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)

Leemputten 2019: Only Time Will Tell

Our local beauty spot is once again available, with the weather perfect and Ilona-Ruby on the very slow but positive path to recovery, this is our progress so far. Music is from my number 1 favourite album by Mike Oldfield: The Songs of Distant Earth. Poignantly titled track: Only Time Will Tell.

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.

Mastbos: Return to Ommadawn

Mike Oldfield’s chilly Return to Ommadawn album dropped and so it was to be. A walk in the last sunset of November, in the afternoon at half past three.

A place we frequently try to return to- as it is always changing, the lake at this place is very shallow and when dried up it reveals ancient farm cuts in the land. Its an incredibly beautiful place.

Video shot on a DJI Spark drone and piloted manually, composited in Luma Fusion, the colors are unaltered.

Tubular Bells III: iPad Pro Test

Models created in Shapr3D, textured in Procreate, Rendered in Matter, composited in Luma Fusion, all on a freakishly fast first of its kind iPad- the iPad Pro. The compositing can run in realtime.

Music by Mike Oldfield.

3D models created by hand, with the exception of the radar data modelling Asteroid Bennu (from Earth-based radar) provided by NASA.

Chaamse Bos – Autumn 2018

Chilly weather, the last of the sunshine as 2018 makes its departure into the winter. This video was shot on a DJI Spark piloted manually and edited in Luma Fusion on the iPad. The music is by Mike Oldfield from his Tubular Bells II, an album I absolutely love.

The area is the remains of a filled-in outdoor swimming facility that shut down many years ago, nature has taken over the concrete and a natural pond has formed in the shallow remains of the swimming pools. It is, as you will see- quite lovely.