Open Sky is a collaboration project between myself and Maff Evans. Maff and I have been colleagues in the computer games industry since 2003, working together at Pivotal Games up to 2008, and also recently in 2014-15 as external freelancers to Travian Games. Our musical collaboration started during our freelancing period at Travian.
It began because we are both fans of the same music, regularly sharing links to new tracks we discover; but also because we both started using Ableton Live 9 in 2014! We felt it was a good way to exchange the projects since we had similar set ups.
The three tracks above represent our combined output so far, and each one is quite different. Maff is the originator of each track, whilst I remix, add additional elements like synths, or melodies, or beats, plus producing the final mix. One element that sets Open Sky apart from my other work is the spoken word samples used. This is something that Maff likes to incorporate into each track to give it a specific mood or feeling to underpin the themes in the music. We both sourced the various sound sources for each track.