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by Loneward

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Ryan Johanson Mike Carss has been one of my favorite ambient musicians ever since I first got into the scene back in 2008. I discovered him through Stillstream. Man, that was such a different time. The beauty of his music remains the same, though. Favorite track: Pass By.
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shaun_brierley Beautiful, calming ambient music from Mike Carss. For me, this is his best release since 'Innerspace' and 'Komorebi'. Favorite track: Amber Space.
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The gaye device Another superb ambient album full of lush soundwaves for aural immersion to cleanse away negative frequencies.
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Stephen Ralph Beautiful but also with an element of sadness. I've been a fan of Altus and Loneward for several years when I found you via Ambient Sleeping Pill Web radio. The chords, arrangements and concepts just sing to me. Thank you for so many hours of exquisite music. 😊 Favorite track: Pass By.
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neuron73 Pure magic again from Loneward. I love various kinds of ambient and drone music but Loneward's music has this very special kind of soul/spirit that's hard for me to explain in words. It just everytime touches something in me. Very hard for me to identify a favourite here. 'Wind-swept Reminders' finally made it for me, but 'Amber Space' is very close and the rest not far from it. Great work! Favorite track: Wind-swept Reminders.
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Hushed 09:59
Amber Space 09:39
Pass By 09:35
Let Go 11:32


When coming up with a concept for an album, I often pull out a pad of paper and a pencil to freewrite. In this case, I immediately wrote in large, bold letters:


This message to myself was absolutely necessary as I tend to compose in a structured fashion. Instead, my goal here was to create clouds of sound to hold you, the listener, in stasis.

Review at Sonic Immersion: www.sonicimmersion.org/loneward-pure/


released June 28, 2021

Composed by Mike Carss
January - April 2021




Altus Music Ottawa, Ontario

Aural Journeys
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The music of Altus, Loneward & Burlorke

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