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Excursion Three

by Altus

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goodone Discovering Altus - through a Firefox Brief addon displaying a Softpedia feed reporting on a Star Trek fan project from a Youtube video - was a meant-to-be experience for me, it seems.

And it was like discovering that there's so much more to life, after all. Favorite track: Silver Shores.
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Richard Cheesman Altus has been a favourite of mine for years - the first two excursions were brilliant this is truly a fitting finale. Favorite track: Silver Shores.
Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa Three very delicate tracks from one of my favorites ambient artists. Music is not just "In his blood," it IS his blood.

Beautifully done. Favorite track: Journey's End.
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This is a great day.

Bringing earthMANTRA (eM) back to life has been a long process; a labor of love that has already yielded some wonderful releases. Today, however is special. Today we celebrate the return of one of the foremost names in the modern ambient spectrum and a longtime eM veteran. Today, we're thrilled to announce the release of "Excursion Three", the latest release from Altus.

Altus (Mike Carss) has a vast body of work to his credit, and has long been regarded as a one of the most important voices in the ambient music scene. It's a wonderful pleasure to be able to work with Mike again, to bring you more of his incredible work.

In Mike's own words:

This is the final chapter to the series, featuring three tracks differing in style, yet as a whole provide a cohesive experience.

Every excursion has a destination.
Whether you stay is your decision.

We're thrilled to be able to release this beautiful album, which represents some of the best ambient we've heard in quite a while. As with all eM releases, "Excursion Three" is free to download by simply entering $0 in the purchase price. If you wish to pay for the album, you are welcome to do so. All proceeds for album sales on eM go directly to the artist.


released May 23, 2014

Composed: February to May 2014
Photography: Mike Carss & NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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earthMANTRA (eM) is a privately owned and operated ambient music label that exists for the sole purpose bringing high-quality ambient music to fans of the genre in a "Pay What You Want" environment.

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