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New Single From Plastic Horizon

Recently, my daughter was describing how she felt a wave of great memories, flooding her mind. It was a bittersweet observation from the point of a child in the middle of a pandemic, closed schools, and being isolated from her friends. It inspired me to create this track and recall quite a few great memories of my own.The third single released by Plastic Horizon, inspired by my daughter....

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It Was 40 Years Ago Today: Cars by Gary Numan

It Was 40 Years Ago Today! Cars by Gary Numan I was but a mere twelve-year-old kid in a small town when Cars was released on August 21, 1979. It's a mystery where I may have heard it for the first time, but it changed my perspective on music permanently. The striking intro of warbly synth sounds abruptly broken by a snare drum, followed by the unforgettable sound of the Polymoog's Vox Humana patch still has such a deep impact on me even after 40 years!While I recall having heard synthesizers used in music and soundtracks prior to Cars, this......

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Gary Numan “Love Hurt Bleed” Remix Contest

Gary Numan "Love Hurt Bleed" Remix Contest Recently, Gary Numan judged a remix contest for his new song "Love Hurt Bleed." I entered a Rodin Coil remix for fun and enjoyed working with his original stem files which sounded fantastic. While not a winner (I had no expectations of such), I did get over 400 plays and some positive feedback. My mix could have been a lot better. I did slow it down and make it a bit heavier with a nasty vibe. There were some great entries and this is my favorite out of the remixes. Here is the......

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The Origin Of How I Began Writing Electronic Music

The Origin Of How I began Writing Electronic Music (While this may seem to be nothing more than a narcissistic meandering of some musician no one knows or cares about, it was written to include things that other musicians who enjoy electronic music might find interesting in some way.) To explain the origin of my own electronic music, I have to look back at horror films and television programs. As far back as I can remember, I have enjoyed electronic music and film scores and even aspired to writing scores for movies (a guy can dream, right?). While I prefer......

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Before After Again: A New Music Side Project

Before After Again: A New Music Side Project

Before After Again is a new music side project I am working on with Jason Whitcomb. Jason is also one of the Bile Brothers from our Cambium project. Before After Again is influenced by electronic, darkwave, coldwave, and post-punk sounds, just to name a few genres.

Jason and I started working on music together a couple of years ago. Since then, we have accumulated quite a few songs in our catalog. Some of our songs ended up on the Cambium album released by Overlook Hotel Records, while others are part of The Replicon Project. While we currently do not have a release date set, I have a feeling that there is already more than enough material for a full-length album of Before After Again songs.

To give you an idea of what it sounds like, have a listen to “Allison’s Gone” first. It represents the darker side of the band’s sound.

“Akron” reveals our heavier side that incorporates guitars into the mix.

I will post an update as things move forward. We have really enjoyed working on all of this new material and hope you like the new songs!

Thanks for listening,
Kevin

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