June / July.

Good grief, we’re halfway through the year already.. in fact the summer solstice has just been and gone and we’re now back on the slippery slope towards shorter days and longer nights.

What have I been up to since the last update? Well, not much, really. Well, I say that, but as usual I probably have been pretty busy. Hard to tell when it’s you assessing yourself..

Since the move I’ve not really felt any desire as such to get into the studio and make new music, so it’s been a case of concentrating on getting busy with other music-related stuff; sorting out the kickstarter campaign and suchlike.

You can read about updates on this in the article below.

Two of my remixes are now out – 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.

The other one is for the 20th anniversary Banco de Gaia ‘Last Train to Lhasa’ release. My remix of ‘White Paint’ is on the lavish 4CD box set, again, limited to 3000 copies and available from the 26th June. There’s a SoundCloud link to my remix here.

Finally, the remix I did for Modaji is finally seeing the light of day on a 12″ from Phonica Records. More information about that soon..

The New Album: ‘Peace Odyssey’

Having hit full target on this 90 day campaign in just 30 days, the LP now has a name and is kind of finished…

Well, actually, it is finished. For those of you who got involved with the project, you can now download the digital pack of the tracks that feature on the LP and the CD versions.

Along the way, the name of the LP changed and also the aural content went through a few alterations. Thanks to Chris Bagust for his patience and his mastering skills.

Due to running times, the vinyl clocks in at around the 42 minute mark and the CD about 62 minutes. There’s an exclusive track ‘Sudetenland’ on the vinyl that doesn’t appear on the CD – it always bugged me that CD buyers always seemed to get the cream, so I’m attempting to redress the balance!

What was going to be a purely ambient set has now morphed into something that’s more representative of my general canon of work, so we start off with some rhythmic stuff and then gently fall into ambient electronica territory and piano-based material.

Anyway, I hope you all like it. I do, and I guess that’s the main thing…!

Of course, if you haven’t already got involved and want to purchase something to do with the project, whether that be a vinyl copy of the new album, or a CD if you don’t have a turntable, then you can still do so by visiting my PledgeMusic site.

There’s also a scrapbook link here which I’ll keep updated with news on this project.

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New Shop

You’re probably already aware of this, but the shopping system on this site 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.

Scrapbook

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.