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.


Enjoy the vibes.

Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty three.

Good morning and thank you for joining me on our final audio excursion into the unknown archives of the Melodic Randomiser, at least for the meantime.

So let’s get the last Isolation Radio show on the go, with a tune from proto-Underworld Welsh oddballs Freur and, purely by coincidence, my epic remix of the title track and only “hit” from their 1983 album, this is “Doot Doot”

To follow that, we take a hard left on the musical superhighway and catch up with another poor relation of a more famous band, Love and Rockets, who started out as Bauhaus. This is “Holiday on the Moon” from 1986’s Express album.

And the closing track for this, the last show in the series, comes to you from one of the more bonkers UK pop outfits of the ’80s, The KLF; whose rampant and chaotic career spawned some of the most recognisable walls of sound in dance music.

Thank you once again for listening and I’ll leave you with the 12″mix of the monumental “Last Train to Trancentral” from 1991’s The White Room.

Stay safe, look out for each other and don’t let the bastards grind you down.



Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day forty five.

What a beautiful day to be sitting in the garden with the Melodic Randomiser by my side, ready to provide a trio of tunes for today’s Isolation Radio show, easing you into your Saturday evening with…

Belly and without doubt their most famous song, the single “Feed the Tree” from 1993’s Baby Silvertooth album.

Then we turn to Thomas Dolby for an ’80s pop classic, “Hyperactive”, from his 1984 The Flat Earth album

And we finish today with a 2001 track by Sum-41; “In Too Deep” from the All Killer No Filler album

That’s your lot for this sunny Saturday, I’ll be back for your musical Sunday sermon tomorrow.

Have as good a night as you can and stay safe.



Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day forty four.

All the fours, 44, as they probably say in bingo, but here on the Isolation Radio show we only take three suggestions a day from the Melodic Randomiser and today’s first cut out of the box is…

Hawkwind again, (the law of averages alone means they should pop up at least once a week) with a fantastic, shiny, chrome-plated space rock beast of a song from Sonic Attack, here’s “Living on a Knife Edge” from 1981

We follow them with a song from Tunng‘s 2010 folktronica album, …And Then We Saw Land; this is the official video for their rather lovely, hippity-hoppity, plinkity-plonkity, “Hustle”

And if they weren’t different enough from each other, how about rounding off this eclectic selection with some La Roux and Major Lazer‘s dancehall reworking of her “Bulletproof” single, from their 2010 collaboration, LazerProof

Nice mix, huh?

Yeah, I thought so, too.

Anyway, back with more tomorrow, now I think there’s a photo prompt for me to come up with.

Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and be patient, we’ll get through this.



Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day forty three.

Good day to you, wherever you may be and welcome to another session with the Melodic Randomiser, surfing the waves of the ether via the Isolation Radio show for the forty third day running.

I have cheated slightly today, in that I have picked the first track myself as a tribute to Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 73. This is “Antenna” from their 1975 Radioactivity album

Then a band who I suspect don’t find themselves listed next to German techno pioneers very often; Blue Öyster Cult, with a song from their excellent 1980 album Cultösaurus Erectus, here’s “The Marshall Plan”

Taking us to the end of this listicle is a lady with a unique sound called Zsuzsanna Eva Ward. She goes simply by ZZ Ward and this is the title song from her 2017 Storm album

I hope you have a good evening, I’ll see you tomorrow for another wander through the memory banks.

Stay safe, stay strong.



#1linerWeds: Wednesday Weirdness.

I’m running a bit late today with my Wednesday Weirdness post, I just don’t know where the time has gone today.

I have once again stitched together some of the micro-videos which have been accompany the Melodic Randomiser posts on Instagram and added some more new music.


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Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day forty two.

What do you get when you multiply six by nine?

42, of course.

And we have reached that momentous milestone today on the Isolation Radio show, ably assisted by our very own Deep Thought, the Melodic Randomiser.

If none of this makes sense to you, fear not; Ignore my ramblings and listen to the music instead.

First up, Voodoo Trombone Quartet and a track called “The Phantom” from 2007

Which isn’t something you’d usually find next to “Bomber”, the title track of the 1979 album by Motorhead

…nor, for that matter, do you generally find them back to back with Depeche Mode, but here they are anyway, with “Never Let Me Down Again” from the 1987 album, Music for the Masses

More tomorrow.

Be good, look after your towel, be froody to one another.



Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day twenty four.

We’re well into the third week of the Isolation Radio show now and beginning the fourth week of lockdown, but the Melodic Randomiser is still on hand to soundtrack your weekend.

The first one out of the magical musical hat today is this Lynchian torch song from Chrysta Bell; the title track from her This Train album

Number two on this twenty fourth selection is from The Georgia Satellites‘ 1988 album, Open All Night, here’s “My Baby”

And the finale is from a band I’ve been a huge fan of for many years and have seen live countless times; Hawkwind, with a song about werewolves, from 1976’s catchily titled Thrilling Stories of Science and Fantasy: Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music album, this is “Steppenwolf”

Until tomorrow, when we’ll do this all again, be good to each other, stay safe and have a lovely Saturday night.



Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day twenty three.

Welcome back to the Isolation Radio show, brought to you by the impenetrable machinations of the Melodic Randomiser and its chaotically arranged memory banks.

Bubbling to the surface of the data pool first today is a song called “Cacti”, from 2017’s eponymous first album by space rock merchants, Holy Monitor

…continuing in a similarly out-there vein, with the frankly bonkers afro/prog/jazz fusion of Melt Yourself Down, we have a track from another self-titled debut; here’s “Kingdom of Kush”

And, just to change the mood a little, let’s have a bit of anthemic, new punk, from possibly my favourite of the many similar bands from the ’90/00s, Lit. Despite their adolescent sense of humour, they have a way with clever lyrics and catchy tunes; here’s one from the 2001 Atomic album, “She Comes”.

You’ll have to tune in tomorrow to find out what comes next in the chain, it could be anything so don’t touch that dial.

I hope your weekend has begun safely and in good health, let’s all keep that determination to beat this thing together, by staying apart.



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