Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lorbeer in...

Berlin at Künstlerhaus Bethanien sometime in 1998:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Three of four

The "God Squad" holiday weekend so far has consisted of:

1. Food, family, and laundry on Thursday.
2. An overdose of Skyrim on Friday.
3. Dishes, traditional weekend brekkie, Let England Shake, recording a new tune, and remastering ones from a very distant past today.

Tomorrow? Heading to the fort for miscellaneous errands.

L'Olympia, Paris, 24 February 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The waiting game

Still anxiously anticipating the arrival of Kate Bush's latest creation in the post. In the meanwhile, here be the interview from this past Tuesday's "Front Row" on Radio 4 (which I was lucky enough to catch while driving to work) and a track from 50 Words for Snow:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More product of the auditory kind

Just completed and uploaded a new work under the JATSDFM moniker, which I began two days after LCD was released. Funny how and when inspiration occurs...

This piece (entitled Monobus) is made up of five parts which derive from a six second piano piece I wrote and a two second rumba beat pulled from a cheapie keyboard (have I put you off yet?). As per usual, this composition is free to listen and/or download:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Logic

Couple more of Whitby's wonderful work:

Wake Up (single; 1979)

Eugene (single; 1980)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sample and hold

I'm still(!) on a major Ultravox "kick". Chalk it up to making up for lost time...

Though I've been aware of the group for about twenty-seven years (I remember watching the video for "Vienna" for the first time when I was six. Though it was several years old years old by the time I caught it, the video was played shortly after the debut of Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill" on MTV. Blame my sister for my enduring love of Duran Duran... ), they had remain "under the radar" (more quotation marks... and parenthesis!) due to various circumstances. I am absolutely enthralled with the John Foxx-era material but I also love the first three LPs under the guidance of Midge Ure (Vienna, Rage in Eden, and Quartet).

Ultravox! (1977)

Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977)

Systems of Romance (1978; The exclamation was dropped in the name by the group at time of this album, FYI.)

Vienna (1980)

Rage in Eden (1981)

Quartet (1982)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekend blurbage

Had a good time in Denton on Saturday, and looking forward to playing with HIO later this evening at The Cellar in the Fort. That's about it, really.

And now... How about a video?

Psychic Life EP (2011; with Julie Campbell and Keith Levene. Win/win/win!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Confectionery assault

As a result of a nap induced by a couple of bad doughnut holes (via the Walmart bakery department. What was I thinking?!?) I am now dealing with my old friend insomnia. Might as well make the most of it and spin one of my mentors, John Clark's (under the Debukas moniker), recordings. One of the great releases to come out this year, me thinks:

I Am Machinery EP (2011)

I Am Machinery EP (2011)

I Am Machinery EP (2011)

I Am Machinery EP (2011)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Done and released

The new JATSDFM album is complete and available for listening and/or download... for free! A bonus track is included with the download, so go and obtain a copy for yourself below:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Towards the end (and a bit of whinging)

Been mixing and recording this past week with just two tunes left to complete for LCD. Nearly five months working on this "album" with only eight songs (clocking in at well under thirty minutes) to show for it... and I am out of ideas. Sans a couple projects, this year has been a write-off regarding output. Some sort of change in strategy is in order...