Scott Mosher

MUSIC // Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programming, Lyrics

APPEARANCES // Ambient Earth, Virtuality, Inferno, Deep Horizon, The Shadowheart Mirror, Domain, Midnight Rising

Scott Mosher has been an independent self-financed musician for over 20 years, a professional graphic artist since 1997, and an Allroundniceguyâ„¢ his entire life. Lest you think this compromises his creative ethos, you would be sorely mistaken and forthwidth, your library card will be revoked.

In his creative exploits, Mr. Mosher employs a combination of elements, techniques and influences that pulls inspiration from the past yet looks forward to the future. The end result is a synthesis of musical genres into an evocative, dramatic whole. One could use the term experimental but retains a style that is dynamic, progressive and modern. His first CD, AMBIENT EARTH, was independently issued in 2001 with no warning and to no critical acclaim. The combination of new age music and soundtrack-inspired electronic rock would set the foundation for the musical direction he would take on future CD releases. Musically, his career began at this point. Creatively, there was nowhere to go but upward.

Beginning with his second CD, VIRTUALITY (2001) he made the stylistic jump to a vocal-oriented new age-inspired heavy metal sound, with vocalist Todd Corsa coming aboard the musical ship and lending his complimentary voice and guitar skills to the project. With an authentic musical style taking shape, Scott continued to evolve and expand upon the hybrid of progressive metal and ambient soundscapes with the release of INFERNO in 2004. DEEP HORIZON arrived on these shores in 2006 featuring powerhouse vocalist Scott Oliva , who replaced Todd Corsa after Todd suffered a creative setback due to a tragic Argentinian blimp accident (he's doing better than fine!) Subsequently, the Oceans of Night band was formed, and under Mr. Mosher's musical direction, their first CD (and Mr. Mosher's fifth) THE SHADOWHEART MIRROR, was issued in the summer of 2009. DOMAIN was released in 2011, followed by MIDNIGHT RISING in 2014, and continues on the musical path previously established on past releases.

The secret to the Oceans of Night sound? Take 20 lbs. of crushing heavy metal, 10 lbs. of guitar-driven hard rock, a progressive approach to rhythmic meter and song composition, mix with 32 oz. of ambient/trance music, ad a dash of electronic new age, and a dose of pop music sensibility... shake, stir, and imbibe.

With all of his artistic endeavors, and self-financed and independently published projects (including his industrial photography book, Monuments of Chaos and his 2-volume nature photography book, The View to There.) Scott continues to carve a path for himself regardless of stylistic boundaries, constraints and more fortuitiously, music industry support. Although he has never appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show, won a Grammy Award, graced the cover of ROLLING STONE magazine or been involved in a corporate embezzlement schemes, Scott continues to ply his trade with determination and a great set of Ginzu knives. For all the emphasis placed upon his art as a hybrid of styles, ideals and emotions, his music stands as a personal artistic statement - yet fits all head sizes He also owns and operates the creative mothership, Ambient Design Studio.

 

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