With this episode of the Ambient Soundbath Podcast, we’re featuring David Naegele’s Journeys Out of Body, another vintage new age cassette from the early 1980s. What can I tell you about this release? Not a heck of a lot, but I can tell you, people seem to love it and really want to get their hands on a good copy of it.
Ambient Soundbath listener Simon brought this recording to my attention a couple months ago, not long after I had posted the Upper Astral Soundbath, of which David Naegele was part of. These are some vintage sounds to be sure, but it’s also a darker, somewhat spookier recording. I like it. The recording I had was pretty scratchy so I spent some time working on it, fixing the equalization, adjusting the depth and redefining the stereo field to make it a better listen on the podcast.
This episode wouldn’t have been possible without listener Simon’s kind generosity in more ways than one, so this program is dedicated to him. Thank you, Simon.
p.s. This is the first Soundbath since I deleted my Facebook accounts, so letting your friends and other folks know about the podcast directly, word-of-mouth, the old-fashioned way, is more important than ever. Please continue to spread the word about the Soundbath. If you’re curious as to why I would delete my Facebook accounts, I highly recommend reading Jaron Lanier’s fantastic Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.