Archive for the ‘UK experimental music’ Category

Unusual Phenomena

July 3, 2020

I came to realise that I have had many tracks spread across compilations over the last 25 years, so I wanted to gather some of them together before the cds rotted and it became harder to source the audio.
Therefore, I present ‘Unusual Phenomena’ for your listening pleasure.

The Sphere of Density 2CD now available from Lagowski Bandcamp

June 17, 2020

My new double CD set is now available from my Bandcamp site. If you purchase the CD’s or album download from there, you also get a set of live photo’s of the S.E.T.I. performance, taken by Yukari, at the Wroclaw Industrial Festival 2019.

‘Strictly Drone IV’

June 5, 2020

Thanks to Shawn Splane for the excellent fly recording, which became drone.

Shawn explained ‘Recorded on iPhone 5/5/15 in my basement. A fly infestation mysteriously appeared that spring in the basement. After tiring of swatting them or shooing them out of the room, I wondered if flypaper was still a thing. Surprised to find some at the local hardware store. Didn’t take long for the victims to start populating the flypaper. This one was valiantly trying to escape and provided its own tragic soundtrack.’

‘Offshore’ released today!

June 5, 2020

Electronic Sound issue 65 – review of ‘SoN’

May 14, 2020

Secrets of Numbers reviewThank you to Push and the gang at Electronic Sound Magazine for getting this review in at the last minute!

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Strictly Drone III

May 7, 2020

 

Strictly Drone II

April 30, 2020

This collection (the second in my occasional drone series) features a Bumblebee, a Shamisen, a Nebulophone and a lot of layering. The photo is of the Moon from our garden, on a long exposure. It moved across the sky while nobody was looking.

I recommend playing this back on good headphones or on a music system with good bass.

Be sure to check the track info for ‘Bee Flight’, for details of how it was made.

Shamisen played by Yukari Lagowski. Bee sounds reproduced with permission.

Ohm 2019 live gear diagram

April 26, 2020

Here you can see the layout of my live gear for my gig organised by Sleepers, at Ohm in Berlin, in November 2019.  The Tascam is a digital recorder, used to capture the live set from the mixer outputs. The feint lines are audio signals. The others are MIDI or sync signals.

Beats came mostly from the Novation Circuit, which is two synths and four (drum/sound) sample locations in a sequenced box, and Korg ES-1 (sampling drum machine).

The iPad supplied various samples and noises programmed at the same BPM as the main beats.

The Eoten B is a handmade noise box by Orgeldream that can take inputs or generate a racket by itself.

‘Fla’ is a Boss BF3 flanger pedal and the Zoom is a CDR-70 multi effects pedal that provides the wonderfully smooth reverb.

The Volca Kick and Bass did a couple of tracks synched to each other but they didn’t perform well in the club and lost sync at times – not sure if they overheated or got moody. Either way, I sold them once I’d returned home.

The Circuit held its own really well in the club and I was pleased with how far I’d got programming it, having only bought it two weeks before the gig. Looking forward to hooking up a Circuit Mono Station synth to it in the next week or two.

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‘Offshore’ – works in progress

April 17, 2020

Here are some tracks from a forthcoming set – release date & format TBC. Let me know what you think and which tracks are your favourites.

Legion Konstruktor’s Arkive

March 29, 2020



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