Saturday, March 28, 2015

pthfftcore

A couple of incidental, non-Islands improvisations recorded because they had to be.

Radiator Mum's Bathroom is exactly what it says. I was in the bathroom while a bunch of family were downstairs nearly two weeks ago. I started striking the radiator, liked the sound, and recorded it.



Chraw was recorded last night. I was drunk, quite tired, had ideas for some sounds, but wanted to go to bed, and keep the noises quiet. So I did, and it sounded ok to me.



Erm... and something else. I can't remember. Maybe it'll be in the next post.

Friday, March 20, 2015

saturday 7 march 2015

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

islands : when we die

See my post at the Islands blog for full details, or just listen below.

The recording is from Saturday (28 February) at Peter Barlow's Cigarette #12. It is quiet in places.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

islands : pause - new project begun

Another part of my Islands project - the series of artworks in various media which will be created throughout 2015 - is Islands : Pause.

Islands : Pause is a projected series of silent videoportraits. It begins with six minutes of me eating an apple and looking out of a window.


islands : wind available now



After maybe more than two months, I've finally got round to making a set of improvs I had in mind.

They're called Islands : Wind, part of my larger project of interconnected works in various media throughout 2015 called Islands.

You can download them free at Bandcamp. There is also an amount of supplementary material consisting of images and text. Or you can listen to the sample below before you go clicking anything:



The idea started over Christmas at my mother's house, when I was playing around with the thunder tube percussion instrument she has. Although it's a pretty limited instrument, there is more you can do with it than just make thunder noises. I ordered myself one and determined to record a set of tracks using just thunder tube and voice.

That recording only happened over the last three or four days, in three sessions. Several improvs were rejected because they weren't good enough, or were too similar to one another.

Which isn't to say it's a set of pristine and head-spinningly diverse tracks - some of the recordings are pretty grimy. Chase of full above because it was recorded with the gain turned right up, Sprill because it was recorded on mobile phone and has the sound of an impact on it, and the rest were recorded in the shower in a haze of standing waves.