Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A Wall

And here's one that dates back to around 2007-2008CE (roughly). It''s off an album I did at the time called The Cosmo Polly Tang. Very Beasties influenced.
The only reason I'm posting this now is because it's been getting some blog love. That's right, people are now starting to catch up with what I did a couple of years back. Will it always be this way?
A Wall

A Crush

And track 6 from Petit Morts. This one's about a creepy stalker. I sing from his twisted, obsessive point of view.
The picture up there is famously known as "The Most Beautiful Suicide". On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death and was published in Life Magazine, I believe. She landed on a New York City cab. Her pose looks elegant and serene, her body laying on the crushed roof of the vehicle. (Crush, see what I've done there?)

Give Me Two of Yous

Track 5 off Petit Morts now finished. It was finished way back in 2004CE but only mastered until now for inclusion in this album. It was always meant to be on it.
Give Me Tow of Yous

Da Motorik Real

Here's one that I'm not even going to try fitting into an album of any sort. It's not single-worthy either. I did put a lot of work into it, but maybe I was just not seeing how hilariously ridiculous this piece of music is whilst producing it. It's still enjoyable, but its Speed Racer vibe just makes it a bit comical to me. You might like it though.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Actuas Amor, Finges Ternura (Caricias Falsas)

And here's the fourth track from said album. This one was pretty much finished already I just had to do a bit of mastering and tweaking to it and I reckon it delivers that downtempo-ambient fix we all have every once in a while. It's functional music. For sex.

Amante Menguante

Here's the third track off of the "Petit Morts" project. It's a love song. In Spanish. The title and the picture up there are both a reference to a scene from Pedro Almodovar's "Hable Con Ella", in which one of the characters imagines himself as a character in an old film called "Amante Menguante" in which he plays a shrinking man who gets so small that he gets to walk on his lovers naked body. I think the image is very evocative of the mood I'm trying to show on this album. It's very romantic.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Gaze Mosaic vol. 1

I'd started doing a new Trip Mosaic when a few songs in I noticed that the overall vibe was leaning towards a shoegazy haze so I carried on in this manner. So yeah, I've brought the gaze upon ye!
It's not strictly or exclusively classic gaze like Chapterhouse, Ride, Slowdive and other Creation cohorts, but basically anything that shares a similar aesthetic even if it is of the post-Valentines era. Basically it's not meant to be a comprehensive lesson in what the original shoegaze movement was from the mid 80s to mid 90s.
A big pile of records were left out due to the mix reaching its 70 minute mark, so there will be a part two soon. Watch this space.

on a new band a day

A bit of press this morning. The good people at a New Band A Day reviewed my song, "A Minha Son". Thank you for your kind words!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

La Muerte Pequena

The second track from the "Petit Morts" project that I'm in the process of finishing.