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earthshine - abstract patternsSo here it is, the front cover of album V, Abstract Patterns. The album will also be released on October 27 and contains 8 tracks. Blekkmark Design Studio has not only created some fitting artwork, but also updated the logo.

This time my starting point was certain terms and patterns that associate with numbers or ranges of numbers and terms from the world of programming. Like for instance the Fibonacci sequence, or Pi. And my next step would be to translate those numbers to chords and melodies and trying to make it sound right. Without letting it become crazy or incoherent.
I quite liked the challenge and the outcome, but you be the judge!

You can now order the album at Rock Company and they will ship starting early October. Which means you could already have it before it’s official release. And the best thing is, if you order now, you get it at a reduced price. And with the flat shipping rate at the webshop, there is no reason to pick up some more…

The tracks can be found on the next pic:

earthshine - abstract patterns back

Here is a little video for you, containing the first audio from the coming album.

The title will be Abstract Patterns and there will be 8 songs on it. What you will hear is from the first song, Fibonacci Fever:

Whoohoo, a mini special with 3 tracks from 3 albums! So if you like relaxing instrumental music, give this a try!
Thank you Steve and Chrissie and One World Music!

omwr awards 2016 - earthshine

omwr awards 2016 - peoples choiceI am very proud to announce I reveived a nomination for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards on One World Music Radio for my album White Cliff Country! It is always such a good feeling to receive this kind of honour. It really does not matter if I win or not. If you like what I do and want to help me, please follow this link and vote!

Thanks to the OWMR judges for including me and good luck to all the nominees!

 

To check the album:

 

FibonacciYes I know I said last year I am considering doing another tribute to England. But not at this point ūüôā
I have¬†been doing some research and was able to start working on new songs! Always exciting when that happens. A theme makes writing much more easy for me… But at this point the only thing I can or want to reveal is the title of the first song, and that is Fibonacci Fever… stay tuned!

io pages 140

Dutch magazine IO Pages, in the person of Robert Schuller, have published a review for Ghost In The Machine in edition 140. Some quotes:

  • Ghost In the Machine is a change in the right direction
  • atmosphere and moods are the key ingredient now
  • I like the innovativeness of Earthshine

The original Dutch version is below. Thank you Robbert.

EARTHSHINE
Ghost In The Machine
(ROCK COMPANY)

Op het vierde album van Earthshine in ruim twee jaar tijd gooit men het roer stevig om. De instrumentale werken die Peter Cox onder dit pseudoniem uitbracht, werden tot nu toe maar zuinigjes ontvangen in iO Pages. Ghost In The Machine laat een omslag horen die naar  mijn mening naar de goede kant uitvalt. Het album bevat slechts vier lange composities, waarin piano en synthesizers het voortouw nemen. Een nieuw instrument in het muzikale palet waarmee Cox werkt is de midi-gitaar. Veel klanken op het album zijn afkomstig van dit apparaat; heel duidelijk ligt de nadruk op sfeer. Dat lijkt de componist beter af te gaan dan de ritmische begeleiding.
Ik vond dat laatste op eerdere cd’s het zwakke punt van het Earthshine project.
Cox houdt gelukkig de inzet van de drummachine op Ghost In The Machine binnen de perken. De keren dat de computergestuurde
bas en drums uit het hok mogen, ontsieren meestal niet al vliegt hij halverwege het afsluitende Steam Up That Engine net even uit de bocht qua programmering in combinatie met houterig solospel. Toch bevalt de vernieuwingsdrang van Earthshine me wel. Wordt ongetwijfeld vervolgd.

Robbert Schuller

earthshine happy holidays