Just a little summer update for you I guess. I initially came by to tell you that I’m not going to be up to much and ended up decided to just give you a free EP.
Musically I’m putting things on a back burner for a little while, not for any determinate length of time or particular reason. I’ve got a few concepts brewing for future titles so I want to let them expand under their own weight until the time feels right to conceive and realise them.
In the meantime, I put together the In Darkened Corners EP clocking in at 15.57 made up of 2 separate tracks. These may or may not appear in other (or similar) forms in future but in the meantime, just enjoy them for what they are, upbeat summer dancefloor tunes (no stupid, of course they aren’t).
Click on the image to go to the download page.
Yes it’s in ghettostyle 128kbps, if you want a bigger version to play out or whatever ask me and I might have one lying around somewhere. If you want to show some love, you can still pick up a copy of Ghost Frequencies from Moving Furniture.
In other areas, I’ve been embarking upon a series of adventures, exploring the old, abandoned, derelict and forgotten. So far this has taken in Railways Tunnels, Castles, Bunkers and Hospitals. I’ll post a few samples below but there are full sets for each over at my Flickr stream. I think you need to be a contact to see the full size versions of things so drop me a message if you want me to add you.
I would like to point out that my explorations of these sites are conducted in the most respectful of manners and out of an interest in their historical, cultural, archeological and psychogeographical properties.¬† I take available opportunities with access and never create them, I never lay a finger on any items that I come across. The general rule here is “take only photo’s, leave only footprints” which is a pretty sound philosophy.
In terms of other input, it’s been a while since I did one of these lists so I won’t go into huge detail but I’ve been reading Sculpting in Time where Tarkovsky talks in depth about his art. I’ve also been reading Infinite Crisis and Countdown to Final Crisis from DC whose large story arcs and immense characterisations I’m just finding a deep thirst for.
Visually I’ve managed to watch a huge amount of films over the summer, including rewatches of Blue Velvet and Eraserhead, Finally getting around to seeing Rashomon, Waking Life, Man on Wire, The Joy Division Documentary, The Wave, Catch 22 and MASH, The Fall, and W to name the handful that spring to mind. More recently, I had the utter pleasure of seeing Godard’s Alphaville¬† on the big scree at the DCA in Dundee which I adored and also (vis BBC iPlayer of all places) The Bothersome Man which was fantastic, it came across like a very black satire of an Ikea catalogue, worth seeking out for sure.
I think I’ve rambled on enough, keep an eye on my flickr, I’m posting new sets all the time. I start at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee early September doing my degree in Time Based Art and Digital Film which I’m looking forward to hugely (but kinda nervous about being the weird old guy in my year, ah well, c’est la vie).
I should also say Happy Birthday to the ridiculous amount of people who had their birthdays recently including my sister, Louise and Moving Furniture’s Sietse/Orphax.
Until next time,