Stuff, Stuff And Some More Stuff

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Well, it’s been a pleasant and productive break from work, this last fortnight. Done some catching up with old buddies, new buddies, family and music. I feel rested but, as usual, am not ready to return to work just yet! There’s no pleasing some people, is there?!

Anyhow, I have released a little mini-album type of affair unto the world. It was intended to be an EP of about 5 or 6 tracks, but quickly developed into a 9-track collection. I also intended it to be a major (for me) album release. However, as it was completed well before I planned and really doesn’t fit in with the rest of my music at the moment, I thought I’d release it as an “aside” or an ‘interim album’, if you will.

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So, “Short Circus” was born…..recorded solely on my iPad using Retronyms‘ marvelous Tabletop app. Arturia’s rather brilliant iMini app and Retronyms’/Akai’s iMPC app are also in there, as they can be used as part of Tabletop’s environment, as plug-ins. A truly mobile album; created on the train, while visiting my family, on my bed and at my dining table. The only drawback being the difficulty of playing a touch-screen keyboard…..which I may rectify soon by purchasing this.

Anyway, in a nutshell, the album is a departure for me as it comprises of tracks which are rather similar stylistically…..a re-visitation to my earlier acid and techno-influenced tunes: minimal; very electronic; bouncy.

See what you think…it’s free/pay what you want at Dementio13.com, as usual.

Incidentally, many thanks to Greg Healey (HealeyIsland) and Jim Furey (Solarno) for their advice and feedback.

In other news, I went to watch Matt Stevens play in Cardiff….that was great (and also good to catch-up with him and meet his bass accompanist, Alun Vaughan, over a curry. Music, of course, was the main source of discussion and I think we set the world to rights!)

Also, Churn Milk Joan have released an excellent new album this weekend……free/pwyw and thoroughly recommended.

That’s all that’s fit to print, really.

I started this post with a pretty picture, so here are some more to end…… The Mumbles yesterday, on the first really Spring-y day we’ve had.

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Fin.

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