New promo video now up on YouTube for my latest ambient space music track Halo’s Edge. It’s a 22 minute long atmospheric soundscape with ethereal and evocative tones of outer space imagery. You can buy and license the track for use in your videos or just for personal listening directly on this site at the following link:
It’s also available on all my store pages on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. (links to these stores are at the very foot of the page).
The track is a long ethereal and floating instrumental with no percussion, rhythms or distractive elements and is ideal for meditation, relaxation or deep immersive listening.
22 minutes full of deep bass drones, sparkling floating textures and hypnotic tonal elements that conjure up visuals of deep space landscapes.
You can license Halo’s Edge directly from this site for use in your feature films, documentaries, time lapse videos or other artistic videos by clicking the following link:
The track is also available for personal listening from iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon etc. (see the Social Links section below right to find the track on other stores).
Here’s another nice timelapse video from photographer and filmmaker Lukas Spieker which uses my track Aurora. The video is called Snow And Clouds and was shot in the Swiss Jura Mountains on a cold winter morning.
“I used the in-camera time-lapse capture of the Nikon D810 and D4, except for one sequence (the one zooming out) which is made of JPG frames. There’s also one hand-held pan recorded with the iPhone which has phenomenal image stabilization. I have made several time-lapse videos from this and nearby locations over the last years, one of them made it for a documentary on weather phenomena.”
Lukas has used some of my music in one of his previous videos and you can see more of his work on his own website:
My music track Black Orchid is featured in this dramatic trailer for documentary Code Of Silence by Scilla Alecci & George Steptoe. Code Of Silence is an investigative documentary about the abuses female prison officers endure at the hands of their male coworkers, and the institutions that allow these abuses to continue.
“As more American women than ever before choose to work in corrections, they face an additional challenge to their safety: harassment and retaliation from male officers. Code Of Silence tells the story of seven current and former corrections officers who have overcome their fear of reprisal and challenged the system.”
Find out more about the documentary here:
Check out this cool high altitude ballooning video from Michael Mönch which uses a weather balloon and 2,000 litres of helium to film a journey up to the outer reaches of the earth’s atmosphere. When the balloon finally bursts due to the low pressure at over 30,000 metres high, a parachute brings the camera safely back to earth and is located via GPS.
My ambient space music track Coronal Mass Ejection is used in the video.
How Far Away Is It is a video book by David Butler that examines the Hubble space telescope and details the distance between objects in our galaxy. The video is split into several chapters covering the Earth, the Solar System and the Heliosphere and you can watch the whole thing for free on YouTube and also on the official website at howfarawayisit.com
The video has been up for a while but only just come to my attention (my music track Exodus is featured several times in the video, as can be heard in the video clip above). It’s a fascinating and beautifully put together project about astrophysics, cosmology and the scale of the universe.
“How Far Away Is It is a video book of Hubble and other space and ground based telescope pictures together with an illustrated explanation of how we know how far away these objects are – from your back yard to the most distant galaxies. How Small Is It takes you from your backyard to the smallest things that exist and covers the Higgs Boson.”
The project has obviously been lovingly put together by David with a lot of care, experience and knowledge and it’s a fascinating look at the scale of our galaxy. A great learning resource about our galaxy and well worth a watch!
Los Olvidados is a low budget slasher movie from Spanish indie filmmaker Manuel León Caballero. This is Manuel’s very first feature film and it was included in the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2014. You can now watch the full film on Vimeo above (which features my instrumental piano track Cursed in the credits).
“Los Olvidados is a little slasher movie shot with no money, no crew and in just seven days. After its premiere in the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2014, here comes its free release on the internet.”
Manuel León Caballero
You can see more of Manuel’s work over on his Vimeo channel:
A few days ago I had the belated pleasure of watching the 2013 film Still Life directed by Uberto Pasolini. The film stars the always brilliant Eddie Marsan as a council worker who tries to track down relatives of people who’ve died alone. It’s a very quiet subtle film and Eddie Marsan is amazing in his ability at being able to really hold and hang on to silence but still captivate your attention.
One thing that really stood out and framed the whole thing perfectly was the beautiful score by British composer Rachel Portman.
The music is very delicate and haunting (you can hear the end titles in the video on the right) and it suits the melancholy emotional tone of the film perfectly.
Rachel Portman is an extremely talented and prolific composer having scored numerous films including The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Never Let Me Go and Mike Leigh’s Four Days In July (in fact the score for Still Life reminded me at times of the soundtrack to Mike Leigh’s Naked, composed by Andrew Dickson and another one of my favourite film soundtracks).
The soundtrack for Still Life is available to download from iTunes here:
For those who don’t know, Ultima Thule is a well-respected and long-running specialist ambient radio show based in Australia and also available to stream online at ultimathule.info (or get the podcast on iTunes).
You can hear several tracks from Cryosleep Dreams in episode 1087 along with other tracks from ambient masters Steve Roach, Erik Wollo and others. Many thanks to show host Mike G (who also runs www.ambientmusicguide.com) for featuring my music on the show and for the kind words.
“Cryosleep Dreams: A gorgeous deep album of electronic space music.”
Mike G (Ultima Thule ambient radio)