For a while now, I have been creating various, 'sound art / dark ambient' tracks from field recordings, under the name, Caliginous.
Last year, I released my debut album, 'Visions Of The Night'. The album consists of 20 tracks, all created from manipulated field recordings. You can listen to the whole album on Youtube by clicking the video link below, or you can stream and buy it from both iTunes and my Bandcamp store (see below).
I was recently asked to submit a track to a new, 'Dark Ambient' label, and so I composed a piece called, 'Insomnia'I. The track features on the, Dark Field Recordings Bandcamp site (link below). The track is approx 17 mins long and takes you on an audio journey to explore the fine line between reality and illusion when insomnia takes over your body. Like the tracks on the debut album, it is created from manipulated field recordings which include everything from the ambience of the red light district in Amsterdam, to an ancient well handle being turned in Carlisle Castle. You can listen to the whole track by clicking the link below. You can also download it in high quality for free, or donate for whatever fee you want.
My second album release is a five track album called, 'Twisted Reality'. Again, it is made up of manipulated field recordings and also includes, 'Insomnia' (mentioned above). It is a little more progressive than, 'Visions Of The Night'.
My latest album is called, 'The Land Of The Snow Queen And Other Worlds'. It was inspired by 2 immersive theatre shows that I did the sound design for. With the inspiration of theatre director, Joe Bunce, these ambient tracks were made to create fantasy lands. Many of the tracks on this album are from those productions. Click here to go to the store to listen to all of the albums for free, or buy if you would like.