1. Thank you Thomas Raukamp. 

    http://thomasraukamp.tumblr.com

     
  2. Subsequent Reality

    "This music was inspired by the turn of the tides."

    Originally released March 1st 2013.

    Remastered in September 2014.

    Available exclusively on BandcampBut you also can listen to this album on Spotify.

     

  3. My “Music For Sad Poets” can be found on Soundcloud for free listening and free download until September 16 2014. Then this little EP with my electronic interpretations of some classical pieces will disappear. So grab it while you can:

    https://soundcloud.com/earlyguard/sets/music-for-sad-poets

     
  4. "Music For Sad Poets" is a compilation of tracks I produced back in 2009. It was my attempt to paraphrase classical pieces with contemporary electronic sounds.

    The EP contains classical compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Felix Mendelssohn, Erik Satie and Claude Debussy.

    Therefore this EP is licenced under a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded and shared for free.

    Find “Music For Sad Poets” for a limited time on Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/earlyguard/sets/music-for-sad-poets

     
  5. Now you can listen to all my music on Spotify:

    http://open.spotify.com/artist/0FXDJEz5herR3kH1x4vS88

     
  6. "This work might be the soundtrack of an imaginary voyage to the moon. Feel the darkness of space and the solitude of being 384.000 kilometers away from home."

    Originally released March 5th 2011.

    Remastered and restored in August 2014.

    Available exclusively on Bandcamp

    "I would like to present you with an introduction to a new chapter in Drone music. Earlyguard has handed over the keys to a craft on which we can further explore sound and our own minds. These four tracks take us on a voyage few of us could have ever imagined. A blissful void where the mind is clear and the heart flutters with euphoria. And he does this simply by sending us on a trip to the moon."

    http://sethmol.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/solitary-moon/

     

  7. "This 36.5-minute piece is for piano and subtle electronics, with tons of room left for that Cage-esque moment of Zen contemplation in the space and time between notes. Earlyguard’s note selection is quite exquisite and the eerie electronic touches only enhance the experience. If he keeps this up, the classical music establishment might have to start taking him seriously!"
    http://makeyourowntaste.com

     

  8. "Never before has the artist succumbed to such a minimal diorama. A piano and threatening silence are all there is, making Largo one of ’em p(i)anoramas that are labeled with Modern Classical or electro-acoustic tags. But when compared to the artist’s cosmos it is situated in, Largo is much more while being much less, turning away all the kaleidoscopic synths of today in order to delineate the amalgamation of phantom frequencies, micro tones and hidden timbres within a strikingly murky realm."
    http://ambientexotica.com

     

  9. "Personally I don’t know if the man behind [ Earlyguard ] is shifting on to a new musical direction or this is just an exploration to other avenues but from subtle drone to experimental-classic this is indeed quite a shift. Beautiful indeed though."
    http://thesirenssound.com/

     
  10. New album “Largo” available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and Bandcamp.

    "Largo, a very slow tempo, or a musical piece or movement in such a tempo." 
    (Wikipedia) 

     

  11. "Alterations" by Earlyguard is a fantastic longform soundscape which is more in keeping with a soundtrack than a longform drone. He has certainly upped the bar for the other longformers out there … and made what could possibly be his best recording yet.

    Check out the complete review of Alterations at Headphonaught’s Nanolog.

     

  12. Alterations is a twofold title, referring to both the intrinsic progressions of the very piece it is adhered to, and Earlyguard’s overarching vision. The topic therefore crosses the music-related boundary of this specific track and invites the follower of Tom Frühwacht’s aural assemblies to put them to the test. Enigmatic arcana have always played a big part in Earlyguard’s music, and this emotion remains the well-known pillar in-between the superfluid of newly arranged tone sequences.” 

    Check out this friendly review of Alterations at AmbientExotica.

     
  13. New album “Alterations” now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp.

     

    "In fact, it’s debatable whether this is an ambient album at all. I’m a big fan of mid-20th century avant-garde composers, and that’s what this most closely represents. By that I mean particularly two key composers, Feldman and Ligeti. The use of vibraphone- and bell-type sounds, dissonant but organized, is very redolent of Feldman’s gentle and spacious pieces like “Rothko Chapel“…" 
    makeyourowntaste.wordpress.com

    "Alterations is a special release, no doubt about that. There is hope throughout the 45 minutes duration that does shift you from one state of mind to another in an exquisite manner. As someone who is exposed to this particular drone(ness) and abstract(ness) on a regular daily basis, I personally digest every bit of awesome(ness) Alterations has to offer on a single listen alone." 
    thesirenssound.com

     

  14. "No one asked me to listen to this, I just felt like it. Earlyguard and Scott Lawlor are two of the finer ambient composers kicking around these days, so a collaboration between the two was bound to be good. Earlyguard does a ton of great long-form work, while Lawlor is more of a dabbler with successes in a few ambient subgenres. This 45-minute long-form track is everything you want in a pure ambient piece, a nice bed of bass drone with shifting pads skipping in a shiny fashion over the top. About 3/4 of the way through, very Steve Roachy sequencing kicks in to provide a rhythmic element. Shimmery, shiny, lovely lighter ambient that I will be playing with regularity. A nice one indeed from the We Are All Ghosts netlabel."

    Check out the Marrch Netaudio Revue 2 from Make Your Own Taste

     
  15. New album “Abstraction” out now on We are all Ghosts netlabel. This work is a collaboration with Scott Lawlor. You are very welcome to download this album on Archive.org and Bandcamp.

    When Scott asked me for a collaboration last October it was (as always) a very busy time for me. So I was quite happy to find some free time for working on this piece in the very beginning of January. It was a pleasure to work with Scott and I’m very happy that he likes the result as much as I do. 

    And fortunately Thomas Mathey was giving us the opportunity to place this work on his fantastic netlabel!

    Here are the official liner notes from We are all Ghosts:

    "I am proud to present "Abstraction (waag_rel043)" … 45 minutes of longform ambient joy. 

    I have a lot of love for the music of both Scott Lawlor and Earlyguard, so you can imagine I was very quick to respond in the positive when I was approached about releasing a collaboration that they had in the works … I didn’t think it would be as good as “Abstraction” is. 

    This is music for both the head and the heart, a late-night hit of somatic bliss that, in equal measure, inspires and comforts. 

    I hope you will enjoy this piece as much as I have. 

    An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include £0 … and remember, paying supporters on Bandcamp also get unlimited mobile access to the album using the free Bandcamp listening app. 

    If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.”

    Released on 10th February 2014 
    Music by Scott Lawlor & Earlyguard 
    Design by Earlyguard 
    Logistics by Thomas Mathie