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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Nick Chapman - EP 2007/EP 2008 (UK)

"I am a guitarist and electronic musician operating from Norwich, U.K. I have played guitar for over 25 years and been using music composition software and keyboards for over 5 years. Most of my pieces are instrumental. Some selections have been featured as soundtrack material on various educational or promotional DVDs and on a couple of independent films." (NICK CHAPMAN)


When asked,
NICK CHAPMAN mentions many influences, mostly psych-prog bands from the 70s (AMON DÜÜL 2, ASH RA TEMPEL, MAGMA, PINK FLOYD...). Listening to his two EPs especially the more ambient and electronic instrumental sounds of krautrock musicians like MANUEL GÖTTSCHING (ASH RA TEMPEL) or CLUSTER/HARMONIA or POPOL VUH come to mind - but without simply copying those bands. Some of the more quiet piano passages also remind of BRIAN ENO's ambient works (e. g. "My world is very small").

If you are into electronic/ambient music you should really check these EPs out. NICK's music is quite relaxing and a rewarding listening experience. It takes you on a pleasant journey with some occasional dark passages, but nevertheless makes you feel comfortable, and it never gets kitschy (okay - there's one exception:
"Thin Air", but then: It's only 1:17 min and it's the last song of the EP; so it's quite a nice 'comedown' after the whole trip). The 2008 EP also features some harder guitar passages, more in a prog rock style (e. g. "Bee City").
Strongly recommended!

My favourite tracks: "Observations from the ocean floor" and "Golombek to play (and win)" - excellent stuff!

NICK CHAPMAN - EP 2007/EP 2008
(mp3 zip, 8 tracks, 53 min, 68,2 MB, artwork incl.)
Get it here or here!


grene said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



mike-floyd said...

I'm afraid I have to file "Alanna"'s comment under advertisment/spam...


Come on, you can do better!

Doug Holbrook said...

I really liked this one..

But you do post stellar stuff..

( heh )

And to hell with spam.

mike-floyd said...

Well, thanks Doug - and thanks for commenting!