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. ;~}

DJ-dc57 In the house: Remix world premiere.

The main reason I wanted to produce my own original music was so I could use it to make truly original remixes.

It’s all very well to use the digital equivalent of a crowbar and sledgehammer to mash two existing tracks together, to create something larger and more unlikely than the sum of its component parts, but I wanted to be able to take an existing piece of music and be responsible for ALL the additional bells and whistles.

I almost achieved that when I successfully submitted my reworked version of Number‘s Face Down In Ecstacy, but even then I used something I’d previously created, not material I’d specially composed for mixing with their song.

Now, having sufficiently mastered my latest discipline, I reckon I have successfully produced a fairly credible debut; an extended, elaborate and somewhat noisier reworking of Lindstrom‘s The Contemporary Fix

So, here is my first genuine, bespoke remix, with its very own lovingly created video.

Enjoy.

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.

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.

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.

Peace

X

Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty two.

Enough Isolation Radio shows to air one a week for a year!

Another milestone made possible by the musical oracle that is the Melodic Randomiser, which today brings you a trilogy of tunage that starts with…

The Cure and a song originally from their 1982 Pornography album, but shuffled to you here from the ’86 singles collection, Standing on a Beach; this is Laughing Bob and boys with “The Hanging Garden”

I doubt it’s every day that the world’s favourite goth cheerleaders find themselves in the company of upbeat New Orleans jazz, but today is that day. Because the next track is another from the soundtrack of Treme; this time the show’s main theme song by John Boutte (with the bonus of getting DoMaJe‘s theme from the wire, “Way Down in the Hole” thrown in for good measure)

Last in this week’s Saturday listicle is Mrs Musk, or Grimes to her fans (or possibly “X Æ A-12’s mum”) and a song from 2012’s Visions album; this is “Oblivion”

Join me tomorrow for the final Sunday Service in this current run, before the march towards the New Normal continues.

Have a lovely rest of the day, live long and spritzer.

Peace

X

Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty one.

Time to ease yourselves into the weekend with the Isolation Radio show, bringing you all the crucial tunes the Melodic Randomiser has to spare on this sunny, Summer Friday afternoon.

We begin today’s micro countdown with more from Molly Hatchet and their blistering version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic, “Freebird”, from 1985’s “Double Trouble Live” album.

After which extreme riffery we have a touch of serenity from Beth Orton and the opening track to her Central Reservation album; this is “Stolen Car”

Where can we go from that unlikely segue? Well, into a song by the equally mis-matched, latex-clad, 80’s Swiss hair metal screamers, Krokus, that’s where. This is a track from their 1980 Metal Rendezvous album called “Heatstrokes”

That should set the tone for a decent Friday night so, whatever you’re up to this weekend, have a great time and stay safe, my friends.

Peace

X

Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day fifty.

The Isolation Radio show hits the half century in style, as the Melodic Randomiser takes us one day closer to something approaching normality with today’s top three.

Starting with a fantastic track from Patti Smith‘s 1978 Easter album, this is the anthemic call to arms “Till Victory”

Thursday’s second tune is by David Bowie and comes from his album Heroes, released the year previously, this is “Joe the Lion”

We end this unlikely trio with a song from prog’s Mr Grumpy himself, Roger Waters; this is from his 2017 dystopian treatise on modern day civilisation, Is This the Life we Really Want? and it’s called “Wait for Her”

And on that cheery note, I’ll leave you until tomorrow, when I’ll bring you three more slices of musical ephemera to sort through.

Keep safe, stay happy, be good to each other.

Peace

X

#1linerWeds*: Wednesday Weirdness.

Here we are again, for what is probably the final dose (for now, anyway) of Wednesday Weirdness, as the guest features for Lockdown 2020 come to an end.

I have once more been hard at work in the Return of the Internet Nobody video editing suite, (a chair in the garden) to splice together an even more FX-laden audio visual spectacular; using a greatest hits collection of my animated Instagram posts which are all, need I remind you, made using only this same single photo, soundtracked with one of my remixes.

With any luck, normal service will resume next week.

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