show! Thanks!https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmillerEpisode 64 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Second Sun.  Second Sun is a brand new musical project by Copenhagen based musician and producer Jacob Rasmussen, which presents ambient electronic soundscapes, cinematic impressions, and ethereal textures composed and performed on modular synthesizers.With more than 15 years of experience as a performing musician, and with roots in genres as diverse as indie rock, dream pop, psychedelic rock and folk, Rasmussen originally discovered his love for electronic music through artists such as Nils Frahm, Kiasmos, and Massive Attack. He soon found himself diving deep into minimal techno, ambient electronic, dark ambient, and more.The sound of Second Sun initially started during the first pandemic lockdown, where he discovered an immediate love for minimal and ambient music. Through a growing passion for modular synthesizers, flow state improvisation, as well as an insatiable hunger for exploring the creative field between human and machine, Second Sun was born.Second Sun mainly works with modular synths, tape, and similar hardware equipment. His creative process is intuitive, exploratory and reflective, and usually revolves around creating atmospheres and sonic spaces. The result is a deep dive into distant galaxies of sound, fragile melancholic melodies, and immersive auditive explorations.On this week’s episode of the podcast, Jacob shares a bit about his inspiring journey into ambient electronic music and offers up some gorgeous tracks off Second Suns’s debut album, “Planetary Movement”, which is out now on the Copenhagen based label Petite Victory Collective. https://www.petitevictorycollective.com/So grateful to Jacob for sharing his music and thoughts on the podcast, and thank you all for listening! You can find more info about Jacob & Second Sun by clicking the link below, and click the link up top to support the show, shop Ambient Vault merch, and more! Second Sun:https://linktr.ee/secondsuncph
23:24 6/6/22
Episode 63 - Tobias Karlehag
Episode 63 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Tobias Karlehag.  Tobias is a multi-instrumentalist and sound artist from Sweden who in his solo project creates spacious ambient and drone music through algorithmic compositions and improvisation.In his music he shapes still and meditative states with modular synth, electric guitar and reel to reel machines.In this episode of the podcast, Tobias has been generous to share his latest release, “Orchids/Orquidea”.  Many thanks to Tobias for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! See below for more info and links for Tobias Karlehag. If you enjoy the podcast, you can support it through the link here: https://linktr.ee/brianeverettmiller ORCHIDS//ORQUIDEA embodies the first steps on a search for a recollection of self and kindred-ship. The music’s tangible narrative portrays a time of inwards acceptance and empathy. The music ranges from fragile acoustic melodies to rumbling reel to reel deviations leaving us with audio tails of imperfect memories.  Listen & learn more here:https://linktr.ee/tobiaskarlehag
16:21 5/27/22
Episode 62 - Jay Cliffen
Episode 62 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Jay Cliffen.  Jay Cliffen is a Canadian instrumental music producer. He specializes in textural cassette-based ambient music. Inspired by minimalist art and design, with influences from jazz, classical, and pop styles, Jay began producing instrumental and increasingly experimental compositions. He developed a sound that blends the harmonic richness of analog synthesizers with acoustic instruments, fused together by magnetic tape, with all of its imperfections. From tape warble, pitch motion, hissing and crackling, emerges mood and emotions that are best described as modern nostalgia.Jay's Ambient Vault session features a collection of unreleased music, designed for meditative moments of quiet reflection. The EP uses sounds from the Lyra-8 synthesizer, Elektron Digitakt for sequencing and re-sampling, as well as micro loop, and tape looping techniques. Mastered at 12K Mastering by Taylor Deupree.Many thanks to Jay for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! You can find links below to all of Jay’s goings on.Jay Cliffen on Bandcamphttps://cliffenmusic.bandcamp.com/Jay Cliffen - Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/jaycliffen/Jay - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/7tvHIVs2snrdx5PW2Ahyzl?si=v7_jgOFzSuuvrxW3FrzuMgIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
16:14 5/22/22
Episode 61 - Craig W Bayne
Episode 61 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Craig W Bayne.  Craig is a musician and general layabout from Scotland. He's not sure why he makes music but usually quite enjoys it. He'd probably be better if he spent less time looking at second-hand gear on eBay and more time playing, but thus is life. He finds writing in the third person quite weird, but sort of entertaining.Craig has been generous to share some tracks on this week’s episode of the podcast laced with personal commentary that sheds light on his music, life, and motivations.  Many thanks to Craig for being on the podcast and as always thanks so much for listening! You can check out the links below to discover more about Craig and his music.Spotify linkhttps://sptfy.com/craigwbayneInstagram link https://www.instagram.com/craigwbayneIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
18:22 5/15/22
Episode 60 - Egil Kalman
Episode 60 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Egil Kalman.   Egil Kalman is a Swedish musician/composer primarily playing modular synthesizer and double bass. ”Kingdom of Bells Egil Kalman plays the Synthi 100” is his debut record as a solo artist.The record was made during a residency at the Contemporary Music Research Center (KSYME) in Athens in 2019. All the tracks were captured straight from the Synthi 100 as stereo recordings and contain no overdubs. The music showcases both the powerful and raw sound of this rare instrument as well as Kalman’s expansive interests as a musician and composer.Mind altering just tuned drones with melodies that echoes traditional Scandinavian folk music flow into abstract soundscapes reminiscent of early electronic music pioneers, but still holds a fresh sound and vibe. Deep synth music from the North!Egil Kalman’s playing as a syntheist and double bass player can previously be heard in duos with Zoe Efstathiou and Fredrik Rasten as well as in groups such as Miman, Marthe Lea Band and Alasdair Roberts & Völvur.His music aims to dissolve the brittle barriers separating traditional Scandinavian folk- and contemporary electroacoustic music via minimalist compositional techniques and soulful improvisations. Utilizing just intonation tunings, hypnotic forms, synthesized sound mimicking the acoustic and vice versa, his music explores qualities intrinsic to traditional Scandinavian folk music in ways where the musical foundation is felt rather than explicitly heard.About BlågetenTraditional Swedish folk melody played live on a Buchla 200 sytem at EMS (elektronmusik studion) in StockholmAbout Pattern IllusionRecorded live on my eurorack systemMany thanks to Egil for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! Check out the following links to find out more about Egil Kalman.egilkalman.comhttps://idealrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/kingdom-of-bells-egil-kalman-plays-the-synthi- 10015 questions interview:https://www.15questions.net/interview/tools-creation-synthi-100/page-1/Bio + about Kingdom of BellsIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
16:56 5/8/22
Episode 59 - Maxmodular
Episode 59 of The Ambient Vault features special guest Maxmodular.  Maxmodular is an electronic music project by Max Andersen. Based in San Diego, California, he has spent over a decade making electronic music as a hobby and started working with modular synthesizers at the end of 2019. Musical influences range from soft ambient electronica to heavy rolling techno. This episode features five recent tracks made within the last month. Many thanks to Max for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! To hear more of Max's music follow him on Instagram @maxmodular or listen to him on Spotify and Soundcloud under Max Andersen by clicking the link below.https://linktr.ee/MaxmodularIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
20:50 5/1/22
Episode 58 - Keinseier
Episode 58 of The Ambient Vault features special guest Keinseier.  Keinseier (/kaɪn-zaɪɑː/ rhymes with line-flyer) is an electronic artist interested in exploring the creative process and music through combinations of organic and electronic sounds. From tiny glitches to orchestral string instruments, he uses generative and randomization techniques to create ever-evolving, oftentimes ambient and cinematic pieces, which tend to include both analog and digital noises - which are reused to create something new.  In „real life“ he is a trained media composer (who majored in film scoring at Berklee College of Music) and has written music to a multitude of commercials, feature films and tv series`.keinseier lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.“I started the whole keinseier project as a way to release music free from the limitations of genre, style and external and internal censors.Since my day job is that of a media composer, my music often has to meet very specific demands - be it in the emotion it evokes, the length, the dynamic arc etc.I wanted to give myself the chance and challenge of just making the kind of music that happens to come out, given the tools I choose. This has been a sometimes surprising, sometimes challenging but very rewarding experience. In trying not to censor myself to what I think is cool, what I think the audience wants to hear or I myself think I want to hear etc, I often arrive at surprising results which tend to come really easy - because I am not necessarily trying to achieve something in particular, but let the music take me where it wants to go. Results which, to me, are far more interesting than trying to write adhering to a certain image I have of myself.” - KeinseierMany thanks to Keinseier for being on the podcast, and as always thanks for listening! Follow Keinseier using the following links:Instagram and YouTube:http://instagram.com/keinseier/https://www.youtube.com/user/keinseierdotnetIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
22:57 4/24/22
Episode 57 - Ricardo Peixoto
Episode 57 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Ricardo Peixoto. “I’ve been making music, on and off, for        25+ years and started/joined a few projects throughout those years either as a musician or as a video artist.But only recently, and mostly since the pandemic hit, started making music by myself (and for myself as well) and enjoying this whole process of discovery and experimentation.  I enjoy harmony and melody, not happy, not sad, somewhere in between. I also use found sounds, field recordings and I'm an avid fan of noises, glitches and controlled randomness.  I like the idea of being more of a curator than a musician/performer and being surprised with what comes out with the constraints I set. Closer to the feeling of being surprised with new music rather than consciously creating it. Most of what I create is either generative, improvised or a mixture of both.Modular is the main instrument, but tape, mostly reel-to-reel recorders, is also a part of the process, by recording and randomly cutting loops and using them as a base to explore from.” - Ricardo PeixotoRicardo has been kind enough to share a mix of tracks for this week’s episode (Track 3 - voice by Tina Jander).  Thanks so much Ricardo! See the links below to find out more about Ricardo and where you hear more of his music.https://www.instagram.com/havewedronethisbefore/https://gutta-percha.bandcamp.com/
25:25 4/17/22
Episode 56 - Chelidon Frame
Episode 56 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Chelidon Frame.  Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic music project that mainly works with field recordings, radio interferences, guitars and processed sounds.His installations are experienced-based and suggest a dialogue between the location (both virtual and physical) and the sounds proposed, aiming to deliver a message in the simpler yet most effective way. The use of code, data analysis and data-driven sounds, allow information to be experienced anew.In his studio works and live sets different layers of sounds - guitars, synthesizers and custom-made instruments - piles up creating unexpected new soundscapes.  In this week’s episode, Chelidon Frame has treated us to the following tracks:01 - Mission Control02 - High Rise03 - circle-ellipse04 - Following After February 05 - Thalassa06 - Wings in The DarkMany thanks to Chelidon Frame being a part of the podcast and as always, thanks for listening! You can discover more about all things Chelidon Frame using the links below. https://chelidonframe.site https://chelidonframe.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ChelidonFrame https://www.instagram.com/chelidonframe/If you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
20:34 4/10/22
Episode 55 - Blossom Bisquits
Episode 55 of the Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Blossom Bisquits.  Blossom Bisquits is an electronics project born at the end of 2020, the project is carried out by Davide Santandrea poli guitar / synth instrumentalist with thirty years of experience on stage, in the studio in different projects: Transgender, Be.holders, Solmeriggio, Via Vecchia Godo, About Polly, Karma K1d, etc ..Blossom Bisquits is based in Ravenna (Italy).A big thank you to Davide for being on the podcast, and as always thanks for listening!https://linktr.ee/blossombisquitsIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
20:42 4/3/22
Episode 54 - Julia Gjertsen
Episode 54 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Julia Gjertsen.  Julia is a composer and musician based in Oslo, Norway. She early found ways to express herself through music, strongly inspired by the arctic nature in Northern Norway and triggered by particular life events. Her debut EPSlow Motion Stories was released in 2012 and her style has since been evolving with thoughtfully arranged compositions and sound images. Julia’s full-length album Fragile (2019) was released on Moderna Records and reflects the time between the experienced and learned past, giving a fragile definition to her surroundings through piano compositions. She has been involved in several collaborative releases, such as Distant Fields (2020) and 'Paisajes Imaginario' (2022) with Nico Rosenberg. On her newest album 'Formations', which came out this year, she brings in flutes, synths and textured ambience to her piano work and explores dynamics in her own unique style.This episode features four tracks that Julia has been so generous to share with us here on The Ambient Vault.  1. Innsjøer (with Nico Rosenberg), released in 2020.2. Untuned, (2017), not released.3. Drifts (with Nico Rosenberg), released in 2022.4. Escapism, released in 2012Many thanks to Julia Gjertsen for being on the podcast and as always thanks for listening! Check the links below to follow Julia and support her fabulous work.https://www.juliagjertsen.com/info https://juliagjertsen.bandcamp.com/https://soundcloud.com/juliagjertsenhttps://www.instagram.com/julia.gjertsen/If you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
19:21 3/27/22
Episode 53 - Florigenix
Episode 53 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Florigenix.  Florigenix is an electronic music project created by the artist Nicholas Dallwitz in Adelaide, South Australia.Dallwitz’s other solo musical pseudonym is Magus Niche, and has played in a number of underground bands and performance art projects throughout his life, as well as being a visual artist where he has exhibited drawings and paintings.Florigenix originally started in 2017 as a live dance music act, where Dallwitz improvised on stage using drum machines and synthesisers. It has since become his main musical outlet, where he experiments with ambient composition as well as retro psychedelia and sound design, regularly posting his work on instagram. An avid DIYer, In 2020 he completed building a portable setup for his modular and hardware synthesisers which can be solar powered.This episode features an amazing 25 minute recorded live jam that Nicholas was kind enough to share, it’s a remarkable demonstration of his knowledge, craft, and musicality - you’ll definitely want to hear this one! Many thanks to Nicholas for being on the podcast.  Click the link below to keep up with all things Florigenix and as always thanks for listening! https://linktr.ee/Nicholas_DallwitzIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
25:24 3/20/22
Episode 52 - Sunhaus
Episode 52 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Sunhaus.  Sunhaus is the alias of Australian musician, composer, artist, and builder Marcus Skinner. Under the moniker of Sunhaus he focuses on the exploration of generative melodies, techniques in structure, and experimentation into electronic music.On this weeks episode of the podcast, I am excited to share with you Sunhaus’s debut album, “Formations”.  The album, released by Mystery Circles, embraces colorful clusters of ambient textures, complex forms and paints a synthetic but familiar abstraction. It Many thanks to Marcus for sharing his sonic explorations on the podcast and I hope you all enjoy. You can check out all things Sunhaus by checking out the link below, and as always thanks for listening!https://linktr.ee/SunhausIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller (@jamesmillergospelpianist), and hear the first release from of his recently discovered archive on Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you stream your music.James Miller-  YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24HQdYj8zayQG2CMqfkbqzk7BFnT2jkeJames Miller - Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/0TeId89JnzYPIsk3YefqaN?si=Jg92Br5qTyK4HAmi1CGsyAEmail: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
19:58 3/13/22
Episode 51 - sweetearthflying
Episode 51 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest sweetearthflying.  “My name is Michael Pierce and I record and perform music as sweetearthflying.  I created this music exclusively for the Ambient Vault, using electric guitar, contact mic, found objects, Ciat-Lonbarde instruments, Digitone, effects pedals and a mixer.  I hope you enjoy it!”Many thanks to Michael for sharing an exclusive track on The Ambient Vault.  You can follow all things sweetearthflying using the links below.https://m.youtube.com/user/sweetearthflying/videoshttps://instagram.com/sweetearthflying?utm_medium=copy_linkIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
25:48 11/28/21
Episode 50 - Andrew Black
This episode of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Andrew Black.  Andrew is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, he learned guitar from his father as a child, fell in love with synthesizers shortly after, and has continued to make music in several metal, electronic, and ambient projects ever since. For his ambient work he finds inspiration in his home environment of the Pacific Northwest, the human condition, and his narcolepsy, which he was diagnosed with in 2009.  Andrew was generous enough to share a mix of tracks for this episode and I’m so grateful for the chance to share them with you here.  To hear more of Andrew Black follow him on Instagram and his bandcamp with the links below, and as always thanks so much for listening!https://instagram.com/andy_____black?utm_medium=copy_linkhttps://andrewrblack.bandcamp.com/musicIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
19:19 11/21/21
Episode 49 - Sonaura
This episode of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Sonaura.  Sonaura is an ambient/experimental musician from Kent, UK.  He has graciously shared some improvisations based around anchor points within his new album, “Again Begin”.   Click the link below to listen and learn more about Sonaura and as always thanks so much for listening!https://linktr.ee/SonauraIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
21:09 10/24/21
Episode 48 - Alex Roldan
This episode of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Alex Roldan.  Alex Roldan is an electronic musician from Washington, DC. With a background in film & television audio design, Alex uses unique ways to build and shape sounds, with tools ranging from modular synthesizers to destroyed tape loops. You can hear his latest release "Soft Sill" wherever you stream your music. Alex Roldan's Ambient Vault session includes tracks from the Soft Sill cutting room floor, as well as various unreleased performances from the past year.  Many thanks to Alex for sharing his music on the podcast! You can listen to more of Alex Roldan by clicking the link below, and as always, thanks so much for listening!https://alexroldan.bandcamp.com/If you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
21:19 10/17/21
Episode 47 - Asymmetric Cut
Episode 47 of The Ambient Vault podcast features special guest Asymmetric Cut. Asymmetric Cut is the solo project of Milan based photographer and audio enthusiast Davide Bernardi.  This episode features his latest ep “Anche la Notte ti Somiglia”.  Many thanks to Davide for sharing his music on the podcast!  You can follow and listen to more of Asymmetric Cut by clicking the link below, and as always thanks so much for listening!https://asymmetriccut.bandcamp.com/musicIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
21:55 10/10/21
Episode 46 - Tom Leclerc
Episode 46 of The Ambient Vault podcast features my special guest Tom Leclerc.  Tom Leclerc is a French composer, improviser, and sound artist.  With synthesizers, modular and piano melodies, he creates ambient atmospheres, minimalist  and impressionism.  He works on improvised and pseudo-generative music combining meditation and emotions in his sounds.Tom learned the piano at 8 years old, and started to play with synthesizers and modulars for the past two years.  Since then, he’s started to record video of his works and he progresses in different places.  Recently he tried to explore the limits of music with a performance in the mountains and in front of the ocean.  Beyond the logistical difficulty and the physical challenge, he finds inspiration in the middle of nature.Tom Leclerc, also named ambient montaineer, transports us all in his floral world that links electronic and meditative music with repetitive and hypnotic melodies.  Each piece is an artifact composed in a particular place.  Recently he played and recorded, “On The Leaves”, his last album, in the forest of the Cantal in France.On this episode of the podcast Tom has generously shared some exclusive unpublished tracks that I know you all will enjoy.  Many thanks to Tom for sharing his beautiful music and being part of the podcast.  Click the link below to follow all things Tom Leclerc and as always, thanks so much for listening!  https://linktr.ee/tom__leclercIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help support future episodes by subscribing to the podcast and leaving a review, following Brian on Instagram @heldbymachines, and subscribing to his YouTube channel.  You can also check out the Instagram page Brian curates for his late grandfather, gospel pianist James Miller.  https://www.instagram.com/jamesmillergospelpianist/?hl=en  Thanks!Email: brianeverettmiller@yahoo.com.  Brian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heldbymachines/Brian on Youtube:https://youtube.com/channel/UCSAWKkRtE8tVTvD1r202tRw
17:33 10/3/21

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