So, as well as all the other music I do, I work hard on trying to output as much of my own material as I can. Lets be honest, that’s why I’m in it in the first place.
Here is a double album entitled The City Breathes which will be released (one way or another) this year. Part I is the full album proper and Part II is the accompanying minimalistic, darker, sister album.
A piece of music of mine called “There’s No-one in the Place”, which I wrote with Matthew Bourne for the film “Flickan” has been used on the trailer for the new Angelina Jolie film “In The Land Of Blood And Honey”.
I’ve just finished working on a score for a 20minute film by Anastasia Kirillova. I won’t say what its about, but it very beautiful. I’ll post more info when its screened next year. Here’s a little preview clip and a couple of cues from the film.
I have written and adapted 10 tracks for the new C4 series “TopBoy”. The tracks sit alongside some amazing music by Brian Eno and others. This looks like a really interesting series and definitely one to watch.
A busy summer. I have also completed a soundtrack to a film and a drama for BBC. More info to come
I’ve just done some music for a trailer of the new series of a US program called Ghost Hunters, for Sci-Fi channel.
They were after a textural mood piece, not being too obviously scary. I did the sound design too.
A lot of granular synthesis in this baby!
In the winter of 2008 I wrote a soundtrack with Paul Noble
to the film or cinematic performance, “Identity of the Soul”.
Despite it being a magnificent, 5-cinema screen production (or perhaps because of this fact and the inherent difficulties of staging such an event), Identity of the Soul has not received many viewings or performances.
This is a shame, its mind blowing to watch.
I’ve recently been getting a good few emails from people inquiring about the music and whether it will be released. It is frustrating for Paul and me having music that you are proud of sitting there gathering dust, so here it is on Soundcloud in its non-5.1 format.
Here’s a news article about a film called “Conviction”, a film I scored last year, but have not been able to go public about. I’m still not allowed to post a clip due to various reasons, but there is a clip at the bottom of this article HERE.
The film starring Adam Deacon, (Adulthood, Kidulthood and Shank) tells the powerful story of Andrew (Isa) Ibrahim who in April 2008 was convicted of terrorist offences including possession of an explosive substance, intent to commit terrorism and possession of articles for terrorist purposes.
Here’s a round up of some of the more wide screen film music I was working on during October last year. Some of these are for an in production American project and hilariously, one is a very rushed pitch for the new Sherlock Holmes movie (unbelievably, I don’t think I got the gig, but Hanz Zimmer was bricking it).
The ace Billy Fuller from Beak> was playing bass for me. Hope to work with him a lot in the future.
There was another great film called Conviction that I worked on last year, but for various reasons I’m not allowed to post a clip of that yet. Hopefully these will pan out into projects in this new year.
In the meantime, I’m working with Universal on a library music project that I’m very excited about. More of that soon.
Here’s a couple of new tracks from a series of demo’s I’ve put together with Paul Noble for another secret project (this all sounds very covert, doesn’t it, its only so I don’t compromise projects in production).
I am working with Paul on more mainstream modern cinematic music, which is something I have been wanting to develop for a while. Myself and Paul worked together on “Identity of the Soul”, which you can see on the Films page.
Here’s a track (its a demo really, I might add vocals) of a track I’ve done recently called “Lost”. It’s one of a batch of new tunes that I’m working on in my spare time that I’m really excited about. This spare time is going to be reduced considerably very soon after the birth of my second child, but its on its way, I promise.
For old school fans of my earlier albums here’s a rare collaboration with my old vocalist and mate Richard Palmer. I basically rinsed one of his lovely new songs and ended up with this. The vibe went straight back to 2003 but without the samples! It’s a slow burner. kind of Tindersticks meets Ennio Morricone (I wish).