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Limelight: Why is soundtrack composer Steve Gibbs moving over to prog?

Steve Gibbs has made his name as a cinematic soundtrack composer, so why is he making a move into the world of prog?

Burton-on-Trent in the Peak District is justly famous for its beer. Its many breweries pump out millions of pints
of frothing ale each year. It’s also a major producer of that mainstay of British beefy beverages, Bovril. Burton is perhaps less famous for producing post-minimalist soundtrack music raved over by Hollywood composers. Until now. Steve Gibbs may be a self-effacing and modest young man who speaks with a warm East Midlands twang, but his music – part post-rock cool, part Keith Kenniff ambient – is arguably on the verge of remaking Burton’s ale-and-industry image.


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