Thursday 26 September 2013

Twinscapes Teaser

A little taster from the forthcoming Twinscapes album, now scheduled for a February release on Rarenoise:

More to follow,



Saturday 7 September 2013

Cassette Store Day.

Today being International Cassette Store Day, it' s a good excuse to shamelessy plug again my most recent release, the "Endless Tapes" EP which is of course available as CD+ cassette bundle from here.

And once again., for anyone that missed it, I can share Petulia Mattioli's marvellous video for one of the tracks over on my youtube channel:

I was certainly a major user/consumer of cassettes for many years, and also spent many hours recording onto a four track cassette recorder, just like this one.

Here's an Endless Tape Loop playing on my old MT120.

As an aside I'd also like to share two books about music I've really enjoyed reading recently,

Simon Reynolds Retromania, (which also has fitting image of a cassette on the cover) and Greg Milner's Perfecting Sound Forever, which is an entertaining read about the history of recorded music and is well worth checking out, especially the section about the testing of mp'3s on listeners.



Wednesday 4 September 2013

Henry Fool Live photos

Thanks to Caroline Traitler for these photos showing Henry Fool live at the 5 years of K-Scope event at a very hot Garage in London back in July.
It was an all instrumental set mostly taken from the last album, "Men Singing" , (or I should say "based on" rather than "taken from", given that the approach is to improvise around the structures and themes of the material), and I believe one previously unheard number.

Bearpark and Bowness on interlocking guitars.


I've recently been tracking bass parts to some more song based material, which is another side of the Henry Fool output, so more to follow I think....

Line up left to right:

Stephen Bennett - keyboards, Myke Clifford on saxes and flute, Andrew Booker - drums, Tim Bowness - guitar, yours truly on bass, Mike Bearpark - guitar.




I also messed about with my Fisheye Camera in the rehearsal, you can see the pictures over on the bands Facebook page 

Sunday 1 September 2013


I am playing bass, (mostly fretless, but also some ebow textures and in places my vintage Ovation Magnum II ) on five tracks on Dancing For Architecture's digital album "Morphology".

You can listen and of course download the album here:

I have found, whilst working on them, that some of the tracks had a very pronounced "earworm" effect on me - in a good way, thankfully - so I hope that's true for others too.



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