Category: Albums

God Pays Debts Without Money… (2006)

My latest release is a 4-CD compilation set and is available to buy at Here’s the blurb:
God Pays Debts Without Money…

This 4-CD set represents three year’s work.
The first CD is a collection of individual recordings made between 2003 and 2006.
The second CD is a series of linked instrumental tracks that should be considered as a whole.
The third CD is a collection of vocal songs – some of which were originally written in 1999 and given a fresh lick of paint, while some were written more recently. Can you tell which ones are which?
The fourth CD is deliberately experimental and showcases totally live performances by myself using multi-layered audio looping technology to create improvised sonic textures.
The fourth CD also contains a data track for your PC/MAC and contains several live video performances of myself.
All in all, for your money, you are getting over four hours of original music. It’s diverse, challenging and I am sure that you will enjoy the journey.
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Darren Lock plays guitar, bass, keyboards, electronic percussion and occasionally sings.
Front Cover Art: Taren McCallan-Moore
Click here for a preview of the tracks on this set.

Easy Listening – FREE MP3 Music Compilation

I decided to put together a little compilation of songs I’ve recorded for visitors to this site.Enjoy!

If you like what you hear, please leave a comment and if you want to support my musical endeavours feel free to purchase my music from reputable online stores such as iTunes (links to the right). Or you could just send me a dollar or a quid via PayPal to help me pay for new guitar strings and the running of this place. πŸ˜‰

Easy Listening – An Internet Compilation [2005]

You can download this from here:

Sows’ Ears & Silk Purses (2004)

Track Listing
4-CD Retrospective (1998-2003)
Well I guess it had to happen eventually…
This is a 4-CD retrospective, which includes the albums “Fade In/Fade Out”, “Heavy on the Magick”, “Loops & Scales”, “Start”, “Touched by the King”, “It’s About Time” as well a whole CD comprising of ambient soundscapes taken from my soundscaper series.
This is over 4 hours of music, so pick up a copy and give it someone you really don’t like! πŸ™‚

Textures (2003)

Track Listing
24 Instrumental Pieces MP3
Textures was recording in a couple of weeks during July and August 2003. This time the remit was a little different: to create a CD of music that was comprised of lots of little bits of music…
My main rule was that the instrumental pieces were to be no longer than 2 minutes in length and if possible they should all slot together.
I am really proud of Textures and I feel that it is my best body of work.

Soundscaper 3 – Empty Space (2003)

Track Listing
1. Contraction
2. Lead Pipe
3 Among the Stars
4. Nest of Vipers
5. Descent of the Fallen I
6. A Hope in the Dark
7. One Brain MP3
8. Descent of the Fallen II
9. Fields of HaSharon MP3
10. Ascension
With every CD I record, comes a companion CD of soundscapes. These ambient noodlings are rather fun to record and aren’t as easy as it looks. All the tracks here are recorded “as live” (i.e. in one take with no overdubs) and what you are hearing is Darren on his own with all his guitar equipment improvising on the spot. Real edge of the seat stuff!
This time around I wanted to go a bit spacey and so I decided to try and record some background music to a science-fiction movie.
It certainly sounds a bit different from the Soundscaper CDs in the series.

Without Words (2003)

Track Listing
1. The Birds
2. Reality Lives on Pleasure
3. Falling Down (Without Words) MP3
4. Mando Marching Major
5. Numbersong
6. Apothesis
7. Shadowsong MP3
8. (intro)
9. Forever Autumn
10. Skysong
11. Back to the Ark
12. Spiralsong
13. Three Piece Suite
14. Make Your Mark
15. Endsong
With the LOAD partnership dissolved in early 2003, I found myself with a number of unfinished tracks that I had prepared for those sessions that were rejected by Andrew.
It were these tracks, “Falling Down”, “Mando” and “Reality Lives on Pleasure” that were the basis of the new CD.
The brief was simple. This was to be the definitive Darren Lock CD. We were going to throw in all the stylistic tricks that I use and see what comes out the other side.
Stand out tracks include, “Reality Lives on Pleasure”, “Numbersong”, “Shadowsong” and “Three Piece Suite”.
To view the videos I made to accompany this CD, click the videos tab to the right of the screen.

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