QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009

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As many of you might already know, the new portal is finally open!!!!!  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to happen, but I do hope you find it worth the wait.  Some of the new features you will be able to enjoy are being able to message any member & being able to post your own favorites.  There will also be a forum added so that requests and such can be made there.  Eventually hope to in essence mirror this blog there and of course have new content available.  The new music available should be substantially more than here as there will be multiple people posting =-).  Please stop by and join your NEW home for QuietMusic – www.quietmelodies.com!





Ron Boots – Acoustic Shadows

3 03 2009

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MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 1:11:00 min | 2006 | 150 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Ron Boots does it again. After his stunning Area Movement two years ago, here is another fine piece of art. Acoustic Shadows is a wonderful musical journey that shows the skill and the creative abilities of Ron Boots. Melodic half way between ambient and rhythmic moves, Boots succeeded in making us see and feel his music. Which is quite something in a musical world where words and lyrics are absent? He brings us, where he wants us to be. This is great music, with strong sequencers lead, good percussions work and wonderful synth moves.
A musical story that will please all EM fans especially those who like progressive EM.

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Ron Boots – Area Movements

3 03 2009

ron-boots-2003-area-movementRon Boots – Area Movements
MP3 @ 256 Kbps VBR | 1:04:46 min | 2003 | 124 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Every album by Ron Boots is eagerly awaited for. What will this Dutch master bring us next? Well, “Area Movement”, which was conceived during the last 15 years (with many long intervals), describes some special places in the world. This ranges from Ron’s own country The Netherlands (The “Wadden Sea”) to Canada and the Serengeti National Park.

The style on “Area Movement” is quite melodically, sometimes even symphonic. In this case, “Area Movement” sometimes bares some of the same fine atmospheres of his early albums. The first track “The Grand Banks” already shows it. Starting with a soft piano part, this piece really “rocks”. It features Harold van der Heijden on drums. Also, the sequences are excellent again. Another great track is “Rapids” in which the sequences somewhat remind of Ron’s masterpiece “Tainted Bare Skin”.

Ron loves many musical styles. The cover of the legendary song “Dust In The Wind” by the impressive progrock band Kansas shows his interests. In this song Ron sings and does that well. Maybe it’s an idea for a whole album?

Ron Boots doesn’t stop to surprise us with his music and his ideas. “Area Movement” is another example of his visionary.

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Ron Boots – Current

3 03 2009

ron-boots-1997-current1Ron Boots – Current
MP3 @ 192 Kbps VBR | 1:11:06 min | 1997 | 98.4 MB | 10% Recovery Record

“Current,” by Ron Boots is a dense ambient soundscape of epic proportions. Ron synthesizes the entire album. On “Ambiguity,” a tribal rhythmic pulse drives the synth riffs and washes. The tribal rhythms are created on the drum machine. There are no ethnic instruments credited. That is a great juxtaposition – or joke – from Ron. He drives his electronica with a simple Native American rhythm. Touche, Ron. The rest of the album is peppered with natural and electronic ambience. This is a highlight of Ron’s long and illustrious career.

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Ron Boots – Cutting Branches

3 03 2009

378705Ron Boots – Cutting Branches
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 55:43 min | 1995 | 131 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Ron Boots has been making great electronica for years. “Cutting Branches” continues his tradition of excellence. Created totally on electronic instruments, Ron is able to generate authentic-sounding drums, guitar and bass. He mixes them expertly to create exotic soundscapes and vivid imagery. The images are very pastoral and organic. Much in the vein of Robert Rich, Ron creates organic juxtapositions through scientific exploration.
This music is otherworldly, ethereal and serene.

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Ron Boots – Detachment Of Worldly Affairs

3 03 2009

ron-boots-1994-detachment-of-worldly-affairsRon Boots – Detachment Of Worldly Affairs
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:12:28 min | 1994 | 180 MB | 10% Recovery Record

During the early 90s, as the new age phenomenon waned in popularity, more than a few progressive music aficionados were questioning what artists would emerge from this period of commercial decline and continue developing great new instrumental, just as a smaller group had before the new age movement. Thankfully, several have emerged–particularly in Europe–to carry on and further expand the great work began in the 70s by new masters such as Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. One of the most remarkable of these musicians is Dutchman Ron Boots. By the time Boots reached Detachment of Worldly Affairs, his fourth major studio album, he was in full stride creatively.

A variety of both driving and spacey compositions with a strong sound tablet make this one of Boots finest albums to date. Detachment is proof that Boots style had developed to a point that clearly elevated him beyond many “electronic” artists content to re-invent the 70s or simply put out a number of mediocre productions. Boots’ compositions often develop subtly but purposefully with a tapestry of sequences, rhythms, melody, and great programming. Detachment also contains another hallmark of great albums­excellent variety of composition.
The album opens with a powerful mix of rhythm and sound, the first part of the title track, but soon moves to a slower tempo reflective piece, “Cool Down.” The album also contains one of Boots’ best ambient pieces “Far Boundaries” which is somewhat enigmatic even after years of listening.

Boots must have thought so as well because he followed up the composition with a sequel the next year on his subsequent studio album.

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Ron Boots – Different Stories & Twisted Tales

3 03 2009

ron-boots-1993-differents-stories-twisted-tales1Ron Boots – Different Stories & Twisted Tales
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 1:15:07 min | 1993 | 185 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Different Stories and Twisted Tales is a documentary, of sorts, by Ron Boots. He has spun a yarn of about how tales become legends and how individual lives are, in and of themselves, tales and legends. Ron creates the story-telling mood by mixing Berlin school sequences with dense atmospheres. Track 3, The Call, features a smoking electric guitar by Klaus Hoffman Hoock. The guitar is a dynamic compliment to the atmosphere. Ron’s overall diversity allows for dark AND pastoral atmospheres. The darkness is heavy and overt. The pastorales are dense without relying on new age or symphonic textures. They rely on Ron’s innovative use of sequences to create lightness. That unique texture is awesome and essential!

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