80’s (and sometimes 00’s) Music Rules ~ Introducing Martin Eve

I have had the great pleasure of meeting Martin Eve through our mutual love of 8os electronica. I was searching for Fiat Lux’s “Photography” on YouTube, somehow Martin found out, and he ended up uploading a copy for my enjoyment. In getting to know Martin, I have found him to be charming, engaging, and an extremely talented electronic musician. Martin has graciously agreed to be interviewed for Rave and Roll, while waiting for the imminent release of his latest collection of music. Be sure to check his music out on SoundCloud, under the user name 4th Eden. I believe you’ll be very impressed.

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How long have you been a musician?

Well, I guess since my teens, as I studied music at school which was in the late 70’s. I really started writing in the early 80’s, the time of the electronic music explosion. So, I wrote music with my friends on our synthesizers.

What/who inspired you to become a musician?

I have to say my first music teacher inspired me to begin with when he played me Tomita’s – The Planet Suite. Ok, written by Holst, but all done with synthesizers…awesome. He also played in class a guy called Mike Oldfield. So, Tomita and Mike Oldfield are an unlikely inspiration together, but that’s how it began.

Tell us in what way that inspiration influences your music.

I try not to be influenced by music I listen to but it’s always going to be there in your subconscious. Inspiration however, is all around me, particularly where I live in Mid Wales. One moment I will write about the Welsh Hills and the next about a burial chamber. Real life and people inspire me, as well. I was recently inspired to write a piece about George Mallory (the man who almost made it to the top of Everest).

How would you describe the genre of music that you create?

I don’t stick to one genre, so I guess I genre-hop. With my influences from the 80’s with bands like Ultravox, there will be the electronic pop feel; but then I really like the folk/new age side. However, I do enjoy writing in a Cinematic dramatic way, where possible.

What current artist/group do you listen to most often?

At the moment it’s Ultravox – “Brilliant” the new album after 28 years away! But I also am listening to School of Seven Bells – “Ghostery” and Polica – “Give You the Ghost.”

Which decade of music do you feel is the most influential on current up-and-coming artists, and why?

The artists I listen too are influenced by many different decades of music. They then make it their own to make it sound bang up-to-date production techniques.

If you could spend your time doing anything at all, what and where would that be?

Hmmmm…. walk, live by the sea, and write music…as I say on my forums, “Composing Until I’m Decomposing.”

Do you prefer the studio or performing live? Why?

I’m a studio musician…the thought of performing scares the hell out of me.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve ever received?

I rarely get compliments!

What type of equipment do you use?

I use a variety of software based instruments and samplers with my Digital Audio Workstation, Sonar. These are all connected to my Korg MIDI keyboard. Favourite instruments are probably Omnisphere and Kontakt. Once a track is finished then my preferred location for publication is Soundcloud where fellow Soundcloud members can comment on my tracks.

Do you work alone, or do you collaborate with anyone? If you collaborate, what is their role?

I mainly work alone but recently I have been collaborating with a singer in Los Angeles, a musician in France and another musician in Sweden. It’s great collaborating; it pushes you further out of your comfort zone, but can be more time-consuming.

I generally find that my role will be mainly to write the songs and then produce them, but this depends on the other artist. If they want more involvement, then I’m happy for a role-reversal.

Where can we go to listen to/purchase your music?

You can listen to my music on my SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/quietman. A new CD is imminent, but I cannot mention where it can be purchased from yet until it’s finally released by the record company. However, it will be available in our cafe’ (that’s the day job) at the ‘Wye Knot Stop’ Cafe/B&B in Llyswen in Wales.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-24-2012

June 24, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Thanks to JerusalemSlim’s much-appreciated assistance, we have a complete Sunday night list. David is taking next weekend off for a well-deserved break. Please join us again in two weeks for the music your ears are craving.

Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
Art Of Noise – Instruments Of Darkness
Blackmore’s Night – Castles And Dreams
Carole Pope – Tell Me
Church – Under The Milky Way
Cody Gamracy – Feeling The Same Way
Crash Test Dummies – Not Today Baby
David Gilmour – So Far Away
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – Space Station
Depeche Mode – Precious
Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
Dr. John – I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Elsiane – Prosaic
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Instrumental version)
Extras – Turning It Out
Flying Pickets – Only You
FM – Good Vibrations
Frank Zappa – Montana
Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Head And The Heart – Ghosts
Hudson/Ford – I Don’t Understand/Revelations
Hunter Valentine – She Only Loves Me When She’s Wasted
Japan – Transmission
Jason Plumb & The Willing – What You Leave
Joe Cocker – Bye Bye Blackbird
Juluka – Scatterlings Of Africa
Klaatu – Doctor Marvello
Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
Lemon Jelly – Elements
Marillion – If My Heart Were A Ball It Would Roll Uphill
Mighty Lemon Drops – Out Of Hand
Mike Batt – Ride To Agadir
Moody Blues – The Voice
Motherlode – When I Die
Motors – Tenement Steps
Paul Weller – Study In Blue
Peter Green feat. Snowy White – In The Skies (Rehearsal version)
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Shins – It’s Only Life
Shuggie Otis – Oxford Gray
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Christine
Spirit Of The West – Enough, Already, Alright (Hello Cleveland)
Spoons – B Movie
Steve Forbert – Romeo’s Tune
Terry Draper – If I Could Change The World
Thomas Dolby – One Of Our Submarines
Ultravox – Contact
Vanity Project – Wilted Rose
Velvet Underground – Rock ‘N’ Roll
Zeus – Cool Blue (And The Things You Do)

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-23-2012

June 23, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Thanks to much appreciated help from TheBarron, this is the complete playlist:

10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
Big Audio Dynamite – C’Mon Every Beatbox
Blue Peter – Around You
Book Of Love – Boy
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Chameleons – Swamp Thing
City Boy – The Violin
Cut Copy – Future
David Bowie – Drive-In Saturday
Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
Evermore – It’s Too Late
Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (Lenny B Club Remix)
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Pleasuredome
Hot Chip – Transmission
Iggy Pop – Endless Sea
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Long John Baldry – Mr. Rubin
Love – My Little Red Book
Love & Rockets – So Alive
Madness – Our House
Marillion – The Last Straw: Happy Ending
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Pendragon – It’s Only Me
Perth County Conspiracy – Truth & Fantasy (Americanadian Way)
Peter Murphy – Our Secret Garden
Propellerheads – Velvet Pants
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)
Pink Floyd – Mother
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Rammstein – Los
Robbie Robertson – Houdini
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
Rough Trade – Crimes Of Passion
Scissor Sisters – Filthy/Gorgeous
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Healing Hands
Sly & The Family Stone – Stand!
Spiral Beach – Midnight
Spoons – Ciao
Spoons – Nova Heart (Dark Before Dawn mix)
The The – Uncertain Smile
Thought – There Was A Boy
Tony Banks & Marillion – Angel Face
Ultravox – Satellite
Vicious Pink – Cccan’t You See
Way Of The West – Don’t Say That’s Just For White Boys
XTC – Dear God
Zeus – Love/Pain

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-17-2012

June 17, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Thanks to an assist by JerusalemSlim, the complete list:

Adam Cohen – Hey Jane
Al Kooper – Bury My Body
Albert Collins – Something To Remember You By
Band – I Shall Be Released
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (12″ mix)
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Carole Pope – Landfall
Cat Stevens – Father and Son
Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
Counting Crows – If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Dave Rave – Strong
David Usher – Too Close To The Sun
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Eight Seconds – Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes (Live)
Feargal Sharkey – Listen To Your Father
Gentleman Reg – When Heroes Change Professions
Gordon Deppe – Sonic Boom
Gotye – State Of The Art
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jason Plumb & The Willing – What You Leave
Jerry Harrison – Man With A Gun
Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got
John Lennon – #9 Dream
Kinks – A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy
Ladysmith Black Mambazo feat. Andreas Vollenweider – Passage To Promise
Long John Baldry – Rock Me When He’s Gone
Marillion – Angelina
Martha & The Muffins – You Sold The Cottage
Matthew Barber – Easy To Fall
Mighty Lemon Drops – Out Of Hand
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – If You Leave
Peter Gabriel – Here Comes The Flood
Pink Floyd – Fearless
Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Roy Orbison – You Got It
Scissor Sisters – Mary
Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Snowy White – Burning Love
Spoons – Symmetry
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Steve Hillage – Radio
Thunderclap Newman – Accidents
Vladymir Rogov – Where Is Love
Waterboys – Whole Of The Moon
Willie Nelson – Just Breathe
Willy DeVille – Across The Borderline
Zeus – Cool Blue (And The Things You Do)

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-16-2012

June 16, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Many, many thanks to The Barron for his help in getting a complete play list:

Art Of Noise feat. Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn Theme
B.B. Gabor – Laser Love
Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Blue October – For the Love
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Cabaret Voltaire – Crackdown
Chalk Circle – 20th Century Boy
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
Cure – Pictures Of You (Extended Dub Mix)
Dee Long – Hanus Of Uranus
Diodes – Tired Of Waking Up Tired
Doors – The Crystal Ship
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Fingerprintz – Wet Job
Fixx – Red Skies
Front Line Assembly – Parasite
Godley & Creme – Snack Attack
Harrison Fjord – Docking For Jesus
Japan – Talking Islands In Africa
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Lightning Seeds – Marvellous
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Lowest Of The Low – Save Me Alice Neel
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Paul Weller – Study In Blue
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbeat
Rammstein – Engel
Red Sun Horizon – Honest
Rod Stewart – Country Comforts
Roger Waters – Perfect Sense (Parts 1&2)
Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire
Shriekback – Nemesis
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Simple Minds – New Gold dream (81-82-83-84)
Sisters Of Mercy – Under The Gun
Slave to The SQUAREwave – Big Change
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Sturday Night
Spoons – Ciao
Spoons – Nova Heart
Stereo MCs – Connected
Stranglers – Peaches
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
Tubes – Tubes World Tour
Unheilig – An Der Seite
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary
Yello – Lost Again
Zeus – Love/Pain

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-10-2012

June 10, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Sincere gratitude to JerusalemSlim for completing the list (10 pm until midnight). Also, I can’t thank David enough for the “Happy Birthday” wishes and song dedication (Brian Eno/John Cale – Spinning Away) for Dan’s birthday. Love and hugs.

10cc – I’m Not In Love
Albert Collins – Master Charge
Alphaville – Big In Japan
Blodwyn Pig – Dear Jill
Boys Brigade – Melody
Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over The Line
Brian Eno – Here He Comes
Brian Eno feat. John Cale – Spinning Away
Carole Pope – Landfall
Cars – Moving In Stereo
Colin James – Just Came Back
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (Natural Born Killers edit)
Dave Clark Five – Because
Dave Rave – Strong
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – Mexico
Diodes – Tired Of Waking Up Tired
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia
Genesis – The Musical Box
Grateful Dead – Box Of Rain
Hidden Cameras – In The Na
Images In Vogue – Rescue Me
Interview – St. Joan Wires
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
Japan – I Second That Emotion
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jefferson Airplane – Today
Joe Cocker – Summer In The City
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Rewind, Rewind, Rewind
Jools Holland – When Did You Get Down From Heaven
Kinks – Catch Me Now I’m Falling
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
Leon Russell – This Masquerade
Long John Baldry – Flying
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach (30th Anniversary Version)
Martha & The Muffins – Swimming
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Moody Blues – Isn’t Life Strange
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Pack A.D. – Seasick
Paul Hyde – Started Smoking Again
Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar
Red Sun Horizon – India
Redbone – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
Spacehog – Anonymous
Strawbs – Benedictus
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Traffic – John Barleycorn
Vis-A-Vis – Shadowplay
Zeus – Cool Blue (And The Things You Do)

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.


Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-9-2012

June 9, 2012

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet.

Thanks to The Barron’s help, we have a complete play list. See you in the theatre this evening!

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
Barclay James Harvest -She Said (Nurmburg)
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
Boxer The Horse – Sentimental/Oriental
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Cliks – Dirty King
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Depeche Mode – In Your Room
Deserters – Alien
Fallout Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (Lenny B Club Remix)
Flash And The Pan – Walking In The Rain
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
HIM – You Are The One
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
INXS – Original Sin
KLF – What Time Is Love?
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Martha & The Muffins – Black Stations/White Stations
Moist – Breathe
Motels – Total Control
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Maid Of Orleans
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Psychedelic Furs – President Gas
Rammstein – Reise, Reise
Roger Waters – Radio Waves
Romeo Void – Never Say Never
Rough Trade – Weapons
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Simple Minds – Someone SomeWhere In Summertime
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Spoon – B Movie
Spoons – Nova Heart (Dark Before Dawn mix)
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Stranglers – Walk On By
T. Rex – Telegram Sam
Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Type O Negative – The Dream Is Dead
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Zee – Confusion
Zeus – Love/Pain

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.