Here are a few tracks I've put out recently. Quite varied, I think.
Took a little break from recording for a while, but am easing back into it. I've put a couple of tracks up on Soundcloud recently and am recording some synth noodles from time to time. I recently bought a recording device that I now have permanently plugged in to my synth setup - means I can record instantly whenever I feel the need...
Played a most enjoyable live set yesterday at the Barnstedt Musikmeile - a charity event in aid of refugees currently housed in the area. Featuring KerryB on drum machine, the set can be heard here or on Soundcloud. (Maybe Bandcamp soon)
I'm lining up to release a new album of ambient music. It'll be a Bandcamp only release initially, although I'll also release it as a physical album on audio cassette (at least). More news soon!!!
Still lots of jamming. Discovering some new ideas. Playing synth setup with KerryB and also playing a bit of open G guitar. Temped to record something soon. We'll see...
Here's another fractal piece.
I see former Labour politician Ed Balls wasn't exactly gushing about Radiohead's Glastonbury performance, describing it as "dirge-like" and "funereal". I do wish people who have absolutely no idea about contemporary music would learn to keep their fucking mouths shut. [end of rant]
In the interview published by ArtistPR (link in previous post), I mention my love of sailing and boat building. Here's a link to my other blog, following my latest boat building project :-)
The website ArtistPR has just published a short interview with me. You can read it here;
I've just uploaded a video for my track "56". It's on YouTube, Tumblr, my video page here and down below. Check it out!!
Lots of jamming going on at the moment. Either alone with synth setup or together with KerryB on beats. Getting some very cool grooves :-)
Here's the setup as it stands;
And here's a link to the website of the Barnstedter Musikmeile where I'll be performing on 19th August. The list of artists is in alphabetical order, so I'm last :-)
Finally mananged to find time to sit down and have a look at the broken oscillator on my MFOS Soundlab Minisynth. Turns out a chip (LF444) had blown. All mounted in sockets so easy enough to fix. All working again and sounding great.
The Ambient Online compilation volume 8 (part 1) is released today, including a track from me. I haven't heard it all yet, but what I have heard sounds great! Check it out and please download it here:
I'll be playing a rare live show at the "Musikmeile" in Barnstedt, Germany on 19th August. It'll be about a 30 min set of ambience and general synth weirdness :-)
In preparation for that, I've managed to blow one of the oscillators on my Soundlab Minisynth. I've just picked up some spare transistors in the hope that the problem lies there. Will be looking into it a.s.a.p.
I'm slowly but surely in the process of setting up a new webstore to market physical media versions of my music - albums, EPs, singles, mix tapes, etc. At the moment it's in its very early stages, but it can be found here;
All of my music will be available on professional quality cassette, coming soon. Watch this space for details!!!!
Got my Korg SQ1 working to sequence my MFOS Soundlab minisynth earlier today. Very pleased :-)
Photos coming soon.
Spent Sunday afternoon mounting my MFOS Soundlab minisynth in a new case, complete with built-in power supply. I've also moved the output, CV ins and gate in onto the top (main) panel. This has had the additional benefit of doing away with a little earth buzz that I had with the ins and outs mounted on a seperate panel. I still plan to add additional outputs to the synth, making it more modular in usage. I'll also certainly build an echo unit into the case, along with some other modules - maybe a second LFO, a chorus effect, distortion....