Posted on November 25th, 2016

‚ÄčI've just finished creating the sound effects on this superb indie title, by Bitmap Bureau. It doesn't always happen that you fall in love with the game you're working on (especially when ploughing through a game to test out the sound implementation for hours a day), but this one has such great variety, ingenious design, a warm fuzzy retro feel and a genuinely good sense of humour, that I can't wait for its release so I can play it through for pleasure, rather than with my "work" hat on! The basic synopsis is that you have 88 minutes to guide 88 unique characters though 88 levels to save the world - with the masterstroke being that each of the 88 characters have different abilities, and so require completely different strategies to navigate the same level. The game will be released early '17, on PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

Congratulations to ZAP!'s longstanding client, PLAY'n GO, who have just won the International Gaming Award for mobile "Product of the Year". This category is for the developer whose games have shown "the very latest cutting edge technology", and ZAP! is proud to have created the audio for these excellent games.

Posted on August 21st, 2014

A while ago, I mentioned that I was mastering Morton Valence's latest album "Left". I'm pleased to say that the album was released earlier this week to critical acclaim, including a 4 Star review from Mojo magazine.

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Back in 2009, I was listening to the Radcliffe and Maconie show when my ears pricked up at the track that was playing on my car radio as I drove back from my weekly game of 5-a-side football. It was a glorious, sumptuous arrangement - grand and luxurious, but with an unmistakable undercurrent of strangeness and melancholy. The track was the Single of the Week and turned out to be called "Chandelier" by Morton Valence. The accompanying album - Bob and Veronica Ride Again - was every bit as good as the single ("Hang it on the Wall" is one of the finest songs of the decade) and I was hooked. Anyway, cut to 2014 and by a strange series of coincidences too unlikely to describe, I now find myself mastering their excellent new album, "Left". The album is a collection of loose ends that the band never got around to tying up until now, but these songs gel together and are of a quality that that most bands would be proud of as a collection of 'A' sides. More news as the album nears release...

Posted on January 27th, 2014

I've recently finished work on the composition of an orchestral soundtrack for Beaulieu Motor Museum, to accompany a rolling presentation that will be seen by tens of thousands of visitors over the coming months. The soundtrack is part of an audio-visual experience called "For Britian & for the Hell of it", which tells the story of British land speed record triumphs over the decades. I had the huge privilege of working with two immensely talented guys on the piece, Rob Bozas and Stuart Bruce, who between them have an astonishing list of credits - having worked with Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, to name just a few. My friend and longtime collaborator Richard Fordham also put in some great work on the sound design. I'm hoping to post some clips on my showreel page soon. The attraction opens in Easter 2014.