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Approaching Dominance by TeleForce / Ambient, Electronic / Released Oct 10, 2014

Just released: “Approaching Dominance”, the new album from TeleForce.

This ambient-electronic recording is a journey into a dark, uncertain wonder; a meticulous construct of imperfect textures and grainy atmospheres.

Yes, this record took a painfully long time to piece together but I’m really happy with the final feel of it. It’s a deliberately nostalgic affair drawing on some early-eighties soundtracks for inspiration (Firestarter by Tangerine Dream and Opera sauvage by Vangelis to name a few). But I didn’t want it to be the sort of endless soundscape that hangs in the background and I think the beats pull everything together and keep things moving up the middle.

Available now on BANDCAMP.


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Hostile Worlds

Hostile Worlds by Mark Wilson / Sci-fi-Action Soundtrack / Released Sept 16, 2014

For the past year or so I’ve been quietly composing a collection of songs for what I’m calling the “ultimate sci-fi-thriller-action movie soundtrack”.

Well, it may not be the ultimate, but here it is….

“Hostile Worlds” is an edgy, intense thrust into an uncertain future — a deep, dark outer space where no one can hear you scream. Or fire a pulse-rifle.

I was inspired to write these songs after reading Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War — something about “marines in space” (pre-Aliens) and the explicit parallels to what was, at the time of writing, a very real and horrifying Vietnam War conjured up these wrenching metallic sounds and pounding drum patterns.

In the words of Vasquez, “Let’s rock!”

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A simple but effective mix to keep things tight for the RIP crew and Kubota Canada. Love the muscular look of this spot, makes me want to knock down the neighbour’s shed.


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Compulsion (Single) by TeleForce / Electronic / Released February 20, 2014

Two hot-off-the-press electronic tracks from the forthcoming TeleForce album “Approaching Dominance” (due out in Summer 2014).

Compulsion is the alpha track, uneasy yet seductive with its haunting melody and muscular bassline. As the tension rises, an unflinching beat takes hold and compels the listener toward that elusive emotion between control and total surrender.

We’re Physical is a hypnotic journey — a meticulous aural construct with mathematical undertones driven by a simplified beat. While the bittersweet notes scatter in infinite perfect patterns, the primitive bass pulls with its own profound gravity.

Download for free from BANDCAMP or SOUNDCLOUD.


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This past January I had the pleasure of attending a “Digi-Camp” training session at the NFB‘s Digital Studio in Vancouver. The 2-day crash course was intended to introduce Production teams to the world of digital storytelling with a focus on technical workflow.

Some of the world’s best interactive documentaries have originated from this studio including Bear 71, Circa 1948, The Devil’s Toy Redux and my personal favourite, Welcome to Pine Point, so it was super cool to see how they work and develop these amazing projects from concept to completion.

Special thanks to Kathryn Lynch, Production Supervisor at the Pacific Studio who gave us the Coles Notes tour of Vancouver. Some of my photos below.



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Amateur Time traveler.
Magical Realist.
Professional Twit.

Purveyor of knickknacks, whatnots, and things that sparkle.


Back by unpopular demand, the Cunning Twit makes an ill-advised return to the digital world with a mind full of half-baked schemes, nitwit theories, and absurd observations.

Or on Tumblr.



A Dancer in Sao Paulo

A Dancer in São Paulo by Mark Wilson / Soundtrack / Released Jan 23, 2014

Down the squalid alleyways of a São Paulo slum, children kick an old ball, their toothless grins giving way to laughter as they chase after one another.  Along a garbage-ridden riverbank in Jakarta, an old women bends into the putrid brown water, her ancient fingers grasping for something of value, so that she may feed her family.  Around the ornate facade of the Bali Bombing memorial, gatherers embrace each other, looking for the names of loved ones, unable to hold back their tears.

Such images of beauty, sadness, and pity were part of an unfinished documentary for which this bittersweet collection of acoustic songs was written.

Recorded almost a decade ago, these songs have since been polished up and remastered for this long overdue release.

Click HERE to purchase.
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