The world spins round on its axis, the annual cycles continue as they’ve done for countless years.. the days gradually become shorter, the nights start to draw in, like an all-enveloping cloak. Death and rebirth.

Anyway, enough of the poetic muse.

It’s been a great summer. I’ve done a lot in a comparatively short space of time, when I sit back and psychoanalyze, which I’m prone to doing.

If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you’ll know that I’m a bit slack in updating what goes on, but we moved house back in March to a beautiful place out in the country, which has been really beneficial on both the head, and the heart.

It took me a while to get my studio up and running, especially as I’d decided to integrate a multitrack recorder into the mix. As is usual, change, whilst in the short term is usually a disruptive experience, looking at things with the longer term in mind is usually a positive one. And, reviewing my audio scrapbook on various minidiscs the other day, I have to say that I’ve been unusually prolific over the summer months. Which can only be a good thing.

It’s probably something to do with my new surroundings and my headspace. Aside from a few ongoing health issues, which I intend to deal with over the course of the next six months, I’m in a very good place.

Another factor is the temperature of my new studio space. My old studio, based in what was essentially a soundproofed shed in our back garden, got so hot over the summer months that turning on the gear was pretty much a no-no, as it heated the space to almost sauna-like temperatures. Night time work was bearable, but looking back, it wasn’t practical, really. Having said all that, I did enjoy my time in my shed – dearly!

My new studio is based within the house, the floors are concrete, it’s gloriously cool, and, whilst the acoustics aren’t ideally suited to recording vocals [it’s not as ‘dry’ as the old shed], to hijack a well-known fast food chain’s slogan, I’m loving it.



New Music.

Anyway, I guess you’re probably here to read about the music, rather than me waffling on about other stuff. Like I’ve already said, it’s been a fruitful few months and consequently I have a wealth of new material ready to go once it’s mastered.

The genuine success of the kickstarter campaign for my latest album, ‘Peace Odyssey’ has really buoyed my confidence to continue using the same model for future releases. Those of you who bought into the kickstarter will know that I’m planning some kind of retrospective release next, possibly on a vinyl-only basis as well as digital download before I release some of the new material I’ve amassed over the past two or three years since I released ‘Aural Architecture’ on Interchill.

BandCamp Picks

As well as retailing my music here on this site, you can also use my BandCamp page to listen to and purchase my catalogue; here’re some random picks for your delectation.

A Rare Gig!

20-11-15, Manchester

I can’t actually recall the last time I did anything vaguely live, but I’ve been invited by Pete Lawrence and Paul Darnborough to play at the Psychedelic Disco in Manchester on the 20th November.

Pete will be talking about his new social media venture Campfire Convention at the Carlton Club, and I’ll be spinning some of my new compositions and probably a few older ones as well. There’s also the addition of a lovely open fire out in the garden, subject to the weather behaving itself

Doors open at 8pm. It’s a fiver to get in, and you can find out where it is by clicking here.

Peace Odyssey

I have some stock left over after the kickstarter campaign. There’s a limited quantity of vinyl and some CDs that I will be making available in my shop here and on BandCamp to those of you who missed out the first time around.

I’m will make this available for release in my shop towards the end of this year, so watch this space…

For those of you who are reading this in Australia and NZ, I’ve made a limited quantity of CD stock available to my Australian label, One World Music, so you can order directly from them here.



Remixes  |  Collaborations.

I’ve been doing a bit of remixing and writing with other folks this year, too.

Another Fine Day’s critically acclaimed album ‘A Good Place to Be‘ [for which I did the artwork] gets the remix treatment, so alongside Greg Hunter, Ishq and Hibernation, my remix sits nicely on this release, available on download and limited edition CD.

I was asked by Toby Marks to contribute to the 20th anniversary edition of Banco de Gaia’s ‘Last Train to Lhasa‘ release. My remix of ‘White Paint’ is on the lavish 4CD box set which is limited to 3000 copies and available on the Disco Gecko site.

Dom Jacobson [aka Modaji] and I have been throwing some ideas backward and forward occasionally via the internet and have come up with some pretty good stuff.
The first release, a 12″ vinyl, will be released early November on Phonica and is entitled ‘Belle Epoque’. I’ll post the details up once I have them.

Meanwhile, Chris Pettit and I have also been tinkering around with a couple of new pieces, the results of which will be heard in the not-too-distant future on either my own label, or on Interchill. For those of you who follow what I do, you’ll remember that Chris and I recorded and released ‘Prefer to Stay in‘, which was issued on the last Interchill compilation, ‘WayPoint‘. It garnered some great reviews, I have to say. You can read some of them here.


Get Lost – back in stock on CD.

My second album, originally released in 2009 on Big Chill Recordings, ‘Get Lost’, has long since sold out on CD. I’ve always been quietly surprised that it didn’t do quite as well as ‘Induction’ seemed to do from a purely commercial point of view, but maybe I’m biased – I consider it to be my finest collected body of work to date.

However, the LP was also signed and released in Asia and Australasia by the rather excellent One World Music. I’ve been in touch with them recently and it transpires that they have limited stock available, so I now have a few copies here for sale in my shop.

Go here to order it

alucidnation Shop

My online shopping system has been totally upgraded and modified which will hopefully make your online experience less of an arduous process.

In other news, I’ve extended all teaser tracks to on average 1m45s, which’ll hopefully give you a better idea of how each track develops and grows.


The new scrapbook replaces what was the old news and events pages.

It’s akin to a blog; I’ll post up information regarding new releases, events and other fascinating bits of information that will either blow your mind or bore you shitless.

If you move your eyeballs to the right, you’ll spot some links to some pearls of wisdom that I’ve already penned.