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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 18, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
I don't really remember Loscil's music either, and I've heard two albums worth. I remember them being decent but nothing too remarkable. Good for him for having success though because he has brought new fans to the genre.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:07:18 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.

I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.

The Spirals Of Time is a must if you haven't heard it yet.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:55:45 PM »
The reverb is there but super subtle. Not something I'd use regularly. Cool concept though.

Special thanks to cvac for the first review of Elemental Wave on his new blog.

Overall this is an interesting album I enjoy listening to. I found it effective for daytime background listening, falling asleep, and more attentive listening. At thirty-three minutes, the album is short but potent.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:38:57 PM »

That's cool Forrest, never seen a Marxolin before. I have a related instrument, the Marxophone. I've never used it on any of my projects yet, maybe some day. Here's a picture of what mine looks like:

BTW looking forward to receiving my copy of your new album.  :)

I have one of those, too!   ;D   But yours is in much better condition than mine.  Remember that album that Pink Floyd was supposed to do with rubber bands?  Maybe we could do an ambient album with only Marxophones!

Let me know what you think of my new one!


I have an old zither that's kind of similar, but I haven't used it in a long time. It's not in great shape but all the strings were still on it the last I checked.

Apparently, they were more popular 100 years ago.

Cool! Glad you liked it. I actually design my albums partially with sleep in mind.

Also, here are some extra DL keys I received:


Plus, we decided to drop the $2 after some extra consideration. We thought it'd be best to do that since the album is pretty short.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 05:25:23 PM »
Right now, listen to Mathias Grassow's Ambience (1995) album. This is great, need to get more stuff by him for sure. His catalog is massive and daunting.

By the way, has anyone noticed that DACs in phones are getting better? I upgraded my phone a couple months ago and I'm surprised how good it sounds playing FLACs and listening through full-size headphones. I might even start listening through headphones more, though in general I prefer speakers.

Love that album. That and Expanding Horizon (a collaboration with Alio Die) are the only two albums of his that I have on CD.

Thanks! Would love to get your take on it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:04:04 PM »
Well I definitely stand corrected on Vladislav Delay after hearing Huone. TBH, the only Vladislav Delay album I have is Anima but I really like it. I'll have to check out more of his work at some point.

As for Pole, I need to check out the rest of the trilogy because I only have 2.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:18:06 AM »
Porter Ricks - Shadow Boat EP

This is awesome. There are some shades of dub techno but it feels quite unique throughout. They didn't play it safe with a bunch of simple 4/4 beats. Some of the best new electronic music I've heard in a while.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:29:39 AM »
I always thought of Pole and Vladislav Delay as fitting in more with the glitch movement than dub techno.

Also, just found out that Porter Ricks got back together and released an EP late last year. Will be listening to it soon.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / New: Castleview - Elemental Wave
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:24:25 AM »
Hello everyone,

My second album for Black Dingo Records just came out today. I'm really proud of the fact that I'm the first artist besides Duff Egan to have 2 releases on the label. Stylistically, it refines the approach seen on Beautiful Abyss further so if you liked that one, you'll be right at home here.

I also have a few DL keys for the new one:



Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 04, 2017, 08:39:55 AM »
Yeah, the classic dub techno albums are way better than the newer stuff. The newer artists, like the ones on Deepchord's label, sound a little too polished and don't really advance the genre any.

I wish Porter Ricks were still together.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:32:40 PM »
As a young person, I can tell the difference between loseless files and let's say 256kbps or 320 kbps MP3s even before I started making music but honestly, the difference isn't enough for me to convert all my music library to loseless files. Now if you're listening to MP3s at 192 kbps and lower, you're asking for trouble.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:50:29 AM »
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I think it's awesome. Can't wait for the album to come out.

ślfə : If you want to be a part of this community (and not be mistaken for yet another alter ego of Ekstasis) then introduce yourself properly (there is a section for that), and respond with care in threads. We are here to enjoy each other's company, enjoy the music, and have friendly and sometimes insightful conversation. Being anonymous only makes you questionable.

I don't think he needs to drop anonymity completely but dropping the aggresive criticism would do wonders, especially when talking to people who have been making ambient music for a long time. There's no need for that.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:19:27 PM »
I love ValhallaRoom. One of my favorite reverbs.

Really nice setup.

A darkly dense affair this one, with a good 'depth' to it.
Slightly bordering on the atonal for these ears in parts, otherwise more nebulous and rather unique throughout - I certainly wouldn't say "reminiscent of the work of so and so"

Thanks for listening to it! I'm glad you noticed the depth. That's always a major priority for me when I'm piecing together my tracks.

Just finished it and I really enjoyed it from start to finish. The ocean sounds didn't feel cliche and it feels spiritual and heavenly without being cheesy. Congratulations on the new album.

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