10 years of Igneous Flame (and free album)
This January, I’ve been releasing my ambient music under my Igneous Flame moniker for 10 years. This is quite a milestone for me, even though I’m aware it is dwarfed by the longevity of much more established artists, it still means a lot to me. I initially released my material on ‘Chillfactor 10 records’ (not my choice of name !) in 2003 and when that label folded, I set up my own LuminaSounds imprint in 2008. During this 10 year period, I released 11 solo albums and 24 albums in total.
Around 2003, I read some overly optimistic ‘career’ articles for musicians about having 5 year and 10 year plans, I decided that they were far too idealistic and my plan was to simply carry on creating and releasing ! I’ve still got a lot I want to do and over time, more refinement will (hopefully !) come into the work. I hope to be able to carry on creating my work as I am currently doing so in the future.
My current discography (solo and collaborative) is as follows:
OSMOTIC CF10-01 13/1/3 – (CF = Chillfactor 10 records) Sampler release
TOLMON CF10-02 13/1/3 – My first ambient release !
INTOX CF10-03 5/8/3
FORMBANK CF10-04 5/8/3 My (currently dormant) ‘electronica’ side-project first release
OCULLA CF10-05 19/12/3 – Surround sound DTS compilation, very unusual , if not unique !
OXANA CF10-06 25/2/4
8 SHADES OF SOUND CF10-07 13/8/4 – Collaboration with Female vocalist, Mary Whitaker
FORMBANK2 CF10-08 8/2/5
BINAURAL SOUNDTRACKS 2005 (download only release)
SATU CF10-09 August/September ‘05
ASTRA CF10-10 October ‘06
HYDRA CF10-11 May ‘07
ORCA (download only release) (CF10-12) November ‘07 – Formbank release
FLICKER (Igneous Flame/Achromus) (LS-01) August ‘08 – Collaboration with Michael Stringer AKA ‘Achromus’
HALO (Igneous Flame/Achromus) (AW2026) August ‘08 – Collaboration with Michael Stringer AKA ‘Achromus’
ELECTRA (LS-02) 7/7/09
HARMONIUM (Igneous Flame/Disturbed Earth) (LS-03) 7/7/09 – Collaboration with Dean Richards AKA ‘Disturbed Earth’
ION (DVD-ROM and download release) (LS-04) 1/10/10
ORCUS (DVD-ROM and download release) (LS-05) 1/10/10
JAZZ-ELECTRIC (download only release) (JE-01) 1/3/11 – Collaboration with Michael Stringer AKA ‘Achromus’ (electronica)
LYRA (Double album) (LS-06) 11/11/11
PANDORA (download only release) (LS-07) 1/8/12 – Collaboration with Rudy Ensueno AKA ‘Ensueno’
HARMONY THROUGH CONFLICT (download only release) (LS-08) 31/12/12
(See my Discogs page for more information: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Igneous+Flame )
To mark my first 10 years, I’m giving away my 2005 ‘Binaural Soundtracks‘ release (as 320 kbps mp3s). This release was a compilation of tracks that I created for use as soundtracks in art installations, which were exhibited when I lived in Leeds. It was originally released as a download only on Shopsonic records. It’s something of a departure from my strictly ambient material, and was released under my real name. I hope people find it interesting nonetheless. It’s intended for headphone listening. (The track ‘Portal’ was a collaboration with installation artist Sarah Saunders)
(Image taken with a Canon G6, near Hunt Cliff, Saltburn, North-east UK)
Dropbox download link (67.9 MB zip file):