About The Site
Higher Plain Music is an ever expanding blog ran by Simon Smith. Simon 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.
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
My names Simon and I’m 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.
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