Music by Simon Edward
Music. Firstly, the music I compose is an alternative blend of Brit-funk, Jazz, and post-rock Dream Pop. My new digital EP for 2018, “Midnight Sun”, is now available to download from Bandcamp.com : –
As an independent artist, I chose Bandcamp as host because I keep total ownership of my music. I own all of my master recordings.
Shade of Red ©
“Shade of Red” is a song inspired by my love of music, the colour red and a personal battle with depression.
This song is about Music, Life, Love and Being. Written and recorded at home between July 2014 and November 2016. Credits, and with much love to: –
- Stuart Martin on Drums and percussion;
- Helen on Piano;
- Simon Edward on Bass (and other things).
- Stuart appears courtesy of Tricorder Records
You can read more here ☛ Shade Of Red
Merry Go Crazy ©
Inspired by the Merry-go-round of life, which can drive us all to distraction: –
“When life becomes complicated ~ find joy in each other and the gift of laughter.”
You can read more here ☛ Merry Go Crazy
“Rain” was inspired by the sound of wind chimes. I was at a very low point in late 2012. It’s difficult to put into words exactly what happened for me to be feeling the way I felt at this time. It was probably lots of things.
‘Rain’ was my way of doing something creative to help draw a line under those feelings.
You can read more here ☛ Rain
Breaking News ©
I wrote the lyrics to “Breaking News” whilst on holiday with my family in Spain. The song is about 24-hour broadcast media and global events.
I recorded, mixed and mastered the song at home, which features licensed samples and loops: –
- ‘Chill Drum’ 65 BPM by firstname.lastname@example.org;
- ‘Time+Space Distribution’: Ambient skyline;
- Freesound.org and freemp3x.com (various newsreels).
You can read more here ☛ Breaking News
Downtown Bleecker ©
I composed “Downtown Bleecker” after hearing the British Saxophonist Simon D’souza play on some of his own loops, which he kindly gave permission for me to use.
Sadly, I didn’t get to meet Simon, who passed away in May 2014. This composition is dedicated to him: –
I named this track after a journey I made to Bleecker Street subway station in New York City, March 2000.
You can read more here ☛ Downtown Bleecker
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