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Welcome and thanks for listening.. Composer of guitar instrumentals from Australia, producng music & film from the home studio in my spare time purely for enjoyment. Inspired by some of the guitar greats & instrumental bands from the 60's and 70's era. I produce mostly original instrumental guitar tracks. and involved in the odd collaboration. In the spirit of the old Classic Soundcloud, please feel free to leave a comment or like.. would be greatly appreciated, and i will certainly return it by mutual interaction where possible. To family, followers, friends and Soundcloud, thanks for all the support and inspiration over the years and hopefully many more to come. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the music. All rights to the audio/tracks, and album photography are reserved, and respectfully belong to the owner. © 2008-2024

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Welcome and thanks for listening.. Composer of guitar instrumentals from Australia, producng music & film from the home studio in my spare time purely for enjoyment. Inspired by some of the guitar greats & instrumental bands from the 60's and 70's era. I produce mostly original instrumental guitar tracks. and involved in the odd collaboration. In the spirit of the old Classic Soundcloud, please feel free to leave a comment or like.. would be greatly appreciated, and i will certainly return it by mutual interaction where possible. To family, followers, friends and Soundcloud, thanks for all the support and inspiration over the years and hopefully many more to come. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the music. All rights to the audio/tracks, and album photography are reserved, and respectfully belong to the owner. © 2008-2024

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English


Episodes
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Angelique (Mike Oldfield Tribute)

7/17/2024
A tribute to Mike Oldfield, keeping the genius and his music alive. Mike Hilton - Guitar & Piano. Further backing arrangement - Mike Oldfield, Angelique, from album Light & Shade, released by Mercury Records © 26/09/2005. No copyright infringement intended. Background photo - Caio (pexels)

Duration:00:04:40

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Reef (collaboration with Aedificium)

4/9/2024
Collaboration with Aedificium & myself featuring a scubadiving video. Video - https://youtu.be/DBMVA2SFzeQ?si=AWRjvZLsiei_kB-2 Arranged and produced by, Mike Hllton &, Aedificium © 10/04/2024 Thanks for listening. Mike Hilton - Electric, Acoustic & Bass Guitars Aedificium - Percussion & further arrangement. Cover Art - Victor Harbour, South Australia.

Duration:00:04:48

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StormSurfer

3/7/2024
A Surf Rock track inspired by a visit to Bells Beach, Australia 1988, on a stormy day. Arranged and produced by, Mike Hllton © 10/05/2022 Cover art - Mike Hilton Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:04:18

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Extinction (collaboration with Aedificium)

11/21/2023
A collaboration with https://soundcloud.com/aedificium and myself about the extinction of the Dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by, Mike Hllton &, Aedificium © 22/11/2023 You-Tube - https://youtu.be/2izIAqiFSTU Mike Hilton - Electric, Acoustic & Bass guitars Aedificium - Percussion & further arrangement Cover art - New York Times

Duration:00:05:00

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Lucky Man (collaboration with Daniel Hoffay - R.I.P)

8/8/2023
A cover of the classic rock ballad Lucky Man by, Emerson Lake & Palmer. (No copyright infringment intended) I'm dedicating this cover to, Daniel Hoffay a.k.a https://soundcloud.com/kogwonton here on Soundcloud where you'll find many more of his great covers. Daniel sent me his guitar recordings for this track just before he sadly passed away 19/05/2022. R.I.P Dan, this collaboration is for you. The origin of the song, as stated by Greg Lake in interviews is that it was the first song he wrote when his mother bought him a guitar when he was just 12 years old. With the first chords he learned (D, A minor, E minor, and G), he wrote an acoustic version of the song. In early 1968, Lake would later rehearse the song with King Crimson. The song came to be used on Emerson, Lake & Palmer's debut album when they needed one more song. Lake played the version he had written from childhood, but the rest of the band did not like it, feeling it would not fit with the other album tracks. Lake, then worked on it in the studio with, Carl Palmer. Lake, added numerous overdubs of bass, triple-tracked acoustic guitars, electric guitar, and harmony vocals until it "sounded like a record." This version of the song — with a second electric guitar solo in place of where, Emerson, would later overdub his Moog solo is featured on the album's deluxe edition. Unlike several songs on the album, which use a distorted fuzz bass to sound like a guitar, "Lucky Man" is an acoustic ballad. The lyrics tell the story of a man who had everything, went to war, and died. Thanks for listening. Cover credits Daniel Hoffay - acoustic, electric guitars & further arrangement. Mike Hilton - lead & assisted backing vocals. Mix produced & arranged by Mike Hilton 09/08/2023. Cover Art - A composite image featuring E.L.P in concert at Riverfront Coliseum May '77. Lyrics He had white horses And ladies by the score All dressed in satin And waiting by the door Ooh, what a lucky man he was Ooh, what a lucky man he was White lace and feathers They made up his bed A gold covered mattress On which he was laid Ooh, what a lucky man he was Ooh, what a lucky man he was He went to fight wars For his country and his king Of his honor and his glory The people would sing Ooh, what a lucky man he was Ooh, what a lucky man he was A bullet had found him His blood ran as he cried No money could save him So he laid down and he died Ooh, what a lucky man he was Ooh, what a lucky man he was Songwriters: Gregory Lake, © 1968 Lucky Man lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Music Sales Corporation

Duration:00:04:39

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Lorcán

2/4/2023
Lorcán ~ an Irish given name meaning " little fierce one " Arranged and produced by, Mike Hllton © 05/02/2023 Thanks for listening. Instruments PRS Custom 24 Takamine Acoustic Guitar Double Bass Bodhrán Vocal Pads Chimes

Duration:00:05:31

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Down the Rabbit Hole

12/16/2022
A simple folky stringed composition inspired by an admired and legendary folk guitar player, Gordon Mikefield, to those who know of the alias ;) now supposedly & hopefully not retired. A haunting kind of tune with a selected arrangement comprising of acoustic & electric guitars, double-bass, mellotron and glockenspiel. Inspiration from an album "Return To Ommadawn" Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 17/12/22 Instruments; Takamine 6-string acoustic Fender Stratocaster Mellotron Synth Glockenspiel Double Bass Cover art ~ Paintt version " Holographic Tiles" of La Grotta Dei Ladroni, Sicily Italy, original image by, Salvatore Allegra.

Duration:00:04:14

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Moments of Mellotron

8/13/2022
Experimental sessions with the Mellotron 4000 virtual-synth. Always loved the sound of this 60's-70's haunting synth so i've put together an arrangement and composed several transitioned verses in a progressive rock-guitar style around this iconic synth. The sound produced from this virtual-synth are actually sampled from the genuine unit, and i've picked four of it's many presets in this piece. With a few twists and turns it's a bit of a mixed genre, i started off with a kind of Morricone/Leone idea of a wild west spaghetti-western vibe, then a friend and musician Dave Svensson (thx D :) suggested i expand on it, thus creating a blend of Spanish, Folk, Classical & Rock guitars with a dash of Blues, fused together with this classic synth. Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 14/08/22 Instruments & Soundstage (as per cover-art) by, Mike Hilton Double-Bass (left centre) PRS custom 24 (centre left) Percussion (centre) Mellotron 4000 (surround) Takamine Acoustic ( left & right) Fender Stratocaster (centre right) Vox & Fender amps

Duration:00:06:44

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Rider

5/18/2022
Music and film inspired by the joy of Motorcycling. Filmed in the Adelaide Hills South Australia, (2004-2022) Hope you enjoy the ride & thanks for listening :) Video link https://youtu.be/SI-DqMAlecY Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 19/05/22 Cover photo - Kawasaki GPZ 900r (Instruments) Takamine six-string Acoustic Guitar Fender Stratocaster Double Bass Tama Percussion Roland Synth Vox & Fender amps

Duration:00:03:54

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Eclipse

8/31/2021
A short tune & film i produced for the blood moon event 28th July 2018. Thanks for listening. Video link https://youtu.be/jbMpYiZPs_4 Arranged and produced, & cover-art by, Mike Hilton © 01/09/21 (Instruments) Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitar Fender Stratocaster Acoustic Bass Glockenspiel

Duration:00:03:26

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The Valley

10/6/2020
A longer piece produced in 2017 and inspired by a few of my travels. Thanks for listening. You-Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdoqKjUsr4 Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 07/10/17 Cover photo - Stoodley Pike, Yorkshire (Instruments) Takamine Acoustic Fender Stratocaster Bass (midi) Percussion (midi) Tin Whistle (D) Keyboard & Synths (VST) Assorted sampled Orchestral instruments (freesound)

Duration:00:10:04

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Angel

2/27/2020
A song for that someone special in our lives. Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced & cover photo by, Mike Hilton © 28/02/20 Instruments; Takamine 6-string Fender Stratocaster Synth Angelina (VST) Vox amp

Duration:00:04:24

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Seven Islands

10/30/2019
Seven Islands, an older track relates to the Canary Islands. Track awarded the Soundclouder of the day, Jan 16, 2014. You-Tube https://youtu.be/EFnID6tBKyw Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 31/10/13 Instruments Takamine Acoustic Fender Stratocaster

Duration:00:03:24

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Driver

6/19/2019
Track inspired by driving cars as an enthusiast, day and night clips filmed in & around South Australia via dashcam. Thanks for listening! You-Tube - https://youtu.be/y-74Dtqw5Ek Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 20/06/19 Instruments Takamine Acoustic Fender Stratocaster Bass (midi) Percussion (midi) Synth (VST) Fender Amps

Duration:00:04:42

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Light Years

1/16/2017
Light Years, the final track from the album Parallels. A while in the making, and mixes together several ideas i had for single tracks for the album, and connects with a previous longer track Nucleus, creating a path or journey through space and time along with several other tracks relating to the theories and current laws of physics and the cosmos. In six parts as follows; 1 : Dark Matter 0:00 - 0:45 2 : The Gods 0:45 - 2:07 3 : Worlds Collide 2:07 - 3:24 4 : Expansion 3:24 - 5:25 5 : Multiverse 5:25 -6:21 6 : Light Speed 6:21 - 9:20 Hope you enjoy this little journey as much as I have. Thanks for the listen ;) Arranged and produced by Mike Hilton © 17/01/17 Instruments; PRS Custom 24 Fender Strat Takamine 6-string Midi Percussion, Bass, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Native frame Drums. Narration by Mike Hilton Many vst's, synths, effects. A special thanks to "Setuniman" and "Crooner", for several samples c/o Freesound .org. Arranged and produced at PuppyWolf Studios 17/01/17.

Duration:00:09:17

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Let There be Light (Mike Oldfield cover) collaboration with David Svensson.

9/21/2016
A guitar cover/improvisation and collaboration by David Svensson and Mike Hilton, and a dedication to the life of Dr Oldfield, whom sadly passed away recently. Father to Sally, Mike, and Terry Oldfield. We dedicate this version of "Let There Be Light", one of Mike Oldfield's brilliant pieces of music to the Oldfield family, we are also greatly inspired by these gifted and very talented musicians. David, asked me to perform some guitar on his version, and is one of his favourite pieces by, Mr Oldfield, and I gladly accepted. This is also one of my first at an improvised cover, and a great choice by, David, indeed. And I must say it was an absolute pleasure working on his superb arrangement.. a very talented player devoted to music, and sincere friend. More of, Dave's, great music here.. https://soundcloud.com/davidjsvensson (no copyright infringement intended) Many thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by David Svensson & Mike Hilton © 22/09/16 Instruments; David Svensson ~ Acoustic (Classical & 12 string guitars)and Bass guitar. Mike Hilton ~ Fender Stratocaster Arrangement ~ David Svensson. Mixed and produced ~ Mike Hilton Cover-art design, Dave & Mike Background image; reviews.blogspot.com

Duration:00:05:13

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Nucleus

2/1/2016
A progressive rock/electro vibe featuring, https://soundcloud.com/spawn-of-sirius, on Native American Flute. At the core of all we know, from an atom to a single cell and as far reaching as the so called the big-bang at the beginning of time. What lies beyond the boundaries of what we understand about life and the mysteries of the cosmos? Time will tell. In four parts as follows.. 1/ Space ~ 0:00 2/ Time ~ 1:16 3/ Life ~ 2:56 4/ Big-Bang ~ 5:38 Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by Mike Hilton © 02/02/16 Instruments; PRS custom 24 Fender Strat Takamine 6-string acoustic Midi synth, keyboard, percussion. Narration - Mike Hilton. Some samples and fx courtesy of freesound.org Special thanks. Setuniman - various synth, perc and keys. Spawn of Sirius, aka Alida Santandrea - Native American Flute on part 3 "Life" G echo Flute section. Udo Pohlmann - Igluifhon. Cover art - Composite image using Filmora software. Release date 2/2/16

Duration:00:06:45

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Ricochet

8/28/2015
Another track from an earlier album, Parallels. Thanks for listening. Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 03/01/16 Instruments Washburn D11 acoustic 6-string Fender Stratocaster PRS Custom 24 Washburn MG30 Midi - Acoustic Bass, Midi- Percussion, Synth and effects. Cover-art - hippies.com, composite image.

Duration:00:04:06

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Erindale

2/15/2015
Erindale, a quick little ditty and dedicated to my wife, Louise, on Valentines day. Thanks for listening. You-Tube https://youtu.be/i6U9m_Xaft8 Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 14/02/15 Takamine 6-string Acoustic Midi-Bass Vst Synth Art - Colin Carruthers.

Duration:00:01:32

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Krakatoa

6/7/2014
"Anak Krakatau" about the active Volcano located in Indonesia. This short track explores a few moods of the sleeping giant, and another track from the album Earth Songs in the fire element of the series. The last major eruption was in 1883, killing thousands with a 150ft high Sunami, and covered the earth with smoke and ash for some time following. It was said that the blast and earthquakes were felt as far away as Australia. Thanks for the listen :) Slideshow link https://youtu.be/yRGrMUbAtbc Arranged and produced by, Mike Hilton © 16/01/15 Instruments ~ Fender Strat, Ibanez RS, Takamine 6-string acoustic, Digi-tech processor, Rocktron Octaver. Fender amps, Shure mic's. Midi and vst percussion and effects. Photo/cover, galleryhip.com

Duration:00:03:07