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

An Introduction

Welcome to my website, I've decided to use this as a means of documenting the work in progress (or possibly lack of) on the recording of an LP, under the moniker of Catford Gyrations. The plan is to stream a rough mix of each track, once complete, and write a little bit about it on … Continue reading An Introduction