Category Archives: Music

32a_reflected

Listening to the first of the NTS sessions by Autechre, I noticed something about the  track ‘32a_reflected’. Parts of it sounds like it’s played backwards. On playing the track twice in a row, you can hear that it start 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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2017

So, 2017. Like 2016 but worse. Political incompetence, dishonour and deceit in UK and US governments. “Social murder” – inequality exposed in the Grenfell Tower fire and its aftermath. “Economic murder” – evidence of a correlation between austerity policies and … Continue reading

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New music

Two new bits of music out this month: Joe Evans, who released my first two albums on the Runningonair label, has put together an album of remixes of an old and previously unfinished track of his from the 90s called … Continue reading

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Dark Ages

A short playlist of music I’ve been reminded of by current events. Most of this is music I’ve liked since I was younger that seems more relevant now than it did at the time. Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck … Continue reading

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Classical Music Complexity

An article in The Guardian today discusses music and complexity. In ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength‘, Alan Davey writes that “the inherent beauty, complexity and mystery of classical music will see it endure”. He’s arguing … Continue reading

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