Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dodgy Stereo - Animation

Here's a little black and white animation I made. I used Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere for motion graphics, the sound was made using a Korg x5, Audacity and Premiere.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mark and Lard Vs Kraftwerk

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Listen... 090210

Pavilion Bar, Belfast
Tuesday 9th February
£3 door tax
9pm - 1am

Dodgy Stereo presents the return of the "Listen…" club in the Pavilion bar.  Giving you the opportunity to listen to 101 flavours in a night, the club is all about playing fine tunes that aren't being aired elsewhere along with seldom seen videos from the vaults.

This menu will feature adventures in bass of various tempos, and merry melodies of various vintages.

dj connors23 (Reggae, Dub, Hip Hop - Rennes, Fr) 
Lisa Flavelle (Jazzfunk, Nusoul, Deephouse - Belfast)
Messyfuture (Dubstep - Belfast)
BEW (Bleepcore, Noise - Belfast) 
Reggie Chamberlain-King (Musiphilosphistry - Belfast)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Porcelain Minotaurs - Locust Halo

Local netlabel Acroplane have moved onto a new phase. In the past all their releases were free downloads. From now on the plan is to release paid and unpaid for releases. I think this new direction should be supported by all.

I've been enjoying high quality releases from their stable (and producing some too) for years and I think it's time to give a little love back to the label that has done more than many others to publish the vast amount of talent in the experimental, electronic and digital realm of music, often sadly overlooked (or economically unviable) music projects active across the globe.

Here's their press release:
"artist: Porcelain Minotaurs
catalogue no.: ACPR001
release date: 25.01.10
*NOW AVAILABLE* The 1st release in Acroplane Recordings' new line of releases comes from Porcelain Minotaurs; the new project from Jason Kohnen of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Dark Dubstep and Breaks, heavy bass, ethnic drums and haunting vocals from Charlotte Cegarra sit alongside varied instrumentation and interludes of jazz/drone experimentalism in this darkly unique 4 tracker."

Here's a review by Matt from ImprintThisOnYourMind

I got mine from Boomkat, but it's also available from Juno, Addictech, What People Play, iTunes,

Porcelain Minotaurs - Locust Halo previews.. by Acroplane

Go there.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuning the Lorenzo Organ

I was given this organ years ago by a friend (Paddy Bloomer) who found it after someone had thrown it away. It's in reasonable condition but only has three of the four legs it had when it was made. The 'string', 'flute' and 'vibrato' switches crackle, and it has been out of tune since I got it. Until this evening. Now it's droning along with the rest of the crew.

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Are you a musician? Do you wish you could have control getting your music to people? Rebeat might make that possible for you.
I watched their video, it seems like a good product/service.

The list of stores it distributes to is comprehensive and the breakdown of costs is transparent.

I'm going to have a closer look at their FAQ and manual before investing.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

ECKER 2nd Birthday + Detwist - Stench

A video cobbled together from low resolution clips from Ecker's 2nd birthday at the Menagerie Bar, Belfast on the 22nd of November 2009. Music by Detwist. Video by BEW.

ECKER 2nd Birthday from barryc on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


One of the pleasures of what is known as Web2.0 is the amount of video available. If you're partial to downloading some of this content for later viewing/sharing you might have come across the bane of video-loving non-techie types that is the codec issue.

Forums and chat boards across the net are filled with questions about codecs, and the advice that's given isn't always clear which can be a bit depressing. A huge amount of viewing problems can be solved by simply choosing the correct player, and many experienced people will (rightly) advise you install VLC (freely available from a number of locations) for Linux, Windows or Mac OS.

Recently the pretty programmers over at VLC added the ability to convert video - a useful tool for people who like to move their media about, and now they're aiming to have a free open source video editing tool too.

Get their wares, and if you can, donate to support their noble work.

Thanks to CDM for the heads up on this - I love having things on the horizon to look forward to. Roll on creative solutions for all in 2010...

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