Thursday, 27 September 2012


The early Buchla modules (up to around 1968?) used green ink. Fascinating

Monday, 24 September 2012


Yay! Our new album is out today. Get your copy here

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Peace and Love

Here is a new piece of music we made for a recent presentation at Tate Modern. The amazing video is by Dancon1 (thanks Dan!). Track is all Moog Modular, Mal's vocal treated with Roland VP330, Eventide H3000 and ChaosPad

Holiday Snaps-3

And these were taken on a remote beach down the left side

Holiday Snaps-2

These were taken at a castle on a cliff. Regarding the white tree in the third picture, there are a lot of trees on Crete that have been painted with white lime wash. We asked 5 different people why they do this and we got 5 different answers! 1 - to keep animals off the bark. 2 - to stop the trees getting hot. 3 - because it looks nice. 4 - so cars can see them at night. 5 - to stop the bark being poisoned by insects

Holiday Snaps-1

Hello, I am going to post my holiday snaps from Crete. I wish I was still there. The first group are from two monasteries we visited on the top bit of Crete, near the middle, but slightly to the left

Friday, 21 September 2012


Enjoy the amazing sound of waves lapping the Cretan seashore...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Krell Meme 3

Here's another development of the Krell meme started by Todd Barton. There's been lots more over on muff's, I might do a compilation at some point. Anyway, this patch uses Todd's original concept but with more oscillators, and I sent out triggers from the P/R module to fire the vactrols in the 292e low pass gates. This gives it a more percussive feel. This time I left it running while I watered the plants before I left for Crete


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bestival Festival

Here are a few shots of us playing last thursday, taken by Mark Jones our inimitable host. Somehow we managed to be selected as act of the day by Bestival

Here is a clip I took backstage. John is checking our visuals for the gig...

And this is where we played - the Big Top - Wooo!

UPDATE: Finally there is a youtube clip of us at Bestival. Thank-you Guildfordghost:

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sequential Profit

I was messing around on the T8 yesterday, what a great synth

Shaky Picture

Pete's Cargo Videos

My friend Pete sent me some vids he took at our cargo show last week:

Word of the Week #40


The double gatefolds have arrived! Good work from Barnbrook, Malins, and well, me and John really

Monday, 10 September 2012

Krell Meme...

So following on from this post, I was digging around on Muffs and saw that the meme had evolved again. Slipperysoles had posted another self-generating Buchla patch, this time based on an idea from Douglas Leedy in 1970. Leedy made an album called Entropical Paradise which explored automata in music, which is documented in the indispensable book Electronic Music by Allen Strange. See the scan I made of the flow chart of Leedy's original patch. I decided to try and recreate the this on my 200e system, which is itself a evolution of the Buchla 100 Leedy used. There are lots of differences in the modules and functions I had to contend with but I got somewhere close, and as always with the Buchla found something unique along the way

Monday, 3 September 2012


Heres a short clip of the new stream-lined Maths rehearsing a song for our shows this week. This is a brand new song from our forthcoming album Evidence. Video shot at the studio, where I've got a new PA. No, not Personal Assistant, Public Address system

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Krell Meme

Here is a piece of music I made on the Buchla. Its completely self-playing - I set up the patch then left it running for 15 minutes while I made lunch. The patch is based on a concept by Todd Barton (his video below explains the initial idea), but I added to it a little bit by using a second oscillator which different cv parameters. (Technical info: the same cv is coming from the 261e SOU but is being tripped up by a clock division using the Eardrill P/R - it only changes pitch on every 3rd count. The second vco is the 144. I also added some pitch modulation which comes in and out randomly using a 254v cv processor)

Building The Krell Muzak Patch from todd barton on Vimeo.