Stephen Goodman
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play hi-fi  Hitchhiker's Lament
play hi-fi  Zen 2 Zen
play hi-fi  Fever Dream
play hi-fi  The Star Spangled Banner
play hi-fi  Dragon on Glass Lake
Stephen has been playing guitar since 1971, and recording it since 1976. In 1980, after having been introduced to works of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp), he turned to creating "situational" music that was also for the most part, as it happened, ambient.
As technology has become more affordable (to say almost nothing of a background in the PC hardware/software business), experiments culminated in a hard disk-recording home studio by 1995. At this same time Stephen posted the first EarthLight Studios web page, and by 1996 music works in RealAudio format were available for online listening. Soon after followed the Loop Of The Week, a self-executing WAV loop that provides "an ambient backdrop for your desktop," and is updated weekly at the Studios site. He composes new pieces on a weekly basis.

Five unpublished collections await full production: "Songs from a Tunnel", "S", "Songs for Commuting" (formerly "Jubilee"), "Club Meditation", and "S 2002". In addition, a number of specific concept-based collections are always being worked upon, one of which has a science fiction theme, another containing longer-than-usual ambient meditations for recreational use, and the ongoing "WIP (Works In Progress)" being a sampler of What Is Being Worked Upon Right Now.

All of these are released on the web before letting them go anywhere else, on IUMA, StationMP3/IndieLaunch, SoundClick, and Stephen's home for sound works, - where the Loop of the Week is still posted after nearly 10 years of putting original music on the web.
Why this name?
I was born with it.
Do you play live?
London, weather and funds permitting. Call me if you like it! I used to play in the LA area, prior to moving to London in 2000, where the proto-rave was evolving.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It frees all of us from the limited and anti-creatives whose carpets we'd have to crawl across just to publish our work, and whose lawyers are always trying to steal our work - see
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If it was a real one, with a chance for real creativity? Sure!
Favorite spot?
Anything else...?
Stratocaster, DigiTech "Time Machine", two Zoom 2100's, Alesis QuadraVerb+, Mackie 1202/VLZ mixer, Shure SM52, PC (AMD 800, 128MB, SBLive!, ATI 128 Rage Pro/AIW/AGP), Yamaha speakers, found objects.
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