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Music for your Halloween party or to creep out your neighbors – 5 original horror soundscapes

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No Ghosts. Just Fear is an album with five original horror soundscapes.  If you are looking for some creepy soundtracks for your Halloween party – or just want to creep out your neighbors, you can…

Buy/stream now on to Bandcamp (Name Your Price), CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and most other digital delivery services.

Listen to  Preview

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(Modulate This) Halloween Music Sound Design

#Halloween music on @Bandcamp: John Carpenter + Disturbing Mood pieces, Melodic Theremin, and Gothic horror by Victoria Lundy + 5 Original Horror Soundscapes

Passing along some Halloween Music you can pick up over on Bandcamp.

John Carpenter on Bandcamp

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I’ve been enjoying John Carpenter’s recent music releases and was happy to see he was also on Bandcamp at https://johncarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/.

So much great music out here! My fav track lately is “A Windy Death” on Lost Themes II.

His album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 was released yesterday

https://johncarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/album/anthology-movie-themes-1974-1998.

He’s also on tour http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/tour/ – sadly with no dates in the Denver area yet :^(.

Miss American Vampire by Victoria Lundy

Victoria is a friend, frequent collaborator, and a wonderful Thereminist. Her debut solo album Miss American Vampire released on Halloween 2015 is fantastic! https://victorialundy.bandcamp.com/

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Disturbing mood pieces, melodic theremin, and gothic horror. This recording used Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin, Ableton Live 9, Logic, Native Instruments Absynth, Reaktor and Molekular.

More info at http://www.victorialundymusic.com/.

No Ghosts. Just Fear.

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I released No Ghosts. Just Fear. Back in 2012  https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/no-ghosts-just-fear. Note this, and my entire catalog on Bandcamp are now “name your price”.

The dark ambient sounds and music within these arrangements was created and performed on various virtual instruments. In some cases original audio recordings were used as sources then re-shaped with granular synthesis to turn these recordings into playable expressive instruments with huge sonic range and motion.

Happy Halloween,

Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
ModulateThis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Mark Mosher Music News) Announcements Concert Event Events Halloween Video

I’ll be Performing 2 Halloween Shows this Weekend with Thereminist Victoria Lundy + Teaser Video

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be performing two halloween concerts with Thereminist Victoria Lundy. I’ll be doing real-time sound and visual synthesis.

Teaser Video

What’s a theremin? What is real-time sound and visual synthesis? Here is a teaser video from a set Victoria and I performed earlier this month.

Friday Oct 28th, 3-5pm: Denver Central Library Trick or Treat Street –

We’ll be performing as part of the Denver Central Library Trick or Treat Street. We’ll have a real-time camera on the passerbys to add spooky effects to their image.

More info here – https://kids.denverlibrary.org/blog/halloween-trick-or-treat-street-central-library.

Here is a map. You can park on the street at 2 hour meters, or at the Civic Center parking facility located south of the DPL and just east of the Denver Art Museum.

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Sunday Oct 30th, 7-10pm: Textures Ambient Showcase, Mutiny Information Cafe, Denver

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On the 30th we’ll be performing at Textures Ambient Showcase along with Winter Twig.

Here is a map. Parking on the streets.

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(Modulate This) Digital Distribution Releases

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution + Reissue of my Horror Soundtrack Album “No Ghosts. Just Fear.”

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution

Like many artists these days I am my own label. As new music publishing services platforms have popped up through the years, I’ve pretty much joined them all just to try them out. Same with social media.

Flotsam and Jetsam

I’ve recently taken pause to review my digital “surface area”. The amount of flotsam and jetsam in this regard was staggering. I still had a MySpace account – haha. My new goal with all this is to go through a serious voluntary simplification move so I could spend less time managing accounts and more time on art.

My objective on the distribution side was to consolidate to one site to manage digital distribution of my releases. Here is what I did – your mileage may vary.

Current State

A few years back, I had already moved from another provider (Tunecore) to CD Baby for my distribution to iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and most other digital delivery services. I chose CD Baby as I liked their model where you spend once up front to get the release out to these services – and have the option to add the release to new and up and coming services without getting nickeled and dimed. I also like their download cards for releases. CD Baby lets you opt-out of streaming if this sort of thing bums you out.

Bandcamp was also a fav of mine because it provided an outlet for those who wanted non-DRM MP3 and high-quality MP3-320 or FLAC. I also had put some of this music on SoundCloud and ReverbNation for preview.

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(Mark Mosher Music News) (Modulate This) Albums Halloween Releases

“No Ghosts. Just Fear.” Halloween Horror Soundscape Album Available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify, and Name Your Price on Bandcamp

 

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Back in 2012 I released No Ghosts. Just Fear. with five original  horror soundscapes as a Bandcamp exclusive. The album is now also available in wide distribution to most online music stores and streaming services. So if you are looking for some creepy soundtracks for your Halloween playlist – or just want to creep out your neighbors, you can…

Buy/stream now on to Bandcamp (Name Your Price), CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and most other digital delivery services.

Thanks for supporting independent music,

Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
http://NewEcho.com
http://SonicEncounters.com


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Liner Notes

This album contains five original instrumental horror soundscapes by Boulder-based synthesist and composer Mark Mosher. Listen in the dark on a great sound system with a sub-woofer or with good headphones  and let your imagination run wild! Then remember, it’s all in your head :^)

About Mark Mosher

Mark has been working with synthesizers for decades. He performs an expressive visual controllerism set live with antennas, cubes, grids,and keys at festivals around the country.

The Making of this Album – The dark ambient sounds and music within these arrangements was created and performed on various virtual instruments. In some cases original audio recordings were used as sources then re-shaped with granular synthesis to turn these recordings into playable expressive instruments with huge sonic range and motion.

Credits

released October 27, 2012

Album Credits:

Composed, Arranged, Programmed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher

Mastered by Gannon Kashiwa

Cover Design by Dave Weed

Cover Photo by Mark Mosher

TRACK NOTES

1 – “Primeval”

Amygdala kicks in as you enter the fear zone. Remember, it’s all in your head! I use hand crafted synthetic sounds (subtractive and additive synthesis) to create strange tones, textures. and rhythms to build tension. Fast note-runs, and radical tempo changes will creep you out. This piece was performed using Percussa AudioCubes. Note I released this as a single in 2011. Even if you’ve heard it before, the album version is a new high-resolution remix. For this remix I reprogrammed some of the effects, remixed the track a bit, and then re-rendered with highest quality synth settings. Plus this track and all others were mastered by Gannon Kashiwa and it sounds simply incredible!

2 – “Alone in the Dark”

When you are alone in the dark your mind will play tricks. Over the last year I’ve been spending time listening to the tone. harmonics, overtones, and distortion created by expressive electric guitar greats like David Gilmour. “Alone in the Dark” is my exploration of expressive manipulation of harmonics and distortion with a single synthesizer patch custom programmed. As a result you’ll hear me go beyond the sonic range of guitars into the sub-harmonic realm.

3 – “Fight or Flight”

Your brain is on overload as you run for your life through a dark building searching for the exit. I broke a long complex original audio recording into small chunks called “grains” with a custom patch in a virtual instrument called Absynth. My patch allows me to traverse, manipulate and perform with this massive sample as if it’s an expressive instrument with a very unique harmonic palette.

4 – “Under the Spider’s Web”

There is a dim golden light ahead in the dark. Between you and the light, there is a spider and of course a large web blocking your path. Was that something crawling down the back of your neck? Like the previous track, this is custom granular synth performance.

5 – “Orbiting Miranda”

Inspired by the film “Serenity”. I used a variety of custom programmed virtual synths and effects to create this lush but dark ambient piece. Note I released this as a single in 2011. Even if you’ve heard it before I recommend you buy the album to get this new high-resolution remix re-mastered by Gannon Kashiwa.

Buy/stream now on to Bandcamp (Name Your Price), CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and most other digital delivery services.

 

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Events Solo Video

Teaser Video for Oct 30th Miss America Vampire Halloween Concert at Walnut Room Denver

I produced this teaser video for the upcoming Miss American Vampire — songs on theremin by victoria lundy / The Night Before Halloween concert.

 

The music in the video is from Victoria’s new release. The visuals were performed in real-time and an example of what you’ll see during her set. We’re also doing projection mapping for this show.

Doors are at 8, and show is at 9. I’m kicking off the night and will perform a set made up of dark techno and dark ambient. I’ll be playing a few composed pieces from albums but mostly news music. I’ve also upped my game with my own visuals. Happy Halloween!

 

Mark Mosher, Keldari Station, Victoria Lundy and church fire
Friday, October 30, 2015
21+/ $7 / doors open at 8
The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 295-1868
Costumes encouraged
www.thewalnutroom.com
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/951729

 

 

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No Ghosts. Just Fear- Five Original Instrumental Horror Soundscapes

No Ghosts. Just Fear. coveLooking for some horror soundscapes to fuel your Halloween? Check out my album No Ghosts. Just Fear. The album is available for only $4 exclusively on Bandcamp.

About the Album

This album contains five original instrumental horror soundscapes. Listen in the dark on a great sound system with a sub-woofer or with good headphones (not ear buds) and let your imagination run wild! Then remember, it’s all in your head :^)

The dark ambient sounds and music within these arrangements was created and performed on various virtual instruments. In some cases original audio recordings were used as sources then re-shaped with granular synthesis to turn these recordings into playable expressive instruments with huge sonic range and motion.

Credits

Released October 27, 2012

Composed, Arranged, Programmed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher

Mastered by Gannon Kashiwa

Cover Design by Dave Weed

Cover Photo by Mark Mosher