Category Archives: Music

Volume 1: Memory Waves (Tipping Hand)

The mysterious folk behind LA’s Tipping Hand Recordings recently celebrated their first birthday by assembling this excellent free compilation. Memory Waves brings together a selection of previously released tracks, including contributions from Kettel, Yimino, Borealis, Jacob 2-2, and many others, all remastered for the occasion.

From the press release:

Memory Waves features a selection of some of the world’s most diverse electronic producers from Germany, England, Canada, Netherlands, North America and the UK. Memory Waves sheds new light on songs previously released by remastering and reassembling each track into a fluid, storylike album.

Ochre Mix for Words On Tracks

I recently put this mix together for Words On Tracks, featuring some of my musical influences, acknowledging key moments of my formative years, as well as some general favourites. Additionally, I wrote a commentary for each track, which you can read either on Words On Tracks’ Facebook page, or here below the fold. Thanks to Fred for kindly inviting me. Be sure to give Words On Tracks a ‘like’ if you’re on Facebook. Hope you enjoy it!

Words On Tracks /68 feat. Ochre by Words On Tracks on Mixcloud

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New Track ‘Zome City’ Out Now on Lapsus

DEU

A new track of mine, Zome City, was released yesterday on Barcelona’s Lapsus Records, featuring on their DEU compilation, available on red vinyl and download. The compilation contains 17 tracks, from artists such as Plaid (vinyl-exclusive, sadly), Kelpe, Vector Lovers, and many more.

I’ve been playing a tweaked version of Zome City in my latest live set (skip to 08:50 in the Utrecht recording posted a week or so ago if you’re curious to compare the two), and find having a track on vinyl to be a satisfying closure to the production process—something I’ve really missed with the download releases, as it’s been a while since my last vinyl release. Looking forward to seeing some more new music on vinyl this year!

A Few NI Prints Left, Forthcoming ‘Touched’ Charity Compilation

Firstly, a little notice. There are a handful of ‘National Ignition’ heavyweight prints remaining, so if you’ve been thinking about grabbing one, now’s the time. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Each print comes with an instant download, too.

Touched - Music for Macmillan Cancer SupportSecondly, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be releasing a new track on a forthcoming charity compilation. Entitled ‘Touched’, the compilation is a huge bumper release featuring many familiar names within the electronica milieu, including many favourites of mine, such as The Future Sound of London, Plaid, Brothomstates, Arovane, Datassette, and dozens more (here’s the full line-up). It’s a staggering compilation, with the aim of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s a wonderful cause to be a part of, and I can’t wait to announce its release.

Please help spread the word, like the Facebook page, follow on Twitter, and stay tuned!

Lights in the Fog

Had to hack down a few weeds to reach my poor, neglected blog, and I found an errant pigeon nesting over the ‘New Post’ button. Actually, the whole site could use a lick of paint, even after ridding it of the various tick-like ‘social’ icons I’d amassed over these past few years. I’ll spruce it up at some point, or at the very least make it more responsive for tablet viewing and such.

Anyway, here’s a new track for your listening pleasure (or seeing/tasting/ pleasure for the synaesthetes out there, I guess). There’s a little blurb about the track itself on SoundCloud, which I needn’t duplicate here, but it follows my current ethic of making do with less, or at least trying to do more with less, as far as musical gear and software are concerned.