Mindblowing Earthshine review!

omwr lonely desertSteve Sheppard from One World Music Radio has written  a totally mindblowing review of the album Ghost In The Machine by Earthshine. Here are some quotes for you:

  • Ghost in the Machine is the latest release from Earthshine and with each collection of songs, Peter Cox; the ever so talented Dutch multiinstrumentalist, just gets better and better.
  • In my view this first offering, is the single best piece of work Earthshine have created thus so far, it morphs from Jarre to David Wright and then towards the end, with the slight but very relevant percussion, shifts towards fellow Dutch EM performer Frank Pells in performance. The balance of the composition and the arrangement is simply perfect and creates a superb sense of ambience that one could literally feel like one was about to enter a realm, an old haunted mansion of great mystery and fear.
  • This album is a four piece collection of long form compositions, the keyboards feature in a delightful and very artistic way on the second song called Reverse IN going forward. Cox has manifested a really clever piece here with the use of the keyboard strings to create an aged sound throughout the composition and a somewhat careful piano performing the role of narrator in the early stages.
  • The start of this track is sublime; most electronic fans on listening to it will be in rapture. This reminds me of some of the deeper and darker tracks of both Kevin Kendle and Geigertek, both masters of this genre. Cox has built something quite brilliant here, and one can almost see the Ghost in the Machine!

Read the full review on the OMWR website (link above) or click here: omwr-ghost-in-the-machine

Haunting new Earthshine video

earthshine-ghost-in-the-machineThe fresh new album from Earthshine – Ghost In The Machine, has just seen the release of a video for the opening track “HAUNTED is the house”. Despite the track’s length (almost 12 minutes), we decided on creating a video that represents some of the thoughts behind the album.  We hope it gives the impression of the haunting of the strange spirit that is technology that now functions in our world, in time, and in space….

To check it out, just hit play below:

Earthshine rising on OMWR chart

omwr chart showThis month we see that Earthshine has once again entered the top 50 and landed place 48. Thanks to the listener and hosts for that. Also Tragik is still refusing to drop out of the list and can now be found at place 65.

You can check the list and the show here.

new Earthshine video

earthshine - white-cliff-countryFrom the latest Earthshine album White Cliff Country comes this track “Secret Of The Stones”. Described by a critic

  • One of my favourite places in England has to be Stonehenge and Earthshine have created a track that compliments both Avebury and the henge, and also does it complete justice by the piece called Secret of the Stones. The arrangement starts in an almost Jarre style, then transposes itself into a really ancient melody of time and memory, it is as if musically we have found a portal to the past. This fluid and fascinating composition is one of the best on the album, I could listen to this for hours.

So a little suspense should be in order here:

OWMR Awards 2015

owm awards 2015

One World Music have opened their OWM Awards for 2015.

In the category anyone can vote for, I am one of the candidates! In order to vote you have to mail them at info@oneworldmusic.co.uk.
For me it is an honor to get a mention, but of course I do not mind if you vote for me :). Voting closes on May 22 of this year.

The judges team can also vote for several of Rock Company releases:

  • Electronic Album: Earthshine with Somewhere Around
  • Rock Album: Forest Field with Angels? AND Tragik with Come And Get It

Needless to say this is HUGE for our small independent label and we thank all people from One World Music Radio and all of our listeners. No matter the result, this is a real encouragement!

Outstanding review for Earthshine 3

owm reviews december 2015Steve Sheppard from One World Music has done another oustanding review of our music! We are very humbled by his kind words. Here some quotes:

  • One of the most impressive tracks I have heard for some time in the electronic genre is coming up next and is called Beachy Head. This is an absolutely perfect soundscape for the location, it is imposing, mysterious and deadly, and many have died here in suicide leaps over the years! The synths swirl and create an image of awe and grandeur, while the added percussion dances with the keyboards to confirm this narrative, on this take of beauty and danger combined.
  • One of my favourite places in England has to be Stonehenge and Earthshine have created a track that compliments both Avebury and the henge, and also does it complete justice by the piece called Secret of the Stones. The arrangement starts in an almost Jarre style, then transposes itself into a really ancient melody of time and memory, it is as if musically we have found a portal to the past. This fluid and fascinating composition is one of the best on the album, I could listen to this for hours.
  • The famous words, Mind the Gap, you may still here this at some underground stations, but for some reason is remembered by tourists the world wide, there is something very appealing about the Underground network in London that I have yet to find anywhere else in the world, perhaps it’s the history and age of the network. Having said that Peter Cox has really pulled off a master stroke with this composition, in my opinion this is the best piece off the album, it has a driven, energy, a perfect fluent tempo of great speed and illustrates the subject matter superbly, and the use of minor chords on this arrangement is sublime. The guitar used towards the end of the album is subtle, but very sweet.
  • This is what one would call a unique album and as such, this uniqueness should be a part of your growing musical collection.

Read the full review on the OneWorldMusic website, or click here.

New Earthshine Release coming!

earthshine - white-cliff-countryEarthshine to release third album White Cliff Country on January 8, 2016!

The music for this third album was written and recorded between 2014 and 2015 in the Down The Road studio Netherlands. Inspired by one of Peter’s favorite places in the world, England.

As he puts it: “some of my most precious memories are from travelling through England. So I let my memories inspire me for this album. Hope it creates some precious memories for you too!”

Tracks:

  1. Channel Crossing (3:29)
  2. Beachy Head (4:50)
  3. Canterbury Tale (2:11)
  4. English Rose (3:47)
  5. On The Fosse (5:03)
  6. Secret Of The Stones (5:33)
  7. Ye Olde Manor (3:39)
  8. Sunbathing In Bath (3:43)
  9. Knole Park Deer (3:16)
  10. London (7:46)
  11. Mind The Gap (5:16)

Availability

The album is available in digital formats through all major outlets. A CD version will be available through CDBaby, the bands label Rock Company  and all your regular retailers. Distribution in EU by Rock Inc.

Video:

Earthshine review in German magazine Legacy

German Rock magazine Legacy has published an excellent write up of the Somewhere Around album in #95 as it turns out. With a little help Google translates it as:

Earthshine is the one-man project by Peter Cox, the ambitious singer and guitarist of Chinawhite, a sometimes relatively progressive hard rock band from the Netherlands. The appearance of the last album of this formation is also six years ago, which is probably also due to the fact that the frontman of the band in the meantime employed his side project Earthshine. 2014 saw the debut release, now it’s time for its successor.

According to the info in the booklet at the beginning of the work on “Somewhere Around” the song titles were conceived, after which the Dutchman then wrote music to the respective corresponding mood . Onomatopoetic circumlocutions like ‘Floating On Air’, ‘Between The Stars’, ‘Knee Deep In The Ocean’, ‘Big City’ or ‘Snow Storm On The Ice’ can appear before the mind’s eye and give an instant  idea of ​​what can be expected on this second album.

Peter creates purely instrumental soundscapes, which are dominated by synthesizers, but sometimes also by his excellent, atmospheric piano playing. The titles really fit the music like chalk and cheese, and vice versa. The concrete approach of the songwriting can be compared to the conception of Mussorgsky’s infamous “Pictures at an Exhibition” certain parallels account. Of course, neither the compositional depth nor the extent of importance for the music world this masterpiece can be achieved. Such lofty goals are not, however, on the agenda of Mr. Cox: His atmospheric soundscapes move somewhere between Ambient and New Age and invite you to let yourself go as listeners and borne by the overall sound. (CW)

7 points

Thanks to (CW) for the kind words!

First Earthshine Album on Sale

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The first Earthshine CD is temporarily on sale at www.rockcompany.nl
So for all people that enjoy music to relax to, this is your chance to grab a copy at an unbeatable price!
If you want to sample the music, enjoy this video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYznbIaYTQ

Cool the Summer down with a Snowstorm

Well, don’t know how it is with you guys, but here it has been very hot lately. And as the latest Earthshine offering Somewhere Around, is about 6 months out now, it seemed a fitting time for a Snowstorm On The Ice. Enjoy the video and cool down a bit 🙂

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