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#21
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
April 18, 2020, 12:18:46 PM
Celer - The Raw Energy Of

https://celer.bandcamp.com/album/the-raw-energy-of

Another beautiful Celer loop.

Celer - When The Earth Starts Spinning Backwards

Love the music, as well as the small background story about riding out Hurricane Katrina:

https://celer.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-earth-starts-spinning-backwards
#22
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
March 07, 2020, 07:39:47 PM
Suso Saiz - Nothing is Objective

Didn't know about this until today but it's great stuff from a legend in the Spanish ambient scene.

https://music-from-memory.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-is-objective
#23
I'm not a huge fan of Iasos, but I like Angelic Music. The Angels Of Comfort is a fantastic piece that holds up to this day.
#24
Quote from: LNerell on February 11, 2020, 08:10:19 PM
El Capitan or 10.11.6.

I'm not a Mac user, but I'm a little surprised. It's not that old of a version of OS X.
#25
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
January 25, 2020, 04:08:47 PM
Quote from: stargazer on January 25, 2020, 02:07:15 PM
Quote from: Castleview on January 25, 2020, 09:50:00 AM
Quote from: stargazer on January 21, 2020, 01:25:38 PM
Quote from: Castleview on January 19, 2020, 06:29:50 PM
Hiemal - Cathedral Rocks

https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/cathedral-rocks

Hiemal is a great composer, composing melodies within the reverb and echo. I like that very much.

NP: Wanderings Within Forests of Despondency
https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/wanderings-within-forests-of-despondency

Thanks for the recommendation. Hiemal has a ton of music to go through so it can be a bit much to figure out where to go next when it comes to his older releases.

From his older works there is another epic one that stands out, darker mood but same tranquility.

Solivagant Ghost of Cimmerian Woods
https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/solivagant-ghost-of-cimmerian-woods

I've gotten through most of it so far and it's a nice dronescape.
#26
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
January 25, 2020, 09:50:00 AM
Quote from: stargazer on January 21, 2020, 01:25:38 PM
Quote from: Castleview on January 19, 2020, 06:29:50 PM
Hiemal - Cathedral Rocks

https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/cathedral-rocks

Hiemal is a great composer, composing melodies within the reverb and echo. I like that very much.

NP: Wanderings Within Forests of Despondency
https://hiemalambient.bandcamp.com/album/wanderings-within-forests-of-despondency

Thanks for the recommendation. Hiemal has a ton of music to go through so it can be a bit much to figure out where to go next when it comes to his older releases.
#27
Just started listening to it earlier and so far, it's another standout release. I could definitely hear the This Mortal Coil influence on the first track.
#28
Quote from: Sihou on January 20, 2020, 10:30:54 AM
Good health!

Vitaly agrees to release your new album.
He persistently asked to discuss the design with him in advance. He is a painter and he does everything himself from beginning to end.

By the way, he liked your logo in the spirit of the Middle Ages.

I will send you his email in PM.

Awesome. Thanks again! I appreciate the complement regarding the logo.

I remember reading somewhere that he's an art instructor, so I wouldn't have any issues with him doing any artwork. I like his album covers a lot.

I'm aiming to get my next album done in the next month or so. I'll definitely contact him sooner than that.
#30
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
January 19, 2020, 07:04:48 AM
Quote from: cvac on January 17, 2020, 09:51:13 AM
Running quite a bit behind on newer ambient related releases, but have played the following recently, not all strictly ambient:

Circular Ruins - Clock House

Atrium Carceri/Cities Last Broadcast/God Body Disconnect - Miles to Midnight

Yoshimi - Fragile + Failed Stories

Mick Chillage - Epinaz

It's good to see you back on the forum again.
#31
Quote from: Sihou on January 09, 2020, 11:40:07 AM
Quote from: Castleview on January 04, 2020, 03:25:15 PM

Feel free to share my Bandcamp with him. Just keep in mind that I'm not done with my next album yet.

My friend, the founder of the label, said that your music is not suitable for his label.

I talked with Vitaly Maklakov.
At the moment, he can publish CDr in the amount of 10 pieces. I gave him a link to your bandcamp music.
As soon as I get an answer from him, I'll let you know.

That's okay.

Also, I didn't know you had Vitaly Maklakov's contact info.

Honestly, I've been very busy starting my new job this week so I haven't even been thinking about getting on a label.
#32
Quote from: LNerell on January 10, 2020, 04:09:26 PM
Never mind, my OS is too old to run it. I think I'll continue to stick with hardware verbs, I don't have to worry about what OS my Mac is running to use them . ;)

What version of OS X are you on?
#33
Celer does it. He is already ridiculously prolific to begin with so it's probably a good deal if you're really into his music. Though I'm still not a fan of that move, it makes more sense for someone like him than Steve Roach.
#34
I agree with everyone else here. I'm not a fan of it from either a musician or listener standpoint.
#35
Quote from: Sihou on January 04, 2020, 10:43:19 AM
Quote from: Castleview on January 03, 2020, 01:26:05 PM
You're right about life having ups and downs. I'm definitely in a better place career-wise and as a person than I was two years ago though.

With regards to labels, I haven't reached out recently. In the past, I released two albums on Black Dingo Records, a short-lived label ran by Duff Egan, but the label ended before Desolation was finished. Oceanscape was re-released on GV Sound years prior to that. There was a local label that had some interest, but they ended up shutting down late last year before I could record anything for them.

I thought about reaching out to Pantheon, ZHELEZOBETON, and Ostroga (Vitaly Maklakov aka Kromeshna). I have about 60-70 minutes of material that is close to being ready to release, one of which is a 31 minute longform drone piece.

Thanks for the compliment regarding Desolation. I love making dark dronescapes.

My friend launched the label. If you are interested, then I can give him a link to your music. Perhaps he will be interested.

Feel free to share my Bandcamp with him. Just keep in mind that I'm not done with my next album yet.
#36
So Bill Laswell's page now has all of the Outland albums and has started uploading the Psychonavigation series.

Outland series:

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/outland-1

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/outland-2

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/outland-3

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/outland-4

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/outland-5

Psychonavigation series (only three so far):

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/psychonavigation

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/psychonavigation-2

https://billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/psychonavigation-3

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.
#37
Everything and Nothing / Re: Merry Christmas
January 03, 2020, 02:10:28 PM
I love Richard's Holiday photos. They are always gorgeous.

Happy New Year.
#38
You're right about life having ups and downs. I'm definitely in a better place career-wise and as a person than I was two years ago though.

With regards to labels, I haven't reached out recently. In the past, I released two albums on Black Dingo Records, a short-lived label ran by Duff Egan, but the label ended before Desolation was finished. Oceanscape was re-released on GV Sound years prior to that. There was a local label that had some interest, but they ended up shutting down late last year before I could record anything for them.

I thought about reaching out to Pantheon, ZHELEZOBETON, and Ostroga (Vitaly Maklakov aka Kromeshna). I have about 60-70 minutes of material that is close to being ready to release, one of which is a 31 minute longform drone piece.

Thanks for the compliment regarding Desolation. I love making dark dronescapes.
#39
Quote from: Sihou on January 03, 2020, 10:53:09 AM
Perhaps your elites and powerful people will stop threatening rhetoric with Russia and see it as an enemy someday and then it will be possible to restore order by joint efforts. But it will not be easy. People get used to freebies very easily.

Pleased to meet you! As a listener of the old school, I prefer to listen to music on physical media. Why don't you publish music on physical media?

Cost and concerns about demand. For a while, I haven't even had a full-time job until very recently so money has been a bit tight for me. Plus, I don't want to end up with extra inventory if I don't sell everything. You're probably the first person to ask me about a physical release that I can remember.

I'd rather try to get on a label that could handle a physical release than do it myself.
#40
Quote from: Sihou on January 03, 2020, 09:15:23 AM
Quote from: Castleview on January 03, 2020, 08:54:22 AM
I started with Logic Moon - I See Planets, but I'll listen to that one right after that. Thanks again!

There's been a lot of great ambient music that has come out of Russia, and Eastern Europe in general for that matter. That region has been a great hotbed for the genre for a while now. I wouldn't have known about any of it without Bandcamp.

Oh yes bandcamp is a very wonderful thing

Unfortunately, piracy is very developed in the post-Soviet space. Listeners are used to getting music for free. At the moment, there are so many musical communities that purchase music on the bandcamp and spotify for donations from subscribers and then put the music in the public domain.

Sorry to hear that, but I'm not shocked. I always try to give artists something on a pay-what-you-want release because I'm an artist myself.

In addition to my Bandcamp in the signature, I also have a fan account:

https://bandcamp.com/castleview_the_fan