''I am an Australian composer, producer and studio performer of original instrumental music covering many genres including space ambient, electronic, dance, new age, relaxation and music for film and television. From a young age, I have always loved listening to music. Music is a major part of my life. Life is music! My major musical influences include Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese, Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Enigma, Johannes Schmoelling, Christopher Buckman, Tony O'Connor, Christopher Franke, Lisa Gerrard, Code Indigo, Gary Wright and Radio Massacre International. I have been fortunate to work with a few internationally successful musicians including Rick Fenn (10CC), who provided guitar solos on two of my tracks, 'Takin' the Time' and 'Interlude', and Ted Ottley, international composer and author, with whom I have just completed a challenging recording and production project. Ted along with Scottish pianist Alan Park (Beggar's Opera/Cliff Richard) and Australian synthesist Christopher Buckman have provided me with invaluable advice and support, and much encouragement, over the last 10 years. Since 2004 I have released 22 independent albums in Australia… commencing with my first release 'First Light', a light relaxing ambient album (my most popular release in Australia to date), culminating in my current release 'Invisible Vortex', a powerful electronic album, released in early 2015. 'Invisible Vortex' is my eighth international release.''
Melodic space music at its best! The 1st in a series of wonderful spacey, flowing space ambient albums from Australian synth man...Jim Ottaway.
"absolutely spellbinding"... "beautiful, cosmic and blissfully symphonic"... "one of the best examples of warm, flowing, analogue-sounding cosmic synth music to come along in ages". Andy Garibaldi, Dead Earnest (Dundee, Scotland, UK).
The 2nd in a series of wonderful spacey, flowing space ambient albums from Australian synth man...Jim Ottaway.
"gorgeous cosmic explorations"... "a worthy addition to any space synth music collection"... "an almost early Tangerine Dream styled bubbly synth undercurrent"... "It's truly got what many call an 'analogue warmth' to it, but one that seems to stand above many others in its field". Andy Garibaldi, Dead Earnest (Dundee, Scotland, UK).
1. Aquilla (7:36) 2. Upsilon Andromedae (6:28) 3. Steller Wind (9:44) 4. Frozen Star (13:40) 5. Orion (9:27) 6. Aphelion (8:12) 7. Space (7:35) 8. Voice of Pleiades (10:26)
The 3rd in a series of wonderful spacey, flowing space ambient albums from Australian synth man...Jim Ottaway. 'Centauri' is a wonderful, spacey, flowing space ambient album. It is the 3rd in a series of space ambient albums performed and produced by award-winning Australian synthesist, Jim Ottaway. If you like the early works of Tangerine Dream and Edgar Froese you will love this album. Space ambient music at its best! Keep an eye out for the other albums in the series... 'Aurora', 'Orion' and 'Liquid Moon' (with more to come!).
"multi-textured drift through space". Andy Garibaldi, Dead Earnest (Dundee, Scotland, UK).
The 4th in a series of wonderful spacey, flowing space ambient albums from Australian synth man...Jim Ottaway.
'Liquid Moon', subtitled 'An improvised Lunar Journey' is a wonderful, spacey, flowing space ambient album. It is the 4th in a series of space ambient albums produced by award-winning Australian synthesist, Jim Ottaway. If you like the early works of Tangerine Dream and Edgar Froese you will love this album. Space ambient music at its best! Keep an eye out for the other albums in the series... 'Aurora', 'Orion' and 'Centauri' (with more to follow!).
1. Liquid Moon (29:11) Four Phases of the Moon 2. Part 1 (New Moon) (4:13) 3. Part 2 (First Quarter) (4:50) 4. Part 3 (Full Moon) (7:56) 5. Part 4 (Third Quarter) (5:06) Lunar Sunrise (The Light Side of the Moon) 6. Part 1 (Dawn) (7:11) 7. Part 2 (Sunrise) (8:11) 8. Pink Light from the Moon (5:20) 9. A Comet’s Journey Past Many Moons (4:44)
After an absence of a few years award winning Australian composer and synthesist Jim Ottaway has released his new electronic CD ‘Invisible Vortex’ - his 8th international release. This album is dedicated to the memory of Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) (1944-2015) and Kevin Underwood (1932-2013). The tracks on Invisible Vortex were recorded, mixed and mastered by Jim Ottaway between November 2013 and March 2015. Tracks include a new version of 'Takin' the Time' which features the brilliant guitar work of Rick Fenn (10CC) and 'Just Another Dream', a tribute to the soundtracks of Tangerine Dream including 'Risky Business', 'Thief' and 'Sorcerer'.
1. Come Dance With Me - 4:40 2. Alien Cries - 4:46 3. Takin' the Time (2015) [feat. Rick Fenn] - 5:24 4. Invisible Vortex - 4:56 5. Delicate Nature - 4:50 6. Just Another Dream - 8:57 7. Call for Peace - 4:50 8. One Step At a Time - 4:50 9. The Long Haul - 2:35 10. Over the Edge - 8:25 11. Of Unknown Origin - 3:50 12. Follow the Lead - 4:25 13. Call for Peace (Chill Out Mix) - 11:20
RADIO EDITS 1 brings together a number of edited tracks from two of Jim's best known space ambient albums... SOUTHERN CROSS and LIQUID MOON. It also includes two edited tracks from his #1 album (One World Music Radio)... INVISIBLE VORTEX.