DarkScapes is a scifi epic adventure conveyed through music, art, and story, following a team of astronauts as they encounter strange alien lifeforms and presented in a “Captain’s Log…” style narrative.
Featuring my original music & art (with some cover art sourced from other artists), the project began in 2013 during recording sessions for my Star Force 7 film score. I had several unused ambient music tracks leftover from that project, and two of them were good enough to warrant their own new project, but I really didn’t know what that would be yet.
Fast-forward to 2017 and now that project is complete, with two albums, four EP’s, and several singles released across all the major music platforms, a handful of YouTube videos of the recording sessions, and numerous “ArtScapes” soundscapes created from the hundreds of fractal renders. With over 3000 hours devoted to this project, I can – almost – say it’s done.
I say “almost” because there are two more pieces of this puzzle to put in place:
1) Explorations – an unreleased collection of music (and a short story). In addition to the 194 DarkScapes tracks, this project is a prequel to the DarkScapes saga, and features it’s own narrative, new artwork, a comic, and a full three albums worth of music, soundscapes, and generative art.
But more about that in future posts…which leaves…
The site will be an archive of the project from initial demos, notes & concept art through the final production of the albums and fractal renders. When the site launches, you can download wallpapers & ArtScapes sessions, learn how to make your own image-to-audio soundscapes, and stream the albums. Or, check out the merch shop and pick up a DarkScapes t-shirt, poster, or art book to complete your scifi collection.
I’ll post some more teasers on my Instagram page and here over the next few weeks.
See you there!