The video for my new single “Lights from Distant Stars” is now online at YouTube. The single itself drops on November 20, 2020. Thanks to astrophotographer Mark Casto for providing the beautiful deep sky images to which the music is set.
I’m excited to share some info on my latest software purchase. It’s a synth from Wide Blue Sound called Elysium. This tool uses a “two layer” concept to allow you to create complex sounds with movement and rhythm. I got inspired and created a new track that’s in curation now at Pond5. I call the track “Starting Now.”
The release of my next single, “Lights from Distant Stars,” is now less than three weeks away. For this single, I’m honored and excited to be releasing a video featuring the work of amateur British astrophotographer Mark Casto (a. k. a. Astrocasto). Today, I uploaded a video to YouTube that gets a little into the process I used to produce the video. I’m really stocked to share the final results with you on November 20, 2020.
If you’re looking for royalty-free 30-second stock music for your Instagram stories and other short form media, I’ve got you covered!
(Cover art photography by Mark Casto.)
I’m happy to announce my next release, coming out November 20, 2020. It’s an ambient track titled “Lights from Distant Stars.”
Coinciding with the single I’ll be releasing a video, and for this video I’m excited and honored to team up with a terrific amateur British astrophotographer named Mark Casto (aka Astrocasto), to feature his work alongside my music. The video will be produced in Full HD and will showcase Mark’s breathtaking photos of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.
I can’t wait to share the new track and video with all of you in November.
A few years ago, I wrote about creating a cover version of an obscure song called “Sonny the Monster,” originally written and performed by the band Anacrusis, which ended up as part of a box set of songs by the legendary Dayton, Ohio-based indie rock band Guided by Voices. That experience grew out of another: my brief stint as the drummer for that band in the late 1980s. Even before that, though, I had brushed elbows with the band.
New in the pipeline for Christmas season is my arrangement of the classic Christmas carol “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.” This simple, clean arrangement for harmonica, acoustic guitars, string bass and sleigh bells adds a touch of upbeat country/Americana to your holiday media projects.
My new release Extasis will be available to download/stream in most music outlets July 10. Stylistically speaking, the new album is a follow-up to Circadia, and goes further down the ambient/new age path.
Here’s a track list for the new album:
- Fragrance of a Future Sea
- For Deloras
- The Golden Hour
- Sleepless Dream
- Tender Warrior
- The Corner of Luna
I’m releasing Extasis through DistroKid, and you can follow it (and me) here.