!! New Album:”HETERODYNE” !! This latest album, released earlier this year is available as a CD or both FLAC and MP3 (320kb/s) download formats. I have spent some time recently (well, spread thinly over the last few years) developing a new sound processing device for my studio which I call the “Spectrum Warper”, It can change the frequency spectrum of the incoming stereo signal in several different ways including inverting it or a selected part of it, The different processes, which can be patched together, are available simultaneously via an output mixing section. In this album I used the device to radically alter the frequency spectrums of both improvised synthesiser textures and recorded speech from radio stations often turning their spectrum upside down. The album is called Heterodyne because it looks back to the days of analogue radio and tries to capture the spirit of it. By far the most popular radio design of the time used a technique called heterodyning to change the tuned in radio station band into a convenient fixed band of frequencies so the weak signal could be amplified efficiently and cheaply, A part of the spectrum Warper is loosely based on this process. I aimed to create a really rich and unusual audio experience using this processor sometimes in conjunction with other sound processors mainly for delay effects.
Cherry Red Records release “Close to the Noise Floor” is still available from them. It’s a very impressive and massive 60 track 4 CD compilation exploring the origins of electronica in the UK. There’s a track of mine on CD3.
VOD Records have released a superbly presented 8 LP boxed set collection of British Synthesiser artists on Vinyl, which I’m very pleased to say, includes my first album “Where Dark Forces Meet”. The huge boxed set of 8 12” vinyl records is presented in a set of nicely matching sleeves. I can say without hesitation, truly is a lovely thing to own. This is the first time my first album has been made available in Vinyl. It can be purchase separately if desired. The boxed set is called “British Cassette Culture Recordings 1975-1985”. Follow the link to VOD Records for info.