For the past few weeks I’ve been researching how some classic movie soundtracks were made. I’ve always had a love for Hitchcock (Rear Window, Vertigo and Rope particularly) for many years. I’ve loved science fiction with Dune, 2001, Blade Runner all being on my top list (I’ve probably watched each too many times)… I wanted […]Read more "Made a playlist of some recent efforts: Long Ardour"
I’m not one of these people who thinks all cyclists are saints. Not by a long stretch. I’m the kind of bloke to will read the Government reports, and the official data to determine what a picture really is. Yeah, I get it, cyclists in Southampton are not loved, mainly because a few ride without […]Read more "Some dog walkers are arseholes too…"
Modern times are weird to an old git like me. Someone on twitter ages back said I should submit my music for review to one of these online blogs. I still have no idea what he meant… ..when I was 19 I began sending out CDr discs to various A&R men, and the various magazines […]Read more "Used to be a time when you’d send a CDr off for review…"
I’ve spent a lot of time searching for interesting music, soundscapes and noise to entertain you. Sit back, chill, its all in hand. Pop yer lug’oles around this set of juicy ear grapes! Ian Haygreen writes music in many, many different styles. He’s always pushing the envelope on what he can record. Sometimes it falls […]Read more "Recommended Artists"
I’ve made a couple of the shorter collections free to download on Bandcamp (you can still pay if you want, always happy to let you). Primitive was a series of soundscapes and experiments that were intended for Beauty in Chaos but were too dark to fit in. It starts with a heavily modulated and effected […]Read more "Temporarily Free Stuff"
So I sat here this week contemplating whether to replace my beloved X5D synthesizer which I bought from new back in the 1990s. A lot of the sounds are dated, it is true, but there are waveforms of classic synths and some very usable string sounds in there (I have heard of some Black Metal […]Read more "My Korg X5D is long in the tooth…"
This is probably my first new material, in bulk, that I’ve released inside a year. The last was Union which was more dystopian and inspired by the politics of bullshit in 2016. I’ve put out several other bits of work on Bandcamp and Soundcloud quite regularly, most of that is experimentalism and less organised, but […]Read more "Beauty in Chaos – my reasoning in this release"