Creature is the music of Steve Haunts based in Derby in the UK. Steve trained in music at a young age and took exams with the Trinity College of Music in London.
Creature is an electronic act creating dark, atmospheric ambient / down tempo industrial music with driving beats influenced by bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Boards of Canada, Hybrid, Obital, Bola and Eintuerzende Neubauten.
Creature uses many experimental techniques for creating sounds including Circuit Bending. This is when old childrens toys are rewired, recorded and reprocessed to create sounds that defy belief. These sounds mixed with dark cinematic strings and dirty beats create an album full of surprises.
Stephen Haunts (Dark Ambient Soundscapes)
This project centres on dark ambient soundscapes and noise to create ambient music that is felt as well as heard through the use of noise and sub bass drones.
Stephen Haunts from the UK uses manipulated field recordings as the basis for this project and lots of creative DSP processing to create music that can only be described as frightening. This project is influenced by many horror film sound tracks as well as artists like Lustmord, Steve Roach, Robert Rich and Andrew Liles.
Stephen first had the idea for this project after releasing the album Nightmares and Dreamscapes under his other act Creature. This album contained lots of eerie sounds, but never really fit with the rest of Creatures output, yet it was a fairly successful album being licensed numerous times for film and TV. Stephen wanted to carry on this style, but decided that it would work as a new project in its own right.
British Radiophonics is an album that pays tribute to the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, one of the sound effects units of the BBC, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio, and was closed in March 1998, although much of its traditional work had already been outsourced by 1995. It was based in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in Delaware Road, London, W9, UK growing outwards from the then-legendary Room 13. The innovative music and techniques used by the Workshop has made it one of the most significant influences on electronic music today.
The British Radiophonics album pays tribute to the music created by the men and women on the Radiophonic Workshop. This isn’t an album of covers or copies. It is an album of short incidental music inspired by the sound and the creative processed of the original workshop.
British Radiophonics was written and recorded by Stephen Haunts, or the act Creature. Stephen has been a life long fan of the workshop after first hearing the music from doctor who. As Stephen developed in interest in music he grew to love the output from the workshop even more.
Sounds of Mummy (Womb Sounds)
Is your baby unsettled and cries a lot? Do you have trouble getting your baby to sleep? If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Sounds of Mummy CD could be just what you are looking for!
The Sounds of Mummy CD simulates the sounds that an infant hears and feels in the womb. Using the Sounds of Mummy CD, recordings of the mother’s heartbeat and amniotic fluid from inside the womb are taken during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, and then processed using modern digital processing technology. This CD replicates how their mummy sounds to the baby while immersed in water inside the womb.
The Sounds of Mummy cd contains 2 audio tracks. The first is a full simulation of the womb environment containing heartbeats, amniotic fluid, and external noises such as vacuum cleaners and car travel filtered to sound like it is under water. The 2nd audio track contains just the sound of heart beats and the amniotic fluid.