My first music studio was located on a beautiful spot with a gorgeous view across a canyon called "wolve creek valley". Giving credit to that place I called my studio "Studio Val De Lobo". Once that name was established I kept it even after relocating the studio.
In my studio I'm producing mostly my own compositions. From time to time I do productions and remixes for other artists as well. I also collaborate with musicians from all over the globe to create interesting fusions of styles. My focus is on World Music, Lounge, Ambient and Film music.
Here comes a catalogue of all my complete album productions so far. I've also added some sets of pieces
not published elsewhere.
EnJoy the music !
|release:||[VDL012] Narad - ONE|
|about:||Meditations on the ONE. (Work in progress).|
|release:||[VDL011] thma - dubbed|
|about:||A set containing some of my favourite reggae and dub productions. Also featuring some remixes and colaborations.|
|release:||[VDL010] thma - An Ending revisited|
|about:||Brian Enos classic "an ending" is one of my all time ambient favourites. this set is a hommage to this masterpiece.|
|release:||[VDL009] Narad - Ambiences|
|about:||I found this set of mmbient miniatures slummering somewhere on my harddisk...|
|release:||[VDL008] Narad - Ocean of Light|
|about:||When all veils are torn there's only light left. An ocean of light. Infinite, eternal, total. Engulfed by the rolling surf, caressed by foaming spray, carried away by rolling sand and gravel we drift out into this ocean. Only wideness left and unfathomable depths. An ocean of light.|
|release:||[VDL006] Narad - Twelve Qualities|
|about:||Music for meditative listening|
|download:||Twelve Qualities Zip Archive|
|release:||[VDL005] thma - Funky new Age|
|about:||First the good news: the new age is near. and now the good news: it's going to be funky !|
|download:||Funky New Age Zip Archive|
|release:||[VDL004] Narad - Living Above Mind|
|about:||In Indian mythology Narad is the messenger of the gods. He corresponds to Hermes and Mercury in greek and roman mythology. Narad is a traveller to the world of the gods. His poems and his music tells the stories of those journeys.|
|download:||Living Above Mind Zip Archive|
|release:||[VDL003] thma - Made in Italy|
This album is the result of a special composing session I had in Italy on the most beautiful
of the "Mare Ligure".
Each day I would spend exactly one hour on sketching out a piece of music.
After that short trip I reviewed the material and made an album with the best stuff from that sessions.
|download:||Made in Italy Zip Archive|
|release:||[VDL002] pm:tm - Around Midnight|
pm:tm is an international world music project. Melting influences from Soul, Jazz, Afro-beat,
Lovers Rock and other laid-back grooving styles.
The people involved are:
Patrick "pm" is a soul inspired singer/songwriter.
Thomas "tm" is a german percussionist and keyboardist.
|download:||Around Midnight Zip Archive|
|release:||[VDL001] Manjhima - Coloured Soil|
The Manjhima project aims at making the riches of Indian music more accessible
to people in the west. Thus traditional Indian Bhajans and folk songs are interpreted from a
global world music perspective. In short: Indian music meets funky beats. Accordingly groove
plays an important role.
The people involved are:
Manjhima is an exceptionally talented vocalist trained in classical Indian music. She has been featured in several classical LPs and also in soundtracks of Bollywood film productions.
Thomas is a german percussionist and keyboardist. He works as composer, remixer and producer.
|download:||Coloured Soil Zip Archive|
And that was just the beginning. When Akanksha was planning for her latest documentary Hindu Nectar she again invited me to be part of her team! Of course I agreed and the result is a really beautiful documentary movie!
The film features compositions by Chinmaya Dunster (acoustic instruments) and beautiful Indian Vocals by Sukriti Sen and Sandeep Srivastava. The ambient electronica music in this films all stems from the val de lobo studio. And here's the movie:
Feel free to email me to provide some feedback on my music, propose a collaboration, order a film music composition, or to just say hello!