New album launch.

Good evening to you, I hope you’re having a good start to the weekend, even if it isn’t the extended one we’re enjoying here in the UK for the queen’s platinum jubilee.

That isn’t the only thing worth celebrating today, however, because he time has finally come for me to air a new collection of original music, in the form of my new album, Process of Elimination.

Listen for free or purchase one or more of the album’s 15 lovingly crafted tracks via the Bandcamp player below.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve already created videos for a few of the new tunes and here are three of my favourites.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: A reminder of what you’re missing.

Hi there, sorry I haven’t posted in a while, life has been a bit full and I’ve been absorbed in various other creative pursuits, the main one being audio visual in nature, about which more in the not too distant future.

But for now I’m concentrating on the purely visual arts, namely; The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For well over 200 posts now, my fellow intrepid photographic adventurers and I have challenged ourselves to come up with images themed around a weekly prompt and the results have been eye-opening, to say the least.

The creativity and talent out there in the blogosphere never ceases to amaze me and I’m very grateful to all of those who regularly take part…but I want to see more of that fantastic talent and imagination.

To that end, I’m reposting this week’s challenge here, with a few extra photos thrown in to sweeten to deal, along with ***A REALLY REALLY OBVIOUS LINK*** to The Cosmic Photo Challenge’s new home, so you can come on over and get involved.

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On The Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, I asked you to capture your images; On the shore.

After over 20 years living in North Devon, I finally made my first trip to a hidden Victorian gem, Tunnel Beaches in Ilfracombe.

Accessed by an unassuming white tunnel entrance just a few minutes walk from the high street, these beaches were opened in the early 1800s with the two naturally separated coves enabling ladies and gentlemen to bathe with their modesty intact. The gentlemen’s beach was in use for a wedding yesterday, so I took a stroll around the rugged landscape of the ladies beach and made a video tour, accompanied by an extract from a recently composed piece of appropriately watery ambient electronica*.

Where did your search for the water’s edge take you at the weekend? Let’s have a look at your pictures…

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*{Should you wish to experience the full version of this new track, along with it’s own, strangely mesmerizing video, you can do so HERE}

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with  #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

New Year, new mix.

Hello there, happy new year to you all, here’s a new musical treat for you, to start 2022 off on a funky note. It’s a little disco number I call Daft Kerplunk, in tribute to a certain defunct French electro duo by whom it is inspired.

Mind your eyeballs, it’s about to get…complicated.

Psychedelic techno/fusion trap audio visual spectacular double bill.

I have been working overtime in my home studio complex recently (oh alright, sitting on the sofa with my phone) to produce not one but two extraordinary new examples of multimedia madness to inflict on you share with you.

To start with, here’s the YouTube video for a chilled out fusion of minimal techno, garage beats and vocal samples entitled Content Blocked

That’s followed by something completely different; an enormous, slowly building wall of sound production which quite frankly defies description, aptly named Unhinged Malady.

{The embedded Instagram player features an exclusive, extra-insane, retina-scrambling version of the video, but if you can’t access that one for any reason, here’s the original YouTube edit}

Psychedelic Sunday.

Another weekend of digital fiddling and multimedia mucking about has ended up with another new piece of genre-defying electronic music and an accompanying video which gives new meaning to the word “trippy”.

The video was made using only a single photo, which I was using to make some artwork for the track’s Bandcamp release. I got a bit carried away adding more and more extra layers of effects and, although the resulting visuals weren’t created by synching them with the music, they are still pretty awesome in their psychedelic trippiness.

New music: Pre-release video exclusive.

Time for another burst of extended sonic experimentation, once again accompanied by an eye-wateringly psychedelic video.

The entire visual extravaganza was made using nothing more than a one minute twelve second clip of the spider you see at the start, which I then spent a few hours layering with more and more effects until I arrived at the retina-worrying result below.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the world premiere of Temporal Drift

Saturday night music extravaganza double-bill.

Good evening to you, unless it isn’t, then good morning or good afternoon, wherever you may be, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far.

I have spent an inordinate amount of time recently, making a couple of extremely complex audio visual delights and the time has come to share them with you.

The first is a completely “original” composition, made using royalty-free samples I found in online archives; created by my usual method of producing two complete eight track recordings and then mixing them together on my virtual DJ decks.

Once again I have lovingly constructed a multilayered, psychedelic, visual feast to accompany the sonic odyssey, Flare Rider, which you may enjoy right here and now. The music will also soon be available as a release on my Bandcamp page.

The second musical offering I have for you is another in my series of unlikely soundclash mixes; this one features some ’80s pop classics, along with some bespoke breaks, beats and bleeping noises from yours truly on the virtual wheels of steel.

It’s also FREE to download on Bandcamp (because; royalties, copyright, etc) so grab a copy for yourself while it’s still available…

Midweek musical multimedia masterpiece.

After dabbling in drum and bass for the first time the other day and being pretty impressed with the results, I spent a good chunk of the weekend creating an extended and quite complex mix of a tune I’d begun earlier last week.

The original track was a lot shorter, but by the time I’d composed a completely new one to combine it with, the final edit clocked in at just over 18 minutes, making it more of a 12″ megamix.

Anyway, I hope you like the outcome of my latest musical adventure, which you can listen to via the embedded Bandcamp player. You can also watch the slightly shortened HD video HERE on my Instagram page, or at the lower resolution* YouTube link below.

*YouTube is rather irritatingly refusing to upload high quality video at the moment, so apologies for that.

**edit: You should now be able to view the above video in glorious 720p definition, since YouTube seem to have got their collective shit together.

Friday mix double header.

With another unplanned week off work as corona-furlough strikes again, I’ve been sitting in my garden studio (oh, alright, in a comfortable chair with my phone) adding to my rapidly expanding music catalogue.

First there’s this chilled out cinematic epic, once again produced from scratch with two completely separate, bespoke pieces of music, which I then mixed together on my DJ app…

…and here is the accompanying, multilayered video I created for it:

After which I was inspired by the warmth of the sunshine to make this rather infectious, (in a good way) Latin-tinged, rhythmic electro number…

…with more optical gymnastics to go with it:

More to come tomorrow, watch this space.

One liner Wednesday: Midweek mix.

The alternative dictionary takes brief sabbatical again this week, to allow me to show off my latest audio visual project.

I have used my sequencer to compose all the additional music required to make a completely new mix of the Kate Bush song, King Of The Mountain, accompanied by a similarly upgraded video.

Enjoy.

#1linerWeds

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