Tuesday 25 September 2007

Glasgow on the 10th of November

will bear witness to my DJing at the following event:
miso @ The Ivy, Charing Cross, Glasgow. More info: www.ilovemiso.com.

SC Symposium and TodaysArt Festival

Last Thursday to Sunday I was in The Hague, checking out the SuperCollider Symposium and then spectating and finally performing at the TodaysArt Festival. There were many interesting presentations at the symposium, the ones that stick in my mind are IXI Quarks nifty composing and synthesis environment, Nick Collins' automatic synth-pop music generator, and a talk on dissonance curves. Thursdays electro-acoustic concert was a proper sit-down affair, with harpsichord, violin and flute performances all being put through the digital mangle in fine and spooky style. On friday evening, I had a wander around the TodaysArt event, which saw about 12 venues in the city hosting various gigs and events on the weekend. Pierre Bastien was playing in the Grote Kerk ("Great Church") and was entrancing as ever. I took him to see Kool Keith afterwards, but KK wasn't on stage unfortunately, it was someone else in a hood who was a bit boring to listen to. I didn't want to wait to see if he'd turn up, since I'd already seen him a few years ago (rapping about masturbation and throwing porn mags into the audience at the Parc de la Villette in Paris - most entertaining) but had never got the chance to hang out with Pierre before, so we went for a drink instead and had a good chat about music making methods and our touring experiences. Afterwards I went to lend an ear to Galaxy 2 Galaxy, the new Underground Resistance allied funk band. They were playing slap bass and excruciating saxophone solos over the top of Detroit classics such as Jupiter Jazz. It was even worse than my description, so I didn't stick around to witness the new incarnation of Model 500, featuring both Juan Atkins and Mad Mike, apparently. I heard it described as "nostalgic".
The next evening it was my turn to piss on my own legacy. After several short and stimulating sets from various SC posse members, I broke out a revised version of my live set with added sound tweaking elements. There were many unintentionally glitch-tastic moments as I struggled to control what was going on and pressed all the wrong buttons, but I managed to have fun by the end. It didn't feel like performing a piece of music though, more like attempting to complete a technical exercise a bit beyond my brain capacity. Still, a good dry run for the Japan trip next month.

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Cylob.com en Français - page traduite par WéMè Crew. (Merci!)

Friday 21 September 2007

Thursday 20 September 2007

Lazy Horse

Monday 10 September 2007

Bounds Green released today

Bleep: download
Warpmart: vinyl & CD
Boomkat: vinyl CD download
Norman Records: vinyl CD
WeMe: vinyl

I offloaded the rest of the CDs onto Warpmart, Boomkat and Norman Records. Norman Records have already sold out of them. The vinyl is also pretty limited so don't hang around if you want that... MP3s are eternal of course!

*** If you run a record shop and are interested to get some CDs in of this release, or you know someone in that situation, get in touch... If I can get orders for about 100 more then it will be worth manufacturing a second batch.

Tuesday 4 September 2007

FP Flac on its way

FLAC fans are in the minority, but they sure make their feelings known! I had some requests for a FLAC edition of "Formant Potaton" so I asked the bleep.com crew about it, and they said it's on the way within the next week or two.

Monday 3 September 2007

Bounds Green CD Sales Finished

Hi Yo, I've stopped selling Bounds Green CDs myself. Very limited numbers have been promised to a select few online stores, which will take care of most of the rest of the stock. If you ordered from me, thanks again. I make marginally more money that way, and you get your CD sooner and cheaper, so everyone's happy... I hope...

Saturday 1 September 2007

Bounds Green Vinyl now available

Direct from the source, @ the WeMe Records online market. Also available, the rocking new DJ Stingray 12", you only pay postage and packing once so you might as well get both!