The Eindhoven gig is approaching now – Monday the 28th of November is the date. I went up to Amsterdam last week to have a jam with Sean (Bergin, my collaborator for part of the show). My first ever electronic jam! He played sax, flute, whistles, concertina, and a banjo he made out of an oil-can, which I then sampled, processed, looped etc. It was mad interesting, I’ve never really done something like that before, and neither had he. We had a buzz though, and I think he got a kick out of it. It’s very transparent, after all, “Oh, I just played that and now I can hear it play back again.”
On the night, we’ll be joined by Alan “Gunga” Purves, an instrument-maker extraordinaire. ‘Sgonna be fun!
A few releases coming up soon too. I met Morphamish up at Rathlin, what a gent! He runs a great net label called Black Lantern Music, and asked me to make an EP for them. Which I am. Yay! Hope to have it finished by Christmas (I ALWAYS want to have things finished by Christmas. Ha!).
The wonderful Meljoann, she who mastered the album, runs a label called Boy Scout Audio. Making a track for a compilation of Irish-tinged but contemporary music. It started simple, then it got very complicated, but…. I hope to have it finished by Christmas. Hweh hweh.
The Machinedrum finally came back three weeks ago. Yes, three months being repaired. Three months to the day. Eeeek. I need an alternative in case that happens again, it’s just too disruptive. For the time being though, it’s all about catch up catch up.