From the Place livestream DJ set

Had an extremely fun time throwing down a minimix DJ set for From the Place. Thanks to Personn Wil for wrangling this splendid Space Concert (in stereo) – I have definitely never seen a livestream like this! Here’s the tracklist. I wanted to play a bunch of my original stuff (some from the unreleased vault)…… Continue reading From the Place livestream DJ set

Playlists are not spreadsheets

I love discovering new music, even though it can be tiring. When streaming services have such deep catalogues, everything is within reach. You don’t need to track down albums and buy it all – you’re free to explore! Consequently I love Spotify, which even has cool features like Discover Weekly that are designed to help…… Continue reading Playlists are not spreadsheets

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Daniel Crooks – time & space from a different angle

In 2019 I gave a talk at my first ever WordCamp (in Brisbane). Looking back I’m feeling lucky to have travelled and attended in person. Like so many other communities, WordCamps are now pretty much 100% online & distributed. Whenever I find myself in a new place there are a couple of things that I’ll…… Continue reading Daniel Crooks – time & space from a different angle

Darryl Baser “Second Selfie” launch party

Darryl Baser & Band

I played a little gig on the weekend – had a great time. The show was the release party for Dunedin songwriter and local media personality Darryl Baser’s Second Selfie album. An assortment of local songwriters played. A particular favourite for me was the Dragonfly Rustlers. Tight folk-blues harmonies, and a unique ability to trade…… Continue reading Darryl Baser “Second Selfie” launch party

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Eggs for Tea

I’ve just released some new music! This one has been percolating for a while. The story begins with a remix contest and a piece of left-field “indie” audio workstation software known as EnergyXT. I’m constantly looking for different tools and techniques to help me make music. To produce music more fluidly and expressively, and to…… Continue reading Eggs for Tea

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Padded Landscape

a loop-based generative audio-visual experiment A while ago I decided to relax a bit more with my music production. The idea was to remove the pressure to finish and release tracks, and just noodle around and make loops. If I had fun jamming, I’d render the parts as a loop, archive it, and move on.…… Continue reading Padded Landscape

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Manhole Covers

Play Click play to listen to an evolving soundtrack as you scroll through the post. Anunaku – Teleported If you read this blog you might already know I like taking photos of tiles. This post is about another photographic hobby of mine – manhole covers. Here’s one from Amsterdam which (to my eyes) evokes a…… Continue reading Manhole Covers

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