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For me, it's all about improvisations and where they take me. I'll have a very general idea in my head but I don't let that confine me. I like to experiment.

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While the tracks do repeat, they technically don't repeat quite as much as you might think. In the first track, the track itself doesn't really start to repeat until after the 7 or 8 minute mark. There's one loop in particular that goes on for several minutes in there but you might not notice it on initial listen. It doesn't change a whole lot but it does change slightly during that time. There's also a 3-4 minute loop on top of that one, as well as some other ones that you probably already noticed.

There's actually quite a bit going on in both tracks, even if it's doesn't continually change from start to finish. I wanted the layers to interlock. I made this with sleeping in mind so I didn't want dynamic changes and I feel like the repetition helps, especially on the second track.

I do respect your criticism though. I do understand why somebody would want the tracks to change more. I actually want to make some tracks in the future with more variation to them.

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I appreciate it. Your advice made those tracks even better.

In case you're wondering, I ended up delaying it to see if I could record a new third track but I ditched it and just decided to release the two tracks that I was already happy with and that became the album.

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https://castleview.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnal-soul

Decided to finally release my new album. It's two long pieces that I originally made with sleep in mind. Might be one of my more challenging albums but I'm happy with it. I was heavily influenced by Mathias Grassow, Eliane Radigue, and La Monte Young while recording it.

Special thanks to Igneous Flame for mastering advice.

Enjoy.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 01, 2015, 04:48:37 PM »
Rapoon--What do you Suppose? (The Alien Question) 2CD reissue.  The original album is in my top three Rapoon albums, so if you don't have it, definitely buy this.  A 2nd disc of new mixes of original tapes and unreleased material from those sessions is here, and is simply awesome.

I really like it too. It's one of his most unique albums. Great stuff.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 26, 2015, 08:06:56 PM »
Trying to catch up by listening to the new Duff Egan album:

https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/memories-dreams-reflections

Great drone music.

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To all the creative fizbos who made tracks out of my dishwasher -

First of all, thanks so much for taking the time to create such interesting music from such an odd source.  It's amazing to me what you guys can do.

Second, I want to make a mix using the various dishwasher tracks created here so is it okay with everyone if I just download your cuts and use them in a mix?

Not a problem for me.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 21, 2015, 07:40:26 PM »


Not ambient, but an excellent album.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 27, 2015, 05:20:15 PM »
Great track, APK.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:06:26 PM »
Here's my offering 'Chthonic Cycles'

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/chthonic-cycles[/soundcloud]

All the sounds were made from Dave's original recording. Much use of vocoding, time stretching and the ubiquitous Paul stretch (amongst other sonic fripperies) were employed.

I'm really impressed by your use of Paulstretch because I don't hear any obvious traces of it. Great track.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:48:20 AM »
Thanks guys.

Also, I can't wait for Pete's track.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:49:21 PM »
Thanks!

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:52:05 PM »
Here's my contribution. This ended up being more challenging than I thought it would be. Not sure how good it is but it's definitely different.

https://castleview.bandcamp.com/track/cavewasher

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:08:05 PM »
OK.  Here's my contribution, a miniature:

https://soundcloud.com/forrest-fang/daves-dishwasher-zen-cycle-021815

 :)

Forrest

That was brilliant and certainly more lush than I was expecting. Well done.

I'm going in a much darker and more drone direction with mine, with a slight organic touch.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:43:31 PM »
The original track is now available for download.  It's only an mp3 cuz that's what it was originally recorded as.  Have at it.

Awesome. Thanks!

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Dishwasher drone
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:30:18 PM »
Pretty cool.

You know what would be awesome? If some of the musicians on here took this, tweaked it a bit more, leading to the creation of some kind of bizarre Hypnos Forum track featuring Dave's dishwasher.

I want to do that. I wonder if Dave would mind making the original recording downloadable as a WAV file so I can take a shot.

Also, for a Paulstretch experiment, it wasn't bad. The program does leave a bad mark though especially on default settings.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 14, 2015, 06:13:08 PM »
Steve Roach - The Delicate Forever

Just catching up on a bit of a backlog that I have. Haven't listened to much ambient music lately.

I am enjoying this one a lot so far. Nice sounds and textures that I wasn't quite expecting.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« on: January 23, 2015, 06:11:37 PM »
RIP. A true legend.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 20, 2015, 05:02:18 PM »
Thanks. Honestly, by the time I got into his music, a lot of the stuff he's been putting on his Bandcamp was long out of print already.

I've heard a track from True North before and I enjoyed it. I thought about buying a used copy for $20 off of Amazon a while back but I passed on it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:35:48 PM »
Silent Lucidity by Grassow is one of my very favorites by him, just released on bandcamp.

I noticed that.

Also, any other Grassow albums on there that you would recommend? The selection is already staggering.

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