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Altus - Coma Cluster
« on: January 11, 2010, 02:50:55 PM »

A friend of mine told me I had to download this album - I did - and I love it.  It's drifty droney floaty spacey happiness from Altus (who's a member of this forum) - and released on Endless Ascent (Nathan Larson's ambient netlabel).

Highly recommended if you're in the mood for a deep drift.   I've spun it about 6 times now in the last couple weeks and it'll be spun again.

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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 02:56:24 PM »
Altus rocks.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 07:53:49 PM »
Hey jkn,
I'm glad you've been enjoying it.  Thanks for the mention.

And Thomas, you're a nut.  ;)
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 01:27:18 PM »
I've listened to this 3 times already. Really enjoying it. Good stuff.

Altus, any chance of another live web performance? Loved the musical portion, I'm just hoping to get the video working next time.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 08:19:18 PM »
Thanks Antdude.

I don't know when I'll do another live performance.  They really stress me out, which is saying something for playing ambient music.  ;)
The web video thing was a fun thing to try, but it really pushed the limits of my system since I already use it to produce the music and stream it to the server.  I was surprised that the system held up as long as it did, and I only started getting some intermittent snapping after 50 minutes or so.

That said, if I do another live show, I'll likely lug in another system into the room and use it solely for video streaming to the server.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 09:17:50 PM »
I have been playing Coma Cluster constantly over the past month.  It's just about perfect really.  Probably my favourite Altus album yet.  I used to thrash Excursion 2 and Water, but now it's mainly CC.

Here's to more some space ambient like this from Altus.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010, 07:42:19 AM »
Thanks so much, Mirko!  :)
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 02:53:56 PM »
I agree with the others. It's rare (for me, at least) to find space ambient albums on the lighter/brighter side which don't simply come off as cheesy, but Altus has hit the nail perfectly here. Been listening to this one a lot. Even my girlfriend, who's typically much more a fan of the noisy guitar drone stuff, really likes it.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 08:16:38 AM »
Some of the instruments used includes guitar so maybe that's why.  ;)
Thanks again for the comments everyone.  It's great to hear feedback on people's thoughts and feelings about my stuff.
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Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010, 04:33:11 PM »
This is really great.  I especially like Cluster Of Galaxies, and think it is my favorite Altus track to date.  This album goes right up there with EI:Fire and Excursion One for me.  Keep it up!