1. From now on all my recordings on Bandcamp are “pay what you want” until the release of my next album in summer 2014. :-)

    Cheers, Tom

     

  2. "No one asked me to listen to this, I just felt like it. Earlyguard and Scott Lawlor are two of the finer ambient composers kicking around these days, so a collaboration between the two was bound to be good. Earlyguard does a ton of great long-form work, while Lawlor is more of a dabbler with successes in a few ambient subgenres. This 45-minute long-form track is everything you want in a pure ambient piece, a nice bed of bass drone with shifting pads skipping in a shiny fashion over the top. About 3/4 of the way through, very Steve Roachy sequencing kicks in to provide a rhythmic element. Shimmery, shiny, lovely lighter ambient that I will be playing with regularity. A nice one indeed from the We Are All Ghosts netlabel."

    Check out the Marrch Netaudio Revue 2 from Make Your Own Taste

     
  3. New album “Abstraction” out now on We are all Ghosts netlabel. This work is a collaboration with Scott Lawlor. You are very welcome to download this album on Archive.org and Bandcamp.

    When Scott asked me for a collaboration last October it was (as always) a very busy time for me. So I was quite happy to find some free time for working on this piece in the very beginning of January. It was a pleasure to work with Scott and I’m very happy that he likes the result as much as I do. 

    And fortunately Thomas Mathey was giving us the opportunity to place this work on his fantastic netlabel!

    Here are the official liner notes from We are all Ghosts:

    "I am proud to present "Abstraction (waag_rel043)" … 45 minutes of longform ambient joy. 

    I have a lot of love for the music of both Scott Lawlor and Earlyguard, so you can imagine I was very quick to respond in the positive when I was approached about releasing a collaboration that they had in the works … I didn’t think it would be as good as “Abstraction” is. 

    This is music for both the head and the heart, a late-night hit of somatic bliss that, in equal measure, inspires and comforts. 

    I hope you will enjoy this piece as much as I have. 

    An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include £0 … and remember, paying supporters on Bandcamp also get unlimited mobile access to the album using the free Bandcamp listening app. 

    If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.”

    Released on 10th February 2014 
    Music by Scott Lawlor & Earlyguard 
    Design by Earlyguard 
    Logistics by Thomas Mathie

     

  4. "Earlyguard is quite prolific in producing his series of long-form, single-track ambient albums, but the frequency of these releases in no way seems to detract from their quality. I’ve covered a couple of previous ones, and this one is just as impressive. Interestingly, Possible World has a positive title but I personally find the tone of this drone a bit more melancholy than the previous ones I’ve heard. Hence it’s my favourite. It’s a masterful drone of sonorous synths, sparse yet rich and ethereal. Definitely something Roach and Brennan fans should be chomping at the bit to hear, so get on that Earlyguard train right now! Long-form classic-style ambient does not get better than this."

    Check out the January Netaudio Revue 2 from Make Your Own Taste 

     
  5. Please check out this tiny video to promote the release of my new album Possible World.

     
     
  6. New album “Possible World” now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and Bandcamp.

    "The term "possible world" goes back to Leibniz’s theory of possible worlds, used to analyse necessity, possibility, and similar modal notions. Modal realism is the view, notably propounded by David Kellogg Lewis, that all possible worlds are as real as the actual world. In short: the actual world is regarded as merely one among an infinite set of logically possible worlds, some "nearer" to the actual world and some more remote. Other theorists may use the Possible World framework to express and explore problems without committing to it ontologically. Possible world theory is related to alethic logic: a proposition is necessary if it is true in all possible worlds, and possible if it is true in at least one. The many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is a similar idea in science." 
    (Wikipedia) 

    More information about the possible world theory: 
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possible_world

     

  7. Earlyguard fortunately overcame the state of delivering Ambient music that is based on personal backgrounds, simple-minded states of nature and other related phenomena. This is, if you will, erudite Ambient which thankfully functions on two different layers: it can be enjoyed without knowing the reason of its existence or the aesthetic driving factor, but the true key in understanding this work is by cherishing the explanatory notes.”

    Check out this friendly review of Isolation at AmbientExotica.

     
  8. Climate Change — The state of the science

    Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.
    igbp.net
    globaia.org
    unfoundation.org

    The data visualization summarises several of the most significant statements in the IPCC’s latest summary for policymakers published September 2013. This summary covers the physical science basis of climate change. In 2014, IPCC will publish summaries concerning societal impacts, mitigation and adaptation.

    Download the IPCC Working Group I summary for policymakers here: 
    climatechange2013.org


    PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
    Owen Gaffney and Félix Pharand-Deschênes

    ANIMATION
    Félix Pharand-Deschênes
    Globaïa

    SCRIPT
    Owen Gaffney
    International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

    NARRATION
    Sarah Sherborne

    DATA
    GEOS-5 atmospheric model
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

    Suomi NPP VIIRS Nighttime Lights 2012
    Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center

    Landscan 2011tm High Resolution global Population Data Set
    UT-Battelle, LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Blue Marble: Next Generation, Reto Stöckli
    NASA Earth Observatory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Annual temperature anomaly compared to 1860-1899 period
    GFDL-CM3 (historical and RCP8.5 experiments) 1860-2100
    Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5)

    September sea ice concentration
    GFDL-CM3 (historical and RCP8.5 experiments) 1860-2100
    Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5)

    Sea level rise flooded areas
    Centers for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

    Cyclones tracks
    International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS)

    Ocean acidification
    Max Planck Institute Earth System Model, RCP 8.5

    MUSIC
    Earlyguard
    Continuo VII • Microcosmos • Mind over Matter
    earlyguard.bandcamp.com

    COMMISSIONED BY
    International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

    For the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I summary for policymakers
    (Fifth Assessment Report)

    FUNDED BY
    United Nations Foundation

    SPECIAL THANKS TO
    Anne-Marie Doucet
    Louve & Isis
    Myles Allen
    Catherine Boire
    Wendy Broadgate
    David Huard
    Tatiana Ilyina
    Kalee Kreider
    Naomi Lubick
    Jochem Marotzke
    Johannes Megel
    Tim Nuthall
    Sybil Seitzinger
    Sturle Hauge Simonsen
    Karen Smyth
    Simon Torok
    Denise Young

    WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE
    anthropocene.info

     
     

  9. Earlyguard’s new album [ Isolation ] is out and available to the world on BandCamp. The result is a 50 minutes listen that enchant its listeners by disseminating soundscapes of orbicular synths and dreamy ambient compositions, leading through an endless dimension of sonic tales. Similar to his previous 23 releases Earlyguard’s discerning approach has always been for the far reaches of space, lost in vagueness, spinning deeper and lengthy journey to the very depth of cloudiness and uncertainty…”

    Check out the kind review of Isolation on The Unstoppable Blog About Great Music: TheSirensSound

     

  10. "Isolation is a quiet, subtle release with a mournful, hazy tone. Perfect for a fall day, I must say. Sustaining interest over 50 minutes is not easy, but Earlyguard is definitely a master of this kind of minimalist composition…”

    Check out the friendly write-up from Make Your Own Taste about my new album Isolation.

     

  11. Now you can get Isolation on iTunes.

    Isolation - Earlyguard

     
  12. Please check out this tiny video to promote the release of my new album Isolation.

     
     

  13. New album Isolation now available on Amazon.

    Just click on the cover below to be forwarded to Amazon Digital Services.

     
  14. This is the cover artwork of my forthcoming new release “Isolation”.

    Many thanks to my daughter Melina who created this amazing piece of art.

     

  15. My new album Undefined Shapes is right now available at various online stores including Bandcamp:

    http://earlyguard.bandcamp.com