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earthshine - ghost in the machineThe new Earthshine (IV)  album Ghost In The Machine will be released early December. There will be 4 tracks on it:

  1. HAUNTED is the house (11:58)
  2. reverse IN going forward (9:42)
  3. philosophy of THE mind (9:31)
  4. steam up that ENGINE (13:33)

Which gives it a total playing time of 44:44 🙂

Hot on the heels of its predecessor comes this 4th Earthshine album. And one that is pushing boundaries like never before. But trying new things is important, even if you do not know beforehand where the music will take you. So sit back, close your eyes and enjoy the journey.

Part of this album was recorded with the ROR guitars Expressiv midi guitar.

To celebrate this coming release, I sponsored playlist 56 on One World Music. Here it is (also contains some parts of this album)

conistonPeople who have been following the releases of Earthshine, will already know that I am quite fond of England. Guess the third album White Cliff Country (released in January 2016) proves the point 🙂

And I know there is a new album coming end this year (yeah, have been on a roll), but after that, my book of ideas went quite blank to be honest. Regarding Earthshine that is, lots of more rockier material cooking of course. So what to do?

Good thing the family agreed to do another roundtrip in England, and I managed to squeeze in a few days in Lake District (Coniston Water is on the pic). Been wanting to go there for ages! And there inspiration hit me once again. Not with music, but with titles and a theme. Which are the starting point for any Earthshine album anyway.

So I guess there will once be another tribute to these beautiful surroundings…

 

Yes, quite unbelievable perhaps, but another new album is already in progress. The title is going to be Ghost In The Machine, and the very first sample of what you can expect can be seen and heard here:

earthshine - white cliff countryFrom the latest Earthshine album White Cliff Country comes this track “Secret Of The Stones”. Described by a critic

  • One of my favourite places in England has to be Stonehenge and Earthshine have created a track that compliments both Avebury and the henge, and also does it complete justice by the piece called Secret of the Stones. The arrangement starts in an almost Jarre style, then transposes itself into a really ancient melody of time and memory, it is as if musically we have found a portal to the past. This fluid and fascinating composition is one of the best on the album, I could listen to this for hours.

So a little suspense should be in order here:

owm awards 2015Hi all,
wanted to let you know our album White Cliff Country is nominated for best Electronic album of 2015 on the One World Music Radio Awards 2015. Needless to say we are very proud of that. Check the Nominees and categories here:http://oneworldmusic.co.uk/#/owmr-awards/4581224063

There is also a possibility to vote for Peter in the Peoples Choice award. Another big honor!
And last but not least; reception in the press has been the best so far.
Take care, and thanks for your support.

Oh, and the http://www.rockcompany.nl website has been updated with some cool new features, you might want to check that out.

one world music review earthshineSteve Sheppard from One World Music has done another oustanding review of our music! We are very humbled by his kind words. Here some quotes:

  • One of the most impressive tracks I have heard for some time in the electronic genre is coming up next and is called Beachy Head. This is an absolutely perfect soundscape for the location, it is imposing, mysterious and deadly, and many have died here in suicide leaps over the years! The synths swirl and create an image of awe and grandeur, while the added percussion dances with the keyboards to confirm this narrative, on this take of beauty and danger combined.
  • One of my favourite places in England has to be Stonehenge and Earthshine have created a track that compliments both Avebury and the henge, and also does it complete justice by the piece called Secret of the Stones. The arrangement starts in an almost Jarre style, then transposes itself into a really ancient melody of time and memory, it is as if musically we have found a portal to the past. This fluid and fascinating composition is one of the best on the album, I could listen to this for hours.
  • The famous words, Mind the Gap, you may still here this at some underground stations, but for some reason is remembered by tourists the world wide, there is something very appealing about the Underground network in London that I have yet to find anywhere else in the world, perhaps it’s the history and age of the network.  Having said that Peter Cox has really pulled off a master stroke with this composition, in my opinion this is the best piece off the album, it has a driven, energy, a perfect fluent tempo of great speed and illustrates the subject matter superbly, and the use of minor chords on this arrangement is sublime. The guitar used towards the end of the album is subtle, but very sweet.
  •  This is what one would call a unique album and as such, this uniqueness should be a part of your growing musical collection.

Read the full review on the OneWorldMusic website, or click here.

earthshine - white cliff countryHappy to report that our third album has been handed over to the label!

Our new album is going to be called White Cliff Country. Any guesses as to where is is about? Of course that would be England.I have been there on many occasions and it is one of my favourite places in the world! Lots of great memories that I have tried to put to music. Maybe that will create some new memories for you to 🙂

 

There will be 11 tracks on the album, but an update will follow soon. In the meantime you can enjoy an alternate version of the track Mind The Gap on Soundcloud: