I returned home from ElectroJam and put the finishing touches to my latest album, it weighs in around the three hour mark. It was pretty much a live improvisation on Audiomulch passed through a Edirol UA 101 and tinkered with in Logic. Essentially it is Occult Electronica from Albion. Taking the Archangels of the cardinal directions as a concept, I created a series of long-form drones in the Aeolian Scale (Uriel), the Dorian Scale (Michael), the Lydian Scale (Raphael) & in Major Triads (Gabriel).
Please get in contact if you want to release this album. I am looking at a double C90 Cassette release – all artwork supplied if needed.
I have embedded a player below and also a game of chess so you do not wonder off site. Enjoy!
This evening saw me at Harrogate College. A return to academia but a first at Harrogate College. I am studying a course in Photography.
It started with me getting lost in B Block and someone (who turned out to be my tutor) shouting “Photography!” down the corridor at me. Turns out my tutor is called Phil Day and I was not the last one to arrive; the admin clerk on reception had been scattering us around B Block.
Polite formalities ensued and then we went straight into Crop Ratios. The first lecture exhausted pretty much all I know about photography so I am eager to get cracking with the next evening (held an un-waitable three weeks in the future!).
We were allowed a go in the Studio with the lights and I took the below photo of another student, Simon. Hope you do not mind me putting your photo up here, Simon? Any qualms and I will take it down.
All in all a nice evening spent in the company of nice people.
Whilst maintaining www.artapes.co.uk, my label, site. I came across a problem; how to embed some of the audio onto the individual product page whilst not sacrificing my Soundcloud allowance.
The immediate answer was to upload it to Youtube – the result is above and I am quite content with the result.
There were a few teething troubles, however. Due to the length of the video (29 minutes) I needed to verify my Youtube account – a simple automated text message – and then all was dandy. As mentioned in a previous Blog entry, Artapes now has its own Youtube channel and is definitely worth checking out.
I find a great deal of inspiration on Phil Legard’s (a friend) blog – Larkfall. He has, more than a passing, interest in Folklore & (what I can only describe as ) the Western Hermetic Tradition – as have I.
Anyway, I found this mix he did and I was bowled over by it – please check it out.
On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. With the help of the Computer History Museum, we are making this code available to the public for the first time.
- Roy Levin, Microsoft Research.
Now, with XP doomed – 95% of the worlds cash machines will be without an OS.