Music News and Updates

Atlas of the Stars Project - SPICA 

I'm following the wheel of the sky around the year, and releasing a song every month on the 19th under the artist name “Atlas of the Stars”. May is dedicated to Spica, the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo, which we see in northern hemisphere throughout the spring season, growing earlier as the days progress.

To find Spica in the sky, follow the curve of the Big Dipper to Arcturus, then drive a “spike to Spica”, another line down in a similar trajectory to find the bright shiny Spica twinkling away over the springtime hills. Fun fact: the star is actually two stars, and in honour of this fact I made the star on the album art have TWO stars as well, if you look closely. Hope you enjoy this immersive soundscape of magic! 

If you have a favourite star or astronomical wonder, let me know so maybe I can dedicate a song to it in a future release!

 

 

KT Marigold - Wild Sea 

Delighted to share this second single from young artist KT Marigold, out today on all streaming platforms just in time for the May long weekend here in Canada! We had a really great time writing it, back in the middle of snowstorms and icy sidewalks, just dreaming of summer, and now here it is, a cheerful daydream of a song that'll have you singing along by the bridge for sure! She worked hard on the singing and came up with many of the really great lines in the song, and then we recorded it! Music video coming soon - follow KT Marigold on YouTube to keep up with her great music!

Listen here on Youtube, Apple Music, or Spotify, or search up “Wild Sea” by KT Marigold on your favourite streaming platform. Happy long weekend to those who have one! 🏖️

A Place to Dock - Custom Theme Music for Youtube 

Had a great time making this custom theme music for A Place to Dock's Youtube channel and wanted to share it with an official video!

We released an entire EP of songs so there is music on Instagram and Facebook for reels, as well as background music for videos. Some of them, particularly Midnight Waters and Endless Sky, are really lovely and relaxing for background music or a spa/meditation setting. 

For more information about commissioning your own theme music or inquiring about other musical solutions for your endeavours, please contact me at anastacemusic@gmail.com and let me know your project details. 

There's an entire EP with extended versions and relaxing piano solo parts, or just enjoy this 15 seconds of cinematic inspiration! 

Ravencall: Memories and Ghosts 

"And nothing will remain here
but memories and ghosts
fair sunshine's light is fading
tis darkness coming close..." 
-lyrics from my original Evensong piece.


I've taken just the main melody of that song and done a complete re-imagining that sounds like Enigma meets Plainsong Chant, and took the title from my previous lyrics. Have a listen on your favourite platform to Memories and Ghosts! If you like this style, follow Ravencall on your favourite streaming platform for music JUST in this genre [trying to amend my ways of doing a million styles that are hard to follow]

 

 

 

Bad Moon Rising - Haunting CCR Cover  

Here's a really magical, haunting cover of Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival, a collaboration with friend and talented guitarist Doug Millaway. You can listen on all platforms by clicking here or the album art below. 

He had the brilliant idea to cover this song in a minor style, and out of quite a few other covers, there was nothing that really captured the mood of the lyrics, and how dark the song actually is, like we wanted it to sound, so we just made this one… If you haven't heard the original, listening to it first will make this even more of an otherworldly experience! And just when you've floated off into the dark forest under the light of a big yellow moon, you'll be carried off even farther by Doug's effortlessly beautiful guitar solo in the middle. Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy!

Coming soon to a Netflix show near you! [hopefully ;) ]

Atlas of the Stars Project - POLARIS 

There could be no better star to open up this new artist project I'm doing than the most important star of all, Polaris. Our north star for thousands of years [but not forever!], Polaris shines and shows us true north all year round, the one spot in the dazzling night sky that doesn't move no matter the season, and therefore brings a certain reassurance even though we are no longer so very dependant on stars for navigation. Still we remember, deep in our veins…

If I may recommend, watch this late at night and on full screen for the most immersive and magical experience!

 

Ravencall - Voice of the Stars 

Really happy to share Voice of the Stars - the most magical, ethereal vocals you've heard, floating yet powerful over a driving electronic track. If Enigma and Enya met in an ancient Celtic land, this track might be the result.... If you're a fan of ancient libraries, legends, strange birds with cryptic messages, and lands far beyond this mundane world, this is the soundtrack for your next reading session! 

I'm strongly leaning towards doing a LOT more of this style, so if you want to collaborate or if you're an author who wants a theme song for an upcoming book, I'd be happy to hear from you! In this mad world, let's keep making genuine human, magical art!  

 

Drive On - Magical Hot Summer Night Version 

Absolutely FLOORED by this Jaden Perry version of my song "Drive On"!! With his completely out of the box musical production and ideas, it's become the most sultry, deep song and I honestly can't get enough of it! It may have been the middle of a Canadian blizzard and minus 20 degrees outside but when singing over his track i felt for all the world like i was deep in a midnight desert somewhere in the sultry heat of summer. Enjoy!

The Darkest Jingle Bells - EPIC CINEMATIC Jingle Bell Rewrite 

This was meant to be just something quick and fun I made to show my songwriting and music production students but quickly took on a life of it's own and has been haunting my December ever since [THREE DAYS AGO!?!?]. It is undoubtedly the saddest, darkest, and probably most haunting version of Jingle Bells that is dancing around the corners of the internet, with soaring melodies and cinematic drama that will send chills down your spine... If you like epic orchestral music with female vocals, this is the Christmas song for you!

 

Also I'm currently taking new production clients for January - if this is a style you would like for a project you're working on do get in touch. I'm also happy to do vocals or songwriting / toplining on tracks that would match this style - just get in touch! I've been having a ball working on some truly epic cinematic tracks recently that will be released in the next year for some exciting projects. Just email me at anastacemusic@gmail.com and let me know your music details so we can see what's possible! 

This track is available on all streaming platforms and music stores by visiting https://artists.landr.com/AncientBells

Wishing you a merry and beautiful Christmas full of music and remembering what matters - friends and family and the warmth of love that keeps us warm against the cold of the winter and fragility of life. 
 

 

Magical Midnight Cathedral Music - New Christmas Album! 

Happy to share my brand new Christmas album this year - Christmas Plainsong. It's made of nothing but ancient, hauntingly beautiful music sourced from as early as the year 300! Two of them have new melodies that I wrote, but there rest are right off the ancient hymnal pages. If you love that feeling on Christmas eve of singing in a dark cathedral, lit by nothing by candlelight, this is the perfect album to put on for a midnight Christmas mood. Merry Christmas! [Click the album art here to listen!]