New releases now available:
Fower / Fowk – Dinzu Artefacts (DNZ24)
Tapes sold out at source. Download available now on my Bandcamp, and a very limited number of tapes available soon.
Studies exploring the limits of tape machines. Recordings of low frequencies and noise repeatedly overdubbed to create thick, grainy textures. Found voice samples appear as ghostly commentators.
Monosphere – TVEI (tvei28)
All tapes sold out. Second run available soon. Download available on TVEI Bandcamp, as well as my page.
Monosphere comprises two iterations of monophonic, autonomous computer music. Performed with a custom Max patch, the pieces explore inhuman and unpredictable dynamics, gradually rendered with extreme quietness. Drones, sine wave clusters, gentle noise.
Review – Irregular Crates
“Disjointed scrapes and rustles push through a layer of fibre-glass noise, the lack of audibility adding to a growing sense of unease…You might be able to relax if you could figure out what was going on, but, as it is, those consoling details are just out of earshot. KcKcKcKrrrrrrcKcK. Bbbbmmmph. Chchinggg.”
Read the full review
Employing subtle sine tone oscillations and field recordings as sonic source material, the two short pieces simply titled “1” and “2” gently explore timbre and presence … This is an excellent, restrained effort, both in terms of content and length, and a thoroughly remedying listen.
brak is available on Soft Error. Edition of 50 C16 cassettes, and infinite downloads.
New tape out Nov 27 on Soft Error. Limited edition C16 and infinite download.
brak is a pair of timbral studies.
Sine tone oscillators, clicks, and cassette
field recordings stop and start;
drifting blocks of sound.
Recorded in London and Dungeness.
brak – Scots for break, as in broken waves ‘rolling towards the sea shore.’
Photos and audio from my solo performance in Margate last week. Improvised score for Nam June Paik’s Zen for Film (1962-4), with cassette players, contact mics, found cassettes, empty cassettes, and coil pickups.
Tomorrow (Nov 7th), I’m playing an early evening solo set with cassette players at LIMBO art space in Margate.
Come along at 6.30pm, BYOB. Donations welcome.
Also playing are Claire Orme and Stefano Kalonaris.
My new tape defekt fabrik. is featured on the latest Hainbach ambient mixtape:
My new tape, defekt fabrik., is available now. Cassette player and malfunctioning tape loop studies on pro-duplicated C27 yellow cassettes, with unique handmade artwork for each tape. Edition of 20.
I kill a hound. I kill a small hound. I kill a deceitful hound. I kill a worm, wherein there is terror; I kill all his wicked brood. Seven angels from Paradise will help me, that I may do valiantly, and give no more time to the worm to live than while I recite this prayer.
In 2014 I released my first album on a small cassette label. I’ve recently received the remaining tapes, and these are now available on my Bandcamp page.
The album is a collection of drone works in two parts:
•Side A: Sterile, forensic studies of computers, objects, and software synthesisers
•Side B: Drifting, textural soundscapes, processed field recordings