Monday, 18 August 2014

Interview with Indian Music Mug

To read a recent interview with myself talking to Indian Music Mug, a website from India, please click here



Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Etymology Preview

See below, a short youtube preview trailer for Etymlogy, which is  the forthcoming album from Burnt Belief, i.e. myself and guitarist Jon Durant.

This is the third album I have worked on with Jon, (...not including his marvellous work on Astarta/Edwin, which is yet to see the light of day). To me, the new album is a big development of our earlier sound and I really feel we have improved our past work and also brought out the best in each other, which is really what I hope for in any collaboration.

Jon and I decided to move on from the previous combinations of either electronics plus live percussion, or just percussion, in order to have a more full on (….and perhaps more overtly "rock") sound with the addition of drums, so joining us across the course of the album's 11 tracks are three very different drummers; firstly an old friend of mine in the shape of Dean McCormick, secondly Vinny Sabatino, who also drummed on some of Jon's previous solo material (well worth hearing!) and lastly a very sensitive performance from Jose Duque on "Rivulet" perhaps the album's most delicate tune.

We were searching also for an additional soloist to join us and found a truly great "voice" in the shape of violinist Steve Bingham who added just the right levels of sophistication and atmosphere.

Hard to choose which slices to serve up as a taster, but hopefully the trailer below shows the breadth of sounds and moods across the album….due October 21st, pre-order now at burning shed by clicking here

Bye for now,


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Obake - "Mutations"

The "Fallen Angel" cover image below, by Petulia Mattioli, is taken from the forthcoming second album "Mutations" by Obake, due this coming October via Rarenoise.

I had been a big listener of their first album, and after hearing some of the early work in progress tracks from "Mutations" I couldn't resist the chance to step into their intense cauldron of sonic energy.

I have contributed bass to the majority of the tracks on the new album, making a lot of use of my down tuned Spector Euro 435LX, aided and abetted by various EBS distortion FX, like the FuzzMo, MultiDrive, Valvedrive etc.  perhaps some of my most furious bass sounds to date.

You can hear the results on this album preview track Seven Rotted Globes:

In due course, I'll be joining Eraldo Bernocchi, Balazs Pandi and Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari for some live dates later this year. Check out the tour dates on the band website here, and for those on Facebook, the FB page can be found here.

More news soon…….


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