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.

The Lake

The Mastbos is a nearby forest in the city of Breda, it has a spectacular landscape and is a great place to go for a gentle stroll.

This video was shot on one of the sunny days a few weeks after Ilona-Ruby’s last radiotherapy. It was good to be outside again.

The music is composed for this video, its everything and its nothing. Inspired by Mike Oldfield, it leans heavily on some of his greatest riffs. Enjoy: The Lake.

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.

Strawberry Fields

After a year of self isolation to keep Ilona-Ruby safe during her chemo and radiotherapy, we finally took our first steps back out into the world- keeping it very local as Ilona-Ruby’s stamina was shot to pieces. Slowly but surely, we got a breath of fresh air and a moment to live once again in our own back garden.

June 2019, just before our 21st Anniversary she was given the all-clear after a very testing 6 months of darkness and uncertainty. We are glad the winter is over.

The music is a piece called Strawberry Fields and is a reflection of the awakening from darkness. Please enjoy our back garden with us.

Origins

Origins, released on 19th January 2019, is a collection of interconnected instrumental pieces with strong world influences in an easy listening format. This album is designed to be played end to end, with each piece flowing into the next for an hour of soothing relaxation, with uplifting themes interspersed with gentle meditative parts.

Sonic Soundscapes. Space, Sound & Simple.

Genre: New Age: Ethnic Fusion, Folk, Electronic, Downtempo

Release Date: 2019

Origins Reviewed

  • Read the review of the Origins album by New Age Music Guide here.

Bonus Material

  • How To Make a Potential Difference (2018, Origins’ Working Title)
  • The Making of Tubular Dogs
    • Early stages of Tubular Dogs prior to instrumental expansion and mastering. The video is a celebratory demonstration to explore the powers of the iPad Pro on which is was composed and produced.

Child of the Dogstar

I’ve always had a thing for rotating things that resemble the motion of cogs turning in the mind, windmills spinning in the breeze, space probes flying through space, gyrating for their time-delay integrated image systems…(like Juno).

So it took over 20 years to track down one of my favourire children’s TV series- eventually discovering some terrible quality rips from someone’s VHS on YouTube, excellent!

But where’s the official release? I did some research only to find out that the reason there had not been an official home VHS or DVD release was down to the copyrights “being stuck in litigation limbo” with NZTV for over 20 years!

So no VHS or DVD releases until the late 2000s.

One must understand: this TV program was aired ONCE in the UK in the 1980s- of those few Saturday mornings that I did get to watch TV, I accidentally stumbled upon the very first episode which was a blessing, and got immediately hooked. Sci-Fi kids TV was rare.

I’m no 3D designer, so I really have no idea what I am doing and that’s why I find it fun to do. Using a demo version of Shapr3D on my iPad Pro, I created a series of models.

Below are some of the stages of the model design as well as some clips of source material from which this device originates.

This isn’t my first replica built either- I did build a replica when I was a kid out of cardboard and electronics, but of course, no photographs and nothing survived!

Over the course of it’s airing, Saturday mornings were delightfully punctuated by this eerie and seemingly malevolent device’s wishes to draw enough energy by [no spoilers] to make contact with its home/owners- I highly recommend watching the mini-TV series “Children of the Dog Star”, just for the fact its great B-quality Sci-Fi. See what you come away with- try and understand what it would have been like for an impressionable 7 year old like me.