‘Dogsolitude_uk’ is the digital project name used by Gavin Holmes, a music producer and web developer based in the East of England. He has ten years experience of web development, ad has been composing electronic music on-and-off since the days of OctaMed in the early 1990s. He also has a deep love of nature, art, mathematics, philosophy, the nature of consciousness and technology.


Fable of the Porcupine

You’ll find this porcupine-warming tale on many inspirational websites, and it has been widely shared on Twitter. It’s essentially a reformulation of Schopenhauer’s “Hedgehogs’ Dilemma”, which poses the question: how can we manage to live together and function as a family unit, a social unit or society, when we inadvertently hurt each other?


AVA EP – Work in Progress

AVA EP (placeholder artwork)

“AVA EP” is the forthcoming EP from Dogsolitude_uk. This project is inspired by the analogue synthesiser works of Vangelis and Jarre, the minimal compositions of Philip Glass and retro-scifi film soundtracks.



Dogsolitude_uk’s “IXION EP” arose during a dark time of year, from experiments with glitches, static, high frequencies and granular synthesis. As production progressed it evolved a more conventional shape, eventually growing into the melancholy chimera of industrial/house/glitch you have before you.

“IXION EP” was released on June 20th, 2016

Verdant Equinox EP

Verdant Equinox EP
Verdant Equinox EP

Dogsolitude_uk’s “Verdant Equinox EP” grew from a personal experiment in electronic music composition started in the Summer of 2013 and ending in Summer 2014.

Combining fuzzy, distorted bass lines, mathematically-generated sound-textures, and influences from genres as diverse as chillout, 90’s ambient house, industrial, dubstep and jazz, this collection represents a selection of pieces produced by Dogsolitude_uk that explore the themes of Summer, technology, nature and spirit.

“Verdant Equinox EP” was released on Sunday 21st September: the Autumnal Equinox.