I've been passionate about music since I was a toddler. In my early twenties I discovered the music of the late German Romantics - Mahler, Bruckner, Strauss etc. - and identified strongly with their music. In the 1980s I lived in Germany for a few years and fell under the spell of the Rheinland.

Later that decade when playing an online adventure game called Shades, I created the persona of Rheingold the German Romantic. The name stuck and I later called my business Rheingold Enterprises.

All this time I was creating music in my head which I hoped would one day see the light of day. Naturally my plans included recording the music under the name of Rheingold (my first CD was to be called Postcard from the Lorelei). So here is some of Rheingold's music. It's not here because I want to make a name for myself but simply because I now have the capability to do it, to amuse myself.

Why Trauma? Well, when you've heard my singing voice you will understand. Mercifully not all the music is vocal.

*Newsflash* (November 2020) Postcard from the Lorelei has finally been recorded and released. You can find it here on Bandlab.