There are some days that it’s easier to walk away from the studio and just ‘play’ – today is one of those days, no modulars, no vintage analogue synths, no workstations, just me, the Moog Little Phatty (granted not standard as far as presets go) and the new Arturia.
I’ve heard numerous comments on the Arturia Beatstep Sequencer, rating it from awful to good. Well you can take it from me, it (for the price) is a decent piece of kit. There are many times like today when the modular does my head in and I just want to sit in the quiet room and let my fingers do the walking with some of my favourite presets and when the Moog is running sequenced I can jump from piano on the Roland to something spacey on the MS2000 Korg.
The only thing I don’t like is the fact it’s way too flat appearance wise. So with that said I wandered out to the workshop (yes I have a workshop) and built the nifty stand for it – well me and the CNC machine built the nifty stand 😉
I’m not an authorised official spokesman for Arturia, but I don’t mind sharing info if I like something.
Here’s a picture
Just a teaser from the upcoming album ‘Eight‘
I’m still numb after hearing Edgar Froese passed. It was him, Tangerine Dream, Neuronium and the like that gave me the drive to continue with electronic music, you will be greatly missed.
Diolch yn fawr Edgar, diolch yn fawr.
Apparently, a leaked copy of the full cover of Dychwelyd y Ddraig Goch has upset some people, it appears we can’t make a concept album without the PC Brigade sticking their 2 bobs worth in.
I’d like to say what’s really on my mind but going off on one will achieve nothing, so instead I’ll let you decide if the concept of the Welsh driving the invaders from the east out with the Red Dragon actually means driving the English out, does it really say who those from the east are, ‘NO’ – so as far as I’m concerned the PC Brigade are seriously bent.
Seeing as the full cover has been leaked, the image below is the proof of the back – you tell me if it’s offensive. Plus you may as well have a chuckle at the email.
originally posted September 11
As a thank you to all our supporters we’ve decided to offer up an early Christmas present, in the shape of a live album. Granted it was a spur of the moment thought and more of a live jam session but it worked and gave us a giggle.
It’s going to be released as a limited run 12″ record – there will be NO CD of this at this time, time to get back to roots so if you’d like your copy click on ‘Download’, it’s a zip file and it’s not going to stay up for long – oh and remember you’ll need something to unpack it with.
Download removed as they are now short approximately 7 or eight minutes of stuff that was scraped up off the cutting room floor (so to speak). The video’s you see below are snippets from Part 1 and Part 2
We’ve decided to remove the free album and re-engineer/re-mix it and release it as a short run CD so for those that manage to snaffle it before its removal (20th November) think yourself lucky as you have the unofficial/official bootleg.
We just thought you’d all be interested in the cover of our latest works, ‘Dychwelyd y Ddraig Goch’ or for the non Welsh speakers, ‘The Return of the Red Dragon.’ Expected release date is around Jan 2015