Category Archives: Music

Liminal Kicks

Liminal Kicks is my latest album, released on the new label Superpang run by Christian Di Vito, with cover art designed by Joe Gilmore. It’s a collection of tracks made with drum synths and saturation. I used Mathematica to generate … Continue reading

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20×20 – Processed Field Recordings

Processed Field Recordings is my new album out on 20×20, a project and label run by Neil Stringfellow. I met Neil in 2015 on a course about field recording tutored by Chris Watson and Jez riley French, and we’ve both … Continue reading

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Frequency Domain Filtering

On r/puredata Acreil posted this video of generative music made with a pure data patch. It shows a scrolling stereo spectrogram of the music, with wavy lines that represent slices of filtered noise where the filter is always changing. Frequency … Continue reading

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2019

Last year I probably spent more on music than ever before. I was trying to support emerging artists and new labels, especially those I’ve been involved with, but was also driven by the usual consumerist desire to acquire stuff and … Continue reading

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A FIDS MONITOR

This is an album released last year, but which I didn’t write about on this blog. So here’s a belated bit about it. Like much of my recent work, A FIDS MONITOR is based on sonification of data. This is … Continue reading

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PARSA – uvuvu

The latest album by PARSA makes for some nice spectrograms. PARSA has previously made music with cellular automata (CODE147) and has recently collaborated with Ramtin Niazi (CLEANBOUNCE VARIATIONS) and with Beckton Alps2 as PARSALPS (Reductions). Here are some of spectrograms … Continue reading

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Viridis Spectrograms

Viridis is a colour scale designed to meaningfully represent quantitative data and to be perceived clearly by everybody including those with colour blindness. It provides a perceptually uniform scale in both colour and greyscale. Using a viridis colour palette generator, … Continue reading

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32a_reflected

Listening to the first of the NTS sessions by Autechre, I noticed something about the  track ‘32a_reflected’. Parts of it sound like it’s played backwards. On playing the track twice in a row, you can hear that it starts how … Continue reading

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CODE072

CO-DEPENDENT is a collaborative label run by Stephen McEvoy (tuuun, FLUF), Calum Gunn (Conditional) and Casper Gottlieb (GOHV, Disformation). CODE072 is my new release on the label, an EP of music based on sonification of weather data. Historical monthly data … Continue reading

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Alvin Lucier – Criss Cross / Hanover

Spectrograms of Alvin Lucier’s new album, made with Sonic Visualiser, using the following settings: Amplitude scale: dBV^2, colour palette: green Sample window (x axis): Hann; 4096 samples; 93.75% overlap Frequency bins (y axis): all, log scale Criss Cross (top), Hanover … Continue reading

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