After been rather busy with other stuff I was about to up load a post about Mikes new version of Jupiter but now he has been busier himself and finished Venus as well. Both are well produced and Venus in-particular has a wonderfully light a spacious feel to it. All the pieces of the Planet Suite that Mike has produced so far have have that most valuable of qualities in that the more you hear them the more you like them, which bode well for the future.
Mike was also recently interviewed by Nick Batt at SonicState.com in a 30 minute video piece for the Xmas holidays which can be seen here http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2011/12/28/podcast-sonic-talk-249-synthesizing-the-planets-/. In a very interesting interview Mike explains his background and how he creates his music, the synths he uses and techniques he employs.
Mike says that he now hopes to complete the whole Planets Suite by May 2012 and release it for sale.