I know I’m mostly associated with fantasy games and music, but what you probably don’t know (even though it’s not much of a stretch, I suppose) is that I’ve been a fan of science fiction for ages. In fact I was reading Asimov and Heinlein long before I discovered Tolkien. While fantasy has become my favorite genre over the decades, I still have a soft spot for the futuristic. Especially the dark variety.
For a long time I’ve been thinking about writing some more sci-fi oriented material, partly as a personal challenge and partly for branching out a bit. And I’m not talking Star Wars stuff here, I’m talking about retro-futuristic 1980’s style music, with synthesizers and huge reverbs galore. A cyberpunk symphony. A soundtrack to a future that never was.
So over the last ten days or so I’ve been brainstorming and pouring out ideas, all of which you can listen to here.
This is proof of concept stuff. Unfinished, unpolished, largely off-the-cuff. But if you happen to like Blade Runner and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy (and other eighties sci-fi as well), you might possibly understand what I’m trying to do here.
I still don’t know what will become of this. I would love to release an album, but I have a feeling inspiration will abandon me soon, as inspiration is wont to do.