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Since the start of 2019, I’ve been part of a transatlantic music project that goes under the name “The Calm Rads”. Although two thirds of the group are based in Chicago and I’m in Germany, we’ve worked out ways of making music together, just as we did back in the late 1980s and early 1990s while at college in northern Illinois.

I contribute, vocals, lyrics and guitars.

If you want to hear our work, we have a SoundCloud page and are on Twitter.

Alongside The Calm Rads, I have a separate solo project for my more electronic/synth-pop music creations: “Transits of Mars“. All of the music is original and self-produced using open-source tools on Linux (like LMMS and Ardour). It’s been developing nicely this year and I’m having a lot of fun trying out new sounds. Most of the songs are aimed at being relatively poppy, but there will also be some longer more atmospheric instrumentals being added as I go along. (The first one of those was “Docking Bay 12“.)

Click on the image to go to the “Transits of Mars” SoundCloud page.

I also have a further solo side-project, “The Whys and Wherefores”, which is, in part, a place for works-in-progress that may yet feed into the other projects.

Click on the image to visit “The Whys and Wherefores” SoundCloud page

You can find this SoudCloud here (or click on the picture).