Ghosts of Mars-Something Dancing in the Darkness
'Something Dancing in the Darkness' is the debut CD for GHOSTS OF MARS, the new ambient dance project of London-based synthesist MARK JENKINS. Mark has been recording, performing and writing about electronic music for over 20 years, in a career spanning space music performances at the Philadelphia Planetarium and the Theatre National of Brazil, rock music shows at venues including the Royal Festival Hall with members of the seminal European bands Can and Gong, work with members of ELP, Van Der Graaf Generator and Tangerine Dream, and avant-garde music productions for books, TV and theatre. 'Something Dancing In The Darkness' is his first ambient dance production, taking it's influences from Steve Hillage's System 7 and from The Orb. On the album Mark is joined by singer ALQUIMIA (tracks: 1, 7, 11), who has performed around the world including shows with The Michael Nyman Band and with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. 'Something Dancing in the Darkness' was produced entirely by Mark Jenkins using an Apple computer and software plus guitars and voices, and merges Mark's typical atmospheric sci-fi influences with some thumping techno dance beats.