New Release: Let’s Go!

Sunset Panorama

Now available on all digital platforms for easy and cheesy-peas access is Let’s Go! A short but sweet 30 minute EP, (that means Extra Peas). The tracks are designed to be shuffled, the track list puts the music in an order of moods-

From motivational dream beat to optimistic, good vibes riding a traditional folk rock track, literally the embodiment of the phrase “Let’s Go!”. Surfing into the night taking flight into a thunderstorm to flying above the clouds is Into The Night. The track Keep Going is a powerful grab you by the cheeks and squeeze your face track interspersed with zen inducing contrasting new-age oldfieldisms to give you a breather before getting back to the grind.

Jupiter Descending – a cyberpunk fictional vision of the future of AI, or is it… 👀

Included in this EP is the single Hanami Nights, since she should be heard. Just wait for the drop. It’ll put you in a good place.

Genres: New Age, Prog Rock, Electronic with traditional Japanese influences & more.

Listen free below or on your favourite music provider, available everywhere.

Angels upon the wind: Tubular Dogs

Tubular Beach

A message in a bottle, found by a wise man, he travelled up the highest mountain, far above the clouds where he opened the bottle, as the cold wind blew upon the bottle she began to whisper to the wise man, a song of secrets. The wise man carefully lay the bottle down on the mountain top, where the wind would continue to blow, carrying the song far far away, across all the lands, and all the oceans. The wind blew and blew, her song reached deep into the darkest forests, into the deepest despair and lifted the minds of those lost souls as she slowly but surely lured them back home.

A parody and yet also a homage to Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

Listen below and order your copy from Amazon, iTunes or your favourite music store (From February 1st 2021)

Stardust Otamatones

This is a cover of Stardust Memories by Volker Tripp aka Jester of the demo group Sanity. The lead melody has been muted and instead performed by a swathe of ludicrous Otamatones, behold the Otamatone orchestra!

Originally released into the wild circa 2011.

TranceDance (1998)

Unfortunately our beloved cat Merlin passed away but while he was here with us he would sit and watch me compose curled up in the hook of my arm, this is one of the compositions that I brought forward from 1998 – its very cheesy but it is, after all- just for fun.

X My Pi!

Remastered with fully re-recorded material directly from a real Commodore Amiga, composed in AHX Tracker.

Have an Amiga and would like to try out AHX yourself? Grab the AHX User Manual Redux from GitHub. Dale over at dope.fish put the printable booklet PDF manual together with the help of numerous contributions (mine included!) making it a superb resource to pick up & print.

Many of these tunes exploit bugs (out of bounds parameters) to cause some glitch effects. Naturally, emulators/PC-playback routines didn’t anticipate this and summarily crashed to pieces when these were first released.

If you have a fairly up-to-date copy of XMPlay with the hivelytracker-ahx plugin, you should be golden to play the original source files, available here:

Hivelytracker

An updated version of AHX for high-end Amigas, supporting up to 16 channels of AHX synthesis- Hivelytracker. Compatible with AHX and has its own format (HVL) for advanced synthesis such as ring-modulation.

Hanami Nights Reviewed

“Hanami Nights” is a delightful and positive piece, perfect for warm summer afternoons. When you hit play, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for the replay button. “Hanami Nights” is like a cherry blossom that never goes out of bloom…

BT Fasmer @ Newagemusic.guide
Hanami Nights

RedHeat’s new single “Hanami Nights” is a 5 minutes long WOW moment! We already knew that this UK born, Netherlands based artist was talented. The new single is a giant leap for this music project. “Hanami Nights” is a chilled and laid-back piece with a catchy melody – as beautiful as illuminated cherry blossoms, which is the inspiration behind the song. This is indeed a perfect moment to become a RedHeat fan!

RedHeat is a musician and composer specializing in instrumental epics. He recently released an album called “Origins”. It is an album designed to be played end to end, with each piece flowing into the next for an hour of soothing relaxation, promoting mental wellness through mental stimulation with uplifting themes interspersed with gentle meditative parts. Read our “Origins” review here. Also, check out this list of RedHeat’s other releases.

Hanami Nights
Listening to “Hanami Nights” got me thinking about Shannon M. Mullen’s famous quote: “Due to their short blossom time, Sakura blossoms are a metaphor of life itself: beautiful yet fleeting.”

This quote seems even truer when reading the song’s back story; “The trees and flowers begin to awaken in the spring sun. As she does too from her long hibernation. For my dearest, Ilona-Ruby. In November 2018 Ilona received the news that there was a problem that needed urgent attention, as many know Cancer is one of those things that scare the heck out of people, and it sure did for us.»

“Hanami Nights” has a very long build-up, over 2 minutes. But the time is well-spent. RedHeat successfully creates a lot of anticipation for what’s to come; It is like waiting for light to be turned on to illuminate nighttime cherry blossoms. First some gentle synths are heard, then guitar and a bass. Already at this stage the delicate Eastern flavors are easy to notice. Suddenly we are rewarded with the theme. Wow, what a warm, positive and uplifting melody RedHeat has in store for us!

The guitar segment is truly inspired, perfectly accompanied by layers of synth and a light rhythm. It is Chill, Tropical House and New Age music in perfect harmony. Wonderful!

Perhaps the best part is the production itself. It is very light, not overproduced in any way. RedHeat has 100 % confidence in the melodic qualities, so there’s no need for more effects or additional layers. Hopefully RedHeat will continue marking music as elegant as this.