After Midnight – Dark Ambient Atmospheric Music Mix

Ambient Music Mix

St. Barbe, an art gallery and museum in Lymington, on the edge of the forest, asked me to compose and produce a soundtrack to accompany an art exhibition that they were running. It was called Unsettling Landscapes – The Art of the Eerie. Amongst the artworks, there were many paintings of strange eerie trees and dark woodlands. My task was to use these paintings as inspiration for the creation of an hour-long atmospheric, dark music mix. So here it is for you to enjoy. If you’ve ever felt that The New Forest was a bit scary in the deep woodlands, then you’ll get the vibe of this piece straight away. Although it’s unsettling, I think the music is somehow quite immersive and involving at the same time.

It’s best listened to on headphones late in the evening or beyond!

A Forest in Winter – Ambient Album

In case you might be interested, I thought I’d let you know that there’s an album of my ambient music out on general release, and inspired by the beautiful New Forest in winter; the frosty mornings, the mists rising gently above the moors in early morning with the soft wintery sun trying its best to break through and so much more. It’s quite a magical landscape at times.

The album contains some of the pieces that I’ve edited, renamed and used here and there across the New Forest Sounds website. It brings together 12 tracks and aims to offer a gentle natural vibe. Perhaps you may find it nice background music whilst you’re engaged in other things around the house? It’s made to be unobtrusive and to simply add an enjoyable ambient, forest-inspired audio tint to your world, wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing.

The Album Cover

Anyway, it’s available to stream in all the usual places such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google play and so on. Here’s a link to many of the places that you can find it:

Setting Sail

Ambient Music Composition

On any sunny, summer afternoon, the two tiny sailing clubs at Keyhaven — The New Forest’s coastal hamlet on the Solent — are filled with people launching their dinghies and floating off for a spin around the sheltered waters. There’s a uniquely tranquil ambience about the little place on days like this. I’ve tried to capture this feel in the composition, which features a combination of natural sounds from Keyhaven along with the music itself.

Gently Falling Leaves

Ambient Music Composition

Imagine yourself deep in one of The New Forest’s beautiful ancient woodlands under majestic old oak and beech trees. It’s a perfectly still Autumn afternoon, and all around you, leaves are gently and silently falling to create a thick, golden carpet on the forest floor.

Here’s 14 minutes of relaxing ambient bliss from New Forest Sounds.

New Forest Sounds Ambient Music Podcast

Ambient Music Podcast Broadcast

The New Forest Sounds Ambient Music Podcast aims to bring the forest direct to you, through a selection of 100% relaxing, nature-inspired ambient music.

During this podcast, we’ll journey together in sound to some of the quiet places of England’s New Forest National Park. From the beauty of the forest as it awakens at first light, to gentle streams meandering through the woods. We’ll visit ethereal, misty moors, and even travel to the coast at Keyhaven to experience a smooth, glassy morning, and more besides.

We’ll hear birdsong like you’ve probably never heard it before, and there will be a couple of brain-teasers along the way too, where I play some forest sounds and give you the chance to see if you can recognise them. All you’ve got to do is settle back, press play and drift away with me for an hour. It’ll be nice to have you along.

Flat Calm at Keyhaven

Ambient Music Composition.

This quiet, gentle music composition tries to capture the ambience of a smooth, glassy morning at The New Forest’s tiny sailing hamlet of Keyhaven on the Solent.

Keyhaven has wonderful views of historic Hurst Castle and the distant Isle of Wight. There are two sailing clubs and a small pub. It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful.

The village is part of the larger Keyhaven Nature Reserve, which spans almost 500 acres of land. With mudflats and salt marshes, the reserve is popular with a multitude of wildlife.