ConcreteCastles

ConcreteCastles

not reviewing, but still sorta active here :)

Favorite Albums

Best of 2024

Recent Ratings

GAS - Zauberberg
GAS
Zauberberg
65
Feb 28

Pinned Review

Saint Pepsi - Hit Vibes
90
Genre exploration 1:
【futurefunk】

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/list/111350/genre-exploration-future-funk/

Hi there! I've decided to start making lists instead of writing reviews, plainly because its a lot more fun. I'm going to be (very slowly) diving into genres I find interesting but know little about. For this first list, I decided to do future funk, because its a genre I consistently enjoy and is all around super fun and euphoric.

Future ... read more

Recent Reviews

Opals - Diffractions
NR
𝑫𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 is the second album under my drone/ambient alias, Opals! It features 32 minutes of lush, psychedelic, soothing drone music! Also, there is a limited edition DVD-R with original, lo-fi, blooming visuals to accompany the album. Please consider checking it out!!

Links here:
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BUY THE DVD
https://starrcaderecords.bigcartel.com/product/opals-diffractions

STREAM THE ... read more

Opals - Shimmering
NR
Shim mering is the first album under my new ambient/drone alias, Opals! The album took inspiration from hypnagogic ambient music and is flowy, psychedelic and lush. I would love if you decide to check it out!

https://opalsounds.bandcamp.com/album/shimmering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvvjsG3y8Xg
NOW ON STREAMING
https://open.spotify.com/album/1Qw8yjbfsGhbdSjcikc8hy?si=6VIsPNxBTdKiI922mszpew

Insomnia Café - Insomnia Fest '23
NR
The full show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCwh_C4GY3Y

Thank you to everyone who attended the festival! I think all the sets were awesome and y'all did a great job. This show has been an aspiration of mine for such a long time, so I'm glad to see it finally happen. You can rate and listen to my set here:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/612500-concrete-castles-121822-live-insomnia-fest.php

Insomnia Fest credits:

Me - project management, rendering, editing, visualizers, youtube, ... read more

Losing Lustre - Losing Lustre
NR
IT'S FINALLY OUT!!!
https://losinglustre.bandcamp.com/album/losing-lustre
https://open.spotify.com/album/2ceiWtqcCSpyvvnmNJLOsx?si=af59f594c4bc4536
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/losinglustre/losing-lustre

Losing Lustre has been in progress since August 2021, so it's been 14 months. I'm a hasty musician; many of my Concrete Castles efforts would often take a month to produce and release. Losing Lustre was about learning how to sing, yearning (and never reaching) perfection, and attempting ... read more

They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
52
Ⓢⓣⓞⓡⓜⓘⓝⓖ Ⓣⓗⓔ Ⓒⓐⓢⓣⓛⓔ 10
(Storming The Castle)

*NOTE: This will be my last (actual) review on AOTY indefinitely. Essentially, I'm not good at writing them and I don't enjoy it either, so there's not really any point to write reviews. I will always continue to update my ratings and should still be active community-wise, so feel free to send me a message or whatever.

This is embarrassing to say, but it has taken me over a year, to be precise 423 days, to get ... read more

Shoutbox

1d
Hello!!! My most personal project is finally out. I would be very excited if you would listen to it and leave an honest opinion if you want. Thank you very much <3!!!!!!

ALBUM: https://release.studio/every-lost-soul-in-the-otherworld-1709164800
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/808128-not-marshall-every-lost-soul-in-the-otherworld.php
1w
Thank you!
2w
Hey concrete castles, happy valentines, I just wanted to put this review to light for the new vultures album, hope you can take time to read it

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/yrrresa2/album/770331-vultures-1/
2w
My new ep is out crete! Check it out when u can

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/bruhman/album/576243-ethereal/
2w
Will give it a listen
2w
Thank you mate, it makes me happy that so many people are getting something out of it.
4w
Awesome, I'll check it out
4w
oh this sounds awesome. i'm at school rn but i'll listen at interval 🙏
1mo
Hey! The first preview of my upcoming album is here. It would mean a lot to me if you listen to it and give your honest opinion about it. It's going to be my most personal album yet. Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Single: https://release.studio/they-want-me-to-look-at-those-who-have-left-us-ill-let-everyone-know-where-you-all-are-right-now

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/848150-not-marshall-they-want-me-to-look-at-those-who-have-left-us-ill-let-everyone-know-where-you-all-are-right-now.php
1mo
Released an EP!
would love your opinions if you give it a listen
links to listen are in my review
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/847613-chuckisaduck-cat-world.php

About

I listen to/make music! Thanks for checking out my page :)

I stopped writing reviews halfway through 2022. They're all still up, and vary wildly in consistency.

Singles account:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretesingles/

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
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80-89
 
174

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60-69
 
161

50-59
 
59

40-49
 
20

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4

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5

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Recent Lists

Every EP or Album I have ever released, ordered chronologically. A similar list is also maintained on my website, https://mcgmusic.net/portfolio/ I was releasing music before I was on this site, ...
Updated 1mo ago 1
all time favourites; albums i still come back to years after first listening. ordered chronologically. if an album here has a low score, it should probably go up. if an album with a high score ...
Updated 1mo ago 2
【futurefunk】 The sound of the summer. This list chronicles my exploration into the genre of future funk. It is ordered chronologically by when I first listened to the ...
Updated 3mo ago 2
Member since January 5, 2020

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