Its interesting to read and see how in-vogue the modular synthesizer has become in recent years. There is something both anarchic and controlled about them. From the randomness of a box of electronics and wires that airport security would fear resembled a bomb, to the sublime level of intricate patching you can achieve with a […]Read more "Do I need a modular synthesizer?"
This is my latest adventure in sonic sculpting. Dystopian (as always, though I never really know why), sometimes minimal, sometimes complex rhythms and structures. There are lighter sounds in there too (eg Again and Again). Palmerston Park is an area in Southampton, an open green space in the city centre with tennis courts, places to […]Read more "Palmerston Park"
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"