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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 02, 2013, 12:33:48 PM »
Forrest Fang- Phantoms

Awesome album.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loop-Based Music
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:01:54 AM »
Hi folks!

Good news-- Empiric Records has put forth our first release-- it's called "Miasma" (2 unheard tracks):

Feel free to have a listen, if you'd like.

Thank you!

I think these new tracks are a lot better. I enjoyed them.

I might look into getting one of those Minifoogers, since I'm cheap.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loop-Based Music
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:36:00 PM »
I agree with Forrest's feedback. His advice is always great and very thoughtful, much more than mine was TBH. His advice that he gave me when I first started posting here was extremely helpful.

Also, raw isn't always the best thing, especially in ambient music. I know there are people that preach rawness in music but what should really matter is how the end product sounds. The best albums I find, especially in ambient music, do have polish.

Daniel Menche is pretty good. His style leans toward noise more than ambient IMO but still a lot more accessible than let's say Merzbow. I like Static Burn and Field Of Skin. He does have a Bandcamp page:

I'm almost done playing The Bridge and it's really good stuff. I'm digging the subtle changes toward the end.

Speaking of recording and equipment, how do you like the Moogerfooger? I noticed you used one on at least one of your releases. Also, if you're looking for a cheap reverb plugin that's awesome, check out ValhallaRoom. Just got it recently and I love it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:35:06 PM »
3 Seconds Of Air- The Flight Of Songs

Excellent album.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loop-Based Music
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:28:01 PM »
I don't mean to be a jerk but I'm not a fan at all, and this is coming from somebody who likes Zoviet France and Rapoon a lot. You're leaning too close to your influences while at the same time lacking what made them great. I don't mean that to be insulting but I feel like it's foolish to try to outdo your favorite musicians at their own game. I think your music would be better with more juxtaposition and atmosphere.

But maybe I'm wrong. It appears that you're on a label, which means you're ahead of me. Maybe it's just me.

Something I'd like to add:

tonefloat:ikon- streams of consciousness 132406

holy shit.  I've been sleeping on this, Castle... 

You have some really nice work on your Bandcamp.  I think I was in a hurry when I last visited and didn't let it sit in the background long enough.  This evening i listened to Droneworlds, Hortus Conclusus and Chamber Music and I was really impressed with your narratives and emotional dynamics.  Each record had  a unique feel and you do a great job of balancing the listen with different vibes and timbers.  I also really appreciate the organic feel your music has, which I sometimes struggle to find in my own.

Would you like to collaborate on a project?  It was really fun to do so with Theta and I still enjoy listening to the result.

Let's do this.  I'm happy to mix/master as well.

I'm open to collaborating on something. I don't know if I have the time right now though. I barely have enough time to work on any music right now because of grad school but maybe things will be less busy in a month or two.

Thanks for the compliments! I really do try hard to make every album sound unique, with not a lot of good equipment.

I really appreciate you posting Droneworlds on Reddit too. I didn't realize that there was an ambient section there but I don't go on Reddit much. I might have to go there more.

My new album is already out now. I released it a week or two ago. You should check it out.

Thought Fox is a really good track.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 08, 2013, 07:25:55 PM »
Got this in the mail today:

Still need to listen to it though. I'm sure it's great.

I liked the second disc, but I thought the first one had too many darned birds!


Well I'm halfway through the first disc and yeah, there are a lot of birds. I don't find it to be nearly bad enough to detract too much from the overall sound but it does seem a bit overboard. I do like it overall so far. The drones are really nice.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:48:22 PM »
Got this in the mail today:

Still need to listen to it though. I'm sure it's great.

Gramophone Transmissions is brilliant. Why have I not listened to this sooner?

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Kave news
« on: October 05, 2013, 08:15:54 AM »
This is some good dark ambient music. I like the deep sound that you have.

Is there anything in particular that I could really improve upon in my music? I remember when I first posted music here, I got some really helpful advice and I've tried to take that into consideration when making this album.

True Night Sky is great. You did a great job controlling the frequencies (nice low to mid range), and there are subtle textures here and there that help it to make it more than just a big drone. I wonder how much your collaborator contributed because it does feel a bit different from your other stuff. Whatever he did, it seems like he contributed a good bit.

I need to give that new release a full listen. I had listened to part of it yesterday and I thought it was really good, but then I distracted by other things. I'll listen to the rest of it soon.


This is my first new album in a few months. I think it came out pretty well. Feel free to give me feedback.

I really like the new track. It's a really neat drone piece with a nice industrial touch that doesn't become too abrasive. The subtle changes over time work really well.

Thanks for listening to my music too. I'm aiming to release my new album before the end of the month.

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