Loneward – Our Unyielding Sky


Release data: Loneward – Our Unyielding Sky CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 Many composers in the Em-genre, e.g. Mychael Danna, Peter Challoner, Erik Wollo, and Thom Brennan just to name a few, have been fascinated and inspired by the sky above us. The ambient journey making up Mike Carss’s “Our Unyielding Sky” -who considers the sky as our window to the universe beyond- takes its listeners…

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Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 1


Release data: Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume. 1 CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 Creating proper long-form music demands patience, attention, and talent. Under the Altus-moniker, Mike Carss already delivered some fine stuff such as the “Sleep Theory”- trilogy. Now he kicks off something similar -ambient music in its purest form- using the Loneward-moniker with “Fractional Dimensions”. It’s the first in an ongoing long-form series (inspired…

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Loneward – Pallid Memories


Release data: Loneward – Pallid Memories CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 At the end of 2021, Canadian composer Mike Carss announced he quit his job and would fully focus on making music from then on. As far as I know, this Loneward-release is the first one out since that decision. The concept of the 66-minute “Pallid Memories” deals with the composer’s fascination with how human…

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Loneward – Pure


Release data: Loneward – Pure CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2021 Emotive, elegant, absorbing, and intrinsic are keywords applying to the music of Loneward’s fourth album “Pure”. The 6-track/58-minute outcome of clouds of sound –with the aim to hold the listener in stasis- is a panorama of drifting, expansive, full-blow, slow evolving textures where the sense of calm is imminent and all over the place. Layers…

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Loneward – Moongate


Release data: Loneward – Moongate CD-R/Digital Download,  Private Release, 2020 As Loneward, Canadian synthesist Mike Carss started a new sonic journey in 2018 into what he referred to as purer ambient. “Moongate”, where processed guitar (both electric and acoustic) and soft synths taking centre stage, is a drifting, slightly pastoral-oriented affair of slow moving textures that come and go. It’s a soft breeze of pastel-coloured…

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Matt Borghi & Loneward – The Still Guardian


Release data: Matt Borghi & Loneward – The Still Guardian DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2019 Mike Carss is known as an ambient artist who chooses to work on his own, which applies to almost all his recordings he made under the Altus-moniker. Now here’s the first collaborative effort he took on with musician Matt Borghi for the Loneward project painting an evocative, uplifting and expansive aural…

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