In his latest podcast, titled Early February, Mark Rushton features three new pieces of ambient and electronica music that are mixed together. The MP3 download can be heard or downloaded via podcast.markrushton.com or iTunes users can listen and subscribe directly via itunes.markrushton.com
From the markrushton.com website: "Like January's podcast, here's three more pieces of brand-new ambient and electronica music all mixed together. The initial 5 minutes is totally gorgeous; like a mutant Harold Budd remix floating in and out amongst field recordings, bits of electronica, and a backing that drifts slightly in and out of time. The second part features a simple piano arpeggio, soft bass, and electronic touches for almost 3 minutes. The third piece is more industrial in nature with field recordings and shortwave samples amongst mixed ambience."
Early February was produced and mixed at East Highlands Studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during late January and early February 2007.
Rushton's podcasts have received over 100,000 downloads worldwide since late 2004. They can be heard on iTunes, Odeo, via syndication feed, or directly.
Rushton's podcast program is now in the Top 10 of all ambient and electronica-oriented shows at iTunes and continues to acquire an expanding worldwide audience.
Commercial recordings by Rushton include 2005's "Hum And Drift", available on CD and digital download, and 2004's "The Driver's Companion". A new album of beat-driven chill out electronica, called "Regeneration X", is expected to be released in CD format by late February 2007 and in digital download formats by March or April of 2007.