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Found it on Bandcamp. Pretty pricey at $15 but considering how rare it is to get a physical copy, that might be worth it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2015, 08:26:13 PM »
I don't know how I would deal with losing internet for 2 months. 2 hours is bad enough.

Mo Boma - Jijimuge One: Hut Song/Chronos

Jijimuge is a great album. Not a lot out there quite like it. The closest comparison point would be Jon Hassell, who actually discovered the band and helped them to get signed to Extreme Records back in the day.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 15, 2015, 08:38:39 PM »
Terry Riley - Descending Moonshine Dervishes

Not really ambient but great music.

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.

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