Biography

Experimental musician, composer and sound designer influenced by the likes of Klaus Schulze, Robert Schroeder and Tangerine dream to name a few of my many influences.

I was born in 1964 and my parents were always big music fans, (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies) and as a result I developed a love of music early on in my life.
Around 1975 I began to discover and listen to the music of the likes of Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield. Then, in 1976, a French man by the name of Jean Michel Jarre released the classic album OXYGENE!!!!!!!!!

I always wanted to create music by in the style of the people listed in my influences/heroes section but it is only over the last few years that has become a reality, thanks to the advances in computer software.

I have recently been revamping my laptop set up as I bought an Apple Macbook and it is so much better than using windows for music creation and production.
I use Reason 4 (or at least I have for the last eleven days since I got my upgrade to the new version). The new sequencer offers some really interesting and innovative ways to create layers of sound which gives the music a much more Human feel.

I also use Ableton Live, as this gives me the opportunity to both create my own original parts using an array of VST and AU software instruments and FX plugins but also to make use of the many royalty free loops that are available out there.

Amongst the VST instruments that I use are:
Absynth 3
FM7
CS80v
Greenoak Crystal
and Virsyn Terra 2.

Anyway, I hope that you like music if you have a listen to it.

Best wishes from Mindwalk2007......

Some of my favourite all time albums by influences and heroes;

PARADISE (1983) by Robert Schroeder..... This is a great album and makes fantastic use of the PPG WAVE 2.3, especially for choir sounds. The first tow tracks.. MOMENTS and IN MEMORY OF PARADISE a truly outstanding.

ENCORE (1977) by Tangerine Dream..... Recorded live during the bands first US tour, a truly outstanding album that makes great use of the Mellotron, the firts sampling instrument.

FORCE MAJEURE (1979) by Tangerine Dream..... Another great album that makes use of the synths that were designed by Wolfgang Palm (founder of the long defunct PPG company)...

ANGST....(1984)....by Klaus Schulze..... This is another favourite album and makes great use of the Fairlight CMI....

ZOOLOOK...(1984) by Jean Michel Jarre. Another album that makes great use of the Fairlight CMI and it also contains more samples than you can shake a stick at.

Another highlight of my long interest in EM was attending the UK ELECTRONICA festival back in 1983. One of the acts that performed during the afternoon was Ian Boddy (who did the sound design for Morphology, Outer limits and Analogue Sequencer Loops from Zero G). Ian performed material from his first vynal release THE CLIMB and used a Yamaha DX7, the first time that I had seen or heard this legendary instrument.


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New profile on myspace!!!!!!!!!!! February 12, 2010
Elements of Reason4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Arcticmist!!!!! December 7, 2009
My music on a podcast.
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Some more professional feedback!!!! September 16, 2009
This is what David Wright had to say regarding the demo CD that I gave him at the AD2009 music festival in Derby!!!!!
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Impressed!!! September 13, 2009
All I can say!!!!
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General stuff!!!! September 13, 2009
Review of the AD2009 music festival in Derby, September 5th 2009!!!!!
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
VIsion of Exotic Location Ambient Sep 21, 2011 385
Nights In Space Ambient Sep 21, 2011 259
End Of Days Ambient Sep 21, 2011 232
Universal Lullaby Ambient Sep 18, 2010 524
SHADOW WALKING Ambient Jun 19, 2010 354
Creating Arrangements Ambient Feb 15, 2010 370
DESTINATION EAST edit 2 Ambient Jan 22, 2010 439
DESTINATION EAST edit 1 Ambient Jan 22, 2010 394
Quantum Fluctuations New Age Dec 2, 2009 573
Continuous Momentum Ambient Dec 1, 2009 425
Sequent Reminder Of Berlin Ambient Nov 18, 2009 410
Legends Of Sa'ren Ambient Nov 18, 2009 579
Codes For Dreaming Ambient Nov 14, 2009 413
Peace Piece Ambient Nov 9, 2009 446
GLIDING (demo version)!!!! Ambient Sep 13, 2009 446
AGE OF LEGENDS Ambient Aug 19, 2009 517
LUNCH IN THE RUINS PART ONE Ambient Aug 19, 2009 549
TECHNOTRONICAL Electronica Aug 19, 2009 498
Spacedreams Part One Ambient Aug 8, 2009 513
DARKEST VOID PART ONE Ambient Aug 3, 2009 491
DARKEST VOID PART TWO (DEPARTURE FROM THE VOID) Ambient Aug 3, 2009 469
TRAUMATISED Ambient Mar 1, 2009 588
Vampires Ambient Mar 1, 2009 579
LONG FLIGHT TO TOKYO New Age Feb 25, 2009 564
ALIEN VISITORS Ambient Feb 25, 2009 587
Conquest Ambient Feb 1, 2009 596
Sort of Like the seventies Ambient Feb 1, 2009 590
WALKING A TOKYO STREET Ambient Dec 31, 2008 686
VENUS RISING Ambient Dec 31, 2008 637
CHALLENGED Ambient Dec 31, 2008 602
EASTGATE MEMORIES Ambient Dec 31, 2008 627
ARCHITECT OF SOUND AND AMBIENCE Ambient Dec 25, 2008 637
ADD MORE MEGABYTES Ambient Dec 25, 2008 760
DESTINY IS IN YOUR HANDS Ambient Dec 25, 2008 608
ARRIVAL ON MARS IN TWO WEEKS Ambient Dec 25, 2008 580
Esoteric nightmare at the gates Of Delirium Inspirational Dec 2, 2008 712
The Syncode Of 2008 Ambient Dec 2, 2008 628
FLATLINE Inspirational Sep 19, 2008 727
SOMETHING IN Dminor Ambient Sep 19, 2008 795
MONLITH Ambient Sep 19, 2008 945
MYSTERIOUS TIMES Ambient Aug 20, 2008 810
Untitled Ambient Mar 27, 2008 1016
Ambient Dreams and visions Ambient Mar 27, 2008 977
BACK TO THE PAST Ambient Feb 4, 2008 1053
An act of God Ambient Jan 28, 2008 1041
Zero In On Disaster Ambient Jan 17, 2008 1021
Logical Thinking Ambient Jan 17, 2008 1194
Dangerous Liason New Age Jan 16, 2008 1048
Boddy of Fear Ambient Jan 16, 2008 992
MECHANICAL MUSIC FOR SENSORY PERCEPTION Ambient Jan 1, 2008 1014
NEW DAWN IN THE EAST Ambient Dec 26, 2007 1263
PROPHECY AND REVELATION OF ABSTRACTION Ambient Dec 24, 2007 1024
RITUALS Ambient Dec 24, 2007 1016
SPECTRAL COLOURS Ambient Dec 13, 2007 1057
PUZZLES Ambient Dec 13, 2007 1037
LET THE RITUAL BEGIN Electronica Nov 23, 2007 1162
BREATHING STRANGE ATMOSPHERES Ambient Nov 23, 2007 1165
SEQUENT VARIATIONS Ambient Nov 17, 2007 1080
VOICES OF DESTRUCTION Ambient Nov 17, 2007 1014
CINEMATIC LANDSCAPE Ambient Oct 27, 2007 1207
FUTUREWORLD Ambient Oct 24, 2007 1077
DAYDREAMING IN BERLIN Ambient Oct 24, 2007 1065
TOTALLY DIGITAL Electronica Oct 18, 2007 1103
THE AMAZING VOYAGE OF THOR Electronica Oct 18, 2007 1097
REGAINING CONCIOUSNESS Ambient Oct 10, 2007 991
CHECKING INTO A DREAM Ambient Oct 10, 2007 1099
RUNNING WITH THE PACK Ambient Sep 6, 2007 1082
PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT Electronica Sep 6, 2007 991
DRIVING ME INSANE Ambient Aug 29, 2007 1031
DISCOVERING PLANETS Ambient Aug 29, 2007 1170
RIDING THE COSMIC WINDS Electronica Jul 3, 2007 1120
REFLECTING ON THE FUTURE New Age Jul 3, 2007 1017
LEGACIES FROM A LONG FORGOTTEN TIME Electronica Jul 3, 2007 1065
EUROPEAN ANGST 2007 Ambient Jul 3, 2007 1075

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