As a New Year’s Resolution, I’ve put some of my back catalogue available for download.
In the case of my first album, this is the first time this work has ever been available in a high quality format.
When I put out my 3rd album in 2005, the original pressing was only 50 CDs. But now, thanks to digital distribution, anybody can get a copy!
And, of course, my latest album of Christmas music is now kind of unseasonable, but free (with the expectation that those who can afford to will make a donation to a listed Charity such as Crisis).
Some of you may be wondering what happened to my second album. It was called Virtual Memory. It had two tracks on it instead of one, because there was a duration limit per-track on Mp3.com.The sound was an example of ‘data bending’ – that is, taking a data file and playing it as if it were an audio file. The source was the virtual memory for my operating system. Mac OS 9. I added some reberb and a drum machine to make things a bit more interesting.
The first several minutes are epic harsh noise with an incredible beat. And then it carried on for the rest of the album. Why I thought this was a good idea is kind of lost in the mists of time, but I think I was probably being kind of a dick.
As to my next album, I am working on Shorts, which will be made up of the 1 minute long noises pieces that you commission! I only have eight left to go to meet my original goal of 45 pieces. If you want to have your name on the album, time is running out!
Or if you want to publish the album, get in contact. A wide variety of people have been involved in this project over the years and I’m optimistic about the album’s reach.
Music commissions make great gifts. Order now for this Valentines Day!