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Great new track

I think it's a great track. I think you nailed the Halloween atmosphere.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: NEW: Castleview - Spirit
« on: August 12, 2015, 04:15:18 PM »
No problem. Your new piece is great too.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:56:11 PM »
Really loving these new Jacob Newman and Underwood/Newman releases on Bandcamp:

Beautiful, percolating sounds and textures. Plus, you can't beat their low, low prices.

Yeah, they've been on a role this year. Transitions was great too, even though that was with Darwin Raymond instead of Underwood.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / NEW: Castleview - Spirit
« on: August 11, 2015, 07:24:48 PM »

Here's my latest release. It's a warm drone ambient piece inspired by Mathias Grassow and Eliane Radigue. Special thanks to petekelly for mastering advice.

I hope everyone enjoys it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:28:51 PM »
The Light & Day - Memory

I really like this. An impressive ambient album done with acoustic instruments and field recordings.

I love this forum And I talked to a friend.

Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Susumu Yokota
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
I only listened to one or two of his albums, but he was great.

R.I.P. Susumu Yokota

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 13, 2015, 04:07:03 PM »
I understand he's trying to do something different but I feel like it's a bit too washed out and there are certain frequencies poking out of the mix that I don't care for, but I'm a little funny about frequencies so it might just be me.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:59:39 PM »
There's a 9 min preview of this album on Projekt Bandcamp.  You can really hear the Harold Budd influence here.  Very gloomy track with piano bathed in reverb plus thick droney Steve ambience.  I would describe this as Lovely Thunder (Budd's 1986 album) meets Magnificent Void.  Nice to hear some piano, seems like Dreamtime Return was the last one to use it (or was it Desert Solitaire?)

New Life Dreaming had some piano in it.

Congrats, Castleview!

Thanks. I remember you really liking Oceanscape when it first came out so thanks for purchasing it last year.


Recently, GV Sound re-released Oceanscape, which is an honor for me. Great netlabel. Check it out if you haven't already.

I don't usually bump stuff up like this but this is my first time my music is on a netlabel.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 13, 2015, 08:37:22 PM »
Gapfield - Abyss

Great ambient music from Jacob Newman and Devin Underwood.

I'm not opposed to short tracks. You could always do an album with a bunch of them.

I really can't find anything bad about the production. There's no unwanted frequencies in the mix that I heard and it's not too washed out. The only thing bad I can really say is that it was too short.

I use Audacity too, but mainly just for piecing all my sounds into tracks. I don't do much processing of sounds in it. I'll use Wavosaur for applying extra VST effects/EQ once I'm done recording.

You're not as limited as you think you are, especially judging from your list of sound sources.

And thanks for listening to my music.

I like it. It reminds me of something I would try to do. The production is really good. You're on the right track.

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.

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.

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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