Creativity

Two New Shows Out In The Æther

I have two new episodes of podcasts out in the æther. The first was recorded in the small hours of yesterday. That is The Parish News – you can listen to it below – I also have the reggae show sorted – that was keeping me up late, making me pull a late one; I was up and about for around 22 hours yesterday. However, Roots Conversation, the roots reggae podcast, is a good one…

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“The Cloud Of Unknowing”

With a firm nod of the head to Neoplatonic Classical Theology, I released an album today called “The Cloud Of Unknowing” – it’s ace! I am unsure who wrote The Cloud Of Unknowing (or, indeed of it is an actual book and not a phantasm of my fevered mind) but I have taken inspiration / confusion from the the ideal of Neoplatonic Forms and that for every object there is a metaphysical ‘ideal’ form. Kind…

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Review (Of Sorts)

My New Media Set Up

I needed a music set up that would work with SONOS and my iPhone – something that would help me store my massive collection(s) of music. I thought about Apple Music – But, I have several Libraries for that; a Dub Library for Guerrilla Dub System, an arty Library for regular poncing and other, different libraries for friends radio shows. I needed something to unite them so I can dip my toe in to the…

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Procrastination

Data Silo Fun!

It has been a trying few days, with my health – so, I firmly buried my head on the sand and fiddled whilst Rome burned. What was the medium for this months drama-reducing fiddling? It was MusicBrainz. MusicBrainz is a music / musician data silo which feeds lots of aggregated apps, such as Plex & the BBC, and it acts like a central database for the information about releases. I made the Andy Backhouse MusicBrainz…

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Procrastination

Working On Things For Record Labels

Today has been spent in front of equipment. A variety of equipment with a variety of lights on it – I have been mastering the remix album for BirdWorld‘s debut, UNDA. There are a couple of choice gems on the album – including tracks by Iain Chambers, Olefonken and Katharina Schmidt – Quasim Naqvi also makes an appearance. The release will see the light of day on Focused Silence – the experimental record label in…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Review: Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson’s “Edda”

As you will read in the Category Notes for the Post Category that this post is filed in, (Review (Of Sorts), that I am not qualified to give a decent opinion. But, the internet has given everyone a voice, unwanted or not. But, to rehash, the category post for Review (Of Sorts) it says… Giving my un-wanted opinion in things I am unqualified to talk about. So, here is my unwanted opinion about Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson’s…

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Creativity

Harrogate Community Radio

I have had a small hand in the start of Harrogate Community Radio – a station that began broadcasting August 1st 2019 online. To tune in head HERE. Harrogate Community Radio is a grass-roots movement to give people in the local community a voice. To give everyone who feels under-represented a voice for change. The original ethos behind the Harrogate Community Radio movement is to unite the separate music scenes in Harrogate and bring about…

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Space Bass Has Landed

Guerrilla Dub System — the band I am in — have a new EP out today. We have called it Space Bass, and it was a right laugh to make. Slightly a bit more pop orientated than what is expected of us, this is a collection of danceable tracks that may do well. The release was made over the summer of 2017 and has finally seen the light of day — except on Beatport. According to State51 (the aggregators that we…

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