Saturday, 24 January 2015

Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Very sad to hear that Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has passed away.
If it was not for the music of Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream (at the hight of punk I had copies of Stratosfear and Ricochet, tucked away safely in the not punk box of records) I would never have heard of or listened to Kraftwerk, Can, Neu! Cluster etc.
Froese's Aqua is a fav of mine, NGC 891 is a massive track, if you have 14 mins spare do have a listen. I was very lucky to have seen Tangerine Dream on the UK Cyclone and Force Majeure tours (my friend and I did look slightly out of place though)  but I can not really remember to much about it apart from very large Synths and lasers. So with all that said I will now go and listen to NGC 891 once more. I really think you should as well.

Friday, 23 January 2015

New tunes on Soundcloud (Excerpts)

Here are some tracks that will hopefully end up on the next album, due out sometime later in 2015. When I say later in 2015 I really do mean later. All are rough mixes and work in progress etc. The voices on the track Full Circle are Douglas E Powell and his son Joshua.
More of Doug on the album later.
The tracks are
Theres something outside
Full Circle
Sun in her hand
Made by Sun and Ice
Along the Corridor 1st on the Left Room 2882
Race you to the top

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Scarfolk Film Censors Page 187 - 188

I expect that a lot of you are aware of the wonderful world of Scarfolk and all that it entails. If for any reason you are not, then do not fret. With full permission from the head of Scarfolk Council himself, here are 2 extracts from the wonderful Discovering Scarfolk book. The book is very clever well written and bloody funny. If you do not have a copy, best you get one very soon, you could also grab a fridge magnet and a cup to go with it.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Soulless Party & Carya Amara new releases

Two cracking releases out now and available from Bandcamp. 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

7 inch Center Label Selection (Part 3)

Only realised today that I had not posted any random 7inch single centers since Oct 2013
the last lot are here and here definitely a case of getting sidetracked and forgetting things.
Anyway here is another random old selection of 7 inch single centers.
The Sparks single was the 1st single that I ever bought myself, and the Ghost Box Listening Center 7inch was the last single I bought, which was a few months ago.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Bandcamp VAT Update (Normal Service Resumed)

Looks like I will NOT be disabling my digital downloads on Bandcamp on 1st Jan 2015. The latest from BC is that they will be dealing with the VAT with regards to downloads. Which is very good news for all the musicians and small independent labels out there. So I looks like when I do get round to finishing the new album it will be on Bandcamp as CD and Download.
On that note......Happy New Year to you all, see you on the other side.
Goodbye for now.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Bandcamp Downloads Now Disabled (Temporarily)

Sadly from Jan 1st 2015 my digital music will no longer be available to download and purchase from Bandcamp. Due to new EU law anyone selling music downloads online has to now pay VAT. I have spent many a sad and dull hour today reading all the FAQs and HMRC docs regarding this and like quite a few others have decided not sell my music as digital downloads on Bandcamp for the time being (might change if it all gets sorted out)
On the plus side all my albums/music will still be on Bandcamp to listen to (stream) and I should add that CD copies of my albums will still be available from Bandcamp (seems the tax issue is all sorted there)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Seasons Greeting to all

Time for a rest now after a very up (new album & music etc) and down (due to illness) year.
Seasons Greetings. Happy Christmas to you all.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Test Transmission Archive Reel 19

Its the final one of the year and time for be to have a short break and get on with some recording (new album to get to grips with) This time round we have Dolly Dolly, Kate Bush, Graham Bowers, Nurse with Wound, The Lost Trail, Wyrdstone, Oneohtrix Point Never, Douglas E Powell, Black Sabbeth, Collection D'Arnell-Andrea and loads more for your winter listening pleasure. Have a good winter.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Secret Self 7/12/14

I produced a mix for Simon Heartfield's Secret Self show (5pm on 7th December). Simon's show is the 1st Sunday of every month.
The mix consisted of
Louis & Bebe Baron - Krell Shuttle Ride and_Power Station
Dick Mills (Radiophonic Workshop) - Macrocosm
Pye Corner Audio - Theme Number Six
Bruce Haack - Incantation
Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
Amon Tobin - Bloodstone
Moon Wiring Club - Activate the Poacher
Michael Bundt - La Chasse Aux Microbes
Kemper Norton - 22.8.99

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Alien Jams Nov 30th

A month or so ago Chloe Frieda who hosts and runs The Alien Jams show on NTS Radio & also the Alien Jams Record Label, invited me back onto the show. I was last on the show way back in February 2014 and had a fantastic time. So I was very much looking forward to it again. This time round I played tunes by The Soulless Party, Simon Heartfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Thomas Leer, The Listening Center and Space Art. I had a fantastic time, and after a very swift post show drink I bid my farewells to Chloe and headed of to find the tube station. Top tip for the day, always check to see if there is any engineering work taking place on the underground.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Its the new one from The Advisory Circle

Very happy chap because the new The Advisory Circle album From out Here dropped through the door. And what a fine album it is to. Some very interesting and creepy stuff here,
Mr Foyster (is full of menace) From out of Here (a tad errie) Triadex Two Five Nine (they are coming to get you) Jessica finds the Beach (Mournful and lovely).
A big old thumbs up for Mr Brooks, and no doubt this will (like as The Crow Flies did) live in my car for a few months for those long and dark winter journeys (I have one coming up in fact, just me and From Out of Here)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Alien Jams NTS Radio Sunday 30th

I have been asked back on to the NTS Radio Alien Jams show on Sunday 30th November at 5pm. I have sorted out a nice selection of music/records to play so if you get the chance do tune in for a listen.

Friday, 7 November 2014

This looks fantastic. Unearthing Forgotten Horrors

This looks fantastic. Aderlating, Kemper Norton, Soulless Party, Emily Jones, Septimus Keen. Screenings of Mumsy Nanny Sonny and Girly and Shockwaves, and selections from The Ghost Box Film Retrospective will be shown. Sadly there is no possible way that I can get along for the weekend, so best I check out Hotels ready for next years event.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Out Now Keith Seatman & Douglas E Powell My Morning Ritual

This collaboration came about after I made a visit to Douglas’s recording studio, Twister Valley Records in North Devon to spend the weekend immersed in music, writing and producing field recording’s whilst rambling the countryside and beaches of North Devon. The product of this weekend’s folly was ‘My Morning Ritual’, an electronica scene scape produced by Keith Seatman with words by Douglas E Powell which explores the beauty and ancient rural secrets of the surrounding North Devonshire countryside. I have since recorded another track with Doug and a 3rd might be in the pipeline. All these tunes should be on the next album due out sometime in 2015.
My Morning Ritual is available now on Bandcamp for the mighty price of 80p.

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Post Office Tower "Its not yours"

I recently found an old Postcard from 1967. 
It reminded me of how much I loved The Post Office Tower when I was growing up. 
For me it really was the future.
"It’s not yours. It was paid for by the British taxpayer, and given to you 
by Margaret Thatcher, and it wasn’t hers to give". 
Tony Benn MP