Ambient Highways: Volume 1-Issue 6

Ambient Highways: Volume 1–Issue 6


What’s New

Skylines – New album in progress!

Beijing Skyline

I’ve been listening to a lot of synthwave / retrowave music lately, and I’m sure this had an effect on me while composing recently.   I decided to revive another discontinued track I had titled “Lost in Beijing” from many years ago which originally was just a simple song.  During rework on it, before I knew it it kind of morphed into something that I could only describe as having that synthwave sound to it.  And, I think it came out pretty darn cool.

For the song picture, I found yet another night time city skyline for Beijing, and used that for the songs image on Soundcloud, and before I knew it, I had decided to do a whole album of synthwave music in which many of the songs would be interpretations based on night based city skylines.  And so, there you have it! The idea of Skylines was born.

You can listen to the current draft version of Lost in Beijing on Soundcloud by clicking here.

And, if you are a subscriber to me on Bandcamp, you can download your very own copy of the latest draft of Lost in Beijing!

Skylines is still the “Tentative” title however.  That may change as the album progresses, but I like the idea and it gives me direction.

There are other songs I haven’t finalized yet that I found may fit quite well, with a bit more work of course, into this synthwave styled album.  I have placed their current versions into this playlist on Soundcloud.



Give Lost in Beijing a listen, and if you are a subscriber via Bandcamp grab your copy today then hop in your Knight Industries Two Thousand Trans Am and give it some plays!

Ambient Highways is a Global Music Awards Winner!

As I noted in my previous newsletter I have won a Bronze Medal for my latest album Ambient Highways from Global Music Awards!!!!

For more about Ambient Highways, check out my page for it on my official music site here:

Global Music Awards is a showcase for original music, unique voices and emerging artists.

Musicians who win Global Music Awards are in select group of the world’s most talented artists.

Global Music Awards worldwide reach influences independent music through their contacts with industry insiders and social media outreach

Global Music Awards are prestigious and are recognized by industry insiders to give legitimacy to outstanding artists.

Thank you so much Global Music Awards!

Ambient Highways Number 5 on One World Music Charts!

Ambient Highways also moved up to the number 5 spot in the One World Music Radio charts for October!  To see the full chart, just navigate to and either listen, or download the October chart!

What’s Next

Continued work on Skylines

I’ll continue to work on Skylines for the forseeable future.  Once I’m far enough on that album / concept, I’ll be returning to finish up another ambient styled release.

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I’m just Keeping the Dream Alive!

– Keith Richie

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