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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Title Genre Released Plays
VIsion of Exotic Location Ambient Sep 21, 2011 710
Nights In Space Ambient Sep 21, 2011 487
End Of Days Ambient Sep 21, 2011 461
Universal Lullaby Ambient Sep 18, 2010 828
SHADOW WALKING Ambient Jun 19, 2010 578
Creating Arrangements Ambient Feb 15, 2010 593
DESTINATION EAST edit 2 Ambient Jan 22, 2010 637
DESTINATION EAST edit 1 Ambient Jan 22, 2010 552
Quantum Fluctuations New Age Dec 2, 2009 769
Continuous Momentum Ambient Dec 1, 2009 580
Sequent Reminder Of Berlin Ambient Nov 18, 2009 582
Legends Of Sa'ren Ambient Nov 18, 2009 793
Codes For Dreaming Ambient Nov 14, 2009 582
Peace Piece Ambient Nov 9, 2009 627
GLIDING (demo version)!!!! Ambient Sep 13, 2009 626
AGE OF LEGENDS Ambient Aug 19, 2009 665
LUNCH IN THE RUINS PART ONE Ambient Aug 19, 2009 720
TECHNOTRONICAL Electronica Aug 19, 2009 665
Spacedreams Part One Ambient Aug 8, 2009 691
DARKEST VOID PART ONE Ambient Aug 3, 2009 686
DARKEST VOID PART TWO (DEPARTURE FROM THE VOID) Ambient Aug 3, 2009 631
TRAUMATISED Ambient Mar 1, 2009 775
Vampires Ambient Mar 1, 2009 758
LONG FLIGHT TO TOKYO New Age Feb 25, 2009 709
ALIEN VISITORS Ambient Feb 25, 2009 873
Conquest Ambient Feb 1, 2009 797
Sort of Like the seventies Ambient Feb 1, 2009 813
WALKING A TOKYO STREET Ambient Dec 31, 2008 843
VENUS RISING Ambient Dec 31, 2008 867
CHALLENGED Ambient Dec 31, 2008 767
EASTGATE MEMORIES Ambient Dec 31, 2008 787
ARCHITECT OF SOUND AND AMBIENCE Ambient Dec 25, 2008 884
ADD MORE MEGABYTES Ambient Dec 25, 2008 934
DESTINY IS IN YOUR HANDS Ambient Dec 25, 2008 769
ARRIVAL ON MARS IN TWO WEEKS Ambient Dec 25, 2008 764
Esoteric nightmare at the gates Of Delirium Inspirational Dec 2, 2008 896
The Syncode Of 2008 Ambient Dec 2, 2008 816
FLATLINE Inspirational Sep 19, 2008 918
SOMETHING IN Dminor Ambient Sep 19, 2008 1021
MONLITH Ambient Sep 19, 2008 1153
MYSTERIOUS TIMES Ambient Aug 20, 2008 1020
Untitled Ambient Mar 27, 2008 1202
Ambient Dreams and visions Ambient Mar 27, 2008 1197
BACK TO THE PAST Ambient Feb 4, 2008 1305
An act of God Ambient Jan 28, 2008 1239
Zero In On Disaster Ambient Jan 17, 2008 1201
Logical Thinking Ambient Jan 17, 2008 1337
Dangerous Liason New Age Jan 16, 2008 1205
Boddy of Fear Ambient Jan 16, 2008 1160
MECHANICAL MUSIC FOR SENSORY PERCEPTION Ambient Jan 1, 2008 1188
NEW DAWN IN THE EAST Ambient Dec 26, 2007 1518
PROPHECY AND REVELATION OF ABSTRACTION Ambient Dec 24, 2007 1195
RITUALS Ambient Dec 24, 2007 1209
SPECTRAL COLOURS Ambient Dec 13, 2007 1234
PUZZLES Ambient Dec 13, 2007 1218
LET THE RITUAL BEGIN Electronica Nov 23, 2007 1337
BREATHING STRANGE ATMOSPHERES Ambient Nov 23, 2007 1350
SEQUENT VARIATIONS Ambient Nov 17, 2007 1347
VOICES OF DESTRUCTION Ambient Nov 17, 2007 1185
CINEMATIC LANDSCAPE Ambient Oct 27, 2007 1453
FUTUREWORLD Ambient Oct 24, 2007 1246
DAYDREAMING IN BERLIN Ambient Oct 24, 2007 1251
TOTALLY DIGITAL Electronica Oct 18, 2007 1290
THE AMAZING VOYAGE OF THOR Electronica Oct 18, 2007 1299
REGAINING CONCIOUSNESS Ambient Oct 10, 2007 1161
CHECKING INTO A DREAM Ambient Oct 10, 2007 1311
RUNNING WITH THE PACK Ambient Sep 6, 2007 1256
PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT Electronica Sep 6, 2007 1162
DRIVING ME INSANE Ambient Aug 29, 2007 1200
DISCOVERING PLANETS Ambient Aug 29, 2007 1331
RIDING THE COSMIC WINDS Electronica Jul 3, 2007 1296
REFLECTING ON THE FUTURE New Age Jul 3, 2007 1167
LEGACIES FROM A LONG FORGOTTEN TIME Electronica Jul 3, 2007 1244
EUROPEAN ANGST 2007 Ambient Jul 3, 2007 1262

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