Winslade

It feels good to finally get this one done - yet another case of me spending far too much time trying to get the arrangement right, but I do think that this has been worth the wait. Although, at the time of writing, I am presenting this as a rough mix, I shouldn't have to … Continue reading Winslade

Precinct

I applaud anyone who has managed to stay creative over the last 12 months, as this is something that certainly hasn't been easy for me. It is only recently that I have been able to resume work on the album -  mainly because I wanted to work on other things, but also because I felt … Continue reading Precinct

I’m Going Outside

I hope you are all keeping well. It probably goes without saying that making music hasn't been much of a priority over the last few months. However, I did manage to get round to recording this .... I'm Going Outside was written and recorded over the Easter weekend of 2020, in the midst of the … Continue reading I’m Going Outside

A205 EP

I have a new release out today - A205 EP is available across all major streaming platforms (including Spotify and Apple Music) and is also available as a download via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Links to all streaming & download options can be found here. https://youtu.be/-Oq6HRmAj94 You can download via Bandcamp as a … Continue reading A205 EP

Apricity

I've posted a brand new track, Apricity, which is taken from a four track EP that will be released on 3rd January 2020. A205 EP will be a digital only release, available across all major platforms, and also as a "name your price" download via Bandcamp. Apricity was intended to be part of my eponymous … Continue reading Apricity

Nothing without industry

Another slow burner. For months, I had nothing much more than the melodica and bass parts that appear at the beginning of the track. Things only really started to progress when I recorded the sound of traffic in gridlock on my mobile phone, on a drizzly sunday afternoon. I incorporated the recording into the track, … Continue reading Nothing without industry

Parakeets

Catford Gyrations · Parakeets (work in progress) This track started of as a proof of concept. I wanted to do a piece that incorporated parakeet sounds, and it seemed suited to some sort of break beat, once it became apparent that their squawking occupied similar frequencies to that of made by scratching vinyl on a … Continue reading Parakeets

A view from a hill

Bandstand was exclusively recorded for a new compilation on Linear Obsessional Recordings, and will not feature on the Catford Gyrations LP. Contributors were asked to provide a two minute piece on the theme of landscape - the result is a 105 track album called A view from a hill, exactly three and half hours in … Continue reading A view from a hill

Gyratory

In sharp contrast to the previous track posted, I have thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this one, including a woodwind  section. There is a strong element of a repetition here , but hopefully enough variation throughout it's seven minute duration to keep it interesting. The piece concludes with a field recording, captured on … Continue reading Gyratory

The Island

The opening track. Originally, this piece was much longer and more layered, but after a while of struggling to get the arrangement just right, it seemed logical to strip things down. Where once there was a twangy tremolo guitar, it now remains plugged in, but unplayed (with just the buzzing amplifier still audible). The bass … Continue reading The Island