This Temple Eden

sound sculpting, word weaving

Birthday winners

bandcamp advertThank you to all those who took part in my birthday giveaway.

I have drawn two winners and they are Miranda and Frank. I’ll be sending them DMs with the codes to download their prizes.

For those who didn’t win, I’ll be doing some more giveaways in the near future. In the meantime, you can always support the music on my Patreon, for as little as $1 a month you’ll get music to download and keep. Every little bit of support helps and keeps me in tea. Alternatively, you can head over to our Bandcamp shop and buy any of the music that is there.

Have a wonderful day and once again thank you for the likes, shares and general love

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It’s my birthday – share this post for a chance to win

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This week is my birthday, As part of my celebration, I’d like to give you something. Simply like, share, pin or generally pass around this post and you have a chance to win a FREE download of either ‘Pilgrimage and possibilities’ or ‘Transformation and freedom’ – two new instrumental collections.

If you click below there might be another surprise for you too!

Transformation and freedom a new release

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Transformation and freedom available from Bandcamp

There are ‘tears‘. However hard we try to avoid certain situations and events, our lives still contain elements of sadness. It might be a past hurt, an unresolved situation or the approach of each new day. We cry either within or without. This is natural. This is life.

As sadness encroaches, we can find ourselves overwhelmed. We seek ‘comfort‘. This Might be found from external sources, friends, family or others. It might be internal, from within, an inner peace found through spiritual growth.

Ritual might play a part. Personal victories, totems, cairns, altars, memorials. Prayer or manifesto may become our ‘mantra‘. We seek to be happy, to move from the sadness.

We change. We enter a moment of metamorphosis, a ‘chrysalis‘. From a previous state into the next. From sadness to joy, from fear to hope, from weakness to strength.

We are ‘empowered‘. We are not bound and held by our sadness or other negative emotions. We can overcome. We are not bound by fate but are fellow travellers. No emotion or substance or element or person has a right to control us. We are in control. We have emerged.

We spread our wings. We rise upon the thermals. We reach heights never before dreamed, or even imagined. We ‘soar‘. A new creation, a new being. Changed from what we were into what we can become.

Our dreams can become our destiny. True ‘transformation‘ leads to ‘freedom‘.

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Pilgrimage and possibilities a new release

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Pilgrimage and possibilities available from Bandcamp

We are all on a journey. A personal path, a route that only we take. If we walk on our own or with a crowd, it is still our personal journey. We may walk the path with friends, family, loved ones or enemies. It is a journey of purpose and direction, a ‘pilgrimage’ of possibilities.

The weather is changeable, be it reality or metaphor. It depends on where we are, the terrain, the companions, the events. There might be storms, there might be long or short periods of calm and peace, with gentle breezes blowing. We need both sunshine and rain to grow. There is nothing more refreshing than the rain ‘shower’. The water washes us and our path, clearing the dust off our feet and watering the ground we tread.

After sunset, our journey is lit by the lights in the ‘starry’ sky. Moonlight and starlight shine from the heavens, illuminating our path. The stars accompany us as we walk, as we travel. During the day and the night, we can see our way forward.

We might wander into magical lands. Fertile imaginations will conjure potential from anything we encounter. We should remain open to possibilities of new and strange ideas. We might encounter magical ‘mythical’ beings. As we grow in wisdom we will know what creatures to befriend and what ones to beware.

All journeys come to an end or ends. We may stop and start again. An ongoing cycle of roads and paths to cover. But when we stop and rest, we will be in a ‘room’ of our own. Wherever we find ourselves, even if we are outside and on our own we can create our own home.

Rest is vital as we travel. Every day will bring new paths, new challenges, new decisions. We must renew our mind, body and soul, renew them each day and night. As you lay down to rest sing your own ‘lullaby’ and slip into the realm of creative, restful dreams.

Our ‘pilgrimage‘ leads to ‘possibilities‘, take the journey and reap the reward.

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Two new albums available now

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Now available to stream and buy on Bandcamp. Pilgrimage and possibilities and Transformation and freedom are instrumental / ambient collections that will take you on a journey and lead you to personal freedom. Let the music move you and release you.

Pilgrimage and possibilities and Transformation and freedom
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A present from Shure

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I posted on Instagram that I had an old Shure SM58 microphone… so they sent me a brand new one as part of their 50- year anniversary celebrations. I wonder if I have an old Neumann U87 hanging about…

THANK YOU SHURE

I ain’t no royalist, but God save the Queen

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When you get a topic entitled God save the Queen you know you’re in for a challenge. I’m not one for the archaic monarchy system. Hereditary rights have no place in my ideal egalitarian world (I can dream can’t I?). However, when this topic is given I have to put those thoughts aside and seek inspiration.

The national anthem of the UK (as long as it lasts) is the source of inspiration for the next piece of ambient music I am working on. Step one was to find the core elements of that well-known piece of music and see how they could be used.

First was the time signature. It would be 3/4. I immediately felt called to the rhythm of the first line. A rhythm that repeats itself throughout the piece. So that would be my recurring theme.

Then there was the series of four notes that come before the ‘send her victorious’ line. This is the one the football fans enjoy. I wanted to capture that rhythm.

Finally, there was the beginning. The drumroll and cymbal crash.

Those three elements will form the base of my own piece of music. Time to get on and finish it then.

A midsummer wander is revealing amazing things…

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Starry Celestial Bliss on Patreon

Coming very soon, Starry Celestial Bliss, an ambient journey across the starry sky. Witness the heavens in their glory. Hold your breath as they disappear behind the clouds, then rest in a state of bliss as they reappear and reflect radiance upon you.

Starry Celestial Bliss will be available to all supporters on Patreon. For those who haven’t signed up, it’s not too late. Become a patron of This Temple Eden and receive your copy of Starry Celestial Bliss to download and keep.

Mixing in the sun… almost

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a little mixing in the sun… well almost

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