About The Site

Higher Plain Music is passionate about showcasing independent artists, computer game soundtracks, alternative artists with a splash of computer games and audio/visual films on the side too. It’s ran by site owner Simon Smith and has been running since 2008.

The criteria?

If I love it – it’s in! However if you’d like to see the type of music I love then my Last.FM profile can certainly help you out. Generally it’s someone that tries something new or speaks a truth to me.

The music side is split into the following:

– Reviews of singles, albums and concerts

– Introducing new artists breaking out or new artists I’ve discovered

– New music videos and live performances on video

– Podcasts and written interviews from artists and composers

The games section is mainly made up of:

– Written reviews

– Video reviews from my YouTube channel Higher Plain Games

– Upcoming interviews with game developer and publishers

There’s also be a section on Audio/Visual movies. These are artistic films that overlay visuals to music and I really enjoy this type of film because it gets me creative with my own editing skills!

About The Author

Sitorimon - Site Author

Sitorimon – Site Author

A¬†self confessed music and gaming junkie. As a singer/songwriter who has a very small niche community, I completely understand exactly how difficult it is to get your music or game out into the world and I really want to help. I actively buy new music/games as I find them and almost every post on the site will be in a positive light. If music has come over that I’ve not gelled with, then I will not post about it. I’d rather share everything positively.

For me, I enjoy an experience. Be that being taken on a journey, being touched by lyrics that I relate to and getting emotionally invested in a piece of work. Feeling like I’ve experienced something is absolutely key to me and that’s generally why I side with indie artists and games because I feel like it’s an idea that hasn’t been dissected by the corporate world. Whilst I know that all business is business, I want the independent business to blossom further. If I can help do that by flying the flag for all indies out there – I’ll continue being a very happy man.

If you are an artist, band, label, publicist, developer or distributor (or a one man band doing the lot!) please contact me with your requests. I’m glad to be of assistance and will happily assist you in any way possible! All discussions (unless they are interviews as they’ll obviously be posted) will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Many thanks,


MAP International is HPM’s chosen charity.

They operate at a 98% efficiency with donations reaching where they should and that’s one of the best in the world.

8 Comments on “About”

  1. bibomedia
    February 29, 2008 at 7:35 am #


  2. August 14, 2008 at 1:00 am #

    Hi, HPM – With your affinity for piano-driven music, I thought perhaps you’d enjoy what I’m doing. If so, I’d be honored to have you review my latest album. Info at DaveTurnerMusic.com

    Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and opinions on all of the fabulous artists you have on your blog.

    All the best,


  3. August 24, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    Hello HPM,

    Would you be interested in possibly reviewing some albums at HearJapan (http://www.hearjapan.com)? It seems we have a lot of music that might interest you. Please email me if you have the chance.

  4. chris
    October 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    I’m representing a brilliant female singer /songwriter who I think you would be really interested in listening to- judging from your taste on the left side of this page.

    Is there a place I can post for a CD for you to review?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  5. November 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    I’d also like to direct you to my music. I have a new album out, and you can hear a few tracks at http://www.elisaflynn.com/elisa_flynn_music.html. If you’d like to hear the whole album, let me know.


  6. November 25, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    Hi HPM,

    I know I’m adding to the masses here, but I’d love it if you’d check out my material and let me know if it’s something you’re interested in.

    Cheers to you for having a great blog!



  7. December 14, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    Hello! I have just come across your page on a very random early morning/very late night search and I thought – perhaps you will like what I do. I’ve a MySpace profile too. But on this one the sound is way better.

    I hope you’ll have a chance to visit and perhaps you’ll enjoy!




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