Well to start, I'm not so much a band as an individual with grand ideas! Quite simply I'm a bedroom musician who's not composed in quite a while, wondering whether I should up my game or quit... There - that's plain!
More to come on this - but there's not much that's important.
My material won't work "live" in its present form - but I am talking with someone to try and get one of my pieces orchestrated - that would be fun!
Jarre, Vangelis, Robert Miles, Air, Hybrid, Royksopp, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Orbital - for electronic and score-based influence. Other influences have come from Evanescence (love that pure female vocal and mashed guitar sound!), Delirious, U2 and many others.
Instruments are mostly freeware softsynths in Cubase SE (the first issue) on Windows XP. All FX used were freeware or demo VST's. For music composition, for familiarity I still prefer Windows XP on either a MacBook or my older Acer laptop. For everything else (mastering, admin, day-job) I'm Mac all the way.