Saturday, September 28, 2013
Into the Zone was inspired by the Russian sci-fi book "Roadside Picnic" and the subsequent film "Stalker". The core premise is that aliens land on earth and after a few days take off again. No one sees them or has any contact. But they leave behind in the "zones" mysterious artifacts that appear "magic". As the book says it's as if ants discover the remains of a roadside picnic.
The track ends with the sound of a stream, birds and the wind blowing through leaves. Nature always wins out. Over man or even super advanced aliens.
Listen to Into the Zone here
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I was going for a particular sound for this slice of hazy "Kosmiche musik" and I think I more or less got it. Aparently there are huge clouds of stellar dust just waiting for some galactic shock wave to start the ignition process. Above are the "three pillars of creation".
So anyway the music is on my usual page
Monday, March 25, 2013
"Please exit via the gift shop" was a frequently signed request on our trips round various tourist destinations last year.
It soon became my personal mantra, particularly as I realised don't we all at one time exit through the gift shop?
It became the obvious title for this hotch potch piece, partly because of the environmental recordings I made at the beach at Bournmouth, from a minature train at Bleinheim and so on that meant for me it captured the spirit of that holiday.
The other connection was that I used it to try out various little gifts, new bits of equipment or older things I had but had never quite found a place for. All of these were added in, over doing it until I ended up with a sticky sweet mess that you then find stuck down the side of the car seat when the holiday is over. (My wife took the pictures)
Listen to Please Exit through the Gift Shop