Thursday, October 29, 2015

VDB Joel brings ya the vidya games

hey there, back again with another update. this time its from joel vandroogenbroeck, an incredible library/production composer who released tons of albums for the coloursound label over the years 1980 until about 1990 or so. his styles range from deep electronic to almost ambient, but always are spot on for my tastes.

those of you who know me, know that i love video games and the music within them. so i was especially pleased to hear this album, today i have 'video games and data movements', coloursound 74. this album was very tough to find and of course i was very happy to see joel's take on vgm and sfx, so here it is for you to enjoy.

joel vandroogenbroeck - video games & data movements

Friday, October 9, 2015

bastow again and again

why is it so difficult for me to remember to simply blog? well, its because i record a metric ton of music. i released a split lp with friends The Mountain Chiefs a few weeks back, if you're interested give it a listen here:

anyway, on to the blog update. ive included another killer release by trevor bastow, this time trevor bastow and patrick wilson on the bruton label. some orchestral tracks fill out this release, but its mainly driving dancier electronic output, definitely for fans of spacier disco, maybe this is a bit smarter all around. simply beautiful music. for fans of ciani, hawkshaw, and mansfield.

enjoy, check out both releases...i'll try and not wait 4 months to update the blog again.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

a hobson reprised

hey again, back for a quick blog update for you guys. i wanted to share this anthony hobson before i forget. maybe if i make these updates quicker and shorter ill remember to do em more often, heh!

as some of you who follow my blog know, i love the anthony hobson moniker, and ive got a soft spot for dewolfe all around. this album has a very balanced feel thats both rockin and groovin, but also retains a lot of orchestral elements. it claims to be 'for sport and action' on the back cover, and i'd say thats certainly accurate, but theres some great synthwork on this album with nice brass that will tinker with the back of your neck for sure. theres even some great guitar that ties all of the elements to this release together and makes a very cohesive release. its a cut above in both the arrangement and production and certainly worth hearing. have a listen to the first cut.

track 4 is missing from this rip, my apologies for that. but i think you'll see that this one is definitely worth sharing, and i hope you dig it! heres 'meet the future' by anthony hobson, enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

simon park dominates the nfl

hi again. blog updates have been slow as i have been hard at work on my own music, so lets get right down to it. today i have 2 delicious albums by simon park, of dewolfe and perhaps more on us shorts, nfl fame. simon was born in 1946, and began playing piano at the age of 5. he was perhaps best known for 'eye level', written for the detective thriller 'van der valk', which spent 4 weeks at the #1 position in the uk singles charts in sept of 1973. he went on to write at 15 or more albums in the 1980's for imprints such as dewolfe and rogue as well as many segments from nfl montages over the years. as you can hear, the titletrack from 'knock onward' is lush and full of synthy driving goodness.

heres two releases by simon park to make up for lost time, enjoy!

simon park - knock onward (dewolfe 3453)

simon park - high climber (dewolfe 3481)