Lost in a Spiral

This is an old one. I recently dug out my old Roland module and rigged it up to my PC. Running some old software I managed to record this one off. Also I had an Atari ST emulator running, with MIDI support, and was able to record some *super* old tunes. I may well upload a few soon and then post them on the site.

This tune is very chilled and repetitive. I particular like the lo-fi loop running in the background.

Listen to Five from “Themes” on YouTube

So the thing is I really like this track and I’ve had really good feedback from it from people around me. Because of this I’m putting Five out there too.

The voice which is a big part of the song is from a Libravox recording of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, which is in the Public Domain. Read by Annie Colman in 2006.

The song Five has a really nice laid back ambient feel and the percussion has a nice swing and accents. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

New Collaborations and Album

I’m currently working on a new album. It’s going to be very chilled and relaxing and there are going to be some exciting collaborations on the album too. I can’t say too much at the moment, but it should be very interesting!

It’s going to be a long time in the making, so there won’t be lots of updates on this. I will be working away trying to create some interesting music though. The album will be called themes and each song will have a distinct feel to it although they’ll all be similar in style.

I may post some tracks on SoundCloud, so you can always subscribe there too to see what gets posted over the coming months.

Circle Plantagenet: Download Site Blues Release

The latest album from Circle Plantagenet is now available to buy on CD.

The album is a great mix of slow ballads, rocky numbers and unique sounds. A couple of the tracks were great fun to be involved with and all still have an unmistakable sound with quality hooks which you can’t help but tap along to. Of course, I am a member of the band, so what else would I say? But I genuinely feel this is a great album with a lot of potential. Listen for yourself below.

The album is available on CD at the moment at a tiny insignificant cost of £6. Most people spend more than that on their lunch breaks!

Please use the contact form at the top of the website if you wish to order a copy and I’ll gladly supply more information for you. If you are ordering from outside the UK or have special shipping requirements, let me know and I’ll be glad to give you a personal quote.

Below is three of the tracks from the album, as they are listed on SoundCloud. Feel free to have a listen. And don’t forget to order the album if you like what you hear!

RetroGaming Roundup Song Feature

I’m very excited to be included in the most recent two episodes of the podcast RetroGaming Roundup.

Two of my songs so far have been used between segments in the show. Roundup 127 includes the song Milk Race. Whilst Roundup 126 includes the song Blipblop which has been written on a real Atari ST tracker, although through emulation.

RetroGaming Roundup is a very popular podcast that includes all things retro computing/gaming. The golden era of computer games! They have sections on the show that talk about hardware, news, the Top 10 (retro gaming related of course, it could be the best beat ’em ups or the best computer game mascots or anything else) and other segments from industry alumni. Always entertaining – and now even more so!