Simon Irvine Releases New Music with 'Ritual Music'; A Dark Eclectic Electronic Masterpiece
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SYDNEY - eMusicWire -- Simon Irvine has always had a passion for music, whether it be to create, listen to or collecting. He describes his first memories came from the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond and Boney M, cranking up the volume on the home stereo.

When his primary school teacher handed him his first guitar, the road to creativity was set and there was no turning back.

Simon's love for the diversity of music genres grew with the likes of hip hop from The Message, and to his delight, electronic music was introduced by artists and bands such as New Order and Eurythmics.

"I Devour all sorts of music and have gathered everything from Sepultura to John Coltrane to Depeche Mode to Gustav Mahler and everything in between", states Simon.

However, life has not always allowed the creativity and space needed to develop. After playing in bands, orchestra's and ensembles; as with many artists, life gets in the way while their deepest passions come to a grinding holt.

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In 2014 after dealing with major health issues, the realisation of the importance of doing what you love became evident.

Simon Irvine returned to his music and began recording in 2015 which led to his first published recordings on YouTube. In 2016 he was introduced to the mighty, 'Man With Glasses' band, which he describes as a major breakthrough.

It was not long after, he signed with Pink Dolphin Music and released his debut EP Pluralism and Album, Metaphors.

On 20th September, Simon releases his second full length album, Ritual Music, which has been described as a modern underground masterpiece.

Simon has since been releasing his music with Pink Dolphin Music (based in the UK) along with a prolific SoundCloud profile, since 2017.

He lives in Australia and typically creates an Electronica/synth pop hybrid with a dark edge.

Ritual Music features many instrumentals including help from featured artist Rusty Keys and collaboration with American producer Bufinjer.

The album also features a track with vocal work from fellow Australian Colleen Peterson and a remix by UK's Screamershock.

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The artwork was specially made for this album including the apocalyptic gas mask on the front by Shedquartercreations' Scott Bourke.

On the track, 'Watching', Simon Say's; Watching (featuring Rusty Keys) speaks of longing for something that can never be yours. I wanted to juxtapose splendour and melancholy in the sound design and I was fortunate that Rusty was able to enhance the track with his wonderfully retro synth interlude.

Pre-order 'Ritual Music' https://pinkdolphinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ritual-music

Links to Simon's social media can be found on Music Talks https://www.musictalks.xyz/new-independent-music/simon-irvine-about-to-release-an-electronic-masterpiece/

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