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NO MORE A VENDETTA

This is a track from my concept album ‘Cosa Nostra’. Basically, this album was an exercise in Found Sound (i.e. using sound samples I ‘found’ then captured to create music/sound art). The album was themed around a storyboard I created. A bit like Romeo & Juliet except the families at war are both 20th century

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THE OUTBOUND ROAD FROM HELL

  I was late to discover the word ‘scoundrel’. Don’t know why, I just was. Google says the word first appeared in the 1580’s, spelt as ‘skowndrell’ and of unknown origin. A couple of years back when I needed just one crucial word to complete a lyric I was grateful to the posh old lady

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RED MIST

Not counting bombs, of all the rotten things that fall out of the sky, I think rain ranks third behind seagull poo and giant hailstones. It’s just an old demo but I thought an angry song for a horrible dark, misty, rainy New Year’s Day might fit the mood, unless of course it’s hot and

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A TALE STILL IN THE TELLING

This is a weird song. Deliberately more a word plus music song than a generic song type song. A flatlining vocal and electric guitar sometimes let loose. It is another demo from the concept album based on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ I wrote a while ago. This song is about the prisoner having left

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CHATTER OF THE GHOSTS

The above pic confirms my fear of heights. Anyway, another demo song from the concept album written a while ago and based on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’. This track explores the insecurity the prisoner feels at the time he is leaving shadowland behind and is off out into the world outside the cave. Hope

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POINTLESS SIGNS & RANDOM THOUGHTS

Above, arguably the most pointless sign ever. I discovered it on a wall in the corner of Market Square where everything is just modern brick and concrete. ‘Near this spot were the town’s instruments of punishment etc.’ They’re not there and probably haven’t been there for centuries and I wouldn’t want to see them even

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JUST A SHADOW ON A WALL

  I think I took this picture in Nantes, France. Anyway, another demo song recorded in a bedroom from a while ago when access to a studio was not always easy. Not that professional of me I know, however more studio recorded new music is on its way as I’m recording new songs all the

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BALLERINA DANCING

  Here’s a demo version of a song ‘Ballerina Dancing’. The song was from a concept album I wrote at uni. The album was themed on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. The photo above is one I took during a marionette carnival week in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes. Don’t know why but it seems to fit the

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THE INSECT HOTEL

At the very back of the garden, there is an insect hotel. Each little space is designed for different types of insects. A sort of multi-cultural insect place that may not have chamber maids, but on the plus side has no tariffs to worry about. Come autumn the spiders moved in and took over, occupying

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