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Holden review – Purcell Room, 17/06/2014

Now this was more like it! A man, a massive Doepfer modular synth and a drummer. First up was the support though –  a man who didn’t introduce himself and then played fairly standard FTB (Faceless Techno Bollocks) for 40 … Continue reading

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Alex Horne @ Udderbelly Thurs 12th June

I bloody love Alex Horne and his vague yet sophisticated humour. I know him through his Radio 4 series’, but we saw him live at Udderbelly last Friday and it was a great night out. If you know his stuff, … Continue reading

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Field Day (Sunday) review

So we rocked up at around 5pm in anticipation of the Main Event at 9pm – ie, the Pixies. Lovely summer day. First port of call: cash point. Dammit. Of course they charge £3.75 for a withdrawal – curse our … Continue reading

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Tyondai Braxton review – Oval Space, Tues 20th May

My first visit to The Oval Space in Hackney, and the first thing you see are the massive gasometers that are adjacent, setting the scene for a slightly otherworldly evening. I’ve never seen gasometers this close up and they are impressively … Continue reading

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Note permutations

The equivalent of a writer staring at a blank page, wondering how to fill it, is a composer staring at 88 black and white notes.* The composer is wondering how to arrange them into a pleasing sequence when so many … Continue reading

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New 5* ident

Lucy & I were asked to write the music to a new ident for Channel 5’s digital TV channel 5*. And here it is: It’s a chilled and ‘Knife-like’ groove for introducting those late night movies!  

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In techno, the machine rules…

Tongue in cheek article written for Sound on Sound’s ‘Sounding off’ column… Drum kits are fine musical instruments, but they should be kept out of electro music! They are not appropriate to the genre, are limited in sonic possibility and, … Continue reading

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