#Eurorack Noodles. #GeekCredentials sequences from the #arturia #microbrute with noise action from #doepfer #darkenergy and #expertsleepers #disting mk1. Fx courtesy of #roland #aira. (at Swansea, United Kingdom)
I’ve been pondering this all day, because, well, 2016 was, musically speaking, a great year for me. I got commissioned to make music and films with all the artistic freedom I could desire. I worked with some of my favourite artists… It’s all been amazing. It feels frivolous to put targets on productivity when the things I look back on from 2016 that were the most amazing kind of fell out of the sky.
A lot of my personal goals are related to my mental health, but once again my major depressive episodes don’t seem caused by anything much, but rather seem to come and go like storms in the skies (8-week long storms, but still).
Still I like that Picasso quote “La inspiración existe, pero tiene que encontrarte trabajando.”
So I guess these are wishes, rather than goals, I’ll work towards them, but I’m under no impression that my successes are down to anything but luck.
I’d love to do a solo release for a label this year. I’ve worked on so many releases for other people recently, and rather selfishly I’d like to do a bigger release myself. Once again, though, I’ve been sending my stuff to labels for years, and never had the right kind of interest.
I’d like to collect some of the articles I’ve written for photography websites into a book. I guess this is something that I could complete solo.
I’d like to make my music further afield. I’ve loved gigging more this year, especially in London and Bristol. For someone who lives in the back of beyond in Wales, it’s a big deal for me! I’d love to travel further and play music to new audiences.
Keep me accountable, people! Ask me how these wishes are going!
In this series photographer and analogue enthusiast Simeon Smith talks about the use of minimalism in photography and how he applied this method to his own work. In this article he uses the Voigtlander Bessa L camera and a roll of Black and White film.
The #panoramic photos came back from the @ilfordphoto lab from the shoot with @5thSpear. Those guys have got a bit of a backlog at the moment, but they do such a great job. Shot to #Delta3200 on my @lomography #belairjetsetter
Tonight at @chk_one is the last gig of the year for me! It’s been a crazy year for my music, playing @londonfashionweek, working on soundtracks, making a movie for the @pres_ence project, and releasing “All is Undone”, my newest and best EP. I’m closing the year, musically speaking, in style in #Bristol, the birthplace of so much great electronic music. If you’re anywhere in the midlands, you have no excuse not to be there! My #doublebass and #analogue synths are already in the car, and I’m picking up @5thspear and his #drums en route! See you soon, #england!
My new EP, All is Undone, is out today! Get it online anywhere that sells or streams digital music. Thanks to everyone that’s supported my music over the past year. You’re all amazing. If you enjoy the tunes, please share them with your friends. Without a label or management the only reason people come to my shows and download my music is because of word of mouth - You guys make this happen. Big love! Link in profile.
I’m playing at @gwdihwcafebar on the 15th with @jemmaroper and @yama_warashi. See my new live show for the very first time! Watch as I make stupid mistakes! Chill with me afterwards as I watch the other two amazing artists!
Getting my gear cases ready for the upcoming live dates to support the new EP. Let me know if you want an “All Is Undone” sticker. EP is out 11/11/16 via all major online retailers. Welsh dates: nov15th gwdihw, cardiff / nov19th thecommon @ waterloo tea, penarth. Dates in England to follow (!)