【熊本県上天草市の秘境】龍ヶ岳の魅力、故郷で感じる穏やかな日常｜Cinematic 4K｜JAPAN｜ https://www.alojapan.com/1001634/%e3%80%90%e7%86%8a%e6%9c%ac%e7%9c%8c%e4%b8%8a%e5%a4%a9%e8%8d%89%e5%b8%82%e3%81%ae%e7%a7%98%e5%a2%83%e3%80%91%e9%be%8d%e3%83%b6%e5%b2%b3%e3%81%ae%e9%ad%85%e5%8a%9b%e3%80%81%e6%95%85%e9%83%b7%e3%81%a7/
#4k #cinematic #drone #fishing #fishingfishingjapankumamotoamakusa #hdr #Japan #JapanTravel #japanwalk #Kumamoto #Kumamotodestinations #Kumamototour #Kumamototravel #Kumamototrip #Kumamotovacation #mavic3pro #solifejapan #solifevlog #上天草 #九州 #天草 #旅行 #熊本 #熊本県天草市松島町龍ヶ岳町牛深市釣りかかり釣りチヌマダイグレフカセ釣りダゴチン落とし込み乗っ込みノッコミエギング猫 #秘境 #観光 #釣り #龍ヶ岳
zeug + IOCI + St. Peter´s Murder + Acid Arno
aeon & Fabio Keiner
Aerial photograph of a community garden and tennis court in summer.
July, 2021 at Webb Park in Lakewood, Ohio, USA (near Cleveland)
Posting for December 2nd #ArtAdventCalendar
Japan 2023 | Day 5 | Hiroshima (Miyajima Island) https://www.alojapan.com/1000131/japan-2023-day-5-hiroshima-miyajima-island/
##rabit #4k #autumn #blog #castle #drone #fall #GreatTorii #Hiroshima #Hiroshimadestinations #Hiroshimatour #Hiroshimatravel #Hiroshimatrip #Hiroshimavacation #Izumo #Japan #Matsue #momiji #oldestshrineinjapan #Russia #Shrine #Tokyo #Tottori #travel #vaction #video #vlog #дрон #путешествие #свысоты #Япония #広島
hey it’s friday, and i guess i should let you know that my “difficult second album” is up on bandcamp for free or whatevs 💜
much of it was initially done during lockdown a couple years ago, when i made quite a few super harsh sounding tracks while i was working through things and trying to wrap my head around transitioning and other stuff 🎧
after that i shelved it and didn’t listen to it, then lately i pulled it back out and decided it was actually worth finishing and keeping around after all. in the process the harsh edges were softened and it became just a little more blissful, like cotton candy wrapped around a gleaming core of darkness 🌔🧨🎇🍬
#Russian #T90M #Tanks in #Ukraine Receive #ERA Advanced #Armor to Counter #Drone Threats
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1730611896175173651
For Bandcamp Friday 12/1/2023, here's a new slow-motion, long-form classic ambient drift for decelerating your holiday season:
Any $ you can toss into my virtual tip jar at Bandcamp is much appreciated!
And the entire PW discography is still just $10.
BTW ~ "Eastbourne & Weymouth" is now available at digital stores and streaming sites:
Washington Post: U.S. Department of Defense plans a drone army to counter China’s market dominance. The war in Ukraine has shown the value of low-cost drone swarms in modern warfare. Now the Pentagon is planning to build an army of thousands of small, cheap drones in hopes of spurring U.S. drone production and cutting China’s dominance of that market.
Join @ishotjr, @joegrand, and a panel of special guests as we explore #PhotonicExfiltration, #tessellation and #trigonometry, #drone jamming, and more, as well as the latest #SingleBoardComputers and #microcontrollers from @Raspberry_Pi, @arduino, @adafruit, @seeedstudio, and others ⚠️TONIGHT⚠️ at our V87 #LaunchParty! 🥳
By Dear Hollow
The trouble with genre-bending avant-garde artists is the line between utter brilliance and foolhardy amateurishness. Like a sleeping bear of sonic putridity, artists poke it with their toes of jazz and ambiance and drone, and it largely is a matter of time before they’re greeted with the teeth, and consequently, our ears are bathed in confusion.1 R.A Sánchez, proprietor of the ambient weirdness of Black Baptist, offers this odd concoction in solo debut L’Ottava Sfera, a title which is translated to “the eighth sphere” in Corsican. Balancing crystalline and dark ambient soundscapes, jazzy chord progressions and spurts of brass, and a drone weight, all to a pace seen in funeral doom, it takes its sweet and pitch-black time oozing into the bones with sluggish precision.
L’Ottava Sfera does well in emulating the darkness of its cover art.2 Inspired by Catholic imagery, as well as sonic inspirations of experimental jazz, funeral doom, and avant-garde composers like Krzysztof Penderecki and Iannis Xenakis, R.A Sánchez offers a pitch-black sonic exploration into formality, death, illness, and madness, on paper penned like this year’s Swami Lateplate. While albeit merely hinting at metal through expansive soundscapes infected with cancerous doom, L’Ottava Sfera feels heavier and darker than some of metal’s more vicious offerings – as dread and dying course through every fiber of this beast. Undeniably divisive and jarringly stitched together at parts, R.A Sánchez offers a pitch-black descent into meditation and madness through its weaponized gloom.
R.A Sánchez essentially takes funeral doom and drone and strips them to their bare minimum: as atmospheric and unrelenting but its teeth are notably absent, pinpointing its potentially divided reception. Punishment is not his aim, but rather evocation. L’Ottava Sfera’s tracks range therefore from ambient sprawls touched by the crooked hand of drone to dense and unforgiving weight that tugs on the throat. Designed like an unassuming crescendo, the album opens up with the simple and overlong “Nimu,” which can simply feel like a warbling improvisation on a Roland synthesizer. Maneuvering between jazzy chords with underlying pitch shifts, there is little else to be impressed with, continuing into the piano-led “Forma,” whose pastoral chords are interrupted by a staccato break: again, a rather unassuming twist on an unassuming track. However, there dwells beneath the true monster of L’Ottava Sfera at its halfway point: a growing crescendo of drone that adds depth, darkness, and weight to the jazzier proceedings. Even then, the chord progressions stand at odds in “Forma,” with a dark minor scale dominating the drone clashing against the relatively lush major proceedings of the piano.
It isn’t until the full weight of the meticulously constructed and wildly mind-warping “Qutb” that R.A Sánchez reveals his hand. Beginning with a relatively toothless doom beat alongside a synth substitute for squealing feedback, the dirge warps into deep and dark drone slogs that feel the weight of eons, while narrowly skirting the “metal” tag. Balanced with a segment of wonky jazz spasms, a revenant of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, the drone hits as a welcome ton of bricks that suddenly dominates the track with a tastefully religious tone that pairs neatly with the ritualistic flavor. Colossal fifteen-minute closer “Gnosi” continues this trend in the mammoth climax of L’Ottava Sfera, where drums and drone approach an uncanny valley version of brutality (recalling this year’s Rorcal) while the ritualistic and shamanistic drone-inflected jazz drags listeners kicking and screaming into the darkness, recalling Neptunian Maximalism or Zaäar. A true test of patience, interlude “Sovranu” is a sprawling ambient track that slowly and methodically swells from near silence to suffocating density throughout its fourteen-minute ethereal march – although a masterclass in ambient dynamics.
R.A Sánchez toes the line between coyly amateurish and meticulously cunning across the album-long dynamic of L’Ottava Sfera, ultimately landing on a sound best described as soul-crushing – even if it takes a while to get there. The pitch-black tones that embody the destination “Gnosi” showcase the intention and care all along: an ultimate emptiness that scratches under the skin with a duality of both religious and primal weight. The road is bumpy and forlorn and your patience will be tested across its forty-four-minute runtime of divisive genres, but fans of jazz, drone, and dark ambient will find their journey well rewarded.
#2023 #30 #AmericanMetal #AtmosphericDoom #BlackBaptist #DarkAmbient #DarkJazz #Dec23 #Drone #FuneralDoomMetal #Jazz #LOttavaSfera #MilesDavis #Neoclassical #NeptunianMaximalism #NonMetal #RASánchez #Review #Reviews #Rorcal #SwamiLateplate #Zaäar
New blog post up - Thoughts on streaming and ways support artists
“Like many of you, I am and always will be someone who buys music…
…After buying music, streaming is another way to support artists and the label…”
Really enjoying the recently released & very tasteful Elmet Brae "EB01: The Land Compilation" - "A community compilation of #soundscapes / #ambient / #noise / #drone from Merveilles Town members and friends". Released, I believe, by @oppen. Excellent texturally evocative sonic environments. #music Recommended! https://orllewin.github.io/elmet_brae/EB01/
This album contains collections of improvisations with some minimal layering. It was a departure from other studio albums in that it was the first time I released improvisations instead of producing tracks.
It is best heard in the dim light of a mountain stream, but a sonic meditation in your own personal space will do just fine.
I have several other "outtakes" from these sessions that I am thinking about putting together as a new Bandcamp release. They're entirely different and contain more dance elements. So stay tuned!
You received a gift article from Haaretz.
Saqr 358 Iranian loitering missile targeting Israeli and American UAVs https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/security-aviation/2023-11-29/ty-article/.premium/the-saqr-358-iranian-loitering-missile-targeting-israeli-and-american-uavs/0000018c-1ac5-d3b6-adef-bbfd2efd0000?gift=79d8a4b11ba34535b362d6371c463bf7
There are some pretty impressive looking drones for agricultural use.
Some absolutely stunning images here... Also interesting to note the number of #drone shots
Come on, get your responses to the CAA on the new drone laws. In particular, to Remote ID, which is very problematic, given it will potentially prompt the police to visit you for flying higher than 120m above launch point - something that looks fine, until you fly in mountainous areas.
The law states 120m max above ground below the drone, not the launch point. It's a vital distinction the CAA are improperly corrupting and will see many pursued without need.
Between 1932-33, Joseph #Stalin ordered the death by starvation of 7 to 10 million Ukrainian people. This is called #Holodomor (means "death by hunger" in Ukranian), a #genocide committed by #Russians and one of the worst in History.
It's a new #PhonoInput thing to send you drifting into the sounds of alternate realities. An hour of slowly evolving tidal #drone with #ambience of forests and human activity. Things we could have lost in The Atomic Age - or - If the Bomb Had Gone Off on Home Soil.
On November 28, the #Alameda County Board of Supes will be considering use policies for one of CA's largest arsenals of #military equipment. Please join us in continuing to advocate for a ban on scattershot munitions and to call for #drone use regulations. More info here. https://bit.ly/demilitarizeACSO
This is roughly my 150th #Drones4Fun image. It's been fun using the drone to seek out and photograph images that I find interesting and to collect them. I process RAW images with #DarkTable and then archive them on my photo blog:
All past images are also still available at the #Drones4Fun hashtag.
I've been looking to get more photos of Farms, found this one yesterday on the outskirts of a growing town. I like it.
I am loving our new Freefly Astro #drone. Rock solid with great mission planning tools.
The Bundeswehr is creating a #drone task force while (parts of) the SPD is proposing an international treaty on armed drones.
Those would have been great initiatives in 2009.
Did I already share this cool #3D model of the #BellinghamWA waterfront taken by Gerry Gabrisch's #drone? Be sure to click through for the interactive version! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gerry-gabrisch-gisp-2aa3263b_after-an-early-morning-work-related-drone-activity-7092923551850123264-5PwH
Edge computing with drones made by C-Astral Slovenia, OLinuXino Open Source Hardware with EU SOC inside from Olimex Bulgaria, TSN Linux support from Linutronix Germany, and edge computing algorithms implemented by Nexedy France. https://olimex.wordpress.com/2023/11/16/edge-computing-with-drone-swarm-using-open-source-hardware-olinuxino-board-with-european-soc-inside/ #drone #edgecomputing
The most pain-free part of this #drone mapping was when @OpenDroneMap crunched through the 462 images in 45 min on the fast #orthophoto setting (using 2.3GHz quad-core i7, 16GB RAM). The $57 installer (not required, but easier and the purchase supports the #OpenSource developers) made it a breeze to get Philippine #RedCross set up on their Windows laptop.
Leading a workshop with the Philippine #RedCross bringing together stakeholders from their different departments to begin development of a roadmap for utilizing #drones in humanitarian action, so we were obligated to take a group photo by #drone.
Which is better... from higher, or from lower but with a hovering drone joining in the picture?
"Sky over the possible eruption site is now closed" by Flugblogg #Iceland #aviation blog - NOTAM closure for VFR aircraft and drones clears #Reykjanes #volcano🌋 evacuation area for emergency responder priority use https://flugblogg.is/2023/11/12/the-sky-over-the-possible-eruption-site-is-now-closed/ #pilot #drone #avgeek
Demo (images are only processed locally on your own device):
This is by far not the fastest way to compute this, but it explains the principle approach more clearly. Almost exactly 13 years ago (to the day), I used the same with Java and my toxiclibs to transform images, driving altogether 768 granular oscillators to create super complex, constantly morphing drone sounds. Some selected audio snippets & images are here:
 It's called "waveform scope" in Adobe Premiere, even though the term is misleading...
In Italy, drones under 249g have a height limit of 120 meters, but they must always be within visual line of sight. Many claim they can see their drone up to that height. I have more than 10/10 vision in both eyes, yet today, I flew mine at just 20 meters, got distracted for a moment, and soon it wasn't responding to my controls anymore. Turns out, I was actually trying to remote control a crow
I sent the new #drone up today for the second time. Now that the initial nervousness has worn off, I'm realizing that it flies the same as my previous drone, but more responsive and quieter. These shots were taken in #Oriental, #NC on yet another gorgeous day.
An interesting stretch of the Mississippi river in Northern Minnesota. Near Aitken.
(Actually, it's a diversion channel, so I'm not sure if that is officially part of the river.)
Should I get a #drone for inspecting my property (roof - lots of it is not accessible from inside the house - and gutters, etc) and also obviously for Fun™?
My main worry about getting 'into' drones (besides cost, obv) is they seem to be increasingly illegal to operate anyplace interesting, like say, your suburban home 2.5mi from a small airport. (Also, loud AF, unless you go even more expensive…)
A bird's eye view of a wooded area, showing off its autumn colors, somewhere in Maine. I've recently added a drone to my photo kit and am enjoying the change in perspective it provides. https://rickberk.pixels.com/featured/autumn-canopy-rick-berk.html
Noice! Have you ever heard sand sing?
Singing Sand at Great Sand Dunes
good #bandcampfriday to all! though with much uncertainty for the platform, i have released a new album today through which i found my deliverance from a lot which has hung over me this past year
i hope it helps unfetter you from what holds you heavy of heart and mind 💗