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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.
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.
Mesmering ambient album out now on CD and download
Released by 23 October 2017
Music for sleep. Music for dreams. Music for escape.
Dreamworld is a strange, mesmerising journey into the unconscious.
It wasn't a conscious (or unconscious) effort on my part but on these sessions things got weird.
Once I start recording, I lose myself in the music. I just let it go where it wanted to go. It's a wonderful experience for a musician such as myself. I hope it is just as fulfilling for you, the listener.
An album of slow and drifting ambient music
Out now on double CD and download
Released by 21 August 2017
An album of slow and drifting ambient music available on CD and download.
Due to a hectic few months (getting married, university assignments), I had no time to make any music. The music on this album was the first music I created after an unbelievable three month hiatus.
This album continues my exploration of minimal music, the idea that less is more. The pieces are continuous and often sound vast but I want to slow things down and not bombard the listener. I want the music to sound that it just happened, a natural occurrence, like a random cloud formation or the sound of wind blowing through the trees.
It may sound like I'm overthinking all of this but rest assured, I still just press record and see where the music takes me.
Sweet dew and stillness, with sunlight... shining through. J. Lambert on Bandcamp
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