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Producing: ARK.S

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Producing: ARK.S

Film composer Michael W. Bell with rapper ARK.S

This is a project I'm crazy excited about! Hiphop artist ARK.S and myself have been mates for years and have had many conversations spanning pretty much all of the the arts! We had kind of spoken on and off about doing a music project together in the past, and now were making what I can only describe as "Cinematic Hip Hop" together.


I have currently written two tracks for ARK.S  and am in the process of composing more tracks! This post is going to grow as time goes on but for the meantime, I can tell you that Aurora Eclipse Productions in association with 9E Productions will be looking to release a Single to all major digital stores during the first week of September 2017 with an EP release to follow.

So far, we have been posting production news and stories on our social media accounts only, so keep your eye on the following accounts for more news

ARK.S
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Instagram

Aurora Eclipse Productions Ltd
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Instagram

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Album Release: Awakening, The Early Scores

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Album Release: Awakening, The Early Scores

Since the turn of 2016, I feel I've grown musically and am moving into newer realms. I wanted a way to catalogue my progress so far..I see all these pieces as stepping stones in terms of my developing as a composer and while these early scores are very minimal and elementary in terms of composition, I'm very proud of them! It's great for me to be able to listen back to some of the films I've worked on; as such, I have created "Awakening, The Early Scores".

I hope you will check it out on your chosen digital store or steaming service...
iTunes/Apple Music
Spotify
Bandcamp
Amazon
Tidal

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Producing: Black Noire's "Tales of the Unaffected" EP

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Producing: Black Noire's "Tales of the Unaffected" EP

Black Noire

I was recently given the opportunity to work with Baroque Pop/Rock band Black Noire to produce, mix and master their debut EP, "Tales of the Unaffected" and am pleased to announce that that work is now complete!

Black Noire is made up of Daniel Smith (Guitar/Bass), Emily Jackson (Keys/Piano/Orchestrator) and Darron Connett (Vocals/Lyrics) and from the very beginning I knew it was going to be an interesting project...

I agreed fairly early on that I would work on the post production for the EP, I knew Dan killed it on the bass and what with Emily being my VP over at Aurora Eclipse Productions, I was fully aware that the project would be different and merge genres to create an interesting listen; I had nothing to be worried about, if only just a just little intrigued by what they were cooking up in the writing rooms.

I loved what I heard on the initial play through and quickly began to massage the MIDI data, merge and swapping out samples libraries, add expression and dynamics and generally balance out and arrange the tracks while working with Dan to record guitars in a hope to take the music into different realms.

I'm incredibly proud of what the guys achieved musically and in terms of production, I was able to draw on production techniques both new and old enabling me to get really creative during post production, something I feel has really benefitted to the release. 

Tales of the Unaffected is now available worldwide via iTunes and all major digital stores. In addition to this, you can preview three of the six tracks via the band's Soundcloud embed below and I've even been able to publish some teaser artwork, Enjoy!

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