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"
There has been much talk online in the past few days that Soundcloud may be struggling again. They’ve laid workers off, still fail to make a profit, and seem to have failed to find a buyer/investor. Not to scare anyone – I think it is incredibly prudent to make sure you have certain fail-safes should […]Read more "How to protect your profile if your music site shuts down"
The recent devastation of the fire and the sheer loss of life, property and security for the residents of Grenfell Tower indicate a cultural problem that has been allowed to continue as long as time itself. Usually with some smart arse who likes to point out that “Labour failed to make the problem go away” […]Read more "Why are poor people so angry?"