Mark’s music project ‘Hibernal’ interweaves his original sci-fi stories with instrumental music to create an immersive experience for the listener.  Combined with a professional voice cast, the ‘audio movies’ have been hailed by critics and fans alike for their originality and creativity.

Stream the albums directly below:


The Dark of the City – Final Script

7 thoughts on “Music

  1. Beaut!! I always thought Prog should go down the route of story-telling as a primary function.
    I read “After the Winter” and have the rest of the trilogy ready to roll.
    ATW is perfect, believe it or not.
    Now on top of that, the music! As Sean Bean said “’tis a gift!” Thanks a ton.

    • Thanks, I agree with you entirely about Prog, especially with the freedom to write songs/albums of any length. Prog should be about breaking the boundaries and hopefully I’ve done that in some small way.

      Thanks for checking out the books, I hope you enjoy them. 😉

  2. REALLY enjoyed the first book, muchly so. In the audio you’ve really nailed the book-excerpt to music ratio, like War of the Worlds. Picked out the important bits (‘course, you KNOW the story backwards, but it woulda been hard to cut out most of his encounters) and segued from narration to the next tune perfectly.
    Years back I tried my hand at a progrock opera but made it lyrics focussed… bleh, was too big a job. Never even got half it finished… mighta been different with the gear I’ve got now, but you can only do so much with a 4-track cassette, eh!

  3. Forgot to mention, I just had to listen to “Replacements” tho I haven’t read the book yet. Things just get better and better! Thanks a ton.

    • Cool, great to hear you enjoyed both formats. I will say that making an album tie-in to a full length novel is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in a creative sense. They really are different beasts. The script for the album has to be much simpler and so much more condensed, and it was difficult to keep the two in alignment. Nice challenge, though.

      Lol, yeah times have changed. I would never have even contemplated making an album like this years ago. These days with amp modelling, DAWs, the ability to audition and direct voice talent from the other side of the world, the possibilities are endless. You can literally do everything from your bedroom, and that’s hugely empowering.

  4. Any news of any new music coming? The Dark of the City seems sooo long ago now… I particularly like “The Replacements” album (both spoken/instr versions) and books too! The Dark of the City reminded me somewhat of a little bit of Rush (circa late 70’s early 80’s) in its general composition and arrangement with the bass/drums driving the song and the guitars/synths voices providing the gel that sticks it all together; some seriously good stuff.
    Anyway; cheers for everything you do Mark – it’s appreciated.

    • Hey Chris, thanks for the kind words! There’s no ETA on future Hibernal stuff at this point, but I’m sure something will come rattling down the pipe at some point in the near future. 🙂

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