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  • Gameofmetal Nice, my main goal was to blend the sounds better together to minimize the jarring tonal shifts that happened at times on the first EP and I think I did a pretty good job of that.
    April 9 08:42 PM
  • Gameofmetal New Dark Watcher songs :) https://darkwatcher.bandcamp.com/album/hymns-of-a-godless-land
    April 2 09:44 PM
  • mindleviticus Thanks dude I appreciate it :] now show me some of your new music bro!
    January 8 03:24 PM
  • mindleviticus Thanks a lot man!
    January 7 02:54 PM
  • mindleviticus Yessir :]
    January 7 02:54 PM
  • mindleviticus Yo dude that new track of yours is sick! When's the album coming out? I just put out a new noppslyde record too if you're interested https://noppslyde.bandcamp.com/album/only-for-the-driven
    January 4 08:30 PM
  • Gameofmetal dunno if you're into war metal but I just dropped an EP with my war metal side projecthttps://cynocephalus.bandcamp.com/
    December 5 10:06 PM
  • Gameofmetal wayfarer was a solid track, will have to check some of your other stuff soon
    October 12 07:01 PM
  • Gameofmetal Yep
    October 12 01:51 PM
  • Gameofmetal The vocalist in the band actually does all the art as far as I know. Will check your thing out.
    October 12 01:30 PM
  • Gameofmetal sup dude, just released an album with a different band that you may enjoy https://soundcloud.com/adiabolimusic/sets/a-diaboli
    October 11 07:42 PM
  • Atari hey man, I will def check it out this weekend :]
    October 8 02:35 PM
  • lalchimiste Yes it has indees been a while! I Hope you are going well. I jammed that song 4 times in a row, amazing. Gave some feedback on the thread. Super excited to listen to the full thing! The recording sounds gorgeous, like if I was in the same room, super crisp and organic tones amazing
    October 7 01:36 PM
  • Josh D. it's really good, you're like a cousin to Musk Ox
    October 7 09:45 AM
  • Pangea Hey DungeonBoy! you got a song for the July sotd? the theme is songs about/from your hometown or local region. https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=192338
    July 5 12:34 PM
  • Divaman Hey DB, have you got a song for us this month? https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=191567
    May 5 10:15 PM
  • Atari It?s actually the first album I?ve heard by them lol. But yeah it?s insanely solid! glad you?re digging it
    March 31 07:14 PM
  • Atari yo, this new Suicide Machines album is some excellent skate punk
    March 31 05:36 PM
  • necropig glad to hear
    March 24 06:07 PM
  • Divaman Hey DungeonBoy, have you got a song for us this month? The theme is "Winter".
    March 9 09:57 PM
  • parksungjoon https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=190800
    February 22 10:26 PM
  • garas Ah, so none of my soundoffs go unnoticed, huh? Hahaha! Anyway, I admit that that album was goofy (and the music videos were pretty fun also), but after seeing all the hype everywhere (LOTS of ads for example), it was disappointing. Tbh, I wanted to skip the last songs because they were so uninteresing - at least, in my opinion. Sure they have fantasy and ideas, but I don't really want to jam the album again :|
    February 12 10:27 PM
  • Egarran Great! Yeah it's awesome.
    February 7 10:05 PM
  • parksungjoon hmm im p sure i remembered u being cool
    February 6 09:29 PM
  • parksungjoon r u cool
    February 6 09:24 PM
  • parksungjoon i gotta ask u one thing
    February 6 08:58 PM
  • Divaman Het db, have you got a song for us this month? https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=190606
    February 5 12:45 AM
  • GhandhiLion No problemo gunganboi
    February 3 09:28 PM
  • Sevengill Absolute, man. Thanks for taking the time to really get to know it. Can't wait to read your review!
    January 23 09:59 PM
  • Sevengill alright, I reached out to the label about adding you to the promo list. they'll send it in the next week or so, but if you're itching to post the review, there should be plenty of info on the label's Bandcamp page. https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/thunder-in-the-mountains
    January 23 07:06 PM
  • Sevengill hey man, I saw you're interested in reviewing new Dz÷-nga. would you like a press kit for it?
    January 23 04:43 PM
  • Divaman OK, sounds good. See you then.
    January 8 10:13 PM
  • Divaman Hi DB. Have you got a SOTD for us? This month's theme is your top song of the 2010's.
    January 8 01:18 PM
  • Panzerchrist Hey, do you want an early copy of the demo? I'd love to get your thoughts.
    December 13 02:27 AM
  • CaptainDooRight my wife made me get rid of my set to save room so had no choice put to get this program but im happy with it so far but i wanna get drums again in the future hahaha
    December 12 09:16 PM
  • CaptainDooRight im really glad you like the riffs, yeah i spent a lot of time to find a program that can be tweaked to sound as real as possible because i hate the drums where you can tell theyre programmed, i use xln audio addictive drums, my fav by far that ive heard
    December 12 09:14 PM
  • CaptainDooRight the guitar is my main and first instrument so my music has always been guitar driven at its forefront, but nowadays i enjoy playing many different things and try to look at the songs i write as one instrument instead of seperate ones
    December 12 09:06 PM
  • CaptainDooRight cool I'm glad you like Tu Testum, one of the most fun tracks to write. well since i sold my drum set i had to program these drums but everything else is organic, tbh its easier for me to play drums than it is to program them, it takes forever. as far as the writing process i typically write the guitars and bass first, then layer the drums and add vox last, but sometimes i will do the drums and guitars at the same time to make the flow even tighter, and rarely will i do drums first
    December 12 09:05 PM
  • CaptainDooRight oh cool! im glad you like the first track, i spent forever listening to the all the tracks trying to decide which would best as the opener, i wanted to create as much natural flow as possible between the tracks
    December 12 08:35 PM
  • CaptainDooRight sweet man i hope you enjoy! took me months to complete
    December 12 08:09 PM
  • CaptainDooRight dungeon hey whats up bro, can you jam my new trvth album just released it today, ::]] https://trvth.bandcamp.com/album/inordinate-and-surpassing
    December 12 07:20 PM
  • Gameofmetal And yeah, I like that Wayfarer album but it was very different from what I hoped it would be. I might call it western in a pastoral kind of sense, but I was always bummed that the western feeling was so vague.
    December 3 03:00 PM
  • Gameofmetal It's a constant learning process for me so the next release should only be more authentic. Hoping to add a lot more instruments to the mix like trumpet, harmonica, more violins etc. One of the biggest annoyances is that I don't know how to whistle and whistling is a huge trope in sphagetti westerns.
    December 3 02:58 PM
  • Gameofmetal I forgot to say it earlier but I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my album, big love bro
    December 1 06:14 PM
  • mindleviticus And that's really good news! I look forward to hearing it :]
    November 18 06:06 PM
  • mindleviticus Haha thanks yeah it took a while but I've been playing guitar/bass for so many years I had to do something with it, didn't have the willingness at the time to write a full length LP for it, and honestly programming drums is a massive pain in the ass
    November 18 06:06 PM
  • mindleviticus I didn't realize also that you're Rota Fortunae. Those EP's are excellent!
    November 18 05:33 PM
  • mindleviticus I appreciate the edit too haha! Hope so!
    November 18 04:36 PM
  • mindleviticus Haha thanks! I'm sure there are a few nooks and crannies that should have been buffed out but I already had spent a long time trying to level the mix out so if I neglected it I guess it is what it is :p
    November 18 04:35 PM
  • mindleviticus Hey man, thanks for future listening; hope you like it. The guitar, bass are all recorded by me, but the drums/synths are programmed, because I'm not a good drummer :[
    November 18 03:41 PM
  • starboystargirl thanks for the feedback my bro
    November 7 08:22 PM
  • Panzerchrist I wanted to let you know, I listened to Solstice a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good s***, man.
    October 29 09:08 PM
  • dbizzles yeeeeeah, man m/
    October 24 03:01 PM
  • starboystargirl Hey bro.New The Atlas Ghost album, if you're insterested!https://theatlasghost.bandcamp.com/album/heathen
    October 23 03:28 PM
  • SitarHero Yo, don't feel bad man. Sensitivity to criticism is a luxury that most musicians can't afford in this day and age. It's good enough that people are listening to the music, even if they hate it. :)
    October 15 07:19 PM
  • SAPoodle Regardless, I genuinely really appreciate you taking the time to check all my music - I know it's pretty s***ty but it's a creative outlet for me and so it means a lot to have a few people check it out. Thanks man
    August 20 11:12 AM
  • SAPoodle Hey man, thanks again for checking my latest release! It was a very personal album to me and I think it just came out sounding pretty uplifting by way of trying to move past things. And to be honest I think I prefer making more melodic ambient stuff than dark ambient - I'm not really in the headspace for it right now. But I plan on experimenting more with different sounds so we'll see what happens in the future.
    August 20 11:10 AM
  • zaruyache WOO
    August 18 08:53 PM
  • zaruyache Did you get your Falls of Rauros vinyl yet? Ppl in the Gilead Facebook group been posting Yellow Eyes vinyl pics so I was wondering
    August 18 12:10 AM
  • SowingSeason no problem!
    August 16 05:15 PM
  • Davil667 Lol don?t know what?s wrong with sputnik or if you even see it, but the message right below is from me. Just in case you were wondering...
    July 26 09:17 PM
  • Yea sure, I?m always glad to discover new sound I actually enjoy. The opener really slays, sets the pace for the whole record. Unfortunately I?m not very good at recommending stuff but I think about it and maybe I?ll be able to return the favor :]
    July 26 01:30 PM
  • Davil667 Hey man, that Good Riddance album is pretty sweet. Never heard of them before so thx a lot for the rec!
    July 25 06:06 PM
  • botb Playing a house show Saturday with gif from god and some others, but city of caterpillar just announced a last minute show at studio two three in Scott?s addition so if that?s more your fancy I?d go for that haha! It?s our drummers last show bc he?s moving to Portland so we gotta take some time to figure out what were doing about that
    July 25 03:12 PM
  • botb That sounds so ****ing familiar. Do you know the diet blood guys? Maybe I?ve seen that name on a flier or something
    July 24 07:18 PM
  • botb Yo what band are you in
    July 24 01:33 PM
  • SAPoodle Absolutely no worries whatsoever, I'm just appreciative of anyone giving anything I make the time of day haha! Thanks as always for the support
    June 6 03:46 PM
  • SAPoodle Hey man, I dropped your Green Man Label (at least I think it's yours) an email, please check it out when you have a moment!
    May 30 01:48 PM
  • CaptainDooRight sweet! I?m glad you found it enjoyable and just simply took the time to hear it :]
    May 22 01:54 PM
  • CaptainDooRight bro jam me new albummmz
    May 22 12:46 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD ahah offcourse I'm taking that pill twice a day...it requires a bit of initial reciprocity...the whole thing is cool (if you can do it with lights out and with that video)...prob easier tracks to get in are Beneath The Forest Floor and The Color Of My Memory....but even those...
    May 16 01:37 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD don't do that X(
    May 16 01:11 PM
  • Darius The Imposter its ok you were a good one
    May 6 03:30 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Yo, 2nd rec time for song of the day. Apparently you need to rate the other songs as well, I'm happy with Jay a conversation starter about the song, but the database likes stats.
    April 14 11:50 PM
  • Atari hey man, apologies for the delayed reply. I had the staff share your review request for that album. nobody really jumped on it but I'll probably at least give it a listen, bnelso55 is the man! and the way you're submitting the review requests is correct. Jom indicated they get a LOT of emails so sometimes it's easy for things to slip through the cracks. let me know if you have any concerns :)
    April 10 03:21 PM
  • artiswar hope the email went through. cheers
    April 6 10:40 PM
  • artiswar ok thanks!
    April 5 04:20 PM
  • artiswar Hey, would you be interested at all in looking over my new album and giving me some feedback before I go into the final stages? I know your rep and I respect your opinion.
    April 5 01:37 AM
  • Atari I don't receive those emails personally but I can look into it for you. are you just requesting a staffer to maybe review it?
    April 2 09:28 PM
  • Atari Hey man! What?s the album?
    April 2 03:26 AM
  • lalchimiste Yeah man, I really liked the single but I haven't jammed the whole thing yet. My girlfriend made me a rec the other day and I've been spinning it a lot since and thought you might like it. It has a kind of Norwegian Tenhi vibes, very ritualistic with plenty of instruments and awesome vox: https://ivarbjrnsoneinarselvik.bandcamp.com/
    March 26 03:23 PM
  • lalchimiste Hey man, I've only heard the first track and was instantly reminded of Aorlhac and bit of Obsequiae, so I know I'll eventually check it out for sure. thanks man :)
    March 14 07:38 PM
  • starboystargirl emailed ya
    March 12 02:35 PM
  • starboystargirl To answer your question from 2 Augusts ago, sure, let's do a collab. Got a better way to communicate?
    March 11 05:52 PM
  • Atari It?s not as guitar-heavy as their last one, but the hooks are just as big. Their lyrics are often such a blast
    February 18 06:56 PM
  • Atari you check the new Millencolin? happy to say it's on par with True Brew
    February 15 10:55 PM
  • Josh D. damn, it sounds good for a free vst. I have some of the more expensive libraries, but I'd love to be able to get someone to record cello for me. Guess I could scour Craigslist, but I improvise a lot so I'd have to write more parts and then see if I can get them transcribed
    January 29 02:48 PM
  • Josh D. Also, I'm curious about the cello in your songs. Is it a sample library, or are you playing that as well?
    January 29 01:03 PM
  • Josh D. Hey, since you're one of the few that have given me positive feedback, figured I'd let you know I already release new material. It's my first time recording ambient guitar stuff, so the album is geared more that way. I'm not a guitarist, so without trying to give you homework, if you do listen and have any tips based on my sound, I'd love to hear them. https://spieglass.bandcamp.com/album/old-blood
    January 29 01:02 PM
  • SAPoodle That's so exciting man, I can't wait to hear it eventually! A full-length would be awesome. I've been working on some stuff, it seems I'm very much moving away from dark ambient into straight-up ambient/new-age stuff so I might have to consider a project name change eventually haha! But it'll probably still be a little while before I release anything, maybe a new EP out in a few months
    January 29 03:45 AM
  • user thanks hombre m/
    January 28 07:06 PM
  • SAPoodle Thanks so much for the mention in the Sputnik User music compilation mate. Still been digging your album a lot - Midwinter Nights is actually my phone ringtone haha!
    January 28 05:52 AM
  • oWhoadYo Ahh, it seems that Routenote is similar to Distrokid. That's what we go through to get our stuff on Spotify and blah blah blah
    January 23 02:57 AM
  • oWhoadYo Awesome, thanks for responding! Ive never heard of Routenote, Ill check that out. Grassroots is often the way to go. and Blogs are definitely a great way to get out there, and weve been fortunate to get featured on quite a few actually. Foreign Breath did especially well on blog features, that album really took off (for us). That's really interesting that you co-run a label though man good for you! Thats our goal at the moment, to get signed by a label. Nothing too big but its our next step/goal
    January 23 02:47 AM
  • oWhoadYo Hey man! Just wondering where and how you share your music? I've never seen many outlets to share your style of music. Thanks! Just curious
    January 19 01:25 AM
  • artiswar Hey, I got the Ozone 8 finally like you said. I seem to have got it working and I'm starting to mess with it. I'll let you know how it goes.
    December 9 10:14 PM
  • lalchimiste I know there's sooo much stuff to check out in 2018 and I'm not sure if you'd dig it, but you got to check out Thrawsunblat's Great Brunswick Forest. It's like a modernized English-speaking East Canada traditional folk record made by a BM band
    October 24 04:29 PM
  • lalchimiste Hey man, have you ever considered getting Eloign on board with the label? I jammed the EP yesterday and really thought it would be a nice fit musically he's a Sput user.
    October 11 02:41 PM
  • lalchimiste Hey man, how much of hastle was it to create a Spotify page for Rota Fortunae? Do you have to pay something or is it free like Bandcamp?
    September 21 02:13 PM
  • Atari Nice to see u dig alkaline trio man!
    September 6 03:19 PM
  • SAPoodle You're awesome man, seems you listen to lots of music by Sputnikers which is really cool of you. Just want to say thanks again for checking out my stuff, really, really appreciated.
    August 13 10:20 AM
  • Beardog awesome! thanks man
    August 2 12:48 PM
  • Beardog Hey man, my latest record (this time with vocals) is finished, would be great if you gave it a listen! https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=182573
    August 2 11:59 AM
  • InFlamesWeThrash666 https://uploadfiles.io/bcjjaYour link mate. Click the "slow download" button. The file might not be in mp3 so you must rename it and add an '.mp3'
    August 1 07:08 PM
  • budgie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMFRRL-pkyM:)
    July 12 09:08 PM
  • Sevengill hey Dungeon, thanks for linking my album. feel free to make a news article if you're interested -- I'm not much for self-promotion.
    June 22 09:47 PM
  • lalchimiste Forgot the link from the last rec : https://vallenduskmusic.bandcamp.com/album/fortress-of-primal-grace . I just listened back to back twice the new Winterfylleth and I am so blown away, those vocal harmonies, the violin/cello parts, the highs and lows, everything is just perfect.
    June 6 03:38 PM
  • SowingSeason How did you find out about Allelic? I always try to dig up obscure but great groups on bandcamp and never find anything half as good.
    June 1 10:47 PM
  • lalchimiste Man these guys know how to riff, I jammed it after right after Soknardalr (Windir) and definitely hit those same vibes. The hurdy gurdy part was such a tease though haha! There so much good stuff right now, but if you have time I have another rec which is pretty much another in the same vein with major key/modes uplifting/epic BM. There a slight prog influence in the some of time signatures and song structures so it definitely keeps things interesting
    June 1 07:51 PM
  • lalchimiste You have to check out Uada, it clearly owes to classic swedish melodic black/death (read Dawn, Sacramentum, Dissection) but it's got that Pacific Northwest vibe as well with the catchiest riffs. Also, the vox are pretty eclectic but so good. https://uada.bandcamp.com/album/cult-of-a-dying-sun
    May 31 01:14 PM
  • Atari Thx for the heads up man :] I?ll check it out tomorrow!
    May 30 04:28 AM
  • bnelso55 Thanks for reaching out! I saw this, but I still need to check it out. Based on the descriptions I've read, I expect to really like it. Listening now.
    May 29 08:31 PM
  • foxblood alright awesome thanks dude, I will check it out
    May 29 06:08 PM
  • zaruyache will cheq
    May 26 09:47 PM
  • ZombieToyDuck need your rec for round 2!
    May 24 03:54 PM
  • lalchimiste I am humbled by your offer and will definitely take your help. Do you prefer .wav of FLAC format? Again, I dont know how to thank you
    May 17 04:53 PM
  • lalchimiste The cello really fitted the compositions and felt perfectly restrained, not overshadowing the guitars and complementing the soothing atmosphere. I will definitely purchase it on bandcamp.Again, thanks for your input!
    May 16 06:46 PM
  • lalchimiste I would be thrilled to hear a mastered version of the demo while keeping a good dynamic range. On another note, I gave multiple listens to your project Rota Fortunae's latest EP (Solstice) and I really enjoyed it. It definitely brought all the things I love about Musk Ox, Vali and October Falls within great compositions. I really liked the "ornamental"/lead guitars and the way they are panned, it really gives quite a depth to the recording and rewards multiple listens.
    May 16 06:38 PM
  • lalchimiste Wow, you don't know how appreciative I am right now reading about your insights and constructive criticism. It was a motivation I really needed right now with the lack of comment/criticism that was starting to make me doubt about the project as it is really hard to be objective. As you pointed out, I did not master the demo as my technical abilities with production duties are very limited and professional mastering services are quite expensive
    May 16 06:32 PM
  • lalchimiste Hey, I read your review of Ulvesang's latest (which I really enjoyed) and it seems you like bm and neofolk. Would you care checking my demo out and giving me some feedback (negative or positive), thanks! : https://allelic.bandcamp.com/album/reverberations-article-in-preparation
    May 8 05:32 PM
  • Atari the neofolk binge continues haha
    April 16 09:52 PM
  • Atari dude, new sangre de muerdago?! had no idea they had a new album :]
    April 16 08:37 PM
  • Atari that Wolcensmen is very good, thanks for the rec! even get some nest vibes
    April 11 12:31 AM
  • zaruyache It's just enough typical melodic bm and just enough epic folk bm where the songwriting is diverse enough to always stay interesting.
    April 5 11:47 PM
  • zaruyache i see you ridin my soundoff HUH ur welc0m
    April 5 10:28 PM
  • zaruyache WILL CHEQ
    March 16 12:02 AM
  • zaruyache NICE DIG.
    March 15 06:25 PM
  • hansoloshotfirst hehe...he can't surf, he can't skate and he sure can't masturbate no moooooore?! brings back the memories
    March 15 11:15 AM
  • Lavair Thank you!
    March 13 06:28 PM
  • Lavair The album I was asked to recommend was 'Luridity' and here is the Bandcamp page for it: https://bloompunch.bandcamp.com/album/luridity
    March 13 06:13 AM
  • Essence sounds like I'll be able to shoot Insomnium next
    March 7 04:41 PM
  • Essence haha thanks man, a lot of it is local bands that I know, but as the year spins up I'll be shooting bigger acts. i can pm you my facebook page on instagram if you have that
    March 7 04:41 PM
  • Essence i post more to my facebook page but i'm hesitant to just throw that on sputnik lol
    March 7 03:35 PM
  • Essence you can hit my instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/jcdunstphotography/
    March 7 03:28 PM
  • MarsKid Yeah no problem, I'll stay alert for future releases
    March 7 01:59 PM
  • MarsKid You composed that? It was very pleasant, I enjoyed it. Just my different opinion on music I suppose haha, I'll expect the lynch mob for me around noon.
    March 7 01:17 PM
  • Atari Is the new Tenhi really coming out soon? I know they submitted a sample online like a year ago but didn't think there's been any more news? that would be awesome!
    March 2 05:34 PM
  • Atari No problem man, checked your last album and enjoyed it as well! Been missing this kind of neofolk/neoclassical lately - so cheers
    March 2 06:42 AM
  • Atari good lord that EP is something else, fantastic work! reminds me of Musk Ox's Woodfall quite a bit
    March 1 09:31 PM
  • Atari hell yeah, I'm on it!
    March 1 05:22 PM
  • InFlamesWeThrash666 http://en.metal-tracker.com/torrents/225118.htmlHere's the new Dimmu song,if the link doesn't work just go to metal-tracker and search dimmu borgir
    February 22 05:50 PM
  • pjquinones747 I got a band I started writing with recently. We've been writing a ton but it'll be a little bit before we get to record something! I'll keep you posted for sure man!
    February 14 09:04 PM
  • JS19 will do man, thanks again!
    February 1 11:27 AM
  • JS19 I would love to! Been listening to BB for ages, and checked out your stuff recently too and was ridiculously impressed. I'll have something out for sure - no specific plans yet but definitely something (want to get something out before my PhD work ramps up a bit). I'll try keep you in the loop - prefer email/fb/anything else?
    January 31 05:42 PM
  • Greem Thanks for the link, will listen.
    January 29 06:33 AM
  • JS19 Cheers man - look forward to it : )
    January 24 11:01 PM
  • JS19 Wow, I would honestly love to be a part of that, and honoured! Just let me know what I need to do and I'm in 100%
    January 24 04:12 PM
  • JS19 Thanks so much man, been trying out new stuff/getting generally better so glad to see it's paying off cheers : )
    January 24 09:11 AM
  • bnelso55 Those demos are beautiful, man. You make it sound so effortless and I have no idea how. Even if these are to be considered ?rough?, the atmosphere is already there. These have got to be close to being ready to go! Thank you for sharing I?m really looking forward to supporting your new EP and this new label. Has a time line been established for that yet? What does Tom need to get it off the ground? Are other Sputnikers involved or backing the project?
    December 14 08:05 PM
  • bnelso55 I'm glad to hear that EP is still worth a listen! Vespers has been worked in to a couple of our ?favorites? playlists, so it?s still in regular rotation in our house. I?m looking forward to hearing more from you. How?s your project coming along? Are you getting close?
    December 13 09:30 PM
  • bnelso55 Thanks for reaching out! Good to hear from you. It's been a while. I'm doing alright. I've got 5 tracks that I'm refining right now. I'm hoping to have something to share by or before spring next year. My wife and I are expecting a boy in January and preparing for that has significantly altered my time line.
    December 13 09:29 PM
  • SAPoodle Man, thank you so much for your kind words about my EP. I've been on this site 8 years and never experienced anything like it, so really appreciate you taking the time to listen and critique! It seems like you also make music yourself so please feel free to post a link in my shoutbox, would be great to check out your stuff too!
    December 4 03:42 PM
  • bnelso55 Excited to hear about the new music! I look forward to hearing it when it?s all ready to go. That new gear sounds like a nice addition. Like you said, hopefully the higher fidelity will bring out the nuances in the performance. I?ve got about 5 songs in the works now, too. The little instrumental that is closest to completion was very much inspired by your EP. I can?t say how long it will be before I have something to share, but it is nice to feel inspired enough to work on the project.
    June 20 07:03 PM
  • bnelso55 On a related note, I went for a long run on Saturday and I included Vespers in my playlist. It had been a while since I had listened to it from beginning to end, but it really struck me this time how well all of the music hangs together. All of the pieces progress naturally and connect to one another fluidly. It's a well-crafted EP, man. Really great work.
    June 12 01:33 PM
  • bnelso55 Thank you for submitting one of my songs for the Sputnik Musician Survivor competition! I completely missed that first list and I thought I had missed my chance, so I was a little bummed. Then until I noticed that you threw my name in the hat! Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
    June 12 01:23 PM
  • GhandhiLion noted :)
    May 18 04:42 PM
  • GhandhiLion thanks for the rec
    May 18 11:39 AM
  • bnelso55 Yeah! I need to spin that one again. It?s been a while, but like you, I?m enthralled every time I return to it. It?s amazing how much power is packed into such a minimal frame. I?m always hopeful that I can one day accomplish something like that in my music. I?ll gladly share any worthwhile discoveries. Hopefully I can count on you to do the same! Wolcensmen and Ulvesang are still in my regular rotation. Thanks again for pointing them out.
    May 10 08:23 PM
  • Greem thanks, man. will be waiting for your next album
    April 12 03:46 PM
  • Greem Hi! Just released new LP. Check it out, if you want. Thanks. https://lifeless4.bandcamp.com/album/simulacrum
    March 28 12:29 PM
  • bnelso55 Thanks for the thoughts. I'm with you when it comes to black metal. With a few exceptions, I typically prefer the more atmospheric styles. I may check Pillorian, I may not. We'll see. I have a feeling it's not really my sort of thing.
    March 14 07:41 PM
  • bnelso55 Also noticed your Pillorian rating. Any thoughts? I've heard Stygian Pyre, but I need to check the rest. I've always been slightly partial to the wimpy-lloch sound. The White EP and The Mantle are my favorites, so I figured I might not find Haughm's new direction too appealing.
    March 8 08:43 PM
  • bnelso55 Wolcensmen is great! The layered vocals and diverse arrangements are what stand out most to me after listening. I even like some of those lo-fi, "dungeon" synths. Thanks again for pointing this out to me. I'll be adding it to my regular listening rotation for sure.
    March 8 08:37 PM
  • bnelso55 I've never even heard of this guy! Definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy though. I'll check this today and circle back with my thoughts. Thanks for sharing!
    March 8 05:46 PM
  • bnelso55 Cool! I'd definitely recommend their rendition of "The Three Ravens". It's beautiful.
    February 16 06:24 PM
  • bnelso55 Thanks for the rec! I really dig some of Sonne Hagal's older material, especially Jordansfrost and the Nidar EP, but I haven't heard this new record! I'm going to check this out today for sure.
    February 16 05:32 PM
  • bnelso55 Thank you for the code! I'll redeem it today. Those two records sound great. That's so cool that they made the tenhi records available again. Maaaet is one of my favorites.
    January 22 08:28 PM
  • bnelso55 Wow! That would be awesome actually. I haven't listened to it in a while, but I really enjoyed that album. If the offer is still on the table, I most certainly accept. Thank you for sharing! What do you think of the vinyl edition? Good quality?
    January 22 03:44 AM
  • blacklightjer Thank man. I was hesitant on that EP, simply because it's actually reworked old songs that I didn't feel fit the vibe of what I usually do with The Atlas Ghost, hence why i didn't turn it into a full album (which was the original idea). But it's like 40 mins long anyway, haha.Still down to collab! I'll keep youd on that.
    January 17 02:55 PM
  • bnelso55 I think I will try studio recording again. I won?t be returning to the studio I used for Old Yarns though. I?ve been doing some looking and I found a couple places nearby that I would like to visit at some point and see if they can work with me. It?ll take some time to save up for it, but I do enjoy the recording experience, so it?s worth it to me.
    January 12 04:59 PM
  • bnelso55 That is funny how each project inspired the other. I think it?s a good thing, too. I do recall discussing the kantele with you. That was a long time ago! The instrument has such a mystical intonation. It?s fantastic. I totally understand not wanting to repeat yourself and I think the kantele would be an excellent way to diversify your sound. It?ll be cool to hear how it shapes the new material. I look forward to hearing it!
    January 12 04:59 PM
  • bnelso55 I have a few ideas, too. Listening to your music and similar artists has encouraged me to try trimming my arrangements (fewer instruments) and I have at least one idea based solely on finger-picked acoustic guitar that I?m quite happy with. However, I recently got my hands on few new percussion items and I?ve been experimenting with those a bit. I?m pretty excited about one of the songs that?s taking shape from that. It's all over the place at the moment.
    January 11 05:44 PM
  • bnelso55 Glad the CD made it! Thanks for accepting it. I suppose it?s a little over-ambitious to press a CD for only a few songs, but I enjoyed designing it and putting the whole package together. That?s great to hear that you have some new ideas coming together. Hopefully you?re happy with where they take you. I will certainly look forward to hearing the new music when it?s ready.
    January 11 05:37 PM
  • bnelso55 Great! Thank you. I'll get it in the mail as soon as I can. Hopefully tomorrow.
    December 31 02:00 AM
  • bnelso55 Got the cds! I think they look ok. I would like to send a copy to you, if you're interested. Do you a PO box or an address you would be comfortable sharing?
    December 30 05:18 AM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Hahaha I must have been drunk when I liked it!Have a good New Year man, hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas.
    December 28 10:45 AM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass How are you doing on this fine xmas eve? Have you got a facebook page sorted for your music yet man?
    December 24 01:54 PM
  • blacklightjer I definitely want to have you on a song on my upcoming album. Have a FB so we can chat?
    December 19 03:20 PM
  • blacklightjer Yo.Your album Vespers is beautiful. You must be a Musk Ox fan, cause I can definitely hear the inspiration. It was a great way to end the week, listening to it on my drive home from work on Friday. I'd love to hear more. And if you are ever down to collab, I'm totally all-in.
    December 19 03:03 AM
  • blacklightjer Thanks man. Downloading it to my phone now so I can listen to it on my drive home from work. Will get back to you asap.
    December 16 04:32 PM
  • blacklightjer Hey I'd be down to listen to your music. I like 8-Bit stuff. Do you have a bandcamp/soundcloud, etc?
    December 16 04:24 PM
  • blacklightjer ... and Silence was my 3rd release. I have 2 full albums and another EP that came before it but I don't have them on BandCamp as I feel the songwriting quality isn't very strong on them. I could send them all to you if you want though.
    December 16 03:43 PM
  • blacklightjer Great observation. 2 tracks on Silence are videogame inspired. None from Metroid, although I do think Metroid Prime is one of the best VG OST's of all time. Crumbling Sculptures was inspired buy the save room in Resident Evil Remake. Fallen Angels was inspired by the bonfire in Dark Souls (calm, protective, sombre), and the title track Silence was the reworked piano part of an old techno song I wrote a few years ago when I tried my hand at making techno (it failed miserably.)
    December 16 03:42 PM
  • Trundle that's sick that you were at that Garden of Shadows concert, they were a helluva band, Oracle Moon is one of my favourite metal albums
    December 16 07:38 AM
  • blacklightjer I'm so glad you enjoy it. Comments like yours are why I write music. I'm currently in production of my 4th album so I'll make sure to let you know when new songs come out. Currently I have 1: https://theatlasghost.bandcamp.com/album/dr-mme-om-uskyld
    December 15 03:58 PM
  • bnelso55 You're welcome! I enjoyed writing it and I'm glad to hear there's more music on the way. I'm working on some too. We'll have to reconvene when we have something to share!
    December 15 01:00 AM
  • bnelso55 Posted the review! Hopefully it draws some positive attention your way. Vespers is a stunning debut and I'm glad to be the first one to share my thoughts on it.
    December 14 10:01 PM
  • minty901 Hey man thanks so much for checking it out, I really appreciate you taking the time, especially when there's so much other stuff out there that's demanding your time. It's awesome to hear the feedback. I've been working on an album for a while too (the EP was a nice distraction for me), I'll let you know when it's done. Or maybe another EP first, who knows. Thanks again!
    December 14 12:19 AM
  • Greem thank you pal, your album is nice as well. I liked the combination of guitar and strings
    December 13 05:50 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Yeah, even by email. Loads of simple ways to share tunes!
    December 13 04:52 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass PS - I just put a run through of September on facebook if you're interested.
    December 13 04:40 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Glad you put things together, it sounds really good.I'd definitely love to collab mate for sure, whether a split or not who knows, maybe some co-compositions would work better. But we'll get some ideas out there and go from there!
    December 13 04:34 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Loving the EP man! Only just recovered from partying very hard on Sunday. It helped me through the hangover ha.
    December 13 03:56 PM
  • bnelso55 Thanks. I?ll let the music sink in a little more and try to have a review ready later this week or early next week. I?ve certainly connected with the music and I want that to reflect appropriately in the review, so I?ll try not to be hasty.
    December 12 08:19 PM
  • bnelso55 I would definitely like to review this. I?ve already got some preliminary thoughts. I?ll try to put it all together after I listen to the music a few more times. Is there anything about the music/recording process/project history that you feel people would like to know? Would you prefer to be referred to by your username or your proper name?
    December 12 07:29 PM
  • bnelso55 I'm glad I could be of some encouragement! You certainly did the same for me.
    December 12 07:24 PM
  • bnelso55 Awesome! I'm on it. I'll give it a few spins and circle back with my thoughts. Congratulations!
    December 12 02:10 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Well be on it first thing in the morning! Out with friends this evening.
    December 11 09:59 PM
  • bnelso55 Cool! That is good news. Yeah. It?s a lot of work now, but I think you?ll be glad that you gave so much attention to detail. Boosting a strong performance with a good mix will pay off. I?m really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. Keep me posted.
    December 9 08:03 PM
  • bnelso55 Still looking forward to the debut of Vespers! Hopefully things are coming along nicely.
    December 9 07:48 PM

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