Archive for May, 2011


Recent underdoings and wired activities

What with the annual passing of time and the complications of growing longer, activities have been flourishing of late.

A collaboration with Duncan Harrison is in full effect and seems to be ploughing concrete; an exercise of interesting futility. More on this at a later time.

Simple arpeggio explorations have been ongoing after finding a cheap synth at Huddersfield market. An example of this exists here, and other examples can be heard buried within metallic scrapes on the track that Petals has contributed to the Bang the Bore 6cd benefit compilation, which aims to raise funds in order to enable them to purchase a PA that will enable them to put on more shows. Other artists set to appear include Annie Lewandowski, Simon Morris, Andrew Clare, Ignacio Agrimbau, Mark Sanders, Ashtray Navigations, the A Band and Bolide, so it looks like an essential document.

A production of Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ has been on, so we decided to go on my birthday. It was incredible; the production featured Peter Gowen and Pauline McLynn, and so offered a lot and didn’t let down. Hilarious, understated, visually impeccable and all served in the tiny studio theatre at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. All good birthday fun, only to be usurped by the ever impressive Ibis hotels, but I digress…

This was recorded today using bank holiday ecstasy to avoid collection management (not for the first time, but formerly the penultimate?) using various bits of analogue and digital gear.

Now go drink a Pimm’s while I go the the market.


No Signs of Repair

No Signs of Repair

This all-day event kindly brought to the world by the Audacious Art Experiment (Sheffield’s finest purveyors of all manner of DIY related fun), which I played various tape loops, metals and a pink noise generator at (with a touch of reverb and a dash of delay, of course.)

It was an amazing day, and a lot people put a lot of work in to get it off the ground, so I raise my mug of tea in honour of all involved.


Progress report

Copies of the Swan-Hunter & Petals collaboration cdr and the Urn / Petals split cassettes are now both available f0r £3.00 inc. p&p (£5.00 inc. p&p if you opt to purchase both). Copies will be available at No Signs of Repair on the 21st of May in Sheffield. This event will be a damned good time to start having summer fun, trading wares, eating cake, drinking beer, burning cash getting good stuff of good people, watching footage from the Royal House of Choke jam, listening to music and getting jiggy with everything…