new music – hardware series

December 12th, 2017

I have finally completed my series of ten tracks. They are all intentionally club-style techno tracks made in a retro 90s-inspired style, using a collection of hardware (i.e. not on the computer) to see what I could do and what I could learn from the process.

Four of them have been selected to be released by Anode Records (see here and here) based in St. Louis, Missouri which is a great honour. The four track EP will come out some time in the new year.

I’m now working on a set of more refined ambient and / or dubby re-works of these tracks – reprocessing and reusing some of the recorded elements. I expect to get some of those completed in the next two months, studio time allowing. Studio time is quite sporadic due to this being my spare-time hobby, and having a lot of work on at the moment and of course a family who presumably want to see me from time to time 🙂

You can find more of my music on Bandcamp or SoundCloud.

 

New track – L6 (loops series)

October 29th, 2017

Grabbed some time over the half term holiday to work on some new music. Here is a deep / dub-style techno track:

soundcloud.com/firstperson/loops-l6

The Dub Techno Blog has featured one of my tracks:

I’m pretty pleased as this was my first attempt at producing a dub techno track.

This mix was recorded in May 2000 in Leeds, on my trusty Technics 1210s. This is 5 years on from the last one posted so the mixing is pretty respectable by this stage.

We start off with some electro tracks from Simulant, Anthony Rother, and UR, then shift into 4-4 techno via Dave Angel’s gorgeous remix of Model 500’s ‘I Wanna Be There’. On the B-side it’s more melodic with tracks from (Weatherall side project) Deanne Day and Plaid among others.

Restored from cassette March 2017

Listen here: mixcloud.com/_ade/firstperson-dj-mix-may-2000-from-tape/

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Vespers

December 7th, 2016

New music – ‘Vespers’:

Microsleep

October 1st, 2016

Not much access to the ‘studio’ (insofar as it is one) at the moment so this is just a sketch thrown together on the laptop. Mixed on headphones so it might not work so well on speakers.

soundcloud.com/gridrunnermusic/microsleep

New music – Hexagons

April 12th, 2016

I’ve recently started dabbling with music again in my spare time. This is the first “finished” track with the new setup, that I’m reasonably happy with. Practice makes perfect, so more better stuff is on the way.

You can download a high quality MP3 version here on SoundCloud.