Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What A Card

Look my friend Richard drew a picture of my studio for my birthday card! Thanks Rich, I love it - I'm going to print it out and put it up on the wall next to my Moog

Monday, 28 December 2015

Buchla Patterns

Happy In Between week! To celebrate the few days between xmas and NY, heres a little video:

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sunday, 15 November 2015


Check out this fleabay auction - the most dustiest loft-found-synth ever! The seller didn't even bother to dust the whole synth down - just enough to read the name. That'l do. Actually, its a very rare synth - I've never seen one before. I guess its a kit from the E&MM mag back in the day

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Shifting Serge

Just got the mighty Serge back from Keith, who did a TON of work on it - its needed some love considering I have never had anything fixed on it since I put it all together - some of those panels I got 15 years ago or more! Doesn't time fly when your having fun..

This patch uses the Analog Shift Register to delay a sequencer pattern by 2 steps before going to a 2nd oscillator. They both go into the Wilson Analog Delay which is being VC'd by the sequencer too

The Dusseldorf

Just got back from a flying visit to Dusseldorf, where we played as part of the ElectriCity festival. Dusseldorf is the epicentre of european art music, being home to the likes of Kraftwerk (Kling-Klang studio, now defunct) and Joseph Beuys (Dusseldorf Academy of Art)

Here we are in the modernist conference venue

Heres us on stage, thanks to Rudi.

I was lucky enough to be met at the airport my my fellow bandmates, who had gone out the day before for Mal's talk at the music conference

We were playing on the bill before Michael Rother, a very nice man, and one responsible for virtually inventing Krautrock. Here is a little bit of his set I caught on camera

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Emu Talking

Chatting with the Emu. Did it swear at me?


I got an Emu! Its Emazing!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Really Feral

My friend Hugo has made a short film and its really good! And I did all the music! Its a tale of tough love set on the mean streets of New York, where Hugo lives. Mate, I'm really proud of you and proud to have been part of your debut as bona fide film maker. LETS HAVE SOME MORE!

Feral Mix Trailer from Hugo Cariss on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Look I put a sticker on my new console with "MemetuneStudios II analog/digital music complex" written on it

The Discreetus

Theres a nice review of the Discreet concert HERE (and below for posterity)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Shh Now

I met up with Gavin at the Barbican do, and he returned my Roland Sh1 monosynth that I lent him. I had forgotten how lush this synth is! Its got a lovely rounded and warm sound. Here it is being sequenced from the Roland 100M analog sequencer. I filmed it on a vintage Hitachi VK C500E video camera, nice!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Complete Discretion

Discreet is complete! I had a fantastic time performing on stage with Leo, David, John, Oliver, Emma, Lloyd, Tony and Chris. THANKS FOR ASKING ME! Lets do it again soon please?

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Spiders From Moors

I have just had my EMS gear serviced and calibrated in preparation for my appearance at the Barbican later this month. DID I MENTION I AM PLAYING AS PART OF THE DISCREET MUSIC CONCERT ON THE 26TH SEPTEMBER? Please come along! I have been asked to play the synthesiser and tape parts live on stage, what an honour - Discreet Music is one of my favourite albums, and it was Brian Eno's first release in his seminal ambient series of albums. It was the very first ambient record! Anyway, my gear is all fit and ready thanks to Keith, but when we opened the VCS3 up there were two SPIDERS inside - they had not harmed the circuits though, just spun a few ambient webs and eaten some ambient flies

You can listen to an interview with Leo Abrahams and David Coulter about the gig below (about half way through the program)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Moor Rothko

Rothko helped quite a lot in the making of the video in the previous post. He chased the drone all over the place

Moor Video

Friday, 28 August 2015

I Dream of Ghosts

New Wrangler remix out now on THIS compilation - music from the documentary I Dream Of Wires. Yeah!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Inaugural Patch

The first full patch in the new studio. Its all running together with the same clock triggering everything. In this vid: Polyfusion AS-1 Sequencer, ARP 2500, Serge Modular and EMS stuff (OK I played that by hand). Thanks to Phil Jones for capturing it on his nice camera...

Friday, 21 August 2015

Settled On A Platform

I am in a real magazine! Yes, there is an interview / feature on me and my London studio in this months Computer Music. Its also online here

Thanks so much to Danny for doing the interview - that was a very long phone call mate!!

Just a few corrections, for the record: my tape machine is 16 track not 24; the first computer sequencer I got on the Atari was C-Lab Notator, not Studio Vision (that was my 2nd sequencer, when I got a Mac); my 20 Systems album wasn't synced up using midi - on that record, if a synth had a built in sequencer I used that on the track, otherwise I played it by hand; "Kyma, it's a bit like Max, but not quite as complex" Kyma is as complex as Max, if you want it to be! Other than that its a brillo interview and hopefully I don't come across as too much of a nobber

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cooking 2

Here are some facts about the AS-1 sequencer:

1] Its V.cute

2] It is very small and compact having 16 steps and a lot of nice control features

3] My model has the serial number "DEMO" - so I guess this was one of the first units produced and used by the guys at Polyfusion to show people what it could do

4] The AS-1 was one of the first stand alone step sequencers. I can only think of a few dating from the 1970s: the ARP 1601, the Oberheim Mini Sequencer and the Korg SQ10. The Polyfusion is the coolest looking though. For some reason it reminds me of K9 which is a nice thought

5] The AS-1 came with an amazing user manual that has to be one of the BEST LOOKING USER MANUALS EVER DESIGNED! Its so cool that I scanned my version and made a PDF for you

Cooking 1

Look I found a super-rare Polyfusion AS-1 Sequencer on the Bay to match my Polyfusion Modular system! Here it is in action:

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Moor Info

Here is some more moor music information:

The music on this album was created on a Yamaha VL1-m. It is an instrument of immense complexity and depth, but like many innovative large-scale instruments it has been long forgotten and superceded by smaller, cheaper, more compromised iterations. VL1 is the first example of a digital sound processor that uses the principles of waveguide technology to produce acoustic instrument simulations. Waveguides are physical bodies that limit waves (sound waves or any other kind of wave) in a special way to produce a desired effect. As soon as digital computers became powerful and affordable enough for the huge amounts of processing required, waveguide principles began to be used in the simulation of real-world instruments. During the late 1980s, Yamaha worked alongside Stanford University in the development of waveguide synthesis, using a combination of digital delay lines and filters to model the properties of acoustic instruments. The result was the release of the instrument in 1994, VL1, and the keyboard-less rack mount version (which I have), VL1-m

VL1 was primarily designed to be played using a breath controller, an electronic device you blow into to control sound settings. However I decided to use a small MIDI keyboard with great physical control output to create my interface with VL1-m. For example, I used the keys to select and trigger the locations and durations of notes, velocity, wheels and after-touch controllers to guide other parameters such as wind or pressure arc, damping, the absorption of certain frequencies, etc

VL1 also includes 3 high quality FX processors, various EQ modules, mixers, dynamic filters, resonators, exciters, and so it goes on. All in all, even though it is not easy to harness all this power by editing via its tiny screen, it was possible to create every element of this album from inside this small black box

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Moor Music


Friday, 7 August 2015

Moor Pictures

New album coming out today...

Saturday, 25 July 2015


LOOK! My entire back catalog is finally up on iTunes - thank you SO MUCH to Steve and Isobel and Tench for all your patience and hard work in helping getting everything up there

Friday, 17 July 2015

EMS Plan

Look I got Chris to make me a stand for all my EMS gear. Its made out of a vintage 60s/70s era G-Plan shelving unit I got at a car boot sale. Super-doopa, yes?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


A study on the Korg PS3100, in the Minimalist vein

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Guess the synths...

Friday, 26 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Big Paws

Its been ages, but I'm back online...