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So far Space March has created 36 blog entries.

The Making of “Memory of the Future” – Future Memories

2019-02-14T17:55:12+00:00February 14th, 2019|Future Memories, Making of, Music|

From the song "Memory of the Future" comes the album title Future Memories – the view of the future from the past. I’ve always been fascinated by this concept. The vision of the future is always distorted by the situation of the present. Of course, events unfold in unpredictable ways making any notion of [...]

The Making of “Monster Man Machine” – Future Memories

2019-01-18T16:36:13+00:00January 17th, 2019|Future Memories, Making of, Music|

Spotify classifies Space March as Deep Neo-synthpop – with “Deep” probably being a euphemism for obscure. The classification is based on an algorithmic deduction and seems to have a strong relationship to the artists from, what was known as, the Modern Synthpop scene of the late 1990s and early 2000s – a scene [...]

The Making of “Emotional Wreck” – Future Memories

2019-01-08T16:58:36+00:00January 8th, 2019|Future Memories, Making of, News|

In many ways, "Emotional Wreck" is an unconventional pop song. The vocals are subservient to the production, as opposed to the more typical converse. It's not a terribly positive or empowering message. There's some unsettling discord in the instrumental parts. The arrangement has an odd structure, and so on... Despite all this, it's a [...]

The Making of “Cursed by a Dream” – Future Memories

2018-12-20T17:06:46+00:00December 20th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, News|

Some creative people make a successful career from their art. Most don’t. It’s not uncommon for me to get asked the question as to why I continue to make music over so many years given my relative obscurity. The answer is – because I’m compelled to do so! It’s an obsessive pursuit to try [...]

The Making of “Möbius Man” – Future Memories

2018-12-13T16:23:05+00:00December 13th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, News|

For my post on “Time Is Elastic”, I asserted that Physics is not common subject matter for a song. Well, I’d argue that Geometry is an even more obscure proposition! The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and one edge. You can make your own Möbius strip by taking a rectangular [...]

The Making of “Sweden” – Future Memories

2018-12-13T12:41:47+00:00December 6th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, News|

Ever since my second Space March album, I’ve always included a “geo-romantic” track where I incorporate a country reference into the lyrics and song title. To date we’ve had “Canadian Girls”, “American Girl”, “Norway” and now, “Sweden”. I’m also currently working on a song for my next album with lyrics and a title based [...]

The Making of “Time Is Elastic” – Future Memories

2019-01-18T13:17:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, News|

Physics is not common subject matter for a song. You certainly don’t hear pop divas trying to sexualise the Second Law of Thermodynamics! In the geeky world of synthpop, however, it’s not unheard of. OMD’s “Gravity Never Failed” is a great example, and has always left me with a yearning to use an overt [...]

The Making of “Fly a Pony” – Future Memories

2018-10-16T19:26:27+00:00September 21st, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, Music|

Believe it or not, this song started out as a trippy, Beatlesque song with a 12/8 time signature! But of course, this didn’t fit with the Synthwave stylings of the album. So I started messing with it – so much so, that it bears no resemblance to the original song from which it originated. This [...]

The Making of “Icarus” – Future Memories

2018-10-16T19:26:34+00:00September 5th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, Music|

As a child, a large, semi-abstract painting hung inside our front door. It was called "Icarus" and was painted by my mother at art school. Mum explained the story of Icarus to me which I found fascinating. I suspect the intention of telling me this story was as a cautionary tale – about listening [...]

The Making of “Forever” – Future Memories

2018-10-16T19:26:40+00:00August 27th, 2018|Future Memories, Making of, Music|

Typically pop albums start with a bang! An up-tempo, catchy number to pull people into the album. Not so here. I chose the second slowest song on the album, clocking just 90 BPM and with a quiet, ambient introduction. Since this was more of a conceptual pop album, I liked the idea of beginning with [...]