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Exploration And Ascent

by Northcape

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Nate A background soundtrack to the inner peace I struggle to centralize. Many of these tracks are familiar, as Groove Salad regularly plays them. Thank you for creating this! Favorite track: Mackerel Sky.
Giles P Croft
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Giles P Croft Perfect downtempo electronica. Melodic, thoughtful, reflective… just beautiful. An album in the true sense – listen to it from one end to the other and imagine your journey through the mountains. Wonderful. Favorite track: Mackerel Sky.
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Anton Very much in the tradition of Boards of Canada, but a bit more straightforward and less experimental. As such it is less ambitious as well, but it's still a very good warm, dreamy album. Favorite track: Cleaning The Glass.
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Trailhead 04:07
Potentilla 06:29
Meltwater 02:28
Mackerel Sky 06:09
Last View 02:14
Carbon 02:41


released May 14, 2013

Written and produced by Alastair Brown
Mastered by Audible Oddities
Sleeve design by Northcape

Track 2 includes voice sample by Ursula Schrenk (Germany)

Track 6 includes sample of unknown language (Okinawa, Japan) by Travis Morgan (, gate squeaking by Koops and mountain rainy day room tone (Colorado, USA) by Kristian Boruff (

Track 8 includes sample of shells wind chime by Paddy Uglow (

Track 9 includes sample of wind in trees by Klankbeeld

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Northcape England, UK

Northcape make a distinctively personal and human-sounding form of downtempo electronic music that draws elements from ambient, IDM and various other genres. It combines ambience and depth with a strong sense of melody, and, despite its melancholic moments, a fundamental optimism. ... more

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