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"
Only the stupid or the ill-informed would ever believe that this was all about Brexit. May had everything she needed to move forward on negotiations on Article 50, Parliament had voted in favour, and despite her party’s protestations Labour helped vote it through. Done and dusted? Obviously not, but that doesn’t mean this election is […]Read more "Possible reasons the Conservatives called the General Election"
I’ve been working on an album for a Bandcamp release lately that is centred around space and and science. Its been taking me a while as its very experimental. Parts of it are complex and parts ambient. So to take a break from that I decided to practice my beat making skills. Akira is one […]Read more "My approach with composing Akira"
I’ve thought about this a lot lately. When I was 24 I ended a run of supplying various A&R men and women with what was probably the largest supply of coffee mug coasters in history. I’d package my music and CD after designing custom sleeves on the cheap, the music having been laboured over for […]Read more "What I would say to young, aspiring bands and artists"
There is a lot of hype again about retro music. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of music – both the original inspiration of the classics (from that synth soundscape of Shine on you Crazy Diamond, to Van Halen’s Jump), I even find myself loving a lot of the Synthwave genre in how […]Read more "Break yourself free from 4/4 time signatures and classic 70s synthesizer sounds"