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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 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 film scores that use electronic compositions or any hybrid which incorporates synthesizers with rock or classic orchestration, my interest in music with synthesizers/electronic music is very diverse. I've said it before and I will say it again. Synthesizers, to my......

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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......

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