Music



All music on this page was composed by Martin Bazley. This page has now been divided up into sections, so in addition to my main music archive, you can now download a few extras and some older tunes as well.

Enjoy the music, and I hope you like it. Feel free to use it in productions of your own (I really don't think it's good enough to bother with trying to restrict distribution), and if you like it or want to use it, don't forget to email me to keep my ego happy or so I can see what you've done. Remixes are welcomed as well, if anyone's mad enough to try.

All files on this page should be playable straight off using DigitalCD and the modules distributed with it. For Windows computers, MP3s shouldn't present a problem, but for Digital Symphony files, xmp seems to be the only player currently capable of handling them.

Finally, if you like the music on this page, I recommend checking out Amiga Music Preservation.


Digital Symphony file iconDigital Symphony music

The music in this section was composed using using Digital Symphony, a descendant of the various tracker programs out there, and the most complex one for RISC OS.

Most of the samples were ripped from music in my extensive collection of early 90s tracker files. The tunes with &FF9 in their titles had some or all of their tune samples created by dragging sprites into the Digital Symphony sample window to see what it would do (it was a very boring afternoon...), some of the newer ones had some or all of their samples created with a preliminary version of a program called 'WaveForm' which I wrote myself (and gave up trying to finish when I heard the samples it produced), 'World of Shards' used free samples off the Internet (from, if I remember everything correctly, here, here and here), and the rest simply used samples supplied with Digital Symphony (for an interesting example of this, see Wormhole Travel II).

Each track is available both in its original Digital Symphony format and in the ubiquitous MP3 format, to give them the widest possible audience. These have been converted from the original trackers by means of TimAbs by André Timmermans to convert the Digital Symphony tracks to WAV format, and then Pete Everett's port of Shine to encode the resultant files as MP3s. All MP3s have had ID3v1 tags added, giving details about the track.

The Digital Symphony files have been zipped in order to preserve their RISC OS file type (&10B); to listen to them you will need a compatible tracker music player such as DigitalCD. None of the symphonies are Delta-Sigma compressed, so they should be compatible with older versions of TimPlayer and the like. You can also download an archive of all the Digital Symphony tracks in their original format (5  MB).


Date Title Description Length Download Symphony Download MP3
08/12/2007 The 12 Days of Xmas Manic Digital Symphony version of a well-known Christmas carol. 3:48 Download
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03/01/2008 After the Battle A strident cinematic march. Not very good in places, but I love the mid-section... 5:49 Download
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15/11/2007 Asteroid Storm A quite strange tune which I can't quite categorise. House? Trance? It was mostly composed to see if I could - you'll get used to that phrase... 4:41 Download
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10/09/2007 Axel &FF9 This was the first tune I composed with image samples, and is mainly included just for completeness' sake. It isn't worth listening to for any other reason. A not-quite-faithful rip of the famous Beverly Hills Cop theme by Harold Faltermeyer. 4:26 Download
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03/12/2009 Return to Bethlehem This year's Christmas carol. Experimenting with no percussion section - results in a considerably more flattering sound where WaveForm is concerned... 1:48 Download
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11/03/2008 Blue Moon Excellent! This is probably the best tune I've composed in recent times. Plug in some speakers and dance! 3:00 Download
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19/05/2007 Bar Room Blues Worth listening to just for the bassline and mid-section. My first and only attempt at a twelve-bar-blues piece. 4:32 Download
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02/09/2007 Buzz Off A 'chip' song, as I believe the term is. Here I relied a lot less on samples and more on the structure of the tune. Not bad. 5:25 Download
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15/09/2008 The Call to Synths My first serious attempt at hardcore (read 'tuneless'). Not bad all the same, but nothing like anything else. 2:59 Download
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30/04/2009 Chippin' Uh-oh... it's another attempt at a 'chip' song. Actually, it's not half bad. 4:26 Download
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23/03/2007 Cosmos Charge Again, included for completeness. One of my earliest and worst tunes. Has quite a nice big horn sound though. 4:58 Download
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14/06/2009 Country Dance My attempt at converting a piano tune (a nondescript piece by one Edward German in this case, dating from the early 20th century) to Digital Symphony. Why? If you find out, do let me know. 2:57 Download
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30/12/2006 Crystal Nebulae My second tune and one of the only truly slow ones. Loads of nice crystal sounds and a good tune. Please excuse my inexperienced use of fades. 4:48 Download
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09/02/2007 Dance of the Meteors My third tune, and the first one I was really happy with. Sounds quite like an old Ultimate Soundtracker tune - probably because it uses a lot of the same samples. 4:22 Download
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18/09/2007 Ditty in Two Only two patterns long. Might make a nice intro? 0:20 Download
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15/03/2008 Drift A wonderful dreamy and yet dramatic slow tune, and the only one I ever composed on all eight channels. Chris reckons this is my best, and I agree it's certainly one of my best. 6:16 Download
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24/04/2007 Empty Distances An ever so slightly weird, 'environmental' tune (that's what I call it, anyway). 5:08 Download
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22/06/2007 Fish and Chips A quite nice tune with reasonably simple samples (although not as extreme as Buzz Off). It loops and has weird bits attached to the end. At one point I intended to attach this to a computer game, but that died long ago. 2:27 Download
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12/10/2007 Fish and Chips - 36 KB Intro Tune My attempt to squeeze as much as possible out of just one position. 1:01 Download
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07/06/2009 The Flying German This is not a reference to the First World War. This is not a reference to the First World War. This is not a reference to the First World War. It is based on the early work of Karsten Obarski. This is not a reference to the First World War. 4:36 Download
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18/11/2009 Fresh This tune has been bothering me for months now, so I decided to inflict it on everyone else as well. Partly written as a form of self-exorcism in order to get its introduction out of my head once and for all. 3:27 Download
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10/06/2007 Galaforce Remix Martin Galway's music for the game Galaforce was, in my opinion, one of the best ever for the humble Beeb, and I decided to have a crack at remixing it. You can listen to the original at Stairway To Hell. 6:01 Download
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27/03/2007 Galaxy Medley An old file collecting together various nice themes which I couldn't be bothered to elaborate on. My first track with proper fades. 5:57 Download
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08/11/2007 Ice Rings An all-time classic. If you want to listen to me at my best, download this one. 5:07 Download
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31/08/2008 Interlude A short, looping and inconsequential piece of background music. Quite fun, but drives you crazy after a while. 1:09 Download
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01/12/2008 Jingle Bells 2008 Very short version of the carol for the Christmas market. 1:24 Download
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12/02/2007 Light Speed My first and only attempt at hardcore techno. This was only my fourth piece, so I didn't really have enough experience. 4:10 Download
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13/02/2008 Mad World My adaptation of the Tears for Fears song (the original was composed by Roland Orzabal). One of my later tracks, but sounds quite like an early one. 4:05 Download
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13/04/2008 Midnight Starlight Has a very nice theme, but takes a while to get going. Please excuse the bass drum - I'm still learning the ropes of this program. (And I wrote the thing!) 3:59 Download
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22/04/2007 Neutron Dust Until Ice Rings, this was my showpiece tune - the one I played when I wanted to demonstrate my talent. Looking a bit dated now, but still sounds great... 4:22 Download
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27/11/2008 Orient Here I tried my hardest to make a track which genuinely sounds professional. Does it? Well, I put in so much effort it's a bit short and concentrated - not that bad though. 3:06 Download
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25/02/2008 Pink Elephant Blues Classic! Silly and infuriatingly catchy! Quite probably the best theme I've ever come up with. Also, check out the lyrics! 3:25 Download
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14/03/2008 Pink Elephant Blues - Piano Version Pink Elephant Blues adapted for the piano. The organ voice represents parts that are meant to be sung only. The other three voices are just there for the sake of it. 3:31 Download
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03/05/2009 Pointless It's another short and pointless piece of background music. Unlike Interlude, though, this one has something vaguely resembling an ending. 1:05 Download
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09/03/2007 Purple Space When my mother told me electronic music sounded like something going down the plughole, I took it as a challenge and wrote this. 4:11 Download
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17/05/2007 Purple Space II I enjoyed writing Purple Space so much that I composed a longer and weirder sequel, mostly to see if there was anything still left in the genre. Holds the current sequence length record, at 85. 5:29 Download
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01/01/2008 &FF9 Rock My second and much more successful attempt at rock, this time using some rather nice lead guitar-esque sounds extracted from a home-made wallpaper. For the curious, you can see the original image whence they came. 5:14 Download
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09/04/2007 Rock Planet This was the tune before Neutron Dust, when my standards had slipped to an all-time low. It was going to be slow and soothing, but I put a lead guitar in the sample list for some reason... Mainly included for completeness. 6:27 Download
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20/06/2009 Slowtime My shortest tune ever! Nice background track, but not exactly a magnum opus... 0:07 Download
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09/05/2007 Stardust Symphony Meant to be funk, but it didn't turn out quite right. In the end, it became a sort of rocked-up disco. 3:29 Download
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17/08/2008 Stealth Primarily a vehicle for my new sample effects, and as such, not very original or inspiring. 4:28 Download
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27/10/2008 Steel Wool A mishmash of good themes, all played through WaveForm samples. Some day I'll learn the secret of synthesising snares... 3:35 Download
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25/12/2006 Supernova My first proper tune. The theme remains a classic. 3:18 Download
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12/09/2007 Supernova &FF9 Supernova with all its tune samples and a few more besides replaced with images. Also, one or two of the patterns have been corrected and the fades have been fixed. 3:18 Download
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06/08/2007 Tribal Beat Strange and percussive. Not quite techno, but not quite anything else either... 2:37 Download
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19/06/2009 Vaporise Another miscellaneous and mediocre WaveForm vehicle. 3:44 Download
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15/01/2008 Doctor Who Remix There are many, many remixes of Ron Grainer's famous theme available. Here's mine. 2:34 Download
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24/12/2009 World of Shards A beautiful new tune flung together in a surprisingly short time (two days for five and a half minutes on eight channels - a new personal record!) using samples from the Internet. This was so successful I intend to continue with such experiments in the new year. 5:24 Download
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31/08/2008 Wormhole Travel My fastest-ever tune. Not for those with heart conditions. The tuneless buzzing that could previously be heard at about 1:35 has been fixed in this latest version. 3:46 Download
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16/03/2009 Wormhole Travel II A tune founded on most of the same principles, if not melody, as Wormhole Travel. Still fast, but slightly more hardcore about it. Really weird selection of samples here - mostly Digital Symphony, but with an image and WaveForm too! 4:13 Download
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21/02/2007 X-Files Theme My very first attempt at a remix. Absolute rubbish, and only included for completeness. The original theme music for this television series (entitled 'Materia Primoris') was composed by Mark Snow. 4:38 Download
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18/03/2008 Yellow Space Not sure what this is, but suffice to say it's only worth listening to if you have a subwoofer. My longest tune at nearly 7 minutes - you have been warned! 6:44 Download
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MP3 file icon SONAR music

This music was composed during school music lessons using Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 4, during a period of time which started before the Digital Symphony compositions, and overlapped until mid-2008. I never actually bothered to learn how to use the program properly (unlike I did - eventually - with Digital Symphony), so most of this is pretty godawful.

You can download a zip file of these tracks in their original format (52 KB), which I can neither read nor play myself, but someone might find it useful. To the best of my knowledge, no original data survives for Supernova or Raindance Rumba.

Many thanks to John Garside for supplying the MP3 conversions of all the other tunes.

I would greatly appreciate it if somebody could tell me the difference between the two versions of Country Garden.

Date Title Description Length Download MP3
14/09/2007 Country Garden An inferior version of an English folk tune, the provenance of which appears to be unknown. 2:58 Download
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20/09/2007 Country Garden 1 An alternative and apparently newer version of 'Country Garden', which presumably differs somehow, but I have no idea how. 2:58 Download
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04/07/2008 Pink Elephant Blues (unfinished SONAR version) My last, and unfinished, project before I left school, this was going to be a proper version of Pink Elephant Blues, with the lyrics and everything, but it had to be abandoned in a half-complete state - probably just as well, since I can't sing. 3:31 Download
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??/??/2007 Raindance Rumba An original SONAR composition? You're spoiling us. This was basically a scratch pad for a theme idea I had which, one way or another, never made it into Digital Symphony format. The only record I now have of this song is this MP3 ripped from a CD I received at the end of a term. 1:39 Download
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08/02/2008 Russian Thingy Don't ask. I think I probably intended to give it a proper name at some point. Anyway, this is definitely the strongest composition out of a pretty bad bunch, and the most obviously 'MIDI-esque'. I still don't know what makes it Russian. 2:08 Download
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??/??/2006 Supernova (SONAR version) Interestingly, this track actually precedes the (in my opinion, far more definitive) Digital Symphony version. At the time, I didn't have a working copy of Digital Symphony and this theme had been playing round my head for ages, so I made do with SONAR. Features guitar work by my teacher, Gareth King - my first and last collaboration. Like Raindance Rumba, this MP3 is the last record of this track in existence. 1:40 Download
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Digital Symphony file iconTimPlayer demo songsNew!

Ever wonder how the glitches in the MP3s on this site came to be fixed? Well, this archive had something to do with it. André Timmermans and I discussed the matter at length, and I used Digital Symphony to track down the relevant glitches and produce test cases to ultimately get them fixed.

And, yes, I haven't composed in a while, and I got a bit carried away.

In this archive are six of my favourite songs, each illustrating a different obscure part of the workings of Digital Symphony, and, thanks to André's efforts, all now play correctly in TimPlayer. But I decided some of them were simply too good to waste, so I uploaded them here.

The first version of this archive was uploaded on 5th July 2010, containing a selection from the files I used to fix TimPlayer sufficiently to get it to record the files hosted on this site accurately, plus a few other improvements. These files, in alphabetical order, are:

(These are the only ones which actually resemble songs in any way - don't worry, you're not missing anything.)

The second version was uploaded on 15th September 2011, and added the following files, which played some small part in some of the bugfixes made in releases of TimPlayer since then:

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Digital Symphony file iconReally ancient music

The music in this archive, as the name suggests, is really ancient. This is what I did before the main archive up above, and before I lost my first copy of Digital Symphony for a couple of years. Composing was one of my many computer-based hobbies way back when, along with implementing new Marsquake levels, and not implementing new Doom levels. Now, you know exactly what to expect in here, don't you?

This is only for history's sake, and because I can't bring myself to delete the whole shoddy lot. MP3s are not available, because it would be a shocking waste of bandwidth and there are so many of them anyway.

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