New Music by Alan



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The Eyes of Tapio


Dixie Sketches

Nothing to do with Dixieland.


Those Dark Walls

Incidental film music.



A musical poem.


Summer Came

A bit of 1976.


The Ballad of Deep Lock

An anthem for Sowerby Bridge.



Coming Soon:


Catharsis (The Art of Ego and the Ego of Art)

My personal catharsis to expel the nasty taste of an unpleasant episode.


Occam's Stubble

Electronica meets prog rock in a musical antidote to Occam's Razor.


Wheel of History

A bit of light relief. A song I wrote in 1979 re-worked with modern DAW technology.


Like This

My vegan anthem.


Ad Homines

The world is full of lovely people. It's also full of wankers. The wankers are usually in control. This is a cynical song about the contribution not made by them to the advancement of civilisation.


The Death of the Rheingold

An exploration of depression, hopelessness and suicidal tendencies through the eyes of a virtual adventure game persona.


The Phantom Zephyr

A full version of The Phloating Phantom used in the film A Humble Station.


Find Our Way Home

An examination of my relationship with the north of England as a southerner.


Purple Skies

A metaphysical exploration of what it might be like to be inside the mind of an ancient Greek.


Dulvanger Curve

I'm not quite sure what this is about. Unlike everything else on this page it didn't originate as music in my head but started as a kind of doodle in Cakewalk Sonar. I have however tried to weave some ideas that were in my head into it. It sounds as though it's trying to capture a nightmare so I'll go with that for the moment.


I Met an Angel

A tale of love found on the internet and quickly lost in real life.


Paper Thin

An attempt to explore the world as it might be seen by a sociopath. It's a very difficult project in terms of the lyrics and it may not see the light of day for a long time.