The po-faced can feel superior and make disparaging comments about it whilst everyone else can have moments of mild amusement and relief from the pressing matters of the age.
I Talk To The Trees
A release of all things. Not quite what I intended to get going again but it came to mind at the end of last year and hear it is, a critique of and plea to the bands that forsake Bandcamp without good reason.
The main track, Bandcamp (Come Back), turned out a bit long as the lyrics on the faster bit were meant to run together but proved confusing like that so I split them into two sections. Given the length I’ve also done the ‘radio edit’, Bandcamp (Slight Return), which omits part two.
The Streaming Suite Consists of:
1. Descent Into iTunes
2. The Third Circle Of Spotify
3. The Pandora Paradox
4. Bandcamp Regained
and is not at all a collection of oddments tenuously tacked together.
A submission to the Chords Of Orion Ambient Guitar Highlights series of video compilations. Probably should have practised a bit more before recording but why break the habit of a lifetime.
Contains nudity from the ankle down.
And the YouTube spiel to save clicking through.
Having seen the call to guitars from Chords Of Orion I’ve knocked out a tune for #AmbientGuitarHighlights.
As the series I’m attempting to appear in has been quite generous in the application of the Ambient tag the fact that I’ve overplayed a bit will hopefully not be my undoing.
This was going to be backing for E-bow and what not but in the end I rather liked it as it stood. For anyone who follows Bill’s channel the choice of UD Stomp to base the sound around will come as no surprise but everything else was added on a whim.
It may all look a bit serious which is due to not being entirely decided on the structure of the tune before setting off and trying to remember when to wiggle the controller and volume pedals.
I’m going to claim the fluffs were in fact on purpose as they tended to produce the most interesting delay effects.
This was not the first take.
Oops! I forgot. Had spent all of an hour on doing the video in advance too.
Over the course of preparing for the release of the Retrospeculative I was reminded of a number of events I’d completely forgotten, particularly gigs, which suggests there may well be other performances missing from the the Annals.
This is a list of them:
Every unnecessary cover version deserves an unnecessary video.
A version of a little heard mid 1980s instrumental from the Jackalsons guitarist faithfully performed except for the bits I changed.
N.B. Due to Mixcloud limiting the number of tracks from a single artist this probably won’t play unless you’re a paying member of the site.
A fairly arbitrary collection from Köln based Locas In Love who have been pottering away in one form or another since the early years of the century.
According to their website translated by Google to English via Japanese: ‘often, we very much it.. usually good it is prohibited decency to write more’, which I can only agree with wholeheartedly. locasinlove.com
- Ich Habe Mich Schrecklich Benommen
- I Am Downright Amazed At What I Can Destroy With Just A Hammer
- Über Nacht ist ein ganzer Wald gewachsen
- Die Apokalypse erreicht Mühlacker
- (Verspätetes Lied Für) Laura
- Wie Es War
- An den falschen Orten
- What Matters Is The Poem
- Wenn Du Wirklich Wissen Musst
- To Get Things Straight (Edit)
This Mike Oldfield / Cocteau Twins fusion never really took off, or even taxied to the runway.
Still available in the especially collectable First Edition* due to the legions of proof readers missing an error with the dates on the CD.
Also to be found in the Aether.
Never explain your jokes… but
A gig begorrah!
* Only Edition
** Standard Disclaimer: Yes, it should be ギッツ but I over ambitiously attempted Kana as Kanji, or at least ideogram – guitar headstock ギ & smile ツ