Bing Satellites news and releases
Layered and very chilled ambient album out now CD and download
Release date: 10 December 2016
A very chilled out, atmospheric ambient album from prolific ambient composer Bing Satellites.
I am particularly proud of this album. I am forever trying to find new ways of creating music. This album, like its predecessor How To Make A Person Whole Again, is made up of improvised layers of different lengths. While when they were initially recorded they were played in a way that deliberately interacts with what came before it, each time they repeat, they interact in ways that could not be forseen.
Each track is generative: several layers of music in loops of slightly different lengths (think Music for Airports), so the music drifts and the different elements interact in different ways as the music progresses.
Reflective and very chilled ambient album out now CD and download
Released by 12 November 2016
Recorded at my home studio while recovering from a hernia operation.
With lots of time, little energy and unable to do pretty much anything else, I spent a few quiet days making music.
In this particular physical state, the music was never going to be uptempo but I found myself having time to reflect. This coloured the music I created.
The tracks on this album are made up of several layered phrases, each in loops of different lengths (similar to Eno's Music for Airports). These phrases shift and interact in different ways as the music progresses.
Daniel Land - In Love With A Ghost
Daniel's first solo album co-produced by Bing Satellites
CD and download available to pre-order
Released by 25 November 2016
Daniel Land returns with his first solo album, three years in the making.
I was heavily involved with the album throughout that time. It is Daniel's most complex album to date expanding on his original shoegaze sound into something deeper.
As well as myself, there are contributions from members of his former band Daniel Land & The Modern Painter, Andrew Saks (Sway/ASAKS), Gerard Hopes (Little Nova Sound), and members of Daniel's new live band.
This is a truly wonderful album, something I am very proud to be part of.
As you may know, I am also a member of Daniel's new live band.
We will be celebrating the launch of the new album with a gig on the evening of Sunday 27th November at our favourite venue, Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, London, hosted by the very wonderful Goodsouls Promotions.
You can find out more at the Facebook event page and get ickets from: www.brownpapertickets.com.
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.
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