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Hi,

Writing furiously on the 5th track of the comming Electronic Album-‘GEODESIC’-labour of love this one-it has been 4 months so far!!  I love what I’ve got though.  For a ‘similar’ style try

  • http://itunes.apple.com/uk/album/id355462594?affId=1108120

Been accepted into the ‘Guild of Northern Composers‘-Brilliant-will be busy…………

Plenty of my tracks are available for download at all major download sites-itunes, Musiczeit, BelieveDigital etc

Paul

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Netherworlds?

by Paul on April 1, 2011

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Exploring the depths of sub atomic particles-a Netherworld in itself….of musical exploration..I am on the trail!

Search for me on itunes/myspace/Facebook  or   Ice Town on Mecury etc…..

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Particle physics and music-how CAN you interpret ‘particles performance’ into music that conveys accurately or non accurately, their status and movement? What an ask! Still I like having a go……

Do other complex worlds just as complex as our own exist in other dimensions co-existing alongside us and can we capture the nuances of these parallel Universes??  They have been postulated to exist by a few scientists, and if that is so, can we pick up their harmonies??

According to physics, the Sub-Atomic World is so complex they call it ‘Exotic’ because of the complexity, beauty, and non-conformance to standard equations.  They are having to build a new mathematical language and ‘archtiecture’ to understand the workings.  What would the music of these ‘worlds’ sound like if they exist?  Scientists say there are 11 to 13 dimensions known to exist-how do these sound?  How does the music of ‘paralell dimensions’ interact with our music?  Interesting question.  Currently, I am writing pieces for an Electronic EP, and the current piece takes a regular but beautiful ‘Glass Bells’ sounds, with other sound creating harmonies.  Then, there are sounds created by mashing pianos that sounds like particles ‘spinning off’ at speed.

This is only a light ‘go’ at this time as there are various other idea’s also claiming thinking time…..

Listen to some music at:

Cheers………….

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latest from Paul Stokes…..

by Paul on January 14, 2011

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi all,

Hope you had a brillaint Christmas/New Year……..just to remind you, I am working on my latest Electronic Album which is proving a real ‘proving ground’ and testing my ‘keep to brief’ ability.  When I write, I find myself going in too many directions, and having to scale back idea’s.  If I didnt I think people would be left feeling confused or ‘torn apart’-LOL.

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Merry Christmas everyone!  Why not give Paul’s music a listen and give someone a Album/download as Christmas present?  There are up to 10 Albums available to choose from!  The Track ‘Christmas in Narnia’ is available on the Album ‘IMAGINATION’.  You may have to copy and paste the link into  your browser address bar:

http://www.downloadplatform.com/paul_stokes/

http://www.believedigital.com/albums/105508,imagination.html

http://www.amazingtunes.com/users/paulstokesx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=paul+stokes&x=0&y=0

www.itunes.com/paulstokes

http://7digital.com/artists/paul-stokes/

There are numerous more sites to choose from-have a brilliant Christmas

Paul

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Hi and Seasons Greetings,

‘Christmas in Narnia’ is a gripping piece which eloquently portrays the scene of the Snow Queen disappearing into the forest on her Sleigh.  With tinkling bells and Strings/Piano/Choir all contributing to an uplifting medley of joy.

Those wanting the perfect accompaniment to their Film or TV spectacle, this will complement many genres of Film or other Productions.  With the season upon us, this is the perfect time to adorn your production with the perfect edge of another world-Narnia!

Why not  give it a listen and purchase a licence from:

www.mediamusicnow.co.uk/music/other_royalty_free_music/  

christmas_original/christmas_in_narnia/

Even if your not in Production, try a listen & buying it from  by buying the Album for personal use from:

  • www.believe.fr/paulstokes

Have a brilliant Christmas

Cheers,   Paul StokesImagination

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Electronic EP has grown!

by Paul on October 12, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi All,

In my latest attempts at writing the latest Electronic track have caused me to add a bass line where there was none.  I had a brilliant drum feel to the track and thought I not need to add a bass line-so deep the ground shook–I now have to try it after experimenting!  Then come the effects bending……thought I was up to the mastering stage!!

Cheers……….Paul

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Album ‘Imagination’

by Paul on October 8, 2010

in Amateur Radio

Hi All,

thank you for your support these past weeks.  Just a reminder that the Album imagination is available from Believe Digital and you can hear the tracks from there or itunes etc  Will be in studio this afternoon still working on the tracks for the forthcoming EP.  A Russian Orchestra is available in Moscow for recording works at very good rates called ‘Moscow Recordings’.  They have all the gear.  Might use them one day for song tracks and works I have.

Cheers for now-Paul

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Hi There,

Being a Composer of Library and Production music, you would think that I have everything to hand legally and finger on the pulse of all that’s Music. Err no!  Not working close to the Capital, all music composition commissions are largely on the Internet or through it.  Production Music Libraries or Library Music portals have gone the way of licensing their music at a meaningless price for the composer-a matter of pence per track-which means that ‘a living’ can no longer be made from music composition, unless you are fortunate enough to have the time and persistence that needs super-human endurance-and as someone has said ‘near genius’.  I remember one composer for Film & TV who was famous commenting that there are many of composers around like him and just as good or better, but they were not in the right place at the right time unfortunately!

I have a family to run and the job of being a composer in today’s market demands more time than a family tolerate-end of story-apart from making a living through it.

License  terms from libraries such as Q-music, itunes, CSS Music and the like all run business models that favour themselves rather than the composer.  Slightly different are companies like mediamusicnow.co.uk whose pricing structure is fairer than most where they charge more than the others per track from £4.95 to £24.95  believing they choose professional services and quality music with fair pricing structures.  They also interestingly unlike most give 1000 licenses at the base price for the track, then increment up to  several million copies covering most needs-and the composer still gets 50% of the incremental charge-that’s what I call fair!  Good tracks deserve appropriate reward.

I believe the Royalty Free companies need to show respect to their composer base more than they do, and show this in fair remuneration!  Just because there are a large number of composers, doesn’t mean they should reduce the reward for work done.  The pricing structure that exists with Royalty Free Libraries relies on the thought that at least something is being sold and we should be thankful for that!-and we composers have to live with that disastrous philosophy whilst they line their pockets making a good living!  As composers we are at the mercy of a pyramidal business model-us at the bottom-that’s the only way it can work.

I believe the only fair way is for enforcement of the Music Licensing system, which balances the requirements of both sides fairly-but we don’t live in a fair world.  Generally the pursuit of wealth at the cost of what is ‘fair’ in life is always the way of man.  Man will always design systems for wealth at the expense of the man with the weaker hand-competition always has a loser.  There are other ways that business’s can be run and models that don’t work on the winner/loser systems.  To be brave enough to adopt them, would take something else! The capitalist model seems to be the only ‘functioning’ one here in the West.  There are other working models that work elsewhere in the world that I know of, but they demand a different philosophies which are difficult to swallow by the majority.

Therefor we carry on in the same old vein, until perhaps a miracle happens and someone has the guts to make something work that is sensible and fair for all.  Until that day, perhaps this little ‘insight’ might stir you?

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Hi All,

I am glad to report that the continuing release of my albums continues with ‘Chthonic Netherworld’ on a wider scale.  It is released in nearly 260 countries by BelieveDigital.

It contains Electronic Sytnth music created for Film & TV some of which has been released in America and elsewhere.  Containing Sci-Fi backgrounds, Synth Leads and and Sc-Fi Pads it takes you to other worlds and through space to Alien Worlds.  Your imagination can run riot-the music was partly created for Aliens operating on human beings!-aaaaarrrrrrrggggg-as part of a diploma in writing ‘Music for the Media’.

I take inspiration from many sources from Ian Boddy to Sc-Fi music and Films.  The studio equipment used is the latest gear-Kore 2 and it’s many synthesizers to Propellor heads Reason.  Hopefully people will get the benefit of the latest sounds taking them to the future!

Hear on www.itunes.com/paulstokes www.believedigital.com/artists/90126,paul-stokes-herbst.html  or www.musiczeit.com/directory.php?artist=80&title=Paul+Stokes

Enjoy!

Cheers

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