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20 December 2021

NEW Axxent Opaque CD/DVD Release

The brand new Axxent Opaque CD/DVD album " FROM THE DARK DIMENSION" ( referring to coming out of the dark period of lockdown) is now available on Bandcamp This recording, featuring 9 brand new tracks, is from the live internet broadcast that took place on 30 October 2021, which can be heard on CD and viewed/heard on DVD. We are extremely pleased with this release. The live performance on the night was better than we ever could have hoped for. It all just came together perfectly.
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26 November 2021

NEW CosmoMoose Christmas Single Release

This chillout arrangement of the well known English Christmas Carol In the Bleak Midwinter composed by Gustav Holst is released to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. This is my third arrangement of a Christmas tune (the others being “Away in a Manger” and “I saw three ships” and is a lush arrangement with piano, strings and choir mixed electronic ambience. Ideal to listen to relaxing by the fireplace, or in the car on your way home for Christmas.

20 November 2021

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

A Baa from a Sheep is an upbeat kids’ praise song based on the Bible verse “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6) that is suitable for children and adults alike, using various animal sounds! It’s good fun to listen to…. and sing, and suitable for any family worship time. It is available to download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

31 December 2021

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The family worship song Aardvarks and Bumble Bees lists various creatures alphabetically and gives praise to our imaginative God for having created them. It is available to download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

30 October 2021

Axxent Opaque performed at Lockdown Livestreamers

Our synth band performed an hour long set, between 11pm-12am, that was broadcast live on YouTube, being the last of four acts performing that night. This was the result of a few days of rehearsing, or rather creating new material to perform, partially structured and partially improvised. The video and audio quality for the viewers was great and we performed the entire set better than we had done all weekend.

18 January 2022

Axxent Opaque were guests on Radio Show

Tonight we were honoured to be guests on the Future Sound Of Exeter radio show, hosted by Paul Giblin , and broadcast on Phonic FM . The two hour show passed very quickly as Paul played our entire album From The Dark Dimension interspersed with other electronic music. It was great being able to talk about each track in turn and generally describe the creative process that went into producing the album. It was a lot of fun to do and Paul was a great host. We laughed a lot! The show can be heard on Mixcloud

31 January 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The family worship song Deep Inside an Egg compares a hatching egg with Jesus' resurrection on Easter morning. It's profound, yet fun to sing, with a catchy tune and some chicken impressions! It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

3 February 2022

Axxent Opaque to appear at Awakenings

It is great news that the Awakenings series of live electronic music events has restarted after what feels like an eternity due to the virus. This will be Axxent Opaque ’s first live concert in front of a live audience since June 2019. The date is Saturday May 21st. The venue is once again the Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2LB. Start times to be confirmed, but it is an evening concert. The line up is to be Axxent Opaque, Infinity Curve and Grüm~Pé

10 December 2021

Away in A Manger released on Bandcamp

This synth version of Away in a Manger is now available to download from Bandcamp . It was originally made to be a backing track to accompany children singing in a church carol service in 2007-8 and was later released as part of a charity- Christmas EP in December 2010 under my own name. Even though it was made before I started recording as CosmoMoose , I re-released it under that name because its synth tone is in keeping with the 'CosmoMoose sound'.

28 February 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

Palm Sunday Song is a vibrant catchy song recounting the events of Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a Donkey. This song is ideal for any family worship service celebrating that day in church, theatre or schools. It can be sung as a congregation, re-enacted on stage, or both! It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

27 March 2022

New Web Domain is now live

In preparation for embarking on a full-time music career, I have acquired a new web domain chrismedwaymusic.com , which is the name of this website. In addition, I also have the domains cosmomoose.com and kidspraisesongs.com which link to their respective pages on this site. I also have the long standing domain chrismedway.com that used to be a website in its own right but now redirects to this site.

7 May 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The Children’s Bible memory song Jesus Said I am the Way (John 14:6) was originally on the Kids Praise album All Aboard the Heaven Express. I have now released a simpler version of the song (without the sounds effects and long instrumental section) to be used in church services etc. It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The cover is based on “One Way” road signs used in the UK!

21 May 2022

Axxent Opaque performance at Awakenings

The three-piece synth group I’m in, Axxent Opaque, played before a live audience for the first time in almost three years at Awakenings, held at Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire. We performed a brand new set of original material that was melodic, dramatic and varied, with a sequenced video backdrop, before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. More information and photos can be found is on the Axxent Opaque page of this website.

26 May 2022

My last day in full-time employment

After balancing my music with a non-creative full-time job for over 20+ years, I finally left full-time employment on Thursday, 26th May to pursue music full-time. This is considered a brave move by many but what I really feel called to do. So, now the adventure begins (after a little rest) into different avenues of music which I'll be sure to post about.

30 May 2022

New venture - new video

This is a first day of me being a full-time / freelance composer/musician, after 20+ years of balancing that with a full-time job. So last night's task was to redo my study/studio after bringing back my keyboards from last weekend's Axxent Opaque gig. I did a ‘quick’ video of me reconstructing my studio which can be viewed on YouTube (and is on the Home Page of this site). The music used is CosmoMoose " Dead Exit Main Theme " - a future release!

21 July 2022

Upcoming Live Music Event

I am arranging a new music event to be held in Teignmouth on Saturday, 29th October 2022 . It’s to be called Synths by the Sea and will feature my band Axxent Opaque along with local synth artist Richard Anthony Bean . The venue is the Riviera Cinema, which is near the coast, hence the name! The evening, starting at 7pm, will be MC’d by Phonic FM DJ, Paul Giblin . More details and ticket prices to come soon!

28 July 2022

SYNTHS BY THE SEA - Tickets are now on sale

Synths By The Sea is happening on Saturday October 29th 2022 , at 7pm in at the Riviera Cinema in Teignmouth, Devon. Tickets are now on sale from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/553301 . It will feature two local synth acts Axxent Opaque (the synth band I'm in) and Richard Anthony Bean . Tickets are £7.50 (+ booking fee).

1 August 2022

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

Had a fantastic weekend helping out with the sound on Manna Theatre Company ' s superb musical The Passion . Technical wise, there were challenges using radio mics outside during rehearsal but everything sorting out in the end! Even the weather was ideal for the event; it rained earlier in the morning but just enough to make the grass greener :-) From a another perspective, it must be very hard to sit through the Passion and not realise just what Christ has done for you, and know His love.

5 August 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The popular kids praise song I’m a Jesus Fan was originally on the album All Aboard the Heaven Express. I have now released a simpler version of the song to be used in church services etc. However, I could not decide on how simple to make it so there are three versions of the song in this release. It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

17 August 2022

Another upcoming Live Music event - Tickets are now on sale

On Friday October 28th 2022 , at 7pm my synth band Axxent Opaque will be performing, along with local synth artist Richard Anthony Bean at the The Church of St Mary in Wedmore, Somerset. This is the night before Synths by the Sea in Teignmouth, Devon. So, there will be two consecutive nights of synth! Tickets are now on sale from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/554890 for £7.50 (+ booking fee).

10 November 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

I have released my own adaptation of the well-known hymn by Joseph M Scriven using the familiar three verses in modern English with an added chorus, which I’ve been told is rather catchy. :-) I wrote this because I wanted to give the meaningful lyrics a different (stronger/straight-talking) feel and be suitable for all-age worship. It is available, with a backing track, on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

18 November 2022

NEW CosmoMoose Christmas Single Release

The CosmoMoose Christmas single is becoming an annual tradition now and this year I’ve created an ethereal yet uplifting arrangement of the classic Yuletide carol See Amid the Winter’s Snow. Like last year’s release (“In the Bleak Midwinter”) the cover art is a photo from a local model village covered in snow. It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

12 September 2022

NEW CosmoMoose VIDEO

The video to the forthcoming single Hypersonic Hyperdrive is now on YouTube . This is my first video to a track for some time and (since Springtime Walk in the Woods in Spring 2021) and involved me re- learning and making full use of my video editing software! The video, like the track itself, is a high-octane thrill ride involving robots, rockets and fairgrounds amidst my synth playing and was fun to produce. Check it out on https://youtu.be/ThUOQije9yY

16 September 2022

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Hypersonic Hyperdrive is the first single to be released from my forthcoming CosmoMoose album. I'm really pleased with this catchy, high energy piece. It's been in my head for years, even to the smallest detail, but I put off creating it for fear of getting it wrong; so I put a lot of effort into trying to get it right! Now it’s ready and available to listen and download on Bandcamp, and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

25 October 2022

Axxent Opaque were guests on Radio Show

Tonight we were once again honoured to be guests on the Future Sound Of Exeter radio show, hosted by Paul Giblin , and broadcast on Phonic FM . This was to promote our event Synths By The Sea this coming Saturday in at the Riviera Cinema, Teignmouth, Devon. Much of our music was played along with music from Richard Anthony Bean who is also playing at the event. It was a lot of fun to do, talking about all things synth related, and Paul was a great host. The show can be heard on Mixcloud

28 October 2022

Axxent Opaque performance in Somerset

We played in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s church on the isle of Wedmore in Somerset which was very atmospheric and inspirational. There was fantastic lighting and video projection, thanks to Richard Anthony Bean who we shared our two date concerts with. His lighting and laser rig really complimented the stonework and arches of this lovely old church. With Richard and Axxent Opaque, the audience experienced two quite different styles of electronic music which went down very well.

29 October 2022

Axxent Opaque performance at SYNTHS BY THE SEA

This is the second of our two-date mini tour with Richard Anthony Bean ; this time at the Riviera building, in Teignmouth, Devon. a former cinema and the home of my church. It was another fantastic venue with great atmosphere and a good turnout to watch us. The night went very well despite some inevitable technical issues, thankfully resolved before we started. It was a real joy doing this dual concert series with Richard and a real pleasure to get to see him perform live. We would all love to repeat this experience next year.

8 December 2022

Axxent Opaque have split

The band Axxent Opaque, which was formed in 2016 and first perfored in 2018 has now split and will no longer be performing together. Our last concert was on 29th October 2022 in Teignmouth at an event I organised called Synths by the Sea . It is unlikely that the footage from that concert or the previous night in Somerset, will be released. It has been a pleasure working with the other two band members and I am grateful for the privilege of playing live. I am taking this as an opportunity to focus on my solo musical projects and will shortly archive the web page which can still be accessed here.

27 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Music Video

Première

The video to my ambient track Comsat Sonaris had its YouTube premiere at 8pm today. This is the first time I have done a Youtube première, and I’m sure it will be the first of more to come. This is a 5 minute video of evolving space scenes set to similarly evolving ambient music. To watch it, headphones and a big screen are recommended for a full immersive audio-visual experience. It can be experienced on https://youtu.be/gbB-YAF-xCg

17 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose VIDEO

The video to the forthcoming single Comet Rider (Radio Edit) is now on YouTube . This is the second video to a track from the new album, which had involved me making full use of my video editing software! The video, like the track itself, is a high-octane space ride, as the title suggests, which was fun to produce. Check it out on https://youtu.be/ThUOQije9yY Enjoy the Ride!

13 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose track on Ambient Compilation album

Late last year the ambient music label, Chitra Records , ran a contest for artists to submit unreleased ambient music for their compilation album called Sonoris . Although ambient music was not my primary genre, I submitted a specially composed piece called Comsat Sonaris which was accepted for the album. The album consists of 17 tracks by various artists and is available to download, or purchase as a double-CD, on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. This album should appeal to ambient music fans and has inspired me to create more music in that genre.

10 December 2022

Helping with sound for Manna Theate Company

Had another fantastic weekend helping out with the sound on Manna Theatre Company ' s superb musical Miracles Behind the Messiah in Leek, Staffordshire. I was on the sound desk and helped out with anything that needed helping out with. It was once more a privilege and pleasure to meet and work with the Crick family who run the theatre company. More information can be found on their website .

20 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

The second high-octane single from my forthcoming album is released. It’s called Comet Rider , a name that seemed to emerge when I was working on the piece. There are two edits, the shorter Radio Edit and the Comet Tail Edit both which will vary from the longer album version, but give an indication of the space-adventure feel of the upcoming album. Both versions are available on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

6 January 2023

NEW release - the first from NATURE’S REALM

Swamp and Thunder is nature sound effects created because a music licensing company was looking for two and a half minute loopable sound effects tracks. I later found that it was being used in YouTube videos etc. so I thought I'd release it because people seem to listen to nature sounds on Spotify etc. It's released under a new moniker called NATURE'S REALM which I use for sound effects. It is available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

21 November 2022

Remastered Christmas Single release

In 2010, I released a Christmas EP which included the song A Love Gift from Heaven. which I recorded with my family. My son, Joshua, who was then 11 years old, sweetly sang the opening line; he is now 23 (but still likes to sing!). I wanted to re-release this song under my Kids Praise Songs moniker so have remastered it, and it now sounds brighter with more depth. It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

31 March 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single and Music Video

Première

I decided to release a third single from the forthcoming album, Light Beyond the Stars (Canon) . It is an atmospheric song with Christian lyrics ‘sung’ by Vocaloid Avanna software (previously used on Song of the Saved, My Beautiful Day and more). The music is based on the famous chord progression of Pachelbel’s Canon. It’s available on Spotify/Apple Music etc . There is a also a YouTube première of the music video at 7.30 p.m. today. The song and music video are very beautiful and can be experienced on https://youtu.be/6XOFW8CLjd4 .

14 March 2023

One month to go until the big album release

The mixing and mastering is virtually complete for the new album which is to be called Cosmic Adventures , and the artwork is in progress. Here is the front cover! The release date is set to be Friday, 14 April 2023 when the album will be available on CD, download and streaming. Also, on that date, there will be a YouTube première of the album with a specially prepared video that I am creating using stock video clips arranged in a way to go with the narrative of the album.

14 April 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Album

Today marks the release of Cosmic Adventures, an album that was months, if not years, in the making . It was created to be a "soundtrack for the mind" charting the highs and lows of space exploration with strong catchy themes taking the listener on an hour-long musical journey where space travel is an adventure. It has been a labour of love for a long time and I’m excited to share it. It is available to buy on CD from this website. It is also available to download (and buy on CD) from Bandcamp and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music etc.

7 April 2023

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

It was a privilege to help out on the sound desk for The Passion play presented by Manna Theatre Company in Leek town centre, Staffordshire. Many people were truly moved by it, including me fighting back tears when needing to concentrate on microphone cues. It really showed, right in front of you, what Christ had done for us. I also helped with orchestrating a beautiful song of theirs. After a days of dodgy weather, the sun shone throughout just like when it was performed outdoors in Nuneaton. Looking forward to it being performed again outdoors in my locality Teignmouth in August.

14 April 2023

CosmoMoose Album Music Video

Première

For the past month I've been beavering away to create a video for my new album Cosmic Adventures to in order to present a proper audio-visual experience. The video clips are mostly from stock footage, specially arranged to compliment the narrative of the album that covers many moods: euphoric, sad, racing, contemplative, but predominantly on the theme of SPACE. Good headphones or decent speakers, plus a large screen are recommended to make this a truly immersive audio-visual experience. The YouTube première of the music video is at 7p.m today on https://youtu.be/hchi4E51a9I .

23 June 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Sky High is a cheerful piano melody inspired by the birds that flutter and chatter about in my garden. The first track is a solo Playful Piano version and the second track is subtitled Playful Piano with Birdsong (the added birds reinforce the point of the theme!). The original version of "Sky High" is a 9 minute electronic piece inspired by all types of flight (from birds to space), being the grand finale from the "Cosmic Adventures" album. These new versions emphasize the catchy main melody and are available on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

7 July 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Comet Dreamer is an evocative piano melody, being a variation on the upbeat space dance track Comet Rider . There are two versions on this release, the first track is a solo piano version and the second track includes unusual effects giving it a sci-fi space mystery feel, which is taken directly from the Cosmic Adventures album. This release is available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

7 July 2023

CosmoMoose Remix of Song

The night before my last day of full-time employment (May last year) I received a message from Christian singer-songwriter Lucinda asking whether I arranged songs for other people. That wasn't something I had considered when leaving employment to pursue a music career but felt God’s lead. The first of our collaborations is this Nu-Disco dance remix of Lucinda's song Break Free, which is released today on Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The lyric video is also on YouTube on https://youtu.be/suT9GeOrSXg

21 July 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Remastered Single Releases

There are various recordings in my back catalogue where I am not happy with the way they were mastered. Very often they sound too dull or not punchy enough. Therefore I am going through the process of remastering and re-releasing old tracks on an almost weekly basis. The first remaster and re- release is Call to Battle , originally from Abyssium (Chapter II) , which is now available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The next in line will be Open the Abyss , from Abyssium (Chapter I), to be released next Friday and will also be available on Spotify etc..

4 August 2023

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

It was a privilege to help out again on the sound desk for The Passion play presented by Manna Theatre Company outdoors in my locality, Teignmouth, Devon. As with previous performances, many people were truly moved by it, including me fighting back tears when needing to concentrate on microphone cues. It really showed, right in front of you, what Christ had done for us. I also helped with orchestrating a beautiful song of theirs. Once again the sun shone throughout the set up and the play itself.

25 August 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Forest Reflections is the first in a series of ambient tracks to be released every few weeks. This nature inspired piece has already proved to be quite popular but it had humble beginnings as a piano improvisation recorded in 2012 over a textured synth pad called "Ambient Woodpecker" - a name that caught my attention! I forgot about it until recently when, upon discovery, I slowed it down, corrected some notes, added birdsong and lots of reverb to create a real forestscape. It’s available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc .

8 September 2023

Second NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Alone in a Café is a warm emotional piano ambient composition. For this piece I imagined someone sitting alone in a café, hugging their mug of coffee, staring into space or out of the window, full of thoughts, surrounded by others sitting, drinking and chatting. As the piece goes on, the thoughts become louder and the outside world drowned out (as the strings slowly build in the music). There are three versions (full version, music only and piano solo) available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc .

15 September 2023

CosmoMoose VIRTUAL CONCERT

My first virtual concert of new compositions recorded in my studio was broadcast at 8pm UK time via TwitchTV and can be viewed on this link. I was honoured to have been asked by Nick Mellis to perform a set of ambient/space/electronic music as part of Nick's International Virtual Garage concert series where so many talented artists have performed before. I opted to pre-record the performance using 4 camera angles to give a real feel of what I'm playing. The musical set is intended to be a voyage through time and space and I am planning to release it as a live album (with no overdubs) called Livescapes .

18 September 2023

Radio Interview

This afternoon I was interviewed by Andy Francis of Christian radio station, Hope FM , specifically about my work as CosmoMoose, and also about a stage musical I had written and had been shelved for many years. His afternoon show can be heard again on https://player.autopod.xyz/416639 . I was on at around 2.15pm for 40 minutes. Songs played were " Love Lost but Peace Found " (from recent compilation album), " Shooting Stars " (from Cosmic Invasion" album) and " Hypersonic Hyperdrive " (from "Cosmic Adventures" album).

21 September 2023

NEW CosmoMoose track on Compilation Album

Today is the International Day of Peace . To mark this occasion, the online community Contemporary Classical Collective (CCC) have released a charity compilation album called Keys for Peace which includes my track " Love Lost but Peace Found ", specially composed for this album. The middle section features Voclaloid Avanna female voice like many previous tracks. The proceeds of this album will be donated to S.O.S. Enfants , a humanitarian association. The album is available on various platforms on this link and is also available on Bandcamp on this link.

20 October 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Live Album

Today marks the release of my first Live album LIVESCAPES 1: Dream of Reality? taken from my first virtual concert broadcast on Nick's International Virtual Garage concert series on 15 September and repeated on Morphic Resonances on 14 October. The performance has been mixed and mastered to bring out the detail and to add depth and width to the sound. The album is available on various platforms on this link and is also available on Bandcamp on this link.

10 November 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

The next in my series of ambient releases is a dark spacey piece called VOID. It is more dense and experimental than my previous pieces with subtle moody chord changes. The cover picture, like on the previous Livescapes release, was generated using AI, with a cosmic theme, that I intend to use on the next few releases. It is available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc but not yet on Bandcamp as I intend to put it, and other darker tracks on an EP.

24 November 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Christmas Single Release

The CosmoMoose Christmas single is now an annual tradition of mine where I take a traditional Christmas carol and give it my own arrangement. This year I’ve created a lush ethereal version of Coventry Carol, an old English Christmas carol, usually sung by a church choir (rather than a congregation). This peaceful ambient instrumental version aims to paint a picture of an old rural church, in a peaceful winter snow setting, under a canopy of stars (much like the cover photo). It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

29 December 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Another in my series of ambient releases is a dark drone-like piece called Cold Star. It continues with the dense and experimental mood of VOID but this time there is no sense of even a chord change, let alone melody which is unusual for me. It is a drone tone painting of a dwarf star emerging from a nebula, much like the AI generated cover illustration. It is available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc but not yet on Bandcamp as I intend to put it, and other darker tracks on an EP.

24 November 2023

NEW Kids Praise Songs Single Release

The motivational family worship song Don’t Run Out of Steam was originally on the Kids Praise album All Aboard the Heaven Express. I have now released a simpler version of the song (without the long outro section) to be used in church services etc. It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The cover contains the steam train from the original album cover, which is from a photo of a Mallard engine taken on Dawlish sea wall.

9 February 2024

NEW PROJECT and Release - Psalmbience

Psalmbience is where I read a Psalm from the Bible over specially composed ambient music. The idea came when some members of my church were in a carnival procession handing out tiny glass jars with little scrolls of scripture. I was handed Psalm 121. As I read it, a melody came to me which suited the length and rhythm of the text. As I recently enjoyed creating ambient music, I have recorded Psalm 121 in that style, with an instrumental version I Lift up my Eyes to the Hills . It is expected to be the first in a series of releases is available to stream from Spotify/Apple Music etc .

22 March 2024

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Alone Beneath the Stars is a warm emotional piano ambient composition. This melancholic instrumental paints a picture of being alone with your thoughts under the expanse and beauty of the night sky. This piece acted as a form of self-expression, coupled with my love of gazing at the night sky. It begins with piano and light synths later accompanied by strings that give the piece extra poignancy. It also acts as a sequel to Alone in a Café. It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

21 September 2023

NEW CosmoMoose track on Compilation

Today is the International Day of Peace . To mark this occasion, the online community Contemporary Classical Collective (CCC) have released a charity compilation album called Keys for Peace which includes my track " Love Lost but Peace Found ", specially composed for this album. The middle section features Voclaloid Avanna female voice like many previous tracks. The proceeds of this album will be donated to S.O.S. Enfants , a humanitarian association. The album is available on various platforms on this link and is also available on Bandcamp on this link.

18 September 2023

Radio Interview

This afternoon I was interviewed by Andy Francis of Christian radio station, Hope FM , specifically about my work as CosmoMoose, and also about a stage musical I had written and had been shelved for many years. His afternoon show can be heard again on https://player.autopod.xyz/416639 . I was on at around 2.15pm for 40 minutes. Songs played were " Love Lost but Peace Found " (from recent compilation album), " Shooting Stars " (from Cosmic Invasion" album) and " Hypersonic Hyperdrive " (from "Cosmic Adventures" album).

8 September 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Alone in a Café is a warm emotional piano ambient composition. For this piece I imagined someone sitting alone in a café, hugging their mug of coffee, staring into space or out of the window, full of thoughts, surrounded by others sitting, drinking and chatting. As the piece goes on, the thoughts become louder and the outside world drowned out (as the strings slowly build in the music). There are three versions (full version, music only and piano solo) available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc .

21 July 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Remastered Single Releases

There are various recordings in my back catalogue where I am not happy with the way they were mastered. Very often they sound too dull or not punchy enough. Therefore I am going through the process of remastering and re-releasing old tracks on an almost weekly basis. The first remaster and re-release is Call to Battle , originally from Abyssium (Chapter II) , which is now available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The next in line will be Open the Abyss , from Abyssium (Chapter I), to be released next Friday and will also be available on Spotify etc..

7 July 2023

CosmoMoose Remix of Song

The night before my last day of full-time employment (May last year) I received a message from Christian singer-songwriter Lucinda asking whether I arranged songs for other people. That wasn't something I had considered when leaving employment to pursue a music career but felt God’s lead. The first of our collaborations is this Nu- Disco dance remix of Lucinda's song Break Free, which is released today on Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The lyric video is also on YouTube on https://youtu.be/suT9GeOrSXg

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Premiere

The video to my ambient track Comsat Sonaris had its YouTube premiere at 8pm today. This is the first time I have done a Youtube première, and the next time will be the forthcoming album. This is a 5 minute video of evolving space scenes set to similarly evolving ambient music. To watch it, headphones and a big screen are recommended for a full immersive audio-visual experience. It can be experienced on https://youtu.be/gbB-YAF-xCg

20 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

The second high-octane single from my forthcoming album is released. It’s called Comet Rider , a name that seemed to emerge when I was working on the piece. There are two edits, the shorter Radio Edit and the Comet Tail Edit both which will vary from the longer album version, but give an indication of the space-adventure feel of the upcoming album. Both versions are available on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

17 January 2023

NEW CosmoMoose VIDEO

The video to the forthcoming single Comet Rider (Radio Edit) is now on YouTube . This is the second video to a track from the new album, which had involved me making full use of my video editing software! The video, like the track itself, is a high- octane space ride, as the title suggests, which was fun to produce. Check it out on https://youtu.be/ThUOQije9yY

13

January

2023

NEW

CosmoMoose

track

on

Ambient

Compilation album

Late last year the ambient music label, Chitra Records , ran a contest for artists to submit unreleased ambient music for their compilation album called Sonoris . Although ambient music was not my primary genre, I submitted a specially composed piece called Comsat Sonaris which was accepted for the album. The album consists of 17 tracks by various artists and is available to download, or purchase as a double-CD, on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. This album should appeal to ambient music fans and has inspired me to create more music in that genre.

6 January 2023

NEW release - the first from NATURE’S REALM

Swamp and Thunder is nature sound effects created because a music licensing company was looking for two and a half minute loopable sound effects tracks. I later found that it was being used in YouTube videos etc. so I thought I'd release it because people seem to listen to nature sounds on Spotify etc. It's released under a new moniker called NATURE'S REALM which I use for sound effects. It is available to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

20 November 2021

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

A Baa from a Sheep is an upbeat kids’ praise song based on the Bible verse “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6) that is suitable for children and adults alike, using various animal sounds! It’s good fun to listen to…. and sing, and suitable for any family worship time. It is available to download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

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20 December 2021

NEW Axxent Opaque CD/DVD Release

The brand new Axxent Opaque CD/DVD album " FROM THE DARK DIMENSION" ( referring to coming out of the dark period of lockdown) is now available on Bandcamp This recording, featuring 9 brand new tracks, is from the live internet broadcast that took place on 30 October 2021, which can be heard on CD and viewed/heard on DVD. We are extremely pleased with this release. The live performance on the night was better than we ever could have hoped for. It all just came together perfectly.
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26 November 2021

NEW CosmoMoose Christmas Single Release

This chillout arrangement of the well known English Christmas Carol In the Bleak Midwinter composed by Gustav Holst is released to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. This is my third arrangement of a Christmas tune (the others being “Away in a Manger” and “I saw three ships” and is a lush arrangement with piano, strings and choir mixed electronic ambience. Ideal to listen to relaxing by the fireplace, or in the car on your way home for Christmas.

31 December 2021

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The family worship song Aardvarks and Bumble Bees lists various creatures alphabetically and gives praise to our imaginative God for having created them. It is available to download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

30

October

2021

Axxent

Opaque

performed

at

Lockdown

Livestreamers

Our synth band performed an hour long set, between 11pm-12am, that was broadcast live on YouTube, being the last of four acts performing that night. This was the result of a few days of rehearsing, or rather creating new material to perform, partially structured and partially improvised. The video and audio quality for the viewers was great and we performed the entire set better than we had done all weekend.

18 January 2022

Axxent Opaque were guests on Radio Show

Tonight we were honoured to be guests on the Future Sound Of Exeter radio show, hosted by Paul Giblin , and broadcast on Phonic FM . The two hour show passed very quickly as Paul played our entire album From The Dark Dimension interspersed with other electronic music. It was great being able to talk about each track in turn and generally describe the creative process that went into producing the album. It was a lot of fun to do and Paul was a great host. We laughed a lot! The show can be heard on Mixcloud

31 January 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The family worship song Deep Inside an Egg compares a hatching egg with Jesus' resurrection on Easter morning. It's profound, yet fun to sing, with a catchy tune and some chicken impressions! It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

3 February 2022

Axxent Opaque to appear at Awakenings

It is great news that the Awakenings series of live electronic music events has restarted after what feels like an eternity due to the virus. This will be Axxent Opaque ’s first live concert in front of a live audience since June 2019. The date is Saturday May 21st. The venue is once again the Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2LB. Start times to be confirmed, but it is an evening concert. The line up is to be Axxent Opaque, Infinity Curve and Grüm~Pé

10 December 2021

Away in A Manger released on Bandcamp

This synth version of Away in a Manger is now available to download from Bandcamp . It was originally made to be a backing track to accompany children singing in a church carol service in 2007-8 and was later released as part of a charity- Christmas EP in December 2010 under my own name. Even though it was made before I started recording as CosmoMoose , I re-released it under that name because its synth tone is in keeping with the 'CosmoMoose sound'.

28 February 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

Palm Sunday Song is a vibrant catchy song recounting the events of Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a Donkey. This song is ideal for any family worship service celebrating that day in church, theatre or schools. It can be sung as a congregation, re-enacted on stage, or both! It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The release also includes a backing track so you can sing along to on your own :-)

27 March 2022

New Web Domain is now live

In preparation for embarking on a full-time music career, I have acquired a new web domain chrismedwaymusic.com , which is the name of this website. In addition, I also have the domains cosmomoose.com and kidspraisesongs.com which link to their respective pages on this site. I also have the long standing domain chrismedway.com that used to be a website in its own right but now redirects to this site.

7 May 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The Children’s Bible memory song Jesus Said I am the Way (John 14:6) was originally on the Kids Praise album All Aboard the Heaven Express. I have now released a simpler version of the song (without the sounds effects and long instrumental section) to be used in church services etc. It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc. The cover is based on “One Way” road signs used in the UK!

21 May 2022

Axxent Opaque performance at Awakenings

The three-piece synth group I’m in, Axxent Opaque, played before a live audience for the first time in almost three years at Awakenings, held at Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire. We performed a brand new set of original material that was melodic, dramatic and varied, with a sequenced video backdrop, before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. More information and photos can be found is on the Axxent Opaque page of this website.

26 May 2022

My last day in full-time employment

After balancing my music with a non-creative full-time job for over 20+ years, I finally left full-time employment on Thursday, 26th May to pursue music full-time. This is considered a brave move by many but what I really feel called to do.So, now the adventure begins (after a little rest) into different avenues of music which I'll be sure to post about.

30 May 2022

New venture - new video

This is a first day of me being a full-time / freelance composer/musician, after 20+ years of balancing that with a full- time job. So last night's task was to redo my study/studio after bringing back my keyboards from last weekend's Axxent Opaque gig. I did a ‘quick’ video of me reconstructing my studio which can be viewed on YouTube (and is on the Home Page of this site). The music used is CosmoMoose " Dead Exit Main Theme " - a future release!

21 July 2022

Upcoming Live Music Event

I am arranging a new music event to be held in Teignmouth on Saturday, 29th October 2022 . It’s to be called Synths by the Sea and will feature my band Axxent Opaque along with local synth artist Richard Anthony Bean . The venue is the Riviera Cinema, which is near the coast, hence the name! The evening, starting at 7pm, will be MC’d by Phonic FM DJ, Paul Giblin . More details and ticket prices to come soon!

28 July 2022

SYNTHS BY THE SEA - Tickets are now on sale

Synths By The Sea is happening on Saturday October 29th 2022 , at 7pm in at the Riviera Cinema in Teignmouth, Devon. It will feature two local synth acts Axxent Opaque (the synth band I'm in) and Richard Anthony Bean . Tickets are now on sale from h t t p s : / / w w w . w e g o t t i c k e t s . c o m / e v e n t / 5 5 3 3 0 1 for £7.50 (+ booking fee).

1 August 2022

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

Had a fantastic weekend helping out with the sound on Manna Theatre Company ' s superb musical The Passion . Technical wise, there were challenges using radio mics outside during rehearsal but everything sorting out in the end! Even the weather was ideal for the event; it rained earlier in the morning but just enough to make the grass greener :-) From a another perspective, it must be very hard to sit through the Passion and not realise just what Christ has done for you, and know His love.

5 August 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

The popular kids praise song I’m a Jesus Fan was originally on the album All Aboard the Heaven Express. I have now released a simpler version of the song to be used in church services etc. However, I could not decide on how simple to make it so there are three versions of the song in this release. It is available to listen and download on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

17 August 2022

Another upcoming Live Music event

On Friday October 28th 2022 , at 7pm my synth band Axxent Opaque will be performing, along with local synth artist Richard Anthony Bean at the The Church of St Mary in Wedmore, Somerset. This is the night before Synths by the Sea in Teignmouth, Devon. So, there will be two consecutive nights of synth! Tickets are now on sale from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/554890 for £7.50 (+ booking fee).

12 September 2022

NEW CosmoMoose VIDEO

The video to the forthcoming single Hypersonic Hyperdrive is now on YouTube . This is my first video to a track for some time and (since Springtime Walk in the Woods in Spring 2021) and involved me re-learning and making full use of my video editing software! The video, like the track itself, is a high-octane thrill ride involving robots, rockets and fairgrounds amidst my synth playing and was fun to produce. Check it out on https://youtu.be/ThUOQije9yY

16 September 2022

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Hypersonic Hyperdrive is the first single to be released from my forthcoming CosmoMoose album. I'm really pleased with this catchy, high energy piece. It's been in my head for years, even to the smallest detail, but I put off creating it for fear of getting it wrong; so I put a lot of effort into trying to get it right! Now it’s ready and available to listen and download on Bandcamp, and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

25 October 2022

Axxent Opaque were guests on Radio Show

Tonight we were once again honoured to be guests on the Future Sound Of Exeter radio show, hosted by Paul Giblin , and broadcast on Phonic FM . This was to promote our event Synths By The Sea this coming Saturday in at the Riviera Cinema, Teignmouth, Devon. Much of our music was played along with music from Richard Anthony Bean who is also playing at the event. It was a lot of fun to do, talking about all things synth related, and Paul was a great host. The show can be heard on Mixcloud .

28 October 2022

Axxent Opaque performance in Somerset

We played in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s church on the isle of Wedmore in Somerset which was very atmospheric and inspirational. There was fantastic lighting and video projection, thanks to Richard Anthony Bean who we shared our two date concerts with. His lighting and laser rig really complimented the stonework and arches of this lovely old church. With Richard and Axxent Opaque, the audience experienced two quite different styles of electronic music which went down very well.

29 October 2022

Axxent Opaque perform at SYNTHS BY THE SEA

This is the second of our two-date mini tour with Richard Anthony Bean ; this time at the Riviera building, in Teignmouth, Devon. a former cinema and the home of my church. It was another fantastic venue with great atmosphere and a good turnout to watch us. The night went very well despite some inevitable technical issues, thankfully resolved before we started. It was a real joy doing this dual concert series with Richard and a real pleasure to get to see him perform live. We would all love to repeat this experience next year.

10 November 2022

NEW Kids Praise Song Release

I have released my own adaptation of the well-known hymn by Joseph M Scriven using the familiar three verses in modern English with an added chorus, which I’ve been told is rather catchy. :-) I wrote this because I wanted to give the meaningful lyrics a different (stronger/straight-talking) feel and be suitable for all-age worship. It is available, with a backing track, on Bandcamp and also to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

18 November 2022

NEW CosmoMoose Christmas Single Release

The CosmoMoose Christmas single is becoming an annual tradition now and this year I’ve created an ethereal yet uplifting arrangement of the classic Yuletide carol See Amid the Winter’s Snow. Like last year’s release (“In the Bleak Midwinter”) the cover art is a photo from a local model village covered in snow. It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

21 November 2022

Remastered Christmas Single release

In 2010, I released a Christmas EP which included the song A Love Gift from Heaven. which I recorded with my family. My son, Joshua, who was then 11 years old, sweetly sang the opening line; he is now 23 (but still likes to sing!). I wanted to re- release this song under my Kids Praise Songs moniker so have remastered it, and it now sounds brighter with more depth. It is available to download from Bandcamp and stream/download from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

8 December 2022

Axxent Opaque have split

The band Axxent Opaque, which was formed in 2016 and first perfored in 2018 has now split and will no longer be performing together. Our last concert was on 29th October 2022 in Teignmouth at an event I organised called Synths by the Sea . It is unlikely that the footage from that concert or the previous night in Somerset, will be released. It has been a pleasure working with the other two band members and I am grateful for the privilege of playing live. I am taking this as an opportunity to focus on my solo musical projects and will shortly archive the web page which can still be accessed here.

10 December 2022

Helping with Manna Theate Company

Had another fantastic weekend helping out with the sound on Manna Theatre Company ' s superb musical Miracles Behind the Messiah in Leek, Staffordshire. I was on the sound desk and helped out with anything that needed helping out with. It was once more a privilege and pleasure to meet and work with the Crick family who run the theatre company. More information can be found on their website .

31 March 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single & Music Video

Première

I decided to release a third single from the forthcoming album, Light Beyond the Stars (Canon) . It is an atmospheric song with Christian lyrics ‘sung’ by Vocaloid Avanna software (previously used on Song of the Saved, My Beautiful Day etc). The music is based on the famous chord progression of Pachelbel’s Canon. It’s available on Spotify/Apple Music etc . There is a also a YouTube première of the music video at 7.30 p.m. today. The song and music video are very beautiful and can be experienced on https://youtu.be/6XOFW8CLjd4 .

14 March 2023

One month to go until the big album release

The mixing and mastering is virtually complete for the new album which is to be called Cosmic Adventures , and the artwork is in progress. Here is the front cover! The release date is set to be Friday, 14 April 2023 when the album will be available on CD, download and streaming. Also, on that date, there will be a YouTube première of the album with a specially prepared video that I am creating using stock video clips arranged in a way to go with the narrative of the album.

14 April 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Album

Today marks the release of Cosmic Adventures, an album that was months in the making . It was created to be a "soundtrack for the mind" charting the highs and lows of space exploration with strong catchy themes taking the listener on an hour-long musical journey where space travel is an adventure. It has been a labour of love for a long time and I’m excited to share it. It is available to buy on CD from this website. It is also available to download (and buy on CD) from Bandcamp and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music etc.

7 April 2023

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

It was a privilege to help out on the sound desk for The Passion play presented by Manna Theatre Company in Leek town centre, Staffordshire. Many people were truly moved by it, including me fighting back tears when needing to concentrate on microphone cues. It really showed, right in front of you, what Christ had done for us. I also helped with orchestrating a beautiful song of theirs. After a days of dodgy weather, the sun shone throughout just like when it was performed outdoors in Nuneaton. Looking forward to it being performed again outdoors in my locality Teignmouth in August.

14 April 2023

CosmoMoose Album Music Video

Première

For the past month I've been beavering away to create a video for my new album Cosmic Adventures to in order to present a proper audio-visual experience. The video clips are mostly from stock footage, specially arranged to compliment the narrative of the album that covers many moods: euphoric, sad, racing, contemplative, but predominantly on the theme of SPACE. Good headphones or decent speakers, plus a large screen are recommended to make this a truly immersive audio-visual experience. The YouTube première of the music video is at 7p.m today on https://youtu.be/hchi4E51a9I .

23 June 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Sky High is a cheerful piano melody inspired by the birds that flutter and chatter about in my garden. The first track is a solo Playful Piano version and the second track is subtitled Playful Piano with Birdsong (the added birds reinforce the point of the theme!). The original version of "Sky High" is a 9 minute electronic piece inspired by all types of flight (from birds to space), being the grand finale from the "Cosmic Adventures" album. These new versions emphasize the catchy main melody and are available on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

7 July 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Single Release

Comet Dreamer is an evocative piano melody, being a variation on the upbeat space dance track Comet Rider . There are two versions on this release, the first track is a solo piano version and the second track includes unusual effects giving it a sci-fi space mystery feel, which is taken directly from the Cosmic Adventures album. This release is available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc.

4 August 2023

Helping with sound for Manna Theatre Company

It was a privilege to help out again on the sound desk for The Passion play presented by Manna Theatre Company outdoors in my locality, Teignmouth, Devon. As with previous performances, many people were truly moved by it, including me fighting back tears when needing to concentrate on microphone cues. It really showed, right in front of you, what Christ had done for us. I also helped with orchestrating a beautiful song of theirs. Once again the sun shone throughout the set up and the play itself.

25 August 2023

NEW CosmoMoose Ambient Single Release

Forest Reflections is the first in a series of ambient tracks to be released every few weeks. This nature inspired piece has already proved to be quite popular but it had humble beginnings as a piano improvisation recorded in 2012 over a textured synth pad called "Ambient Woodpecker" - a name that caught my attention! I forgot about it until recently when, upon discovery, I slowed it down, corrected some notes, added birdsong and lots of reverb to create a real forestscape. It’s available to download on Bandcamp , and to download/stream from Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon etc .

15 September 2023

CosmoMoose VIRTUAL CONCERT

My first virtual concert of new compositions recorded in my studio was broadcast