Nostramus Discog

Nostramus Discography

Predictions EP - Nostramus

Recordings of Substance, HEMP004, 12" EP

Earthlight (Justice Remix), Earthlight Two (Nostramus Mix), Dark Jewel, Earthlight (Witchman Remix). Released 1997.

Drum and Bass, Breaks. An EP  to promote my new artist name; Nostramus and the forthcoming album; Earthlights. Credits include songwriting, and on my two mixes,  sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1996.

Earthlights Nostramus

Recordings of Substance, HEMP 005 CD Album

Babel, Let's Fuck It Up, The Oohs, Dark Jewel, Earthlight, Interplanetary Bass, Mystic Drum And Space, Live 'N' Direc, Flashbacks,  A Force As Yet Unknown. Released 1997

Drum and Bass, Breaks, Future Jazz. Earthlights was my first true solo project as Nostramus. Guest include Prince Malachi, Caroline Nische, MC 13, Derek Smith. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1996. There was also a double 12" vinyl version and an American release. In 2009 I remastered the album and re-released.

Earthlights - Nostramus

Recordings Of Substance ‎– HEMP 5 DJV, 12" Vinyl x2

Babel, Interplanetary Bass, Earthlight, Let's Fuck It Up, Dark Jewel, Mystic Drum 'N' Space, Live 'N' Direc', The Wobble. Released 1997.

Drum and Bass, Breaks, Future Jazz. A version of Earthlights was also released on a double 12" 45 RPM set. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1996.

Earthlights - Nostramus

Shadow Records ‎– SDW035-2, CD

Babel, Let's Fuck It Up, The Oohs, Dark Jewel, Earthlight, Interplanetary Bass, Mystic Drum And Space, Live 'N' Direc, Flashbacks, A Force As Yet Unknown. Released 1998.

Drum and Bass, Breaks, Future Jazz. Earthlights was released a year later in the United States on Shadow Records. From this several inclusions on compilation albums followed. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1996.

Emerald - Nostramus

Hypnogogia Records - GOG 1201, 12" EP Comp

Unique track submitted to a 4 track EP. Emerald. Released 1997.

Latin Drum and Bass.  Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1997.  The Hypnogogia Collective of artists, musicians and other creatives showcase EP.  I submitted this track warts and all because it was a dance-hall killer when played out live at Hypnogogia's party's. After several failed attempts of remixing this to correct some sampler steal off, I let the original 'quick mix' go because it had a certain warmth and depth to it's sound. Lesson; be wary of sterilising the essence out of a mix!

Illustrated Man - James Hardway

Recordings Of Substance - HEMP 11, CD, Vinyl 12"

Contributed: Illustrated Man (Nostramus' Earthlight Mix). Released 1997.

Future Jazz, Drum n Bass. Nice to work on some funky jazzy D & B. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1997.

Bomb Babylon - Nostramus

Umbrellicus Records UMB 001, CD Album

Exodus Free The Spirit Festival 1998 Special. P-Something, Perception, High Pressure Drop, Extinct Species, Bomb Babylon, Canzanola, Don't Let It Get Away. Released 1998.

Last project recorded at the 33 Studio in Luton, the old art centre's building it was housed in was condemned by the council who had other ideas about opening a brand new art centre. Had a fight against time to complete this album. The pictured issue came out as part of an 'Exodus Festival Special' to mark a Nostramus live performance at the festival. Guest include Caroline Nische, MC 13, Danny Nugent. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1998.

Hybrids - Nostramus

Hypnagogia ‎– GOGCD02, CD Comp

Unique track submitted to a Hypnagogia Compilation album. A Thousand Year Rush. Released 1998.

X Files Drum and Bass. "I just gave myself a boost doctor" Listening back the track is too long but that is how it was back in 1998. The Hypnagogia collective were a great bunch of creative people to be involved with - happy days! Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1997.

Eclipse Of The Moon - Nostramus

Fi Sci ‎– FSC001, CD Comp

Unique track submitted by Nostramus (The author) to a Fi-Sci Compilation album titled; Eclipse Of The Moon And Falling Star.  Cerche - Featuring – C. Nische, Merlyn, Fez. Released 1998.

Celtic or Pagan 3 step Drum and Bass. Recorded at Kool World, Luton, 1998.Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, recording, mixing and production.

Takin New Steps Nostramus

Schmeeneytunes SCHMEENEY 010, CD Album

P-Something, Barbarella, Cerche-Dub, Emerald, To Be Free, Perception, Takin New Steps. Released 2001.

Futurist Breakbeats, Garage and Drum and Bass. A collection of new ideas expanding on my earlier ambient Drum and Bass material. Including a couple of tracks from 'Bomb Babylon' , 'Emerald' from the Hypnagogia EP, a dub extended version of 'Cerche' and finishing with Takin New Steps - a collage of re-mixes of garage and two step based styles.Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the 33 Studio, Kool World and the THC studio Luton between 1998-2001.

 

Hero Of Bamboostick - Nostramus

Jolt Records, JOLT001. White label 12″ single

Hero Of Bamboo-stick - Nostramus with Mention and Golden Child. Released 2003.

Ninja Drum and Bass. A weird year spent working in an Elstree studio as part of the Jolt Records team. On their books were a couple of Mc's; Mention and Golden Child - I played them a track I was working on, they loved it and put to work writing some lyrics. Their tome suited perfectly the martial art ninja samples I had in place and soon I was building up a number of mixes. Jolt immediately seized the result and penned it for their first release.Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at the Jolt Studio, Elstree, 2003.

Irritant Open Your Eyes

Irritant Records - IRCD001
My late friend Greg Herbert formerly from the Luton punk band The Rattlesnakes played drums on this Hardcore Punk Metal album alongside Kath B, Marky Mark and Tim P. All tracks originally recorded by Andy Taylor and Lorraine B at CTS Studios in Wembly in 1994 .
My credits on the 2008 CD include Post Production and Mastering of the album. As 'Nostramus' I also remixed and produced a track on the album called "We're Dead" (Track 14) Released 2009.

Earthlights Remastered - Nostramus

Diamond Seeds ‎– DS-NS-001, CD Album

Babel, Let's Fuck It Up, The Oohs, Dark Jewel, Earthlight, Interplanetary Bass, Mystic Drum And Space, Live 'N' Direc, Flashbacks, A Force As Yet Unknown. Released 2009.

A remastered version of my Nostramus Earthlights solo album, first released in 1997. I re-tweaked some of the material and added some extra samples. The aim being to bring the material up to modern sound standards and with a hope that I actually might earn something for future sales! I created the cover artwork as well. Guests include Prince Malachi, Caroline Nische, MC 13, Derek Smith. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Originally recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in 1996 and then recompiled, tweaked and mastered at my home studio in 2009.

Dark Ambience THC - Nostramus

Diamond Seeds DS-THC-001, CD Album

Pieces of Grail movement one, The Unfoldment, Beyond Your Judgement, Pieces of Grail movement two, A New Person Is Born, House Of The Big Eye, Pre-Prequiem Mass, The Aether and the Pendulum, Eyes In The Dark, Pieces of Grail movement three. The Dark Matters, The Haunted Church, It's Not Real Grief, Don't Go Out Into The Fog, Pieces of Grail movement four, The Gates, Brief Instance Of Pleasure. Released 2010.

Psychotropic-fuelled Enhanced Dark Ambience, a Nostramus - Spin-off project performed by my alter ego THC (The Hidden Core). A collection of sublime atmosphere's  and sound-scapes I had hidden in my locker over the years. Elements from earlier periods, notably The Big Eye and early Nostramus period, some of the collection taken from two mixtapes I put together in 1995 titled THC One and THC Two. Not an album you would play on your own, in the dark in a lonely forest! I designed the artwork as well. Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Originally recorded at the 33 Studio, Luton in the mid 90's and then recompiled, tweaked and mastered at my home studio in 2010.

Doomsday Dot Com - Nostramus

Diamond Seeds DS-NS-002, CD Album

Doomsday Dot Com, Strange Pursuit, Hero of Bamboo Stick, Wow! Interesting, Dannay-Ting, We Do What Do We, The Dark Dayz, Lights Out!, The Goat, Duel-Battle of the Elements (UK Decay re-mix), The Facts Dont Matter Anymore, He Who Dares Wins (Ella Jo re-mix). Released 2011.

Breakbeat, Dub Techno, Abstract, Drum n Bass. Although two other Nostramus concept compilations were released in the early noughties, I regard this as Nostramus's official follow up album to Earthlights. With Hero Of Bamboostick included and with a satirical look toward the hysteria of 2012 and beyond into the twenty first century. I went to town researching open source samples that define the moods of the times and integrated into soundscaped rhythms, but admittedly it's harsher and angrier than pre 9/11 Earthlights but maybe with more humour than Bomb Babylon.Credits include research, collating, songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing, production and mastering. Recorded at my home studio 2010 - 2011.

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