Spent some time recording some vocals yesterday. It was nice to let the voice loose for a little while. Among the tracks I tackled was The Sun and the Moon. This has been simmering for a while now and I hope to share it soon. Hopefully as part of a new collection. Stay tuned.
Solstice blessings to you. Here is a track inspired by the Solstice. Whether you are celebrating the highest or lowest point of the sun in the sky, may this soundscape accompany you. For those remembering the summer solstice, may the sun metaphorically shine in your life as it shines inline and between the neolithic stones that mark its celestial journey.
Two albums of ambient instrumental music are now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and a whole host of other streaming services. Transformation and freedom and Pilgrimage and possibilities have been released for you to listen to or buy on your preferred music venue.
You can listen to the albums below or use the links beneath the players to go to this temple eden’s pages.
Protomatic Renaissance, the new EP Single from This Temple Eden, is now available. It contains two songs, Love in a Modern Style and That Polaroid, and an instrumental Entropy.
The muse inspired me with three ideas. A story of love on a budget. A photograph of a couple in love taken before the relationship fell apart. A melody that made me feel happy despite its minor chords and melancholy. Alongside these inspired moments was an idea to produce a collection of music paying tribute to the songs I loved as a teenager. The versions on the EP are inspired by the albums The Golden Age of Wireless by Thomas Dolby, Metamatic by John Foxx and The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan
Love in a Modern Style
Love in a Modern Style is a soap opera snapshot. A couple in love struggle with money, getting older and the uncertainty of not having enough money to buy their own home. However, they are committed to each other. The version on Protomatic Renaissance owes a musical debt to Weightless from Thomas Dolby’s The Golden Age of Wireless.
That Polaroid captures a couple in love. The image of a photograph is a literal snapshot of life. A captured moment that doesn’t explain either what came before or what comes after. There are many photographs of couples in love; couples that are no longer together. Can anything be seen in those photographs? The songs sound is unashamedly in the debt of Underpass and other John Foxx tracks on Metamatic.
Entropy is a melody that I enjoyed playing. I felt happy playing it and hearing it in previous demo versions. I am fascinated by the science of entropy and my generation x stubbornness rails against it. So much that my personality split and created my musical alter-ego entropicon: the icon fighting entropy. This version shows my love of the lush analogue synth strings and portamento of early Gary Numan. Its arrangement paying homage to Airlane and Metal from Numan’s The Pleasure Principle.
3 tracks | 3 mixes and sounding good