Sci-fi techno audio visual extravaganza.

Over the weekend I created another multimedia project, to showcase the further evolution of my attempts at musical composition.

This piece, entitled Deadlights, is accompanied by a video constructed from clips of a Japanese science fiction movie called Space Battleship Yamato, along with the usual array of peculiar swirly patterns, expertly synched with the music.

I am also testing out my ability to embed the Instagram video player into posts (a process WordPress doesn’t make easy via the mobile app) so hopefully that will appear directly beneath this paragraph. However, if are unable to access Instagram for the some reason, I am also including the YouTube version. I hope you enjoy my cinematic endeavours, make sure you play it loud. ;~}

Remix video frenzy.

The devil will find work for idle hands and he apparently has all the best tunes, so maybe I should be thanking that particular mythical personification of the evil that men do, for my latest burst of creativity.

Because, since I got furloughed from work again, I’ve had plenty of time to dabble with my audio visual home production studio (well, ok, my phone) and I have recently managed to achieve some pretty impressive results.

For a start, I made this epic reworking of Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love

…along with a truly awesome mashup mix of Madonna‘s Ray Of Light and Kraftwerk‘s Numbers/Computer World, which unfriendly YouTube algorithms decided to block, so you can only see the full extravaganza via Instagram (apologies for the poorly-embedded player, you may have to click the link) which you can access below.

How about a spot of Vangelis, with a track from his Blade Runner soundtrack; this is Dimitri’s Bar, remixed with some additional electro rhythms from C Gonzalez

…or if that doesn’t float your space craft, here’s an extended romp through a Levellers song called 15 Years

But the things I’m always most pleased with are the ones which are solely my own work, like the techno sci-fi epic in my previous post and this completely original, pumping house music jam, entitled Lockdown Funk.

One liner Wednesday: The return of Wednesday Weirdness.

Hello there and welcome to a surprise reprise of my Wednesday Weirdness feature, returning to mark the first of an equally surprising two weeks of furlough from work.

Having being experimenting with a synth/sampler/mixing/sequencing app I downloaded during the first lockdown, (and never managed to work out how to play) I have finally learned how to compose real, structured music.

Here is my favourite track so far, with a video I made to accompany it, featuring footage from the sci-fi classic, Babylon 5.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present, Obsidian.

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Midnight mix.

And now for your viewing pleasure, my latest audio visual extravaganza; combining a video made using only footage of the 10 mile drive from Bideford to Barnstaple I took on Sunday afternoon, accompanying an extended and somewhat funked-up remix of Kate Bush‘s 1985 classic, Running Up That Hill.

Enjoy.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning to you and welcome to a 2020 greatest hits edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, wherein y’all pick your personal favourite shots of the year for a prompt we’re calling; Cream of the crop.

I decided to go with a selection of images which sum up life here in one small corner of Devon, during this surreal and uniquely challenging year.

From the time I spent off work, sitting in the garden for weeks on end, finding new and creative ways to entertain myself; to solitary walks along woodland paths and riverbanks, capturing an unusually quiet and empty version of the world; to bizarre lockdown art projects and video experiments, 2020 was a year which will be hard to forget.

It’s been an absolute pleasure to have your collective company over the last twelve months, however difficult it may have seemed, we made it through.

Now it’s time for you to show off your proudest photographic moments, come on, don’t be shy…

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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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello and welcome to another Monday edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, for which I asked you to provide your own inspiration with the prompt; Snappers’ choice.

My initial plan was to see what Christmas baubles might look like with some of my recent shots in, like this…

…which is very lovely of course, but because I’m me, that idea soon morphed into this…

After which, I got rather…involved, shall we say, resulting in this surreal little animated spectacular.

What did you choose to showcase for us this week, let’s have a look, I’m intrigued…

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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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good grief, is it Monday already?
I’m sure I must have fallen through a wormhole from Friday afternoon.

But at least I have your contributions for The Cosmic Photo Challenge to look forward to, themed this week around; Shadowplay.

With no particular ideas in mind and not having been out anywhere over the last couple of days, I found inspiration for my shadowy offerings at home and in the garden.

First these dramatically lit plants in the living room caught my eye…

…and the shadows of forsythia stems which seem to be hanging from the Virginia creeper vine.

But it was when I noticed the possibilities of shadows cast by my two metal fish ornaments that I got really inspired. One hastily-wedged bamboo pole on top of the shed later and I captured these cheery portraits.

After which I created a little aquarium scene…

…and then got rather carried away and made this.

And finally, I have the perfect opportunity to play us out with this classic clip of Joy Division

What did you do in the shadows at the weekend, come on, it’s show and tell time…

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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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week on The Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you to illustrate the prompt; Choose your masks.

Chosen partly because masks are very topical right now, partly because I was staring at a mask on the wall while I was thinking up the prompt, partly because I’d just ordered a very funky LED face mask for Audrey’s birthday and partly so I could crowbar in a great bit of psychedelic space rock at the end of this post, it resulted in the following photographic offerings.

One of my collection of face coverings inspired a few images…

…while Audrey and her birthday present provided the terpsichorean illumination with which to do some light painting.

And to play us out, as promised, here’s Hawkwind with “Choose Your Masques”

Now let’s take a peek behind your mask…

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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.

Turn on, tune in, freak out.

I thought it was time to update my audio visual showcase, so I have added a plethora of YouTube videos to my Sound and Vision page, compiling all the best mixes and sonic experiments from the last few years.

I have also added a link to the folder containing these and dozens of other mp3 files, should you wish to download any of my peculiar ouevre, completely free of charge.

VISIT THE PAGE BY CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW.

Enjoy the vibes.

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