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.

Ice Palace

A surreal, ethereal soundscape, 45 minutes of ambient crystalline ethereal binaural audio- composed to conjure the cold vastness of space and the beautiful swirling storms of Jupiter.

Genre: New Age: Ambient

Release Date: 2014

Original Artwork also used for the NASA Juno Project

Hanami Nights

There is something quite addictive about this new release by RedHeat, it’s called Hanami Nights and has that delicate eastern flavour within the music that is so appealing. The build and progression of this single and its electronic nature is pristine and beautifully produced.

RedHeat has indeed manifested something very special in this moody, yet exciting offering, one that I am sure listeners would be more than eager to purchase; this is a wonderfully fluent and colourful single indeed and one that I personally rate very highly.

by Steve Sheppard – One World Music Radio.

Released on 6th June 2019, Hanami Nights is a Tropical House flavored New Age track, themed upon Japanese pentatonic scale with traditional instruments combined with a western Celtic touch.

Hanami Nights entered the New Age music charts at #8 on New Age Music Guide Top Ten for the month of June 2019, scoring a 8.1/10.