Monday 28 January 2008

New Cylob EP on MP3

Cylob Industries CSR 005 M : Cylob : Late In The Day

You can get it here - the password is "luscious2". You don't need to pay anything in order to access this release, but if you would like to donate towards my equipment costs, you can do so here. It will also appear on the usual digital music sites soon.

*** UPDATE: I've had a few donations already, which is amazing, thankyou very much. I would be happy to personally mail everyone who does so, however, I have to bear in mind that it could be perceived as a bit invasive. Still, you can take my appreciation for granted.

*** UPDATE 2: I have added an .html section to the download, with my web page links and the paypal button. You may distribute this wherever you like, but please include those files if you do so. Thanks!

Sunday 27 January 2008


The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music contains a collection of essays covering the history and methods of electronic music making (funnily enough), along with some artist statements from luminaries such as Stockhausen, Max Mathews, Kevin Saunderson and (ahem) myself... That's right, I'm now a published authority on the subject, and contributer to an official Cambridge University tome, which makes me better than you, obviously. The most important three paragraphs in this publication can be found on page 77 - these alone are worth seventeen pounds of anyone's money.

Saturday 26 January 2008

On its way

CSR 005 M is a 22 minute, 6 track EP.

Saturday 19 January 2008

Downloads + Hard Sell

(yep, I told you!)

OK let's have a quick recap:-

London, December 2007
Tokyo, October 2007
Osaka, October 2007
London, December 2006

Fribourg, December 2007
Acid On Sea, London 2006
Glade Festival 2005
Britain's Best DJ 2005

Alpine Acid (!)
Get A Taste
Rock The Trojan Fader

Brentford To Little Venice, Winter
Brentford To Little Venice, Spring

Kensington Bells
Japanese Train

You may enjoy these downloads - with a total value of over $60 - absolutely FREE with our compliments! You can purchase more of this stuff by either searching "cylob" on iTunes or similar MP3 store, or by visiting one of these fine retailers.

Friday 18 January 2008

Live in London 6 December 2007 - MP3

Me, the promoter, his partner, his friend, and the entire audience, at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London.

You can download a desk recording of this set HERE ... thrill to the bits where I play live keyboard or enter beats in real-time! I had to cut the sound in a few places due to the notorious SuperCollider audio glitch problem, and I've applied some eq, compression and level-riding, but apart from that, this is how it was.

Wednesday 16 January 2008

Alpine Acid

We present to you this complimentary release, consisting of six quickly made, artless 303 tracks, yours to keep and treasure for eternity!

(Thanks to Pitch Mode for the use of his studio.)

Tuesday 15 January 2008

DJ in London, Feb 2 2008

Cylob + DJ Venom + others

@ The Old Blue Last, Great Eastern Street, London.
Free, 9 - 1.30 am.


Monday 14 January 2008

DJ in Seattle, Thursday 7 Feb 2008

One-off west coast U.S. date.

"Bonkers! A night of fresh hot Braindance.
Thursday February 7th @ The Re-bar, 1114 Howell St., Seattle.
10pm - 2am.
Featuring --> Cylob & Jacob London with residents Mr. Zillion, The Naturebot, and Erictronic."

Here's the flyer:

More info at:

Sunday 13 January 2008

Opinion Up

As previously stated, by and large I keep my blog controversy free, since it's just a boring blurb sheet for my nosediving "career." Look what happens when somebody speaks their mind on the interweb: they get labelled as "opinionated." OK fine, but personally I like to read someone pouring forth on what they're up to and what is bugging them! Analog Industries is always worth a read, especially when its author lays into the very customers he relies on. Benn Jordan has fired up his blog again, witness him bite the hand that feeds and tell it like it is about Native Instruments' software copy protection and NAMM's tinpot bureaucracy.

V/A Various Acid

Acid - the sound that refused to die, and then became trendy again. I must admit there's a part of me which says, how many more times do I need to hear the twang of a 303, but at the same time I just can't get enough. I have contributed to this new WeMe album - it's really good! And not just my track (which by the way was made on my own digital 303 replica that sounds nothing like the real thing.) Luke Vibert, EDMX, Todd Osborn (part time Sound Murderer), Ceephax and Syntheme are also featured, along with a few other collaborators. If that doesn't appeal at all, then give up.

Check the track list here, and buy it here.

Retro Thing old calc post

A major lapse of memory on my part has lead to a breakdown in blog etiquette for which I can only beg forgiveness and rectify thus: Retro Thing linked to my post about old calculators, which was pretty cool, so here's the boomerang. It's one of my favourite pages on the whole innernette, so there you go.

Sunday 6 January 2008

Time Machine

Me and Global Goon in about 1995.

Friday 4 January 2008

The Quinkey

(From Acorn User magazine, April 1984.)

Lunar Colony

(from SCIENCE Journal, May 1969)

Thursday 3 January 2008

Pocket Calculator

(from SCIENCE Journal, May 1969)

BBC Micro Sound

I'm scan happy tonight, here's a PDF I made of the pages in the BBC Micro manual relating to its sound functions. It's fairly arcane. I used to just put random values into the envelope function until it made noises like a deranged arcade, way back when I was 9 or 10.

New Computer

I'm torn between the PDP-12 and the Raytheon 706. What do you think?

(from SCIENCE Journal, May 1969 - five shillings.)

DJ Cylob in Fribourg - MP3

Here's my new year present for you:

Hope you like it!

Wednesday 2 January 2008

Club Dog, June 1994

My second ever live set, I believe, under the name Kinesthesia of course. At the old George Robey pub in Finsbury Park, London. Were you there? Do you remember anything? I don't, apart from being deaf for two days afterwards.

Yes, it really happened.

I'm having a new year clutter clearout, having got myself a scanner recently, so combine the two and here is a mementoid from the past: A flyer for a gig featuring Autechre, Boards Of Canada, Pan (a) Sonic, Mira Calix (before that name existed) and Mark Broom, "headlined" by myself. The inverted commas are appropriate, as the only reason I played last was because Autechre were about to go on tour and needed to rev up the tour bus early, although the promoter rather patronisingly suggested otherwise. Of course half the audience cleared off when I came on stage (not for the last time!) And right down on the bottom of the bill was BOC before their mega-success. I often wonder what might have been, if it had been my brand of crunchy beats and floaty melodies that had caught on instead of theirs, as I bang my head against the wall and sob endlessly! Ha not really, led us a fiver will you guys! Watch out behind you next time you cross the road, alright? Only joking!