Thursday, 27 September 2018

Winter Plans

It's been a fair while since the last update: half a dozen gigs, multiple recording sessions with multiple bands for three upcoming albums, plus the writing for said albums, plus the associated rehearsal time plus preparations for the last year of my music degree plus all the usual teaching work - and that's not including the projects I'm running and skills I'm trying to work on in my time off...!

Besides sleeping around 30 seconds a night to fit all of that in, I've also moved my office into a slightly larger space! This has made my life a lot less stressful, having to haul gear every which way across Nottingham.

Witness the spaciousness of this fully armed and operational battle station
I've also been teaching students internationally, recently - although calling it Skype lessons sounds a little less exciting.  If any readers, near or far, are interested in Skype lessons, either contact me, or have a look at the Tutoring page for a little more information!

I'm hoping that by the time I update next, I'll have some exiting new recordings to announce officially, but to keep you busy in the mean time, here's a full concert video of Shadow of Acolyte we released fairly recently. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Music for Sleep

FINALLY, Music for Sleep has been released, and it is every bit as horrible as I had hoped! 9 songs of not-rock anti-jazz weirdness, mixed by a good friend at Ambugaton Records. More like a horror movie in music than anything radio friendly, but I had a great time writing and recording it all. It is currently available on Amazon and iTunes, as well as all streaming services.

Music work is like a hydra, though: if you cut off one head, two more appear in its place - and so I have several more projects to move onto! Nonetheless, I am taking on several more students, now that summer is here. If you're interested, head over to the Contact page and send me a message!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Radio Eroticism, Music for Sleep, and moving onwards...

I've finally gotten around to uploading Radio Eroticism to online stores - the project is doomy, ambient drone music and soundscaping, with a lot of noise and distortion. It was mainly for fun and psychtherapy, rather than a "serious" release - but it seemed like it'd be interesting to put it out there anyway. There are two releases, Beautiful Casino Foundry, recorded during Summer 2017, and the more recent Tumerous Cloak of My Beloved.

Music for Sleep is well on the way to completion, but a concrete release date is still to be confirmed; either early March, or else late April, at worst.

I've had to leave Scriptures because of schedule clashes - between rehearsals, gigging and teaching, I was finding very little time for sleep! They're on the cusp of announcing my replacement at time of writing, but are continuing business-as-usual.