Saturday, February 26, 2011


I was browsing The Wire magazine's site when I chanced upon this link to, "How To Wreck A Nice Beach". It's a book published by Stop Smiling magazine about the history of the vocoder. You probably know the sound of the vocoder already. If not click below, watch, listen and enjoy.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wildlife Documentaries - Golden Thread 250211

Two 'wildlife documentaries' by Nicholas Keogh will be shown as part of the group exhibition 'Disconnected' in the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast this Friday. I helped with recording sound and other miscellaneous tech things.

One is called, 'A Film About Blue Bottles', the other is 'A Film About Slaters'. The full run time of both together is under 10 minutes.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Diego Stocco - Bassoforte

This man is really great.

I ended up with this mechanical hybrid thing I thought to call "Bassoforte" (bass + pianoforte).

Bandcamp page:

Here you can see a gallery with pictures
the instrument in the background

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wildlife Documentary Soundtrack - Filmsound

I'm helping a friend by composing a soundtrack to his latest wildlife documentary. It'll be pretty dense with layers of DIY electronic noise and recordings from a variety of acoustic sources.

It should be finished and ready for exhibition by the end of February. I'll update with details of where and when shortly.

If you too are interested in moving images and sounds, you might want to visit filmsound - there are numerous articles and links which I have found interesting and useful.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sound of an Image - Mac

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Vinyl + Pedals

I was asked if I had a list of the records I will have for sale this Sunday. I cobbled one together over lunch earlier. It's not complete, but it includes a few big names and some collectables...have a look.

Abba - Take a Chance on Me
Primal Scream - Don't Fight it, Feel it
Ruby - S.O.S
David Sylvian +
Riuichi Sakamoto- Forbidden Colours
The Cure - Lullaby (LTD numbered clear vinyl)
The Cure - Let's Go to Bed
The Wonder STuff- The Size of a Cow
Dr Hook - When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman
Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun
Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Kenny Logins - Footloose
Cabaret Voltaire- Hypno
Echo an the
Bunnymen - The Pictures On My Wall
- Rescue
Joy Division - Transmission
Josef K - It's Kind of Funny
New Order - True Faith-94
- Ceremony
- Hurt
Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl
- Peel Session
- Is and Ought the Western World
The O'Jays - Family Reunion
Olympic Lifts - New Wrecking Crew
Black Box - Stike It Up
The Timelords - Docorin' The Tardis
Space raiders - Laid Back

+ many more

Gerling - Suburban Jungle Sleeping Bag
Asian Dub
Foundation - 1000 Mirrors
Jolly Music - EP2 (yellow vinyl)
Biohazard - How it Is (red vinyl)
Ned's Atomic
Dustbin - Intact
Courtney Pine - Sacrifice

VA - I didn't Give a Damn if the Whites Bought It
VA - The 80s
VA - Great Hits of the 70s MOOG style
VA - Hammond Party Time
VA - Orgue Hammond Vol 6
VA - Best Disco Album in the World
Denis - DANCE! Dance! Dance!
James Last - Hammond a gogo 3
Mantronix - Don't Go Messin' With My Heart
Housemaster Boyz- House Nation
VA - Megabass 2
salt Tank - Peel Session
Regular Fries - Supersonicwaves
Koop - Alternative Takes EP
Mastermind - The Essence
ELO - Balance of Power
MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah!
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous (gatefold)
Sofiane - Tsouha
Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette
Busta Rhymes - Pass the Courvoisser
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
Blackalicious - If I May
Radiohead - There There
Geneva - Museum Mile
Alan Parsons
Project - I Robot (gatefold)
Bruce Springsten- Born to Run (LIVE)
Status Quo - Pefect Remedy
Fastway - Trick or Treat
Pretty Boy
Floyd - Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
Great White - Twice Shy
Crash N Burn - Hot Like Fire
Motley Cruw - Dr Feelgood
King Masco - Dancing Party
Little Axe - Ride On (Fight On)

+ many more

Local artists lucky dip includes:
American B Movie
Murder Mile
Inner Peace Project
The AFterglow
Handsome Gaz
Snow Patrol
Black Sookie
+ other badly marked CDRs

I also added a few guitar pedals to the list.
Boss PH-1 - Phaser pedal
Schaller F121 Fusschweller - volume pedal
Schaller Wah-Wah / Yoy-Yoy pedal

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Black Market - AV Sale

Black Market at the Black Box this Sunday.
I was having a bit of a Spring clean and I now have a small collection of audio, photo and video equipment for sale.

In addition to the equipment I'll have a box of vinyl for sale: a mix of 12s 10s and 7s of a range of styles and qualities. Come along, browse and make me an offer.

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RIP Times Three




Makers of moods, melody, magic. So glad we can still hear the music they made available.

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