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Bio: Following his formative musical years with Oscar winning composer and keyboards supremo, Vangelis, Chris Newman aka Janus went on to carve his own unique style of electronic music by way of sound,light & laser shows, literally immersing the audiences in his musical concepts. In the early 1980's he went on to pioneer the first ever series of conceptual background music for the role-playing games market (Dungeons & Dragons), producing 6 albums under the SoundScapes music label.

In the late 1990's and after some five years in production, he unleashed another ground-breaking milestone in the shape of the UFO trilogy CDs "Roswell","S.E.T.I." and "Flying Saucers".

In a collaboration with BUFORA (the British UFO Research Association), Janus appeared as guest speaker & presenter at 2002's opening lectures in London. In addition to discussing the background research and musical creation of his UFO trilogy works, Janus premiered part of a specially produced film, created specifically to be projected as a giant visual backdrop to a series of UK based "Roswell & Beyond" concerts.

In an interview in "Quest For Knowledge" magazine, Janus was asked what the driving force behind his music was, he said: "You firstly have to ask,why do people listen to music?..It is because we want to deliberately alter the way we feel. To feel happy, reflective, spiritual, empowered, whatever. I believe music is the greatest key we have to change things, on a personal and on a much wider scale. For my part, by combining the musical and visual technology I am lucky to have at my disposal today, and be able to create environments for people, as well as myself, to take their own voyages of discovery,is for me the greatest reward there is".

In 2006 the work and musical career of Janus during this UFO/paranormal conceptual period of his life was well documented in Michael C Luckman's book "Alien Rock - The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection."

In 2004, Janus (Chris Newman) focused his attention on the influence of much of his own past musical career, synth pioneers Tangerine Dream. He subsequently developed the Tangerine Dream Fans Zone to unite the legions of world wide kindred spirits who also have a love for the music of Tangerine Dream and other electronica in general. This, combined with his other real passion to help independent artists to share their music with wider audiences, spawned the highly successful weekly Tangerine Dream Fans Zone Radio Shows and the creation of the umbrella group for other such ongoing supportive projects - Sound Futures Direct.In its 6 years reign the TDFZ Radio Shows,produced and presented by Janus,attracted a huge global audience every week.One of his special edition TDFZ shows, a result of Yoko Ono's musical involvement on his Peace Special edition saw literally thousands of listeners join in.

Janus returned fully to the environment of the recording studios in 2009 to continue his life long passion and love of music production.2011 saw the release of his long awaited for Rendlesham album, and currently older works from his back catalouge of recordings are being digitally remastered and once more being made available to new fans of his work.Other recent projects have included his original score for the US Radio drama series Top Secret:Majic for the Jerry Pippin Show,plus work has just commenced on a brand new film documentary that deals with the paranormal....watch this space for more exciting news here as it happens!

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