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 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.
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:
German Rock magazine Legacy has published an excellent write up of the Somewhere Around album in #95 as it turns out. With a little help Google translates it as:
Earthshine is the one-man project by Peter Cox, the ambitious singer and guitarist of Chinawhite, a sometimes relatively progressive hard rock band from the Netherlands. The appearance of the last album of this formation is also six years ago, which is probably also due to the fact that the frontman of the band in the meantime employed his side project Earthshine. 2014 saw the debut release, now it’s time for its successor.
According to the info in the booklet at the beginning of the work on “Somewhere Around” the song titles were conceived, after which the Dutchman then wrote music to the respective corresponding mood . Onomatopoetic circumlocutions like ‘Floating On Air’, ‘Between The Stars’, ‘Knee Deep In The Ocean’, ‘Big City’ or ‘Snow Storm On The Ice’ can appear before the mind’s eye and give an instant idea of what can be expected on this second album.
Peter creates purely instrumental soundscapes, which are dominated by synthesizers, but sometimes also by his excellent, atmospheric piano playing. The titles really fit the music like chalk and cheese, and vice versa. The concrete approach of the songwriting can be compared to the conception of Mussorgsky’s infamous “Pictures at an Exhibition” certain parallels account. Of course, neither the compositional depth nor the extent of importance for the music world this masterpiece can be achieved. Such lofty goals are not, however, on the agenda of Mr. Cox: His atmospheric soundscapes move somewhere between Ambient and New Age and invite you to let yourself go as listeners and borne by the overall sound. (CW)
Despite not being the frontman or singer of Chinawhite (ambitious and guitarist is right) 😉 , a big thanks to CW for the review!
Don’t know about you, but in our region it has been pretty hot off late. And since the Somewhere Around album is out for 6 months, we liked the idea of doing a video for Snowstorm On The Ice from that very album. If you enjoy it, buy it straight from our label Rock Company, or your favourite online retailer.
Paul from Morpheus has written some very nice words about the Somewhere Around CD:
Somewhere Around is a rather eclectic, highly melodic album of bright electronic music that draws upon influences ranging from Berlin School, 80’s synth pop, modern space music, lounge and new age positivity. Built primarily around synthetic keyboard sounds and mellotron, Peter Cox also incorporates some deft electric and acoustic guitar work; breathy pan flutes; expressive sax; echoing chimes and a range of sparkling effects into his music. The album takes the listener on an overarching homeward-bound journey: the opening spacey, beatless tracks featuring layered electronica and attractive, meandering structures; rhythmic sequences and emotional intensity increasing as we come down to earth; percussive patterns and beats build as we move toward the familiarity of civilisation. Most tracks are warm, inviting and very much easy-listening: piano and synthetic leads comfortably holding the attention, electronic peripherals providing interesting backdrops.
To see what else he had to say, or for some of my comments, please visit his page here.
Steve from One World Music has written a review of the new album that is simply mindblowing. Here are some quotes:
“if you like the last one, then you are going to be blown away with this new offering”
“Earthshine as a project has really excelled on this album and Peter Cox has driven forward in uncharted territory with great ease, but with such fine musicianship”
“now we are treated to 7 minutes plus of absolutely delightful music. We have it all here dear reader, we have a stunning Piano and swirling synths to start off a truly incredible composition. One can feel a sense of liberation within the song and the air and room that the Piano gives is sublime”
“Cox has that uniqueness about him that some others just can’t seem to attain”
“However here Cox takes on a rhythmic journey of exploration, and into the fusion of smooth Jazz and progressive new age, there is quite a tempo in this piece that will delight all who listen to it, a track that really crosses boundaries with ease and great skill”
“Somewhere Around as an album is a real progression of great magnitude for Peter Cox and since the last release called Earthshine, he has really pushed boundaries and moved into musical lands never before trodden, the experimental feel is still here, the uniqueness is still here, but the bar has been raised, this is one album that if you miss it or hesitate in getting it, you will regret it, this is indeed a very special musical offering from Eartshine.”
Well, this one left me speechless 🙂 Thank you so much Steve!!