High Skies – The World Forgotten

High Skies - The World Forgotten

New music from High Skies, The World Forgotten.

Music specially written for the Silk experience, which you can visit to hear the music in full.

Eight minutes of ballerina-like pure analogue synths, gentle soundwaves lapping over the tape echo. Equipment used: Roland Space Echo, Roland Jupiter 6, ARP Odyssey and the Akai S612 vintage sampler. No MIDI.

Available now on iTunes and Amazon

Microscopics January Wallpaper

An appropriately snowy scene for this free to download January wallpaper, taken at Microscopics HQ during the recent absolute-zero freeze.

Click to enlarge, then right-click/control-click to download. We’ve included two different ratios, which should fit most monitors. As is usual for WordPress blogs, all rescaled  images are cruelly rendered myopic, but focus will be restored when enlarged/clicked.

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High Skies – ‘Sounds of Earth’ released


We’re pleased to announce that the new High Skies EP has been released. Listen…

Au Début du Voyage
The Shape of Things to Come
Voyage en Argent
Forecast Fire
The Earth at Night
Sounds of Earth
includes a digital booklet on Voyager’s Golden Record.

Blade Runner meets Voyager, Deckard meets Sagan; an interstellar soundtrack to NASA’s Voyager spacecraft. Subtle, deep, swirling electronics are entwined with narratives, sounds and recordings taken from Voyager’s golden record, building to the huge electronics of the title track. Six tracks of deep phased, electronic sounds of Earth.

Includes ‘The Shape of Things to Come‘ from the Osmos soundtrack.

Listen to Sounds of Earth now

Also available on iTunes and Amazon

Free Monthly CD Draw: December

It’s that time of the month again to announce the winner of December’s free CD draw for subscribers and customers, and this month the winner is Sean Monaghan.

As a multiple customer he is free to chose from another copy of Gas 0095 in any format (CD, Flac, MP3), or a credit for a future release.

Sean you have one month to contact us to collect your prize.

Subscribe to our occasional newsletter to be in with a chance of winning next month. You can double you chances by adding a comment to the blog each month.

Remember to check the blog each month to see if you’re the winner.

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Apologies for the weird formatting on this post and all below, it must be that glitch in the Matrix again.

Welcome to the New Microscopics Blog


Microscopics MiniMoog Model 204DOur aims for the blog are; mainly news about new releases from Microscopics and Mat Jarvis (Gas and High Skies), but also about things we find amazing in the worlds of music and making music, including the odd interview; science, technology and sci-fi. General awesome music and geeky stuff! We also plan to share the tips we have learned running the label, which may benefit other musicians trying to promote their music. We hope to hear your experiences in the comments too. There will also be the odd give-away and competition too.

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