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Live ambient concert performance
Out now on CD and download
Released by 13 August 2018
Live in concert for the first time in almost 2 years!
I've been kind of busy so playing live has not been a priority for me but this opportunity arose just at the right time.
My little studio is a nice place to create music but getting out somewhere new is always fun and hearing my music through a loud PA is awesome.
The venue, Rebellion, is pretty much a rock club, but the people there and the audience were really great. I really didn't know how my weird music and my total lack of stage performance would go down but there audience listened and seemed to enjoy the show.
The music on this album is completely improvised and recorded live. I start off with a selection of sounds, synths and guitar but I have no preconceived notion of where the music will go. I play a few notes and let the music guide me.
Many thanks to everyone who came to the concert, to Ad Gosling and everyone at Rebellion and to David Woolley.
A collection of atmospheric piano music out now on CD and download
Released by 7 July 2018
A quiet album of atmospheric piano music.
On a particularly inspired day, I decided to try to improvise some music on the piano playing just one note at a time. This, what I decided to call, momentary music makes up the majority of this album. The atmospheres created in these momentary-style recordings inspired the other pieces on this album.
I created individual piano sounds for each piece. Each piano seemed to have its own mood and an atmosphere which made improvising a joy.
I am forever striving to make music that is increasingly minimal, to tap into a form of expression using as little as possible. This has taken the form of the generative music of The Ambient Visitor and the one note wonders of Ghost Harmonics.
As an improviser, I have to listen. As my music gets more minimal,I feel I am listening more, falling into the sounds and making music that is more personal, more expressive.
As I write, I feel this album is the pinnacle of my musical output thus far - the cherry on my giant ambient music cake. Mmm cake.
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.
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