Obscurities Revisited

When I originally wrote ‘Obscurities’ it seemed logical to give it a cover that matched the album the story sprang from, but with a little hindsight, what worked for the album never really felt right as a book cover. The multiple images on the album are unrecognisable on most online ebook websites and something simpler

The Grandmothers at Porgy & Bess, Vienna

This concert was billed as “The Music of Frank Zappa performed by Original Members of the Mothers of Invention”, which is a bit of a mouthful, but the band are basically the latest incarnation of ‘The Grandmothers of Invention’. Bunk Gardner and Don Preston played with the Mothers from ‘Absolutely Free’, forming an important part

Schnipp, Schnapp!

Our new song, for SpinTunes round two, has now hit the net: I was very pleased with the reviews we received for our first round song, both from the official judges and from others who took the time to review all the songs (quite a task, especially in the early rounds, as we both know

Gag me with a spurtle

The deadline for round 1 of SpinTunes 10 has finished and we have a new song! Despite having two weekends to complete the challenge, this one was submitted at the last moment as it took us a while to come up with a concept that we were happy with. I tend to find that the

Oddities

I had no plan to produce two instrumental albums within the space of this year, yet only five months after the release of ‘Obscurities‘, I’m delighted to announce the release of ‘Oddities’. This can be viewed as a direct sequel to Obscurities, comprised as it is of an eclectic range of instrumental music in numerous

Sounds like a Picture

I thoroughly enjoyed June’s Photo-a-day challenge, coming up with something musically-related for each of the diverse prompts. This month I’m making it a little more complicated and challenging by attempting to accompany each photo with a short piece of music: yes, a tune-a-day for the next month. They will be added to my Soundcloud page

Two Lords of Looping

It has been a while since I recommended any music here, but there are two musicians I have been listening to a lot recently who both have new albums out and are well worth investigating if you like instrumental music that is varied, exciting and challenging. Both make great use of digital looping to provide

Obscurities – Inside the Package

Time for a little more behind-the-scenes about Obscurities. The text side of the whole package was put together with Scrivener, which I use for all my writing, but this time I dug deeper into the facilities within the software than I have ever done writing short stories and novels. As well as producing the Obscurities

Obscurities

After some fine-tuning of the music from the ‘10 Weeks : 10 Sounds‘ project, I have compiled it into an album that is now ready to download from Bandcamp. The music is embedded on the right-hand side of this site, so you can listen to most of the tracks before downloading for a very reasonable