downloads available - click a CD title
a CD title (or miscellaneous) to hear songs:
influenced sound good? Try
Way out West
Like the sound
waves on beaches? Try
After something experimental and synth-influenced? Try
Abstracts (March 2011).
How about something downright odd? Try That's odd (March 2013).
More into musings
on life and the brevity of it? Try
How about music about people? Try Out of character
Or about places? Try
A sense of place
Or feelings? Try States of mind (May 2019)
Reflections on middle age? Try
A sort of Richard Wilson type grumbling about life sound interesting?
Mustn't grumble (November
How about something very personal? Try Introspection (November 2008)
Or you might (just out of curiosity) want a few samples of how it all
started way back when...
Egypt (June 2006).
It was THIS big... the ones that got away
How music sounds depends on what you play it on, and even where you
Every system will make it sound different because they all have their
own characteristics. A car stereo will make the backing sound fainter
because it will tend to be drowned out by the engine to a greater
extent than the vocal is. On the other hand a DVD recorder will
make the backing sound louder. A CD player will sound different again.
It follows that when music is being mixed there must be an intention as
to what sort of system it is is intended to be played on. If it is then
played on something else it is liable to sound wrong.
music is balanced and mixed to sound right on music playing
equipment such as a home stereo hifi system. A lot of PCs have
loudspeakers that don't reproduce bass well and music played through
them can sound very trebley or even tinny. The balance won't sound
right and in particular any percussion or voices may sound quieter in
the mix than they really are. Either good quality external loudspeakers
or a pair of good quality headphones will give you a sound much closer
to the one I actually intended.
The songs won't
necessarily be the latest versions of those songs if after initial
recording, mixing and editing they have subsequently been re-edited.
All songs are copyright control. All recordings copyright by Michael R.
All rights reserved. You may play these for
your own enjoyment, but please don't copy them, distribute them, sell
them, or play them anywhere that people would have to have paid to hear