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RANDOM THOUGHT OF ZOOLON

This is a true story. 100% true. A coincidence happened when was out driving yesterday. I wish I had had a camera with me and I hadn’t been driving, although if I hadn’t been in the car I wouldn’t have known about the coincidence that was about to happen. I was only half listening to

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RANDOM WORDS OF ZOOLON

I was sat in the back of a car stuck in an unreal queue, waiting. I was able to borrow a pen and paper to help kill the boredom, kill the time. I wrote down some random words as they came into my head. It’s a thing I often do. Sometimes a song appears. When

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LEMON GROVES

I wrote this song, Lemon Groves, about 4 years ago, around the time I discovered The Sopranos and was pretty much addicted, watching each series back to back. The song is a very much a demo and it is a tale of Mafia murder in Scilly. Hope you like it. If you fancy a visit,

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THE GIRL WHO KNEW EVERYTHING – a lyric

Isn’t it strange when things we want to keep but have no present use for get stored in the library at the back of our minds for safe keeping. Then, as time goes by, sometimes these things get covered in brain dust and seem to be totally forgotten, like they never happened in the first

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COMING TO THE NEW LANDS

I’ve never been to America, certainly never to 20th century New York, yet in this piece, another from my concept album Cosa Nostra, (made using samples of ‘found sound’- i.e. using sound samples I ‘found’ then captured and manipulated to create music/sound art) I needed to recreate the flavour of the city as it would

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Questions & Answers

Clever Jennifer Paetsch, who writes and produces the brilliant online comic book ‘Little Monster Girl’ (https://wordpress.com/tag/little-monster-girl) asked me if I would take up the challenge, and answer four Friendly ‘Share Your World’ Chat questions. So, that’s what I’ve done. What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person? The Sea, wherever

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GOT THE BUTTER, NOT THE BREAD

(old pic I’ve messed about with) There was a seriously dense blanket of fog the other night. Everything was silent apart from the foghorns of the ships passing through The English Channel.  Eerie sounds, some in the near distance, other miles out a sea. Sound travels well in fog. I never got to sleep a

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SAMPLING FOR BEGINNERS

A lot of people have asked exactly what the sample packs Zoolon Audio sells are all about.  For the uninitiated in musical composition the answer is, as defined pretty well on Wikipedia, “In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or

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ON THE EDGE

Here’s an experimental track I made using samples (if it helps, made in Bitwig).  I called it ‘On the Edge’ because that’s how I remember I felt the day I composed it.  I was under attack from an overload of thoughts. The sort of thing we all suffer from time to time. Those times when

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SAILING THE NORTH ATLANTIC

Set in 20th century days of ocean liners crossing The Atlantic this piece of sound art, ‘Sailing the North Atlantic’, using samples of ‘found sound’ (i.e. using sound samples I ‘found’ then captured and manipulated to create music/sound art) is another from my Cosa Nostra concept album. The album was themed around a storyboard I

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