Saturday, 26 March 2011

Word of the Week #9

Concrete House



My brother Dan, who has his art studio upstairs, is a big fan of concrete. And so it seems is this architect. In the early 70s he saw this derelict concrete factory, and instead of thinking "this would make a cool house" and then going back to his boring office job, he actually made it into his house and office. Pretty damn inspirational!










Friday, 25 March 2011

Diagramatic

Check out my friend Sam's new project Diagrams. Follow the link and download the track for free. The drums were recorded here at my studio a few months ago on my Gretsch kit. I really like this song, nice one Sam, can't wait for the album!!!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sail to the Haunted Stars

I was browsing over at La Boca's blog and saw some nice stuff:









Sunday, 20 March 2011

Me(tamatic)

There is a new interview with me over on the Metamatic website by Rob Harris where I talk about the studio, working with Foxxy, playing Are Friends Electric on the Polymoog with Gary Numan, and a run down of the synths used on the Interplay album (available from all good record shops from Monday), amongst other things. Thanks Rob!

Rubiks Cube of Sound

I got a new Doepfer module on German ebay (always good for Doepfer stuff). Its a very interesting module, and seems to me to embody the Doepfer sound. It can be used as a 2 second 8 bit sampler, a digital delay (in conjunction with a mixer module) or a wavetable synth. Unfortunately the manual is so badly written and the module is so complicated with its array of function switches, that I haven't been able to get the most out of it yet, but that makes it all the more fascinating I suppose. Its like a Rubiks Cube of sound