Friday, 18 May 2012

Play System


Jarvis brought along a synth with him. Its a Yamaha Playsystem. You can load songs into it with a crazy magnetic-music-sheet-thing...

Space Ship


Here is Jarvis Cocker at the Big Moog, making spaceship sounds
1st pic by me, 2nd pic by Sefa

Lunar Track



Here is the result of our collaboration with The Soft Moon.... Evidence

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bend Your Ear Radio Programme No.4




Here is programme four in my occasional radio show. This time its all about the music of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth, who I have been listening to quite a lot recently. I have chosen various tracks from his early film music, from the period 1976 to 1982. Here is the track list:
01 intro (BYE ident)
02 number 5 (the fog)
03 the windows (assault on precinct 13)
04 police state (escape from NY)
05 escape (the fog)
06 chariots of pumpkins (halloween 3)
07 back to the pod (escape from NY)
08 opening (the fog)
09 orientation (escape from NY)
10 over the wall (escape from NY)
11 the president is gone (escape from NY)
12 the rock (halloween 3)
13 outro (BYE ident)
Hope you like it!

Stringy


I finally found a Yamaha SS30 string machine on ebay (for a very reasonable price) and went to pick it up from Maidstone in Kent. Hello Niall! I love this machine, and agree with Peter Forrest, it is up there with the best string machines ever made

Futuristic and Universal


Look at these pictures Foxxy sent me of the amazing Atomium in Belgium. Imagine trying to get this past your local town planning department. Designed in the late 50s by Les Architects Polak, I think its beautiful. So we are going to name a track after it

New Wrangler


Had day wrangling some ideas for new stuff with Mal last week...