I am easing myself back into the blogging world with this music. This music, which came into my head directly from sunlight; from those bright, blue, scorching days, and from that rosy, reminiscent mood which descends once you decide you are moving on...
https://soundcloud.com/emma-jay-ashton/cave-song This song was actually written by a cave woman, many millenia ago, and sent to me, through the ages, on a lunar wind. She watches her family, and learns from them. She burns with the fire of discovery and hears echoes from her own future. Her heart cries for glory and for things she … Continue reading Cave Song
This is an interesting one. https://soundcloud.com/emma-jay-ashton/the-common-storm Usually, when recording, I do a kind of "rough draft" first, getting all the bits in the right places, experimenting, layering tracks. Then, I go back and do it all again, making sure it's polished, clean and complete. But it always loses something. It loses the raw energy of … Continue reading The Common Storm
Like my trendy picture? I couldn't summon up a spooky enough vibe in this tropical climate so I went with this instead. Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that around this time, as autumn sets in and Halloween approaches, I am partial to making the odd spooky ballad. … Continue reading The Witch’s Daughter
We're never gonna see the right ones fall
While I take a very deep breath and come to terms with the massiveness of the adventure I've had, I share with you a song I wrote and recorded in El Hierro, Canary Islands ago. Many months ago, on the other side of the Atlantic, I glimpsed a night rainbow, something I didn't even know … Continue reading Night Rainbow
Lunar Sky! Here is a musical introduction to my latest adventurous tales, soon to come. https://soundcloud.com/emma-jay-ashton/lunar-sky Written during crucial engine repairs over a pristine coral reef, I originally wrote and recorded this song using nonsense syllables. Then, when I listened back, the nonsense sounded like words, and when I wrote them down, they told a … Continue reading New song! Bashed out in Bonaire, I Bring You…