Just a blogette to say that I’m still on the case with the Igneous Flame material and I hope to have a new album finished in the summer. Having finally finished my ‘Morphotheek’ Formbank album (my ‘unwelcome jazz’ side-project), I can now return to the female vocal album that has been stewing away for quite some time. I also plan to work towards a generative album too, using iOS apps, in particular ‘Noatikl’.
I’ve been pretty active with the iphonegraphy recently, I take a lot of shots but only post a few, but here’s a recent one I’m quite pleased with.
I’ve just posted a new track on my Soundcloud page, which was created in the aforementioned ‘Noatikl’. It’s a free download:
Return to Life
Video for Return to Life:
I have an electronica side-project that I call ‘Formbank’. It’s been in existence for as long as my Igneous Flame project (since 2003). Periodically, I release a Formbank album and the time is now !
‘Morphotheek’ is the fifth album in the Formbank series. The album was created entirely on an ipad, using Korg Gadget. ‘Morphotheek’ is a selection of off-beat, electronic instrumental pop-tunes – short in duration, but full of oblique energy.
A small selection of recent images, taken with an iphone 6 Plus.
We’ve had Ruby now for almost a month. She came from a local rescue centre (the Blue Cross). she’s still quite a handful as she is young, boisterous and rather lacking in manners – human or canine ! However, she’s a lovely lass and everyone who’s met her has been taken with her unusual colourings and puppy dog face (she’s only a year and a half old)
She’s quite a character and is very affectionate. We hope she carries on settling in over time with us (she had a bit of a rough start to life).
She’s quite difficult to photograph as she’s pretty dark, but here’s some images of her nonetheless:
Some new, more representative pics of Ruby
From a musical point of view, I’m hoping 2016 will be a bit more productive than 2015 was for me. I currently have ongoing projects which may or may not see the light of day, I hope these things come together more so in the first half of the year. I’m planning on spending more time working with the ipad – using Auria Pro, Korg Gadget, Tonestack etc.
On a wider orbit, I hope for change in the future.
Real change is on the way methinks. Our politicians (almost exclusively) are not representing us, they seem to be more answerable to corporate influence than they are to us. The media is presenting us with their very skewed version of the world. It seems to me that there are a lot of people in the worlds of politics and the media who are hell-bent on trying to make us believe in what they want us to be believe in. Personally, I don’t think that real change will come from the world of politics anymore, I think it may well be more of a generational thing – something that will happen more gradually.
The current overall view on things from the ‘powers that be’ (who very much influence politics and the media) is increasingly myopic and they certainly don’t appear to be considering things in any kind of longer term, which will be damaging for all of us in many ways, I feel.
Anyway, enough of my ‘rant-let’, happy new year !
Images Late December 2015.
All taken with an iphone 6, close to where I live, in North Yorkshire.