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?"
I’ve been sat here for the past couple of weeks barely make music. The main reason for that is down to work making me knackered. But another reason is due to my desire to try something new. I usually use the computer these days and arrange inside Ableton Live Suite. I LOVE that program. The […]Read more "Trying to formalise some new ideas: mixing beauty with chaos"
There was a time in my 20s when I would write a lot of lyrics. Most of it was based around the people I knew, politics or social issues. When I hit my 30s I actually set fire to two big books of lyrics and poetry. I’d felt burnt out after years of trying to […]Read more "London Bridge"
The track-listing isn’t quite finalised (spelling mistake to correct for example), this may change as yet, but what I’ve created here is an album of sonics, soundscapes and noise! This is not melodic pop, these tunes represent the most experimental elements of my music. Dark sounds, jarring rhythmic sounds, vocal snippets of poems and spoken […]Read more "Le Destin du Bruit – album coming soon, here’s what to expect"