Bing Satellites news and releases
Chilled out glitchy album of ambient electronica out now CD and download
Released by 17 September 2016
An album of glitchy, chilled out ambient electronica.
Tales from a newly refurbished studio:
Most of my synths and other music equipment has been gathering dust for 18 months or so. I finally got a chance to put my studio back together.
These recordings along with Twilight Sessions volume 20 come from the first sessions in my newly rewired studio.
The set up was brand new with some new toys to play with. This music is a selection of live improvised experiments: me working out what can be done with this set up.
And for those inevitable questions about what I hardware / software I used, please refer to this page all about my studio, Mission Control or something.
As ever, most of the titles are little jokes to amuse myself. Some or all may or may not be derived from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy :)
Chilled out live ambient music album available now on CD and download
Release date: 19 September 2016
The nineteenth volume in the ever-expanding Twilight Sessions series, available on CD and download.
The music on this album is completely improvised.
I have a palette of sounds I can use and manipulate including piano and synths from my laptop as well as ebowed guitar.
I press record and play notes into a long, slowly decaying loop and see where the music takes me.
This album was recorded at MCos, Manchester in July 2016 with a minimal set up during rehearsals for my first solo gig in 3 years at Humber Street Sesh 2016. You can download that gig from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-hullThe cover photograph shows waste ground in Monsall, Manchester. Years ago, crumbling factories and housing were knocked down. In many areas of East Manchester, such as this, nothing has replaced it. Nature has taken over.
A live improvised ambient concert performance out now on CD and download
Released by 12 August 2016
A chilled out concert performance, improvised and recorded live on the Squarewaves stage at the Humber Street Sesh 2016, Hull Marina, 6th August 2016.
Many thanks to Squarewaves for inviting me.
A quiet album of drifting ambient music available now on CD and download
Released by 3 July 2016
A quiet album of chilled, drifting ambient music celebrating a wonderful year of love and happiness.
Double album of live ambient music available now on double CD and download
Release date: 29 April 2016
The eighteenth volume in the ever-expanding Twilight Sessions series, available on double CD and download.
The music on this album was improvised and recorded live during March 2016 at my home studio, MCos, in Manchester.
Like previous albums, each piece starts as a blank canvas. I press record, play a few notes into a long, slowly decaying loop and see where the music takes me.
The canvas of sounds I used evolved throughout the recording, with lots of new sounds added along the way.
The cover photograph shows the planetarium projector at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles. Taken in September 2015.
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