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So far Space March has created 35 blog entries.

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 [...]

2017 in Review

2018-05-15T11:19:21+00:00December 31st, 2017|News|

2017 has been a tough year for me with more lows than highs. Grieving the loss of a loved one, along with family, business and health challenges – the stuff life is made of! Still, the one thing which always keeps me moving forward and gives life meaning, is making music. I feel kind of ashamed [...]