Album: Alien Encounter, 1996. Gen muzical: New Age, Meditative
When I was first asked to record this album I had the feeling it would be an easy project! (This was after all not the first time I had come across the subject.)
However when I began working on the music it became apparent that there were a lot of subtleties which would need attention. I'm particularly pleased with some of the effects I ended up using, for instance I have been told the clicking sounds resonate with people who have experience in this area! Finding other world type sounds without resorting to cliches or too many gimmicks was a challenge to say the least!
The whole of the first half of the album has a flow which, as a listener I find very evocative of the sort of inner journey which is a constant source of inspiration for me. Track 3, 'Another Blue Light' was built up around a sample loop taken from the song of the same name from the Expandis album 'The Complete Home Expandis' written by Dave Miller.
The original track is a very haunting but positive ballad which is concerned with the loss of a friend or loved one through death. I remember playing this track at gigs where so much energy was created that it was almost too much to continue! Strong emotions being carried to the surface! Somehow the atmosphere produced trancended any feelings of loss. Hopefully a small hint of those emotions have been distilled into a positive feeling of hope that we are not alone.