January 30, 2009
I thought I had posted about this netlabel before, but apparently not. This is one of those rare netlabels that release only one style of music, in this case light ambient. As in the opposite of dark ambient... which is so prevalent in the genre.
:: Netlabel - Endless Ascent
The two latest releases from Seetyca and Stephen Phillips are especially enjoyable.
January 10, 2009
I'd like to start by thanking everyone who's written me about Winter Embrace III. I'm glad people are enjoying it, and I hope you "dust" it off (so to speak) every Winter season for a listen.
:: What's Planned For 2009?
In late 2007, I did a "what to expect for 2008" post. While my ideas didn't go exactly as planned, the three releases for last year (Rapid Eye Movements, Macro & Winter Embrace III) all had their own distinct moods and sounds. This was what I was aiming for, and I'm glad that things turned out that way. I'm planning similar things for 2009, as well as aiming for four releases (every three months).
Excursion Two (March)
In keeping in theme, you can expect more long-play lush melodic ambient from Excursion II. It will be released on the Earth Mantra netlabel.
City of Ashes (June/July)
This will be a special release containing photography by Shawn Sintzel (a long-time friend) to accompany the music. The timing of this release hinges on him compiling a number of photos for me to use as a catalyst, but I hope to release it by mid-Summer. As you might guess from the title, this will be a darker release. I expect it to sound similar to Rapid Eye Movements and Only One Earth to Destroy, although not nearly as oppressive as Only One Earth.
Coma Cluster (September)
I've had a number of requests for longer tracks by some listeners, so this will be a long-play release. It will consist of either one track, or a small number of long tracks that build onto each other. Expect to hear smoothly evolving pads with minimal movement.
The Third Option (December)
This was something I wanted to do last year, but it never happened. I still want to attempt glitch ambient, in my continuing goal to expand my sound.
So I hope this post might entice you for what's to come. It's been a fun journey so far, and it's only just beginning. I'm glad to have you a part of it.