I’ve just launched a new project with my friends The Milk and dubstep pioneer Benga. It’s a soundtrack to your journey if you’re travelling from Victoria to Gatwick. It’s called Espressivo.
It’s a free download with a ticket for the train (if you book online). There’s rather a clever site for it here. Benga and The Milk took my 35 minute track and re-imagined it in a totally new fashion…
I’ve always wanted to do something like this, ever since I first heard Night Mail, the early experimental film featuring Benjamin Britten and W.H.Auden. If you haven’t heard it recently, take a look here.
I’ve always loved John Betjeman’s love letter to the Metropolitan Line, Metroland
This film, Let’s go to Birmingham makes me laugh too… especially as I can glimpse my village at 960mph at one point!
Hope you like it…!
Dear Mr. Sheppard,
I LOVE your arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner. Althought it IS my national anthem, it is a ridiculously hard song to perform and to listen to (at times). Your subtle changes is harmony are wonderful. I actually LIKE listening to your arrangement, whereas, others I simply tolerate. THANK YOU!!
Please, please, please release the soundtrack to Moon Machines! I love the music! It fits so well with the excitement that was the Apollo program.