10.10.17 – A DECADE OF THE LIGHT DREAMS
As 2017 sees the tenth anniversary of my first album, Into the Light, a special offer on my Bandcamp page is now available until the end of December. Simply use discount code "DECADE" and get 10% off any release!
22.09.17 – BACK INTO THE LIGHT OUT NOW!
My latest album, Back Into the Light is released today via Bandcamp.
To read more about the album, head over to the blog.
10.09.17 – BACK INTO THE LIGHT COMING SOON
This year sees the tenth anniversary of my first album, Back Into the Light - to celebrate, I spent the summer working on a follow-up, Back Into the Light, which will be released via Bandcamp later this month. Stay tuned for updates. The stunning cover art is by David A. Hardy.
10.03.17 – INFINITY OF SPACE OUT TODAY!
I'm pleased to announce that my new album, Infinity of Space is out today on Bandcamp, and will soon be available on Amazon Digital and iTunes.
Infinity of Space was almost a year in the making and my latest album in support of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
19.12.16 – FORTHCOMING ALBUM: INFINITY OF SPACE
I'm pleased to reveal the cover of my next album in association with The Initiative for Interstellar Studies – Infinity of Space – due for release in early 2017.
01.08.19 – Remnants From A Lost Time... out now!
I'm proud to release my 16th album via Bandcamp – Remnants From A Lost Time is now available.
27.07.16 – Remnants From A Lost Time
I’ve been intending to make a more ambient album for some time. I started thinking about how nature evolves, preserves, protects and destroys, and what kind of music could work with that concept. Firstly, I set myself some specific restrictions in which to work – no drums or percussion, no crazy bass lines and distinctive lead riffs. I wanted to make something expansive and flowing, with an organic feel to it. Something more exposed, raw and spontaneous.
Our emotions often feel at one and in-tune with the natural world around us, so I wanted to make something that might feel right to listen to when out walking through woodlands or countryside, just as much as it may be something more personal and reflective – and reflection is something we do more easily when we have that natural open space just to ourselves; those moments where we can experience a calm sense of time passing and be at one with our thoughts and memories.
As somebody who experiences a form of synaesthesia, when I make music, I think in colours and textures. While it is unlikely to be evident to most of my listeners, for me, that association between sound and colour is a vital part of the creative process. With that in mind, for the album artwork, I set about painting some abstract art whilst listening to my own work-in-progress, which resulted in a series of pieces, which ultimately became the cover art.
Remnants From A Lost Time will be available from Bandcamp very soon... In the meantime, here is a taster from the album, Estivation.
10.06.16 – NEW ALBUM WORK BEGINS
It's official – I have started work on what will be the next music release in support of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
At the moment I have got several demo tracks on the go and am also looking at working with another musician for some of it. Watch this space for further details as and when...
11.03.16 – OUT NOW!
I'm proud to announce that Legacy is now available on Bandcamp!
The 9-track album comes with a PDF booklet containing specially written sleevenotes courtesy of Richard Hayes.
To listen to and buy the album, simply go to: thelightdreams.bandcamp.com/album/legacy
Or, you can head over to the blog, where I've written about the making of the album – the creative process and its inspirations, and how it is also my own tribute to David Bowie.
09.03.16 – LEGACY COVER ART AND PREVIEW
Work on my new album Legacy is complete, and I'm just in the process of finalising the digital booklet that will come with the album download.
In the meantime, I'm pleased to reveal the cover art, plus a preview of six of the album's tracks...
Legacy will be released on Bandcamp in the very near future – watch this space for details.
29.02.16 – LEGACY: NEW LIGHT DREAMS ALBUM COMING SOON...
My first album of all-new material for 2016 will be called Legacy.
I'm currently mixing the tracks and will soon be thinking about artwork, so it hopefully won't be too long before this new addition to my discography sees release.
I hoping to post a first blog entry about the album soon.
Watch this space!
05.01.2016 – NEW RELEASE: DARK CORNERS
I'm pleased to announce my first album release for 2016, Dark Corners.
Although it has only been a couple of months since Timeshift, I was keen to put out this additional set of tracks. Despite coming together as an album in its own right, Dark Corners is actually a collection of various demos and unused tracks from my last few albums, dating as far back as Traces in 2013.
Dark Corners will be released via Bandcamp on 8th January.
18.11.2015 – TIMESHIFT REVIEWS
"A whole new world of sonic delight" (Jamsphere)
"Creating emotion through sound without lyrics" (Indiebandguru)
I'm also pleased to announce a new feature launched by bandcamp – fans can now purchase my entire digital discography at a discounted rate – see any album page for details.
06.11.2015 – TIMESHIFT RELEASED TODAY
I'm pleased to announce my new album Timeshift is now available via Bandcamp!
Timeshift is my thirteenth independent release, and comprises ten tracks of dark and atmospheric thought-provoking music. The full album download comes with a PDF booklet which includes a specially written introduction from Richard Hayes.
Timeshift can be streamed in full and purchased from: thelightdreams.bandcamp.com/album/timeshift
01.11.2015 – TIMESHIFT
My new album Timeshift is coming in a matter of days.
In the meantime, here's a taster from the album, "Parallax".
24.10.2015 – ALBUM COVER AND TITLE REVEAL
After weeks of deliberating over artwork and titles, I'm pleased to finally announce the title of my new album of dark electronic music, TIMESHIFT.
And here is the cover art:
Timeshift follows a similar style to my previous albums, Sentient City and Traces, but also offers a new direction and soundscape to many tracks.
More information and track previews soon!
09.09.2015 – NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS
While I hadn't planned on making another album just yet, sometimes these things just happen! Making music can be wonderfully spontaneous, and its in those moments, that I feel I've made much of my best work.
Sometimes a series of tracks seem to naturally, effortlessly come together. And before you know it, you've got a whole album worth of new music in the making! I'm really excited about the new tracks and look forward to posting previews in the near future.
I will be releasing the as-yet untitled album on Bandcamp later in the year. Watch this space for updates...
12.06.2015 – PANORAMA RELEASED TODAY!
After a year in the making, Panorama, my latest album in association with the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, is now available! The 15-track digital album has been released exclusively on Bandcamp.
The full album download comes with a bonus track and an illustrated PDF booklet featuring sleevenotes from Keith Cooper and Richard Hayes. The full tracklisting is as follows:
Wide Open Spaces
A World Beyond Ours
Flight of Fantasy
Rise [bonus track]
...and finally, here is a trailer for the album...
10.06.2015 – PANORAMA TEASER #2
My new album Panorama, will be released as a digital download album exclusively via Bandcamp, on Friday 12th June.
The album features 15 tracks plus a bonus track when you buy the full album as well as a digital booklet. Tracklisting to follow. In the meantime, here is the second teaser!
01.06.2015 – PANORAMA TEASER #1
Panorama is set for a June release, initially as a digital download, with the possibility of a limited CD release later in the year. But for now, here is a quick teaser...
07.05.2015 – NEW ALBUM: PANORAMA
I’m pleased to announce Panorama, the next Light Dreams album in support of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
A year in the making, Panorama is an album rich in textures and atmosphere with an underlying theme of exploration. And with that in mind, here a first taster of the music and the track “Explorers”.
12.01.2015 – SENTIENT CITY RELEASED TODAY
Explore the life of the city. Its vibrant and dynamic sense of activity – people move at ever-increasing speed against the backdrop of its structure and stability. A fast pace and steady rhythms take us through the scenes of a life that is familiar to anyone who knows the city’s world.
But we also face the experience of what lies beneath the comfortable surface – more menacing motifs suggest the dark subcultural existence which poses a threat to our comfort and security. And the forces of command and control, developed through themes of authority and power, are ever present. Those who run the city are watching us too.
All this is resolved as we realise the city has a life of its own – possibly even something that we humble citizens can only glimpse, and never fully understand.
Sentient City is available now on Bandcamp.
10.01.2014 – SENTIENT CITY TEASERS & RELEASE DATE
Sentient City will be released via Bandcamp on 12th January. Yes, that's just a couple of days from now!
To put you in the mood, here are two more teasers for the album:
...and if that isn't enough, you can also hear one of the album's most dynamic tracks, "Enforcement Mechanism"...
Finally, Richard Hayes has kindly written some enticing new album descriptions over on the discography page.
31.12.2014 – SENTIENT CITY ARTWORK & TEASER #1
Here is the first of a few short teasers for Sentient City, which I will be releasing in early January via Bandcamp.