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Cryosleep Dreams Featured On Ultima Thule Radio

Cryosleep Dreams featured on Ultima Thule RadioI’m really pleased to see that Ultima Thule radio recently featured my ambient space music album Cryosleep Dreams on their wonderful show.

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)

Cryosleep Dreams is available as an mp3 download here on the site as well as from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp and other online music stores.

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Tom Baker Reads Poetry Over My Ambient Space Music For HCS Voice Packs!

The inimitable Tom Baker is heard reciting poetry over some of my ambient space music in this Soundcloud preview from HCS Voice Packs!

HCS Voice Packs provide audio overlay voice packs for games and space simulators such as Elite Dangerous, Voice Attack and more. Tom Baker is a legend in the acting world and obviously known for his iconic portrayal of Dr Who, so I’m honoured to have some of my music playing underneath his dulcet tones!

HCS have recorded a huge library of voice packs with other icons from legendary sci-fi shows and actors such as Blakes Seven, Brian Blessed and many more. Check out their websites:

http://www.hcsvoicepacks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/elitedangerousvoicepack/

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ASMR Music And Triggers

Playlist: ASMR Music

Recently I’ve had several people contact me telling me they find my music useful in triggering ASMR. If you have no idea what ASMR is (I didn’t at first) it stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It’s a physical (but almost internal) sensation usually characterised by pleasant tingling feelings in the scalp or down the spine, although it affects different people in different ways, and sometimes not at all.

From what I’m told, it’s an abstract experience that’s hard to explain but often likened to things like water rushing under your scalp or having your brain gently massaged or tickled! While I’ve certainly experienced similar tingling feelings when listening to music before, I wasn’t really aware of it as a specific phenomenon, but it’s interesting that so many people report shared experiences.

Common things that can bring about these pleasurable feelings are known as ‘triggers’ and include things like quiet soothing talking, soft whispering or even something as abstract as watching videos of people carrying out simple but deeply-focused tasks. There are thousands of ASMR videos on YouTube if you want to find out more. From what I’ve been told, it’s a very unique experience and what triggers ASMR in one person may have no effect on another.

It seems that my ambient space music is the most common trigger out of all my tracks to use as ASMR music, probably because it’s often very calm, atmospheric and soothing. I also tend to put a lot of detailed but subtle layers of sound in my music, so I guess that’s certainly likely to enhance the effect.

I’ve put together a playlist above of some of my ambient music videos that you might want to take a listen to and see if it triggers anything for you! And there’s links to more tracks below if you want to try them out (some are also available on Spotify/iTunes/Rdio etc.) and you obviously don’t have to license them if you’re just downloading for your own listening:

http://www.thebluemask.com/tag/asmr/

Obviously, listening on headphones is likely to reveal more detail and make the experience more intense. If any of my music does anything for you, I’d love to hear about your experiences – feel free to let me know.

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Summer Skies: 4K Ultra HD Timelapse Compilation By Andrias Joensen

Summer Skies – 4K Ultra HD Timelapse Compilation

Great new time lapse video from photographer Andrias Joensen at AHJ Photography that features music from my royalty free music collection Volume 8 (Deep Space Ambient).

“This new timelapse compilation focuses on the many Sun sequences, mainly sunsets, I’ve shot , mostly in 2015, but also a few from 2014. There’s also a sequence from the March 20th Solar Eclipse.”

Andrias Joensen

You can see more of Andrias’ work at the following sites:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4jnL0S2_snShP47Zk10Ixg
https://www.facebook.com/AHJPhotography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119407535@N07/
http://www.astrobin.com/users/Amra/

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Summer Milky Way & Airglow Time Lapse By Harley Grady

Summer Milky Way & Airglow Time Lapse (4K ULTRA HD)

Here’s a really nice new Milky Way time lapse video from photographer Harley Grady that features my ambient space music track Coronal Mass Ejection.

“We’ve had lots of rain in the north Texas area. Finally had a clear (and free) weekend to shoot a time lapse of the Milky Way. Notice the green glow at around the :50 second mark? That’s an astronomical phenomena called ‘airglow’.”

Harley Grady

Find more of Harley’s work and license his footage from these links:

http://www.Flickr.com/Harles99

http://www.youtube.com/user/Harles99

http://www.pond5.com/artist/AstroTimeLapse

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New Ambient Space Music Track ‘Coronal Mass Ejection’

Ambient Space Music: Coronal Mass Ejection by Simon Wilkinson

Now up on the site is my new ambient space music track Coronal Mass Ejection (promo video above). The track is an 8 minute atmospheric instrumental soundscape with a subtle but epic slow burning deep space/solar feel.

It’s ideal background mood music for listening to when your mind is focused on things like writing or reading sci-fi novels, programming, gaming etc. You can buy the track just for personal listening and it’s also available to instantly license for use in your own space videos, films and documentaries:

http://www.thebluemask.com/music-tracks/coronal-mass-ejection/

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New Ambient Album Promo Video ‘Cryosleep Dreams’

Ambient Space Music: Cryosleep Dreams (album sampler) by Simon Wilkinson

I’ve just released a new album of ambient space music called Cryosleep Dreams and you can watch a promo video for it above. The album features 10 tracks (101 minutes) of atmospheric and cinematic music with a sci-fi/space theme.

The music is instrumental and richly textured and varies from dark drones to light, airy and ethereal pieces. It’s the kind of music you can listen to while working, writing, meditating, triggering ASMR or just to help you sleep. All of the tracks are at least 7 minutes long (the longest being just under 20 minutes) which makes it perfect for calming background use or falling asleep to.

This album is aimed more at ‘general’ fans of atmospheric ambient music (as opposed to filmmakers) although the tracks will be available for licensing if you’re interested. I’ve had feedback from people who like the sound of my royalty free music albums but understandably don’t want to pay for licensing when they just want to listen to it for pleasure. So I’ll be writing lots more ‘regular’ albums that will be priced more in line with standard albums for non-industry music fans.

Tracklisting:

1. Alpha State Begins (9:05)
2. Pushing Through Crystal Ice Clouds (14:32)
3. Planetfall (8:00)
4. Gravity Waves (8:38)
5. Descending Node (7:01)
6. Orbital Drift (10:17)
7. Binary Storm (7:05)
8. Panoramic Light (9:55)
9. Cold Methuselah (7:04)
10. The Divine Realm (19:42)

The album is available now from my store (link below) and also on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. The lovely cover image comes courtesy of artist and photographer Sarah Fenwick at www.sjfbetty.com and I knew it was the perfect image for the album cover as soon as I saw it.

http://www.thebluemask.com/music-tracks/cryosleep-dreams/

Also available from:

Amazon
Bandcamp
Google Play
iTunes
Spotify

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Android Puzzle App ‘Binary Challenge’ Features My Ambient Space Music

Binary Challenge game featuring my ambient space music

Here’s a cool new puzzler app for Android devices that features some of my ambient space music to help keep you focused while playing! Binary Challenge is a techy brain-game with a cool hi-tech look where you have to solve binary and hex numerical challenges. One for the more scientifically-minded!

It’s a free download from the Google Play store and comes from the awesome team at Increatly. Give it a try at the following link or just search for Binary Challenge on the Play store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.increatly.binarychallenge

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Dakotalapse Full Length Time Lapse ‘Trails End’ Featuring My Music

Trails End – 4K Ultra HD

This is the latest time lapse film from photographer Randy Halverson at dakotalapse.com called Trails End. It’s a video compilation of some of Randy’s best time lapse photography from 2014.

The main music used in the clip above isn’t mine (although the intro/ending title music is my track Lightscape from my Royalty Free Vol.8 Collection) but he also has a full length version that runs to 30+ minutes long which features my music throughout the entire video.

I have to say that the photography in the 30 minute feature is absolutely mesmerizing and I’m honoured that my music is featured in this beautiful film. It’s well worth 30 minutes of your time to see some of the incredible photography in this video. You can download the full version shot in 4k Ultra HD from Randy’s website here:

http://dakotalapse.com/2015/04/trails-end-uhd-4k-time-lapse/

Randy has also used lots more of my music in his previous time lapse video work which you can see here on my site.

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New Dakotalapse Short Time Lapse Clip Catches Satellites

Final Boost Stage of GSSAP and ANGELS satellites – 4K UHD

This short 1 minute time lapse clip from Randy Halverson is a pretty enough video to watch on its own merits. It’s even more captivating when you look closer and see that Randy managed to capture (by chance) 2 passing satellites in the frames of his film. The GSSAP and ANGELS satellites had launched on July 28th at 7:28 EDT and can be seen within the video above.

The background music is New World Dawn from volume 8 of my royalty free music collection Deep Space Ambient.