Some new DEEP SKY DIVERS music – well almost…
Check out the band OUT OF SEASON – Jon’s collaboration with his son Liam Short. Featuring new music alongside cover versions of tunes by DEEP SKY DIVERS, SOFT MACHINE and 2ND VISION. Jon plays bass and keyboards, Liam on drums and guitars.
Here’s a link to the OUT OF SEASON Soundcloud page.
All music has a different meaning or resonance to everyone who listens. And it’s the listener who decides.
To me, the listener, RAGING CALM has always been the contrasting moods of two beaches 10 miles apart. Freshwater East and Freshwater West. East is a tranquil place of dunes and rock pools facing back towards the Bristol Channel and the rest of Britain. A shelter from the storm. West is wild and exposed facing up to everything the Atlantic Ocean can throw at it and generally throwing it all back. It’s a famous place – a film star! It’s an unruly attention seeker, unlike its benign and reclusive namesake to the east.
I spend more time east than west.
This photograph was taken at Freshwater West in february 2011. It had been a stormy month and the foamy sands were littered with all kinds of flotsam and jetsam. It was the seahorse that stood out to me. How did it get there? How did a child’s toy become lost at sea only to be found washed up on this wild shoreline? This is exactly how I found it. Charging westwards back towards the surf.
So wrong it’s right. I wonder where it is now.
In the mid-noughties I was fortunate to have the opportunity of working with the eminent US musician/composer Michael Allison – aka Darshan Ambient. Like myself, Michael is a rock & roll bass player turned ambient/electronic recording artist and family man. We had a lot in common.
I got in touch with Michael after falling in love with his 2004 release “Autumn’s Apple”. We did a bit of transatlantic collaboration, sending music files back and forth across the pond. And I’m proud to say that 2 of these tracks ended up being released on Darshan Ambient’s “From Pale Hands to Weary Skies” CD in 2008.
Here is one of the tracks – “The Geometer Of Dreams”…
This is a cool timelapse video posted in 2010. Moonrise at Pompano Beach and other time lapse images of Luna. Nice work.
The music featured is “deep sky meditation” which was our big mp3.com hit in 2000 and is available on our CD “the new fast lane”.