Bing Satellites news and releases
Atmospheric ambient out now on CD. Download available from 21 April 2014
CD available now. Download available from 21 April 2014
A collection of quiet piano-based songs, recorded between December 2011 and March 2014.
These songs are in part inspired by Tristan Da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world. It can only be reached by a seven day boat journey. I find the idea of peace and quiet and isolation appealing but this place goes beyond anything you can imagine - a tiny volcanic island thousands of miles from anything... anything!
The first five songs were recorded for Album In A Day volume 8 and indeed, versions of the first three tracks appeared on that album. Some other tracks were originally intended to be released on a Soothing Images album but many of those recordings were plundered for other projects. The ones included here seemed to fit quite well with the atmosphere I wanted.
While the people of Tristan Da Cunha in some ways lead an idyllic life, they must work hard and be very self-reliant. They are at the mercy of nature - occasional extreme weather, illness and living on a volcano. I find it fascinating.
Nothing For Miles and Forever now available on CD
A couple of old releases now available on CD.
Nothing For Miles, a collection of guitar and fretless bass songs from 2010 is now available on mini CD.
And partly to celebrate the fifth birthday of it being the first release from BFW recordings, Forever is now available on normal sized CD. The CD features the original six songs plus three remixes which were originally released as part of the album Slow Motion. All remastered and that kind of thing.
There will be more CD re-issues soon.
Experimental ambient EP out now on mini CD and download
Download available from 17 February 2014
The second in a series of EPs available on mini CD and download.
The Midnight EP features two track - 20 minutes of chilled experimental ambient soundscapes.
Towards the end of 2013, I lost interest in improvising (although not for long!) and looked for new ways of creating music.
The first track, Fifteen Below, uses the same generative processes I use to create music for my side projects The Lovely Moon and The Ambient Visitor but is less melodic. There are hints of notes but the whole thing is more atmospheric than musical. It is likely to be something I do more of in the future.
The music for the second track, Midnight, is directly derived from the first few lines of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, using the same method I used for Metamorphosis of Narcissus from the EP In response to...Salvador Dalí. This is an interesting method which produces oddly timed and intriguing melodies that would not otherwise occur.
And yes, it is likely I will do more songs like this.
Expect another EP later in the year.
Coming of age horror moving featuring my music
The complete soundtrack is now available to download - free for a limited time!
Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it – his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.
I am very proud to be part of this truly original film.
There aren't many films which combine the depth of story and character which the darkest horror elements.
The movie also features music from Aaron Marshall as well as a score by Magician Johnson & Greg Wright.
Found has played at film festivals around the world, rightfully winning many, many awards (see foundmovie.net)
I was lucky enough to go to Brussels to represent the film at the 31st Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (pictures and more bifff.org for the European premiere where it recieved an enthusiastic reception.
Me being interviewed and singing(!) in front of a crazy audience of 400+
at the European premiere of Found at BIFFF
Here is a list of my songs featured in Found:
Soothing Image 1, Soothing Image 3, Soothing Image 13 from Soothing Images 1-15
Late Summer Meadows from Twilight Sessions volume one
Hidden Away For Years, Procession from Twilight Sessions volume six
Dark Clouds, The Hottest Day Of The Year (part 1) from Twilight Sessions volume eight
The Bay from Time
If you are interested in using my music for a film or other project, or indeed are looking for an original score, please feel free to contact me
New live ambient album out now on CD and download
Released 13 January 2014
The twelfth Twilight Sessions album is 75 minutes of live, improvised ambient music performed during December 2013.
The music is played into a long, slowly decaying loop.
These loops are quite long (often around 90 seconds or more) and with very little rhythm to speak of, it is difficult to know precisely where I am in the loop, so I can add notes and sounds where I see fit, but can never know exactly what I am adding these notes to. Therefore, it must be said that although I am the one making these sounds and creating this music, much of it is down to serendipity.
The album also includes more experiments with layers of live piano loops of different lengths.
Two albums of longform ambient music now available on double CD
Released by the ambient visitor 6 december 2013
The first two albums from my side project The Ambient Visitor now available together on double CD.
Both albums have been remixed, remastered and extended for this release.
Two longform ambient albums on two vinyl style CDs and an art insert in a slim card case.
More albums will follow on CD soon.
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Found a new horror film featuring the music of Bing Satellites