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!
People may remember that I used to run a radio station here in Harrogate – imaginatively titled Harrogate Alternative Radio. Well, the license expired a while ago and I have hundreds of radio shows on my hard drive.
I have been going through all of my own shows. What surprised me is this; the quality of the show is better than I recollect! They really are not that bad! Okay, I stutter, dribble and drool like a wrong ‘un over the first five shows – but by about Show V I am hitting my stride.
Over the weekend, I have been uploading the shows to www.mixcloud.com (playlist link – here) and sorting out the hours and hours worth of track listings. I have put a page link in the menu in the top right of this theme. On that page I have embedded my playlist for all to mock me. I would appreciate some feedback on the shows – yunno, if you are so enclined?
I will, I hope, start recording more shows but just pop them on Mixcloud for people to stream – hell, if there are any radio stations with a need for a Goth Folk / Drone Doom / Wyrd Electronica show get in contact!
Here is an embedded playlist incase you do not want to find the page … Once / if you have listened to the first show, find Show V by clicking ‘up next.’
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.
- Open the Facebook app “Static HTML: frames tabs“
- Click the big blue button that says “Add static HTML to a page”
- Choose your fan page from the drop-down menu > Click “Add page Tab”
- Go to your fan page and you will see the app icon (a grey background with a star on it) in the vicinity of the box that tells you how many ‘likes’ you have. Click on it.
- Click on ‘Edit Tab’
- If it doesn’t load on the Static HTML sub-app, click ‘more apps’ and select “Static HTML (it is on the left of the screen)
- Open a new browser tab
- Go to http://ytchannelembed.com and enter your details. There are a load of customisable options so you get the right amount of videos looking just how you want them.
- Generate the code (at the bottom left of the page)
- Copy the HTML code and change browser tabs so you are back in the Static HTML: frames tabs – Static HTML sub-app and paste where it tells you to.
- Save / Preview / View in Facebook.
- Enjoy! To see what it looks like, check out my previous post.