Here we are in 2016 and we’re still working feverishly on Breaking Down The Fourth Wall (well as feverishly as I can as I keep ducking out to make Cigar Box Guitars), we have a number of tracks already recorded but as there will only be three tracks, as soon as the time says ‘get it sorted‘ we’ll pick the three.
Two have already picked themselves, they’re ‘Disturbance in the DNA of the Gods‘ – a dark number that wanders through a synthetic chain, and ‘The Dance of Smeagol and Gollum’ – a happily sad number that takes the listener through the joyous and morbid fragments of the mind.
Watch this space for further updates, oh and seriously if you’re looking for a hobby that involves music, have a basic knowledge of tools i.e. you know what a screw driver looks like you too can build a Cigar Box Guitar. I use the whole process as a way to release the frustrations of composing because I can hit things without getting in to trouble 😉 .
The only time you’ll see me agreeing to a Best Of is now. We will never release another and that decision was made by me. It’s simple really, re-hashing pre-released material just to satisfy corporate suits doesn’t sit well with me.
The downloadable version has two extra tracks, both CD and download include an as yet unreleased track.
Anyhoo, links to all albums are now on the side bar to your left – providing you’re not upside down in that case try the right side of the page or better medication 😉
Oh goody, a banned/refused cover. How the *****n’ hell can this be classified as porn????? It’s bloody fantasy for **** sake!! Bloody PC Brigade wouldn’t know art if it bit ’em on the arse. Why it wasn’t pulled up before hand is beyond me, so now it’s back to the drawing board as I flat REFUSE to modify it!
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.