Loneward – Beyond the Sea Part One

Release data: Loneward – Beyond the Sea, Part One CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2024 A lot of the music Mike Carss has put out by now has been a most pleasant and overtly relaxed listening experience. Mr. Carss recalls the…

Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 3

Release data: Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 3 CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2023 “Fractional Dimensions Volume 3”, of which the previous volumes were published in 2022 and Spring 2023 respectively, is part of an ongoing series from Canadian composer Mike…

Loneward – Ferric Expeditions

Release data: Loneward – Ferric Expeditions CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release/Ambient Soundscapes, 2023 Loneward’s “Ferric Expeditions”, mastered by the Ultimae label owner Vincent Villuis, is an ambient release published in collaboration with Ambient Soundscapes (a division of Valley View Records). The…

Loneward – Willoweald

  Release data: Loneward – Willoweald CD-r/Digital Download, Private Release/Stereoscenic, 2023 Gentle and overall lush orchestrations make up Loneward’s “Willoweald”, a nearly 60-minute peaceful and imaginary piece of ambient soundscape music inspired by the spring season. As I’ve come accustomed…

Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 2

Release data: Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 2 CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2023 Here’s Mike Carss’s second chapter in this long-form series exploring slow-moving spaces for contemplation, meditation, and sleep. The continuous 65-minute ambient track entitled “Lacunarity” guides us into overall…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Loneward – Home

Release data: Loneward – Home DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2019 One of the worst fears a musician may have is to (nearly) lose music still in the works or not yet released. This is what happened to Loneward’s second release…

Loneward – Protection

Release data: Loneward – Protection DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2018 Loneward is a new side-project by Mike Carss (aka Altus) launched in August 2018. As the composer elaborates it will exist alongside Altus, however from this point on Loneward will…

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