Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Lagowski’

The Many Hours at Salisbury House

July 17, 2016

I have compiled some tracks I made while working in the attic of my parents’ house in London, between 1984-1987. There’s quite a bit of guitar, melancholy and some noisy drum machine workouts too. These were recorded while I was very active with Nagamatzu, so fans of Nagamatzu will be able to hear some of our trademarks here too. Star of the show has to be the Boss DE-200 digital delay that I used on most of my recordings from 1984-2000+ – see if you can spot where it’s been used.

Nagamatzu ‘Above This Noise’ vinyl LP

July 14, 2016

DE127_NagamatzuI’m pleased to announce that our new Nagamatzu LP ‘Above This Noise’, which contains ancient dusty treasures from oxide paradise, is to be released by Dark Entries Records on July 25th! You can find more details Above This Noise and listen to extracts Here at Soundcloud

Electronic Sound – The Electronic Music Magazine Issue 2.0

May 17, 2016

MorphysoundThis wonderful print version of Electronic Sound is now available here and includes an interview with me and many luminaries of the electronic music world about the early days of this type of music in the UK and the new Cherry Red Records 4-CD compilation ‘Close to the Noise Floor’. It’s beautifully produced and has a huge number of features about gear and people involved in all areas of electronics in music.

Close to the Noise Floor – Cherry Red Records 4CD compilation

January 25, 2016

CTTNFPromo from the release’s FB page ‘We’re delighted to announce CTTNF will be released on April 29th. 4CDs of ‘Proto-Synth Pop, DIY Techno and Ambient Exploration’, accompanied by over 9,000 words of artist recollections, sleeve notes and an introductory essay by Dave Henderson. Coming to a record shop near you, or directly from Cherry Red Records’. Here you can see the press release with full band list CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR PRESS RELEASE

 

Two hour S.E.T.I. interview with Mike Harding of Touch

January 1, 2016

Photo on 2013-06-16 at 21.46An interview with Andrew Lagowski/S.E.T.I., conducted by Mike Harding of Touch, was broadcast on Dublab Radio on January 8th 2016 (2-4pm L.A. time) Long Wave. The interview includes an hour long S.E.T.I. mix and also custom made S.E.T.I. interstitials as well as a potted history of how and why Andrew Lagowski got into music and sound making, including Nagamatzu’s origins…You can listen and download it here

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November 19, 2015

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Aztec, Ice Breakers & Evel Knievel

September 12, 2015

Dentists must have loved me when I was a kid. I went frequently enough. My sweet tooth and poor dental hygiene meant I spent many a nightmarish time in the chair of doom.

“I’ll take away your watch if you don’t stop crying” was one dentist’s way of comforting me. Another time I was gassed so that some teeth could be removed. I puked blood all over the dentist’s car park on the way to our car. My dad must have been mortified.

This decay was mainly the result of eating most known brands of sweet and chocolate available on planet Earth. I loved Ice Breaker bars with their brittle shards of mint, Aztec bars, which were like customised Mars Bars and Bazooka Joe bubble gum, which had 20 bags of sugar per lump and came wrapped in a small colour cartoon strip. Even that was too sweet for me sometimes and I had to dump it….as long as I had the cartoon, it was acceptable.

Following in Bill Murray’s footsteps (you’ve seen him visit the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, haven’t you?), when we moved to Ipswich in Suffolk, I continued to polish the local tooth doctor’s chairs with my chubby backside. Our closest dental practice was shared by Dr Beaumont and Dr Caiels. The former’s wife was a teacher at my primary school. The practice was a few doors up from the local funeral parlour, which was owned and run by Luke’s dad. Luke was a classmate and liked to nick paper from anywhere he could. He had stacks and stacks of it in nice piles in his bedroom, which he showed me one day after school. We had to negotiate coffins-in-the-making in order to get into the living quarters (excuse the pun). It didn’t occur to me that the future occupants might be lurking in a shady room off Luke’s family living room. Needless to say, he now runs the funeral business which has expanded around Suffolk. There’s money in death….or maybe he just sold his paper stock during a shortage.

Anyway, when I wasn’t at the dentist, I would sometimes visit friends’ houses after school or on Saturday mornings. We used to have a TV programme in the UK called ‘World of Sport’ which was presented by a kind of newsreader/Liberace hybrid called Dickie Davies. Most often, my dad and I would watch wrestling. The baddies were people like Jim Brakes, Mick McManus, Giant Haystacks or Kendo Nagasaki. Can’t remember many goodies apart from TV Jackie Pallo, who was a real comedian at times. The programme would also occasionally show stunts by Evel Knievel, a hero of my boyhood self. I was too fat to do wheelies (blame the choc’s mentioned above), so was mightily impressed by Mr Knievel’s effortless examples and spectacular crashes.

One Saturday morning I went to Kevin M’s house. He lived quite close to our school, and his mother would collect him sometimes. She was a big momma like the lady you never 100% saw in Tom & Jerry cartoons. My nickname was ‘Scoffa’ – I liked to think it was due to my surname but it was more likely because I was a human dumpling that enjoyed food too much.

We watched wrestling on their TV while she made us some snacks. However she got very angry with the baddies sometimes and would punch the TV and shout abuse at them, saying things like “Look at ‘im Scoffa! ‘im a nasty piece a work innit!?”. I thought it was hilarious. She was great.

Next time I’ll tell you about Shane and the KFC story, Speedway, Pinball and all manner of naughty behaviour.

The Geometry of Night/Companion double CD release – shipping May 29th 2015

May 17, 2015

Here you can find the re-release of ‘The Geometry of Night’ with its new sister album ‘Companion’. Below you can read the lovely promo blurb from Loki Foundation:

First released in 1996, `The Geometry of Night´ is the second album of Andrew Lagowski´s deep space sound project which marked a reference point to his works under the name LAGOWSKI. A classic album with laid back percussion, finely-tuned electronics, dark atmospheric synth waves and soundscapes. All constructed around a central premise; ‘The Geometry of Night’ perfectly describes the themes of night sky surveys, surveillance operations and radio telescope disinformation with the advice to keep a wary eye on the dark side of human nature. This is a remedy for the lonely nights staring at your social interface, the melancholy for lost opportunities and a hope for what lies beyond the nearest nebula.

This newly re-mastered edition includes the sister album `Companion´ with more than 60 minutes of new material. The concept involves companions, bound together by molecular chains, enveloped in dark matter and history. Swirling endlessly within infinite illuminating spirals. Their BrEAUTalitY – answerable only to the laws of universal physics and spiritual cosmology. A stunning soundtrack of deep hypnotic drones, textured layers of noise and space transmissions. Moving extra terrestrial sound research to its deepest core!

This double CD set comes in a nice 6-panel digifile. Mastered at Secretlab.

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The Data Logs of Astro Myrmex – Ltd Edition of 150 glass mastered CD’s

May 2, 2015

Just announced by txt recordings is my S.E.T.I. album ‘The Data Logs of Astro Myrmex’. Despite the promo text on their website, this album is the audio data logs recorded by Astro Myrmex on its/her/his journeys around the wormholes of the Universe. Each track has a path name, according to the path taken by Astro. Pre-order is available here. There are 15 copies and a digital download available via my Bandcamp site from 22nd June 2015. Astro Myrmex CD art

S.E.T.I. Gorlice/Berlin backing video 2014

January 17, 2015


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