Here’s the latest episode #5 in the Bigfoot documentary series Sasquatch: Out Of The Shadows which features some of my dark atmospheric music. The track you can hear in this episode is called Chrome Skies from Volume 6 of my royalty free music Dark Matter.
When my daughters were babies, they were both bad at sleeping.
We’d be extremely lucky to get more than a couple of uninterrupted hours at a time for the first few years. It was exhausting (and still is) but everyone goes through it and you eventually come out the other side and gradually forget how nerve-shreddingly debilitating it all was. I almost have.
Molly was our first born and one thing I started doing to try and calm her down at night was humming a simple lullaby. It was just a simple waltz melody that I made up which fitted the rocking motion as I tried to lull her to sleep. She’d rarely actually go to sleep but it was often enough to keep her calm, and you take what small mercies you can get when you haven’t slept for 3 days…
Over the years she began to know it as the ‘Da-da-da dee da-dum’ song and she started to sing it to herself. She still occasionally sings it now she’s almost 5 and I also used to hum it to our second daughter Ada when she came along.
I fleshed it out a bit more than the simple hum it started off as, but it’s still essentially the same tune (Molly also makes cat noises when she hums it now, so it’s been named The Pussycat Waltz).
I also kept picturing the Grand Central station dance scene from The Fisher King when I was writing it. It probably wouldn’t send anyone off to sleep in its finished form (try tracks like Frozen White Light for sleep) as it builds up to a couple of rousing crescendos, but it was fun to do and I hope they’ll listen to it when they’re older and maybe remember how mum and dad went through those long, long (did I mention long?) sleepless nights.
If you’re interested you can get the track here on my site and it’s also on iTunes, Spotify etc.
Goodnight Moon is a new weekly podcast from Dr Sci-fi (Darren Moser) which features some of my ambient space music from my album Cryosleep Dreams in the background.
In the podcast Darren shares his awe of the cosmos and pride in the space program with his young daughter and discusses all things space-related. It’s a very charming listen and free to download so if you’ve got kids and want to spark some conversations of your own, take a listen!
A weekly podcast of a father sharing the wonders of space with his daughter. Touching on NASA, astronauts, cosmonauts, spacecraft, the space race and planets. We hope a spark may ignite to share your own love of science with those you love.
You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen directly on his site at the following links:
You can also subscribe to Darren’s Patreon site here:
This behind the scenes video for the Chicago Bulls basketball team features my orchestral action track Attack Of The Machines. The short video shows how the Bulls’ 6th iconic intro video was produced using a combination of live action and computer generated animation.
My ambient track Vortex Of Coloured Light from Perpetual Dimensions is featured in the latest Mixcloud mix from ambient guru Mike G at Ambient Music Guide. The mix is titled Up There and is the latest in Mike’s series of ambient and electronic music mixes and also features artists such as Banco De Gaia and Ishq.
Listen to the mix directly above or at the following link:
Check out this trailer for the new iPhone game Lonely Sun from Rinikulous Games which features some of my atmospheric ambient space music. Lonely Sun is a side scrolling game that puts you at the center of a fledgling solar system.
“All that stands between you and the fulfillment of a distant sun’s destiny are five unique, both visually and auditory, hand-crafted levels – one for each of the five levels. Every level divided into three stages has its own strange landscapes, distinct dangers, and gravitational forces to surmount on your way to building a complete star system.”
Lonely Sun (Rinikulous Games)
Get the game from the iTunes store here:
Follow Rinikulous Games and Lonely Sun here:
I’m very honoured to have one of my ambient space music tracks featured on the final compilation album release from the wonderful Free Floating Music netlabel.
The collection is titled Reflection and includes 18 tracks of calm and atmospheric instrumental music from artists including Altus, Bing Satellites and many more.
My contribution is the track Parallax Frequency Shift which is taken from my Perpetual Dimensions ambient space music album.
What’s even better is the album is a free download, in keeping with Free Floating Music‘s mission to distribute free and legal ambient music.
The album is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial NoDerivs license, meaning you’re welcome to download and share the album for free personal listening (so if you want to use the music in your own videos you’ll still need to seek permission from the artist but I’m always happy to discuss licensing if you want to contact me).
So why not go grab a free download of the album or take a listen to some of the tracks from the player on the right.
Free Floating Music also have a nice collection of other ambient albums and compilations, all available for free download from their Bandcamp page or see their official site for more info:
“Music for drifting and dreaming.”
Today sees the release of my latest ambient album called Perpetual Dimensions. A collection of 7 tracks spanning 87 minutes, Perpetual Dimensions is an album of atmospheric and ethereal space music. It’s the follow up to my last ambient album Cryosleep Dreams and includes a musical collection of deep bass drones, sparkling highs and shifting landscapes of panoramic musical vistas.
Equally suited to focused immersive listening on headphones or as atmospheric background music for meditation, relaxation and subconscious drifting. You can watch a promo video containing short previews of all the tracks set to atmospheric deep space visuals above.
The album can be purchased directly here on my site or also on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and most other music streaming services:
This is episode 1 of a new documentary series featuring my music, about the legend of Bigfoot. Sasquatch: Out Of The Shadows is a YouTube documentary series which will be updated monthly with new episodes.
“This episode explores the history behind the ‘Bigfoot’ moniker as we know it today, sites such as Bluff Creek & Willow Creek that gained notoriety as a result, as well as sightings in the area and the ongoing investigation of the Patterson-Gimlin film site.”
Sasquatch: Out Of The Shadows (Episode 1)
Here’s another beautiful time lapse video from photographer Martien Janssen who has used my music in several of his previous projects (see here). The video is shot in Siargao in the Philippines and features my track Exodus.
“This is the second time lapse movie of a trilogy, created from 100 time lapse scenes all around Siargao and the neighbouring islands.”
You can find more of Martien’s work on Vimeo: