Martin George Selwood is a British electronic and cinematic music composer and producer from Somerset, in the South-West UK. His music is influenced by orchestral soundtrack music as well as electronic synthesizer music by the likes of Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Tangerine Dream.
Martin’s music is known for using complex and interwoven layered soundscapes, which often incorporate a wide range of electronic and orchestral/acoustic instruments. His compositions are often haunting and evocative and create an immersive and emotionally powerful musical experience. Forging his own distinctive sound with a passion for pushing the boundaries of music to tell a story and atmosphere within the music.
Having written and recorded nearly 1000 original pieces of music and songs, so far, there are 12 albums of his music and over 40+ singles that are available to purchase or stream worldwide. Martin’s music has been played in more than 70 countries and has more than 300,000+ streams on Pandora in the USA alone.
“I strive to create music that connects on an emotional and spiritual level. Music that makes you feel, that inspires your mind, that takes you on a journey”
Martin is also an accomplished live performer, In the early 90’s he played at three BBC Radio One Roadshows supporting Kim Wilde, OMD, East 17, Ace of Bass, Bjorn Again, and Rick Astley. Over the years playing in many different types of bands covering everything from rock, pop, soul, disco, and funk, to thrash metal. Peter Andre even sang on stage with his last band in 2018.
How the music journey started
Having grown up in a house where the stereo was always on, he developed a love of different genres of music. From an early age, he listened to all types of music including ABBA, The Wurzels, various Soundtrack Albums, the Beatles, The Beach Boys, and the Four Tops and then later rock, metal, jazz, ambient, dance, techno and trance music.
Having briefly self-taught himself to play the family Yamaha Electone organ around the age of eight, he had a resurgence of interest at age twelve after hearing Chariots of Fire by Vangelis. This reignited his love of playing music. A year later, hearing Oxygene and Equinoxe by Jean Michel Jarre provided the catalyst to begin writing and creating his own music.
At the beginning of 2022, Martin started work on his latest series of music based on the meanings and symbols shown in Tarot Cards. Five singles and music videos of the Tarot Music series were released in 2022. The first album: Tarot Music Volume 1 released in 2023 and is available on all streaming platforms and digital stores.
Martin has several short film scoring projects planned for the year along with a continuation of his series of music based on Tarot cards.