Man Of Arun – Uncanny Valley (BIWT No.10)
A Monthly Music Challenge submission on the theme of artificial intelligence or thereabouts. It will appear on the podcast here if it makes the cut.
Another projectM visualizer video.
I had to have some time off playing due to recurring shoulder and wrist problems so used it wisely to rebuild my pedalboards yet again.
Another abridged and videographically embiggened album.
00:00 Try Making Me Laugh
00:56 Walkman & Bicycle
03:37 Girlfriend Into Girlfriend
04:36 Different Signs
05:28 100 Years
06:40 70s Child
07:22 St. Machar Drive
08:24 Fortune Teller
11:21 For The Better
12:26 Jimmy & Marilyn
13:23 Half The World
14:34 I Know You’re Waiting
15:46 Fear Of Flying
17:52 Other People’s Angels
A little more info.
As part of a possibly futile attempt to sort out my mess of a YouTube channel as well as update to modern video resolutions I’ve started knocking out some album overviews for rapid perusal of my wares. First up the 2014 CD release on Firestation Records of Berlin: The Gits (UK) – Retrospeculative
00:44 The Greatest Gift
01:21 JK Rant
02:19 Bottle Of Delight
03:24 Happy Song
04:18 Very Little Point
05:44 The Chance To Fail
06:45 Naff Song
07:38 24th December
09:37 Kinda Pretty
10:08 Spend & Learn
11:00 Happy Ending
12:15 Turn Away
13:46 I’m Hit
14:35 Touch Down
16:47 Bear Up
17:36 Happily Mad
18:40 Only Forever
19:52 Two Many People
21:23 Fire In The Engine Room
22:46 Mother Knows How
Those of a certain age may remember me posting English speakers attempting their songs in another language on this very site. Now, due to no public demand whatsoever, a whole collection of them have been broadcast under the the ‘Loud Hailers’ imprint on Beachy Head Radio.
These are mainly by the original artist but with the odd cover version thrown in for variety.
Possibly more of a background listen than the last one as many will be familiar and the foreign language the only novelty. I’ve included the original English title as we go along as well as the language or languages sung.
Are the bagpipes too much?
If you’re feeling generous this Music Weeklies challenge entry on the theme Hope & Despair might be described as organised sound. It is perhaps unlikely to be a crossover hit.
Featuring a number of recordings I’ve had lying around for some years including: violinist warming up in corridor, men shouting in field, Cancer Research Race For Life crowd on route, whine of wind through window, bagpiper at wedding, stuttering media player stream, and many more.
The video is an M-Project visualisation which is based on the old WinAmp add on. I would credit which one but foolishly didn’t write it down at the time and now can’t find it again amongst the thousands of presets.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here…
Apologies for repeating myself as I did throw bagpipes on a track in ’88. That led to Test Department’s Alistair Adams joining us on stage for rendition of said tune. Not as unlikely as it may seem – he was going out with our bass player’s neighbour.
Music Weeklies / Monthly have something of a monopoly on the Because It Was There series currently and continuing that trend is this ditty in answer to their prompt to write something your teenage self would like. As luck would have it at that age I liked simple tracks that were little more than a riff and some noodlin’.
The first collection of Themed Music as part of a short series of compilations for Beachy Head Radio.
It streamed on 11th May and can now be found here.
All the music in this compilation was written by Ryuichi Sakamoto, alone or in collaboration. He was often also the Producer, Arranger, Performer or any combination of those roles. A handy utility player.
I wouldn’t qualify anywhere near the front of a grid of Sakomotorists and have but un peu de Japanese so there may well be errors below. I have though gone to the original releases for confirmation as far as possible.
The prefix *c-* indicates a shared credit, eg. *c-P* = Co-Producer
Continuing the relentless pace of releases here’s one for the Cosmic Bos Monthly Music Challenge on the theme of Winning – though I have of course reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.
I dragged some chords down from the ideas mountain for the main part of the track whilst the initial ‘Winning is Everything’ section came about by chance from coming across the brass sound whilst mucking around on guitar synth.
The melody for this largely made up playing guitar with a violin bow but it would have taken practising ’til a week next Tuesday to get it to sound how I wanted so I went with the inductive string driver feedback circuit instead, aka. Ebow..