Monday, 23 March 2015

Ghost Sessions


Taken during the recording Codex, the first Ghost Harmonic album

Photo: Hiro Harata / Benge

Thursday, 19 March 2015

On Tap


Oh thanks Elizabeth!

Green Light




I just got my ARP 1601 sequencer back from Keith who fixed it's broken power supply. He ordered a red glowing power switch so of course they sent a green one. Here it is controlling the ARP 2500. The 1601 is set to 'random' so that the 16 stages jump around indecisively, which is nice



By the way, if you don't know what an ARP 1601 is here is the user manual:

Arp Seq Owners

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Arrival


We made it! Here is some arrival footage, and an unreleased early version of Lava Land. See you tonight at Koenji HIGH...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Intricate Trickles


Via Natalie: "Flanje! John and Luke played Home and did some chat about us in their ever so righteous radio show"

The Quietus Hour: 27-02-15 by The Quietus on Mixcloud

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Polycaro


Here is a video of the Korg Poly 61. I programmed some new sounds into the memory bank and set up a loop on the tape recorder. You can edit the 2 digital VCOs, the filter and VCA which share an envelope, and send an LFO to the filter, pitch and VCA. Thats pretty much it, but the results of combining these few parameters are really satisfying, especially when dealing with first-generation analog/digital hybrid electronic circuits

The second bit of the video was shot at Tate Modern, where they have a really good 60s/70s minimalist show on at the moment. There was an arresting yellow Anthony Caro that caught my eye

Holy Poly


Holy Moly I just found another classic bit of equipment, this time in a junk shop. It's a Korg Poly 61 and it was looking right at me as I walked in the door! £90. It completely matches the Martin Hannett Seck mixer - same era, same colour scheme, same technology in a way. Holy Moly