Monday, 2 December 2013

The BFI and The Black Pearl.



I've had such a busy time recently and this is the project that's been at the forefront of my activities for the past month or two; creating a score for a silent film from 1908, The Black Pearl, for the British Film Institute. If you attend Vault: Music For Silent Gothic Treasures on the 14th at the BFI, you'll be able to experience it first hand. Check out the Belbury Parish Magazine for more details.

Sarah Angliss and her band Spacedog are in charge of curation (as well as composing and playing live) and invited me to create some studio music for the event. It's been a very interesting experience; the stencil-coloured film seemed to suggest working texturally, building up from base textures, to outlines, to filling in. I created sounds of glass, various woods and metals. The process became intense at times (and sometimes interfered with my sleep patterns, as I kept thinking of textures and structures to go with certain sequences in the film) so I made a lot of notes when I wasn't sitting directly in front of the visuals.

Creating music is a never-ending process of changes to approach and the process seems to be as malleable as sound itself.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

John Foxx and The Belbury Circle - Now Available.


Very pleased to announce that our new record as The Belbury Circle, with John Foxx is out now. Head over to the Ghost Box Shop to partake, in all formats.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Down to the Silver Sea.



It's been very difficult to keep this one under wraps. Ian Hodgson from Moon Wiring Club asked some of us to join him on a summer adventure; the idea was that each artist would contribute around 10 or 11 minutes of summer-influenced music and Ian would curate the entire project and release it on vinyl.

Working alongside Time Attendant, Sarah Angliss, Howling Moss (otherwise known to many as the Head Technician) and Moon Wiring Club was a pleasure and we've come up with something that we're all very proud of. Being a Gecophonic release, the artwork and packaging are worth the entry fee alone.

You can buy your copy directly from the Blank Workshop, or visit your preferred vinyl emporium.