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News Archives: 2014.

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On this page, you can view all of the archived news articles previously published on this site, grouped by month. Click the links below to expand them and read more. For the most recent news, please visit this page instead.
June 2014: Could 2014 see the release of THREE albums? Yes it could.
It's been a bonkers month. I can't put it any other way. Where to start though?

First of all, in a recent update I mentioned that I'd been accepted by a film/TV library. This month, I'm honoured to be one of their featured composers. Woohoo! Joining me in that list of featured composers are several AD artists, including 'the boss', David Wright. I'm so happy for everyone!

I was also offered the opportunity to play in an orchestra again - first flute, no less! However, whether that will happen still remains to be seen. My agoraphobia may put an end to that one, but I sincerely hope I can overcome it enough to do this. I've missed orchestra work so much over the years, and it's not every day you get a chance to go back to it!

In other news, I mentioned a while ago that there may be a new album ready before Mystic, and that's proving to be true. If you like the more emotional side of my stuff, you're going to love Pure. I don't think I could ever write anything that's more 'me'. Innersense came close, this one breaks down the barriers. Audio snippets coming soon, and in the meantime the tracklisting and sleevenotes are there to see.

And finally, Zahira, the bonus track for the re-issue of Shadow of the Wind, is done. I posted a snippet on Facebook to great reaction... therefore it's good enough for me! Any day now... re-issue! That makes 2 re-issues and a brand new album due in the next few months - so I'd better get the synths on eh?

May 2014: More new arrivals at Chateau Bex!
It's my pleasure to welcome two new babies to my humble studio this month. Having had to sell all of my studio equipment at one point a few years ago, I've painstakingly been trying to build everything back up ever since. This past couple of   years have seen me re-acquire pretty much everything I once had and lost, including this month's purchases of a Korg M1 and a Kawai K4. Woohoo! I always loved both of those synths, and it feels wonderful to have them back where they belong - at the end of my fingertips!
April 2014: New arrivals at Chateau Bex.
This month has seen two new pieces of kit arrive at my humble home. The first was a Korg Krome - a truly lovely synth that I've been hankering after for ages. The second was a Roland D-110 synth module, which I had to get because I loved my old Roland D-10 synth and really missed it when it eventually went. Depending on finances, there may be more new additions in the coming months, the first of which will most likely be a Theremin - I've always wanted one of those! Whether or not I'll ever use it on an album is another matter, but I'll certainly have fun messing about with it - and really, isn't having fun the best part of making music?
March 2014: Yes, I know it's been a while. Sorry about that!
It's been ages since I updated this site, I know. My apologies! It's just been a bit mental here in recent months. Lots of music has been worked on, including several tracks that were sent to (and accepted by) a film/TV library recently - so keep your fingers crossed that they use lots of them, regularly. Someone has to keep me in coffee and pizzas after all!

In other news, 'Mystic' is coming along nicely, and should be ready for release later this year as scheduled, along with the re-issues of Elysian Fields and Shadow of the Wind, which should both be available to pre-order very soon. (I know those two are ridiculously late, and it's my fault entirely - I couldn't decide which music to use as the bonus tracks. That little dilemma has now been sorted. Finally!).

There's also another album in progress. As yet untitled, this one wasn't at all planned. It just seems to be writing itself regardless! More news about this as and when there's anything to report. So far all I can tell you is that it's likely to contain some of the most emotive music I've ever written (even *I* had goosebumps at one point when I was playing some of it back!) and that the first 3 tracks are well underway. Woohoo!

Finally, I've been asked to compose another game score. I'm not sure whether I'll take this one on though, as the deadline is pretty tight and I really need to focus on existing work first. It would be nice to have another game soundtrack under my belt though, so we'll see!