I've been lurking on here for a little bit, but I guess now it's time to officially introduce myself...
My name is Blake and I create music under the pseudonym Broken Harbour. While originally a guitar player, I eventually grew tired with traditional guitarish things (metal/blues/rock/etc...) and decided to start recording ambient & drone music as Broken Harbour in 2008. Gramophone Transmissions - September 13 2011
September 13 will mark the release of Broken Harbour's second album, entitled 'Gramophone Transmissions
'. It's a bit of an odd album, firmly in ambient territory, but there are no synthesizers on it. All the source material for the record was samples and loops derived from classical vinyl records, and choral, mellotron and piano recordings. This lends it a bit of a lo-fi character that I found really interesting, hopefully you do too. Michal Karcz (Steve Roach, Erik Wollo, Conjure One)
created some incredibly cool artwork for the physical CD release, and is well worth the price of admission alone.
The album is currently available as a pre-order ($9.99 digital, $12.99 CD) on my Bandcamp store: http://brokenharbour.bandcamp.com/Broken Harbour - August 8 2009
This was the first Broken Harbour release, the self titled album was done in a more traditional ambient style. It was released independently, and was fairly well received, and even garnered some airplay on a few ambient radio stations and podcasts, including the Hypnagogue Podcast. (Thanks John!) Currently the CD is out of stock, pending a re-press, so in the meantime the digital release has been marked down to $0.99 for a limited time on my Bandcamp store.
If you'd like to hear samples I encourage all to visit any of the websites listed in my signature below.
Hopefully you like the music as much as I like creating it. In October I will return to the studio and hopefully emerge in the spring with a few more albums of material.