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Bedtime Stories
Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 with Chris Lyne
ALTUS - The music of Ottawa musician Mike Carss (Part 2)

This evening we venture back into a songless-world; ambience, instrumental and electronic compositions throughout. We'll hear the second part of a feature on Ottawa musician Mike Carss, whose work is mostly released under the name "Altus" and occasionally "Loneward". Mike has an extensive back catalogue stretching back over 20 years or so. 2021 will be another busy year for Mike, aiming to compose and record more albums between now and 2022. Shortly before Christmas Mike joined me in the show's virtual "Listening Room" for a chat about his career and works to date. He's also recommended one of this evening's other artists to me. If you'd like to recommend a piece of music to be played on a future edition of "Bedtime Stories" you can make your suggestion on the show's interactive page at any time. We're looking for recommendations around any of the following topics: - Tunes you've first discovered in other people's collections. - Ambient or instrumental music - Artists that you saw at your first or most recent gig. - Tunes that promote racial equality. - Local artists that you'd like to recommend to other listeners. Mike's catalogue of albums, some of which are now available for free or at very low cost, can be found here: also, for more information about the music of Mike Carss:
One Page Story (show theme)
Chris Lyne - Chapter 4 (2020) - Unreleased Canadian
Overwhelmed By Starlight
Altus - Trailhead (Dec 2020) - Bandcamp Canadian New
Ethereal Glow
Loneward - Moongate (2020) - Bandcamp Canadian
An Ocean Of Time
Time Being - An Ocean Of Time (2020) - Spotted Peccary
Creation Du Monde
Vangelis - Apocalypse Des Animeaux (1973) - Polydor
Loneward and Matt Borghi - The Still Guardian (2019) - Bandcamp Canadian
Session 12
Altus - Sleep Theory Vol 4 (due for release April 2021) - Bandcamp Canadian New
Interactive CKCU
Chris Lyne (host)
Hi everyone, hope you're all well, thanks for visiting the show's interactive page.

9:56 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Shelley Ann Morris
Hi Chris, AAAAHHHHH! Perfect relaxation music. I hope that no-one is listening while driving! Beautiful music by Altus.

10:10 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Chris Lyne (host)
Hi Shelley And I hope no one's reading this whilst driving either :-)

10:16 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Purrrrrfect music for cats, too! I’m all curled up in a ball on a mat, enjoying the ambient tunes.

10:17 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Hi Chris! Great stuff! Thanks!

10:42 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Chris Lyne (host)
Hi glenn, thanks for your feedback. this is a form of music that I enjoy playing and sharing with listeners every so often; glad you're enjoying the show :-)

10:46 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Shelley Ann Morris
Thank Goodness for CKCU on demand! I will be able to listen at work/at home. Gorgeous music on tonight’s show!!!! Thanks Chris, Thanks Altus.

10:48 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Chris Lyne (host)
Thanks Shelley... And thank you again for recommending the music of Altus to me in the first place....

10:51 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Shelley Ann Morris
Thank CKCU. If not for the Mighty 93 I might never have heard Altus—even if I was on a bus, and so transfixed by the music that I almost missed my stop.

10:56 PM, March 23rd, 2021
my visual is Niagara riding the sun & mist...

10:57 PM, March 23rd, 2021
Chris Lyne (host)
Goodnight, pleasant dreams :-)

11:00 PM, March 23rd, 2021