Tag Archives: EVOL

2016

After all the crap that’s happened this year, it seemed like there wasn’t much point in writing an end-of-year list. Given the deaths of so many musicians, the rise of authoritarian nationalism and xenophobia in Europe and the US, and … Continue reading

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Critical Reading and Listening

Political and economic turbulence in the UK since the EU referendum. A lot of news and uncertainty. Amongst all this, some things offer orientation, clarity and hope – critical analyses for times of crisis. And there’s been lots of good … Continue reading

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2015 music

Some of the things I’ve enjoyed listening to this year: Rian Treanor – A Rational Tangle (The Death of Rave) Mark Fell named some tracks on his UL8 album ‘Acid in the Style of Rian Treanor’. Connie Treanor narrated the … Continue reading

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Hardly Itself (ALKU 139)

I’m very happy to announce the publication of a conversation between myself and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Our discussion starts with Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a, a generative piece of music that I translated for EVOL. I’ve written about the technical … Continue reading

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2014

A retrospective look at some of the good things I’ve listened to during 2014, in no order. Powell – Club Music (Diagonal Records) A belter this one. Includes a collaborative track with Russell Haswell, who also released Foxy / One … Continue reading

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Wormhole Spectrogramz

EVOL’s music, more often than not, looks great when visualized. The re-release of Wormhhole Shubz on Entr’acte is no exception. Below is a set of spectrograms* showing the first 35 seconds of each track. Click to enlarge. * Spectrograms represent … Continue reading

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Opus 17a + EVOL

I recently had the honour of working on something for EVOL, the computer music project by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp. This particular project involved a re-creation of Opus 17a by Hanne Darboven, and my task was to … Continue reading

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