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A very chilled and peaceful ambient album out now on CD and download
Released by 26 May 2018
A very chilled and peaceful ambient album, improvised and recorded live.
Each piece starts off as a blank canvas. I create a range of sounds on laptop, synths and guitar before I begin. I press record and play a few notes into a long, slowly decaying loop and see where the music takes me.
Creating music this way seems to tap into anything I feel or wish to express at that time much more explicitly than if I had purposefully written a piece of music. This method of creating music seems to tap into my unconscious and my emotions.
A slow and drifting live ambient album
Out now on CD and download
Release date: 25 April 2018
Slow and drifting ambient music.
Home is a one take, live improvised recording.
The music washes and fades as it slowly develops over the 53 minutes. It is calm , warm and peaceful.
Where is home?
I've lived in many, many houses in my life but for the past almost 20 years, I've been lucky enough to live in the same place. This place has seen me through good times and bad.
I can make music in here. I can watch the sunrise and the sunset from my studio, surrounded by trees even though in in the middle of a big city. This is my home - for now.
I have said for many years that I would need a damn good reason to leave this place. Now I have one (a damn good one!) and in a few months, I will be moving to a different continent to start a new chapter of my life.
Such change in my life has made me quite reflection over the past few months and this has fed into my music. There is sadness and positivity. I seem to be able to say much more in making music in this way than with words (as you can see).
A note about the recording:
This whole album was improvised and recorded live in one take. Like many of my albums, I start with a blank canvas and a few carefully chosen sounds. I play a few notes in to a long, slowly decaying loop and see where the music wants to go, slowly.
And because people always ask, the equipment used to create this music was: my trustee 34 years Japanese Stratocaster copy played with an ebow, Roland SH-32 synth, Novation KS Rack synth and Reason, played with two controller keyboards (M-Audio Oxygen 61 and 49 mark 1's). Everything goes into Ableton.
A very chilled and drifting improvised ambient performance
Out now on limited edition numbered CD and download
Release date: 3 March 2018
The sound of the waves crashing against the rocks sets the scene for this very chilled and drifting improvised ambient performance.
In late January 2018, I finally got the chance to record new music after a gap of nearly 3 months due to a hectic schedule (last year of a university degree, among other things). With a new, more minimal set up, I set about improvising and experimenting and quickly came up with a batch of new music.
I need to make music (and lots of it). I've missed this immensely.
This album was a one take improvised performance, much of which was broadcast live on YouTube. You can watch it HERE. It was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy listening to the music as much as I enjoyed creating it.
There will be more of this sort of thing very soon!
A largely peaceful and atmospheric ambient soundscape, out now on download
Release date: 23 January 2018
A largely peaceful and atmospheric ambient soundscape improvised and recorded in one take and released the same day.
Due to a very hectic schedule, mainly taken up by my final year at university, I have not had time to record any music for a long time (31st October was the last time I recorded anything live). During this time, I have taken my studio apart to sell much of my equipment.
On a break from university, I finally had a chance to rebuild my new, more minimal set up. This is the first piece I have recorded in the new set up.
I broadcast some of this performance on Facebook, although the audio and video quality is very poor.
Playing after a break is usually a pleasure: I forget how much fun this way of making music is. After such a long break, at least for me, I decided to release this performance on the same day as recording it. One of the joys of being in charge of your own music!
Please enjoy this album safe in the knowledge that I'm probably recording another album as you read this ha!
For those who want to know such things, the new minimal set up for this recording was:
Roland SH-32 synth, Novation KS Rack synth, my trusty 34 year old Japanese Stratocaster played with an ebow with Reason for all the other sounds.
Everything goes through Ableton Live.
Reviews of Songs of the Long Land
I can really picture Brin during the making of this stunningly beautiful work... totally immersed in his music, going with the flow, with what he’s experiencing in the moment... You want to discover an ambient-jewel?, you want to cleanse the mind?, experience music that touches you, gives you innerpiece? No need to look further... Amazing... As the collector that I am I just really have to say: such a work of beauty belongs on a beautuful looking digipack that can sit there in your CD-cabinet, waiting to be played again, and again... - Berkdrums on Bandcamp
Reflective ambient album out now on CD and download
Released by 20 November 2017
A collection of atmospheric and peaceful ambient music.
The mood of this album is reflective due to upcoming major changes in my life.
This mood is, however, inspiring.
I awoke one morning and needed to create music.
I gathered together a collection of sounds I could use and started improvising something into a long, slowly decaying loop.
Some way in, I wanted to add some ebowed guitar but that was set up with my laptop in another room.
Instead of stopping, I kept recording in my studio and, knowing what notes were playing in the studio, I set about recording the ebowed guitar separately.
I then skipped between rooms, adding to the two loops that were being simultaneously recorded.
These two loops were mixed along with a couple of piano improvisations recorded later that morning (the piano parts were played into the Soothing Images virtual tape loop system), along with the choir ending, recorded that same evening.
There you have it - an album of deeply ambient music recorded in just one day.
I am very proud of this music. I hope you enjoy it too.
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