Mark Preston | Nature & Design

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Boards of Canada Sigur Ros The Album Leaf

More Artists From
United States - Mass. - Boston

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Electronica Electronic: Ambient Moods: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Nature & Design

by Mark Preston

Uplifting Mid-Tempo Grooves and Melodic Soundscapes
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Essex
Share this song!
X
4:21 $0.99
2. Changing Colors
Share this song!
X
5:03 $0.99
3. Leaving the Tetons
Share this song!
X
5:35 $0.99
4. Casco
Share this song!
X
4:38 $0.99
5. 90 West
Share this song!
X
4:02 $0.99
6. Stage Fort (Ready, Jake?)
Share this song!
X
4:53 $0.99
7. Light At Certain Angles
Share this song!
X
4:13 $0.99
8. Sage Creek, SD
Share this song!
X
5:11 $0.99
9. Patches
Share this song!
X
3:27 $0.99
10. Up
Share this song!
X
3:49 $0.99
11. The Great Sand Dunes: Alone At Night
Share this song!
X
5:51 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"From the opening keyboard chords of "Essex," Mark Preston invites you into a world of prismatic colors, understated melodies and rhythms that never pummel but instead, like a fractal moiré pattern, they seduce as much as they dazzle."
- John Diliberto, Host, Echoes Radio Program

Self-released in September 2010, Nature & Design is 11 tracks of uplifting mid-tempo grooves and melodic soundscapes. The album’s sounds were inspired by a cross-country trip visiting America's National Parks from Maine to Arizona.

For more information, visit: www.markprestonmusic.com

Mark Preston Biography:
Residing on Boston’s North Shore, twenty-five year old composer Mark Preston creates a refreshing brand of uplifting mid-tempo grooves and melodic soundscapes. As a self-taught musician, he works viscerally--driven only by an ear that enjoys Stravinsky as much as the Fugees, and Sigur Ros as much as Tom Petty.

A drummer in rock and jam bands throughout high school and college, Mark put down his sticks when he met a Boston-based Zouk and Compas producer who used software programs to create beats. After sitting in on hours of the producer's studio sessions, Mark found he could use similar tools to create the kinds of sounds he loved.

With a laptop, Propellerhead Reason software, and a small keyboard, Mark composed in his bedroom studio. Shortly thereafter, Mark was awarded a four-month residency at the Contemporary Music Center on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Mark originally attended the Center to focus on drumming; however, he decided to use the opportunity to develop his new interests in writing and producing instrumental music. The product of Mark's work was his first album, "…and it will rise with the sun."

Featured on the nationally syndicated Echoes Radio Program and podcasts around the world, "…and it will rise with the sun" was self-released in February of 2007. Since then, Mark has licensed his music to national and international clients including MTV, Nickelodeon, and Sony Computer Entertainment.

Mark’s latest album, "Nature & Design," was self-released in September of 2010.

Outside the studio, Mark can be found enjoying the great outdoors, running, and researching auditory perception and processing at the University of Massachusetts.


Reviews


to write a review