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This is my first new album in over three years. It's a loose concept about being shipwrecked on a dangerous island. Any support and feedback would be appreciated.

So Bill Laswell's page now has all of the Outland albums and has started uploading the Psychonavigation series.

Outland series:

Psychonavigation series (only three so far):

These are more expensive than a lot of digital download on Bandcamp, with just about all of them costing $10 or $11. That being said, I can at least vouch for Outland 2 and Psychonavigation 2 being great. I figured I'd share this because I know Pete Namlook is well-liked here.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Unusual gear that you like?
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:52:47 AM »
I have a granular sampler called the Microgranny. Here's a demo video someone else made:

It's pretty cool. I've finally found the time to mess with it and it's definitely interesting. The only real negative is that putting samples into it is a bit of a pain as it only accepts 8 or 16 bit mono WAV files at a sample rate of 22050.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Favorite Klaus Wiese albums?
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:11:44 PM »
Since there have been quite a few posthumous releases over the past couple of years on Bandcamp, I think it'd be a great time to discuss Klaus Wiese's music again. Out of the new releases I've heard so far, my favorite are Iremia, the previously unreleased version of Ruh, and Space II.

I don't know how Iremia never got released back in the day because it's awesome. Space II is a worthy sibling to the original Space album, which might be my favorite Klaus Wiese album of all time. That previously unreleased version of Ruh is superior to the original longform piece.

Out of his older albums, Space, Uranus, El Hadra, Dunya, and Divine Orbit are my favorites. TBH, there are still a lot of albums of his that I haven't heard yet.


It's been over a year since I've put out a new Castleview album, but my new one is finally done. I decided to go back to my roots a bit and experiment with noisier textures, incorporating touches of granular synthesis and pink noise to create a hybrid of dark ambient, shoegaze, and drone music.

As usual, feel free to give me feedback. Hope you guys enjoy the album.

I know they're more limited texturally than a traditional analog synth but the low end can be downright intoxicating on a good bass synth. There's a lot of potential for good minimalist drones with just a bass synth, but I'm sure somebody has done that already and I just don't realize it yet.

It feels like it's been a while since I've had anything new out but here's my latest track. There's a good chance that this will be on my next album. I'm aiming for a new album before the end of the year.

Hope you guys enjoy the new track. Feels like it's been a little too long since I've put out something.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: April 02, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
How are their reverbs? Have my eyes on a used M300 for a cheap price and I was wondering how their budget and higher end offerings compare to other brands. The Hall of Fame, SkySurfer, and Arena pedals seem really cool too.

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:



Hello everyone,

Here is the new Castleview album, out now on Duff Egan's new label, Black Dingo Records.

I'm really proud to have the first commissioned release on Duff's label. I've been a big fan of his work for a long time so I jumped on this opportunity pretty quickly.

Speaking of Black Dingo Records, Duff also has a CD release of The Future Of Man (BDR 001), which is now available for the first time on Databloem:


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Bill Laswell's Bandcamp page
« on: August 28, 2016, 04:22:08 PM »

I know Bill Laswell isn't strictly an ambient musician but he worked on the Psychonavigation, Outland, and part of the Dark Side Of The Moog series with Pete Namlook and his Axiom Ambient compilation is a personal favorite of mine:

I wonder if he has any rights to the Psychonavigation and Outland albums. It'd be awesome if he uploaded them in the future. It'd be nice to see the Divination albums there. Even the last one with Laraaji was really good.

Just thought that somebody here might be interested. There's some great albums uploaded already.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Thoughts on Mychael Danna?
« on: July 25, 2016, 06:36:01 PM »
I'm a huge fan of Sirens and Skys, his two solo albums on Hearts Of Space released back in the early 90's, and I wish he would have kept making music like that instead of going on to make soundtracks for obscure Canadian films. His releases with Tim Clement as Danna & Clement were great too. I have Summerland on CD and it's another personal favorite of mine. Sadly, much of their work is out of print at this point.

He was so good at blurring the line between cinematic music and ambient music, without getting too far into cheesy new age territory. I just wish he would have made more non-soundtrack music.

I just finished this playlist today. It's the first playlist on 8tracks that I've done in a while. I figured a few people here would enjoy a playlist of noisier ambient music.


Hey guys. I just released a new track that's going to be on a future album of mine. Stylistically, I'm aiming for a noisy but ethereal drone/ambient sound that I explored back when I first starting posting here, except that I've improved a lot since then.

Anyways, feel free to give me any feedback.


This is a compilation consisting of material recorded over the last several months and a couple of tracks from my vault. It took longer to record the newer material than any other album of mine, but it was worth it. I had hit a mental block for months but lately, I've been much more productive and now I'm recording two new albums.

As usual, feel free to give me any feedback.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Android needs more synth apps.
« on: April 05, 2016, 01:45:22 PM »
Yeah, I know the quality of Android devices is all over the place but there are Android devices that can easily handle professional synth apps, like the Nvidia Shield Tablet. Plus, Android has a bigger market share than iOS. It can't be that hard to develop for it.

It's a shame because I'm actually enjoying the few synths that I've found so far for my Shield.

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.


Decided to finally release my new album. It's two long pieces that I originally made with sleep in mind. Might be one of my more challenging albums but I'm happy with it. I was heavily influenced by Mathias Grassow, Eliane Radigue, and La Monte Young while recording it.

Special thanks to Igneous Flame for mastering advice.


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / New: Castleview - Rebirth
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »

Decided to release it a little bit early. This is a shorter release than my last one. Enjoy.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / NEW: Castleview - Empire
« on: August 30, 2014, 07:42:40 AM »

My new album is here. It's another change in sound for me. I hope everyone likes it.

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