Higher Plain Music launched in 2008 and is an independent musical haven to discover and enjoy new music that enriches the soul. The sites mission is to share new and upcoming music as well as celebrating music that truly leaves a lasting impression on you.

The site is ran by Simon Smith, a keen musician and gamer and in tune with the independent nature of the site – there is only one criteria to get onto the site itself. If Simon loves it – it’ll be here to enjoy and share.

At Higher Plain Music you’ll find several types of articles:

Reviews – of EP’s, albums and soundtracks

Introducing… – showcasing a new artist that Simon has discovered

Live Vault / Video Vault – A live performance or music video that has caught Simon’s eye

Whispers of the Plains – Written interviews with artists about their music

There are some new articles and media launching early 2016 too.

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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