Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sun in her hand an Audio Doodle

A new tune, something thats in progress. Not a track of the next album (Album out in Spring) just some audio doodling that I have been working on. But just to confuse the matter this is the inside artwork for the next album.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sonic Wonderland/Trevor Cox

Heard Trevor Cox on 6 Music today talking about his book Sonic Wonderland. Trevor is professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford and president of the Institute of Acoustics. In Sonic Wonderland, Trevor visits sewers, caves, tidal bores, burial mounds, sand dunes, concert halls. Creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, squeaking beaches, groaning waterwheels, frogs that croak in Mexican waves and Mayan pyramids that produce echoes that chirp like a bird. Trevor explores how sound is made and altered by the environment, and how we hear, perceive and react to sounds, and how sound and acoustics have inspired musicians, artists and writers. Trevor Cox will be talking about Sonic Wonderland at Rough Trade East at 7pm on Thurs 6th Feb.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Alien Jams NTS Radio

I am very pleased to have been asked to pop in and play some records on Alien Jams NTS Radio at 5pm on Sunday 23rd Feb. NTS Radio is a London-based independent radio station broadcasting live and worldwide from their base in Gillet Square Dalston London. Alien Jams is presented by Chloe Frieda every Sunday from 5-6pm focusing on electronic music throughout history, from early electronics to present day artists. So I am now going to spend the next few weeks trying to make a list of some records to play on the program. To be honest I did make a list and there was about 30 tunes on it, so def time to chop that list right the way down. Looking forward to all this very much.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Gaslight Troubadours Clockwork Curiosities

Very much enjoying The Gaslight Troubadours debt album Clockwork Curiosities.  
The Gaslight Troubadours are Professor Singleton Purblind and Lon Lippincott; a modern day Burke and Hare of sample reconstruction. I 1st became aware of these chaps when a friend of mine heard them being played on The Late Junction. Not long after that I heard the track A Three Pipe Problem (full of old foggy london town Holmes and Watson Vampires and "read all about it orrible murder") played on The Freak Zone. As it states on the ECC records website  It’s ‘Carry On Screaming’ starring Vivian Stanshall, with a dose of The League Of Gentlemen thrown in for good measure. Mock horror with glitchy beats could be one, slightly loose description. If you like the idea of a Victorian DJ Shadow in foggy London equipped with top hat cape and cane with Spring Heeled Jack and Varney the Vampire lurking just round the cobbled street corner then The Gaslight Troubadours are def for you.