Posts Tagged ‘music’

Clans of the Alphane Moon Promo snapshot 2

September 12, 2017

Clans of the Alphane Moon Promo snapshot 2

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Live in Berlin at Ohm – 30th September 2017

September 1, 2017

To celebrate the release of my ‘Mission Alpha III’ 12″ on Sleepers Records, I will be performing as ‘Clans of the Alphane Moon’ in Berlin on 30th September. It’ll be beat driven, scary, chaotic and noisy. Halloween meets Richard Devine, via Techno Central.
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DioXide ‘Specular Mirrors’ CD

January 28, 2016

DioXide-Specular-MirrorsA new release recorded with Andrea Bellucci of ‘Red Sector A’ is now available from Space Race Records This dark stripped-out techno album was recorded between 2014 and 2015 and arranged and mixed at Andrea’s studio by him in 2015. I must point out that while I am credited with additional programming on the CD sleeve, Andrea did most of the work. I provided some atmospheres and samples but the concept and overall sound of the whole set of recordings is Andrea’s and he should be commended for a fine job!

**UPDATE** Copies can now also be purchased direct from me via Discogs

Lightning is a crack in the Sky that reveals Heaven

August 15, 2015

This post has very little to do with my audio/visual artistic efforts yet has everything to do with them. There’s nothing here about how I made this or that particular sound or which filter I used in After Effects to get that blue grid-like structure to spin. This is more about the structure of me; my brief history. Some clues as to the origins of my experiments.
In 1969, when I was five years old, we drove from the Midlands to London to begin a new phase in family life. My father had various jobs, including physiotherapist (he used to massage Patrick Macnee from The Avengers, amongst others), milkman, bus conductor, mobile Polish grocer, lorry driver, auditor…the list goes on.
I remember looking out of the back window of the car into the night sky and feeling scared at the unknown and what lay beyond the darkness. We lived in the first floor of an old Victorian house on Trinity Road in Wandsworth, South London. An area close to big open common land and Wandsworth Prison, from which Ronnie Biggs escaped. On cold nights, my father would fill the portable heater with magic pink liquid and light it. Giving us a glowing metal mesh covered in flame to warm ourselves by.
Part of my education at that time was provided by Highfield School, at 256 Trinity Road. We lived at 252, so the journey to school wasn’t that long, although when there is a towering white-haired headmaster who wears a black cloak and mortar board governing, who has a propensity for caning young boys, the journey can be as long as it likes.
One day in the playground, I saw a fork of golden lightning high in the sky. My friends and I wondered what it meant and I believed that lightning was a crack in the sky that let us see into heaven, albeit briefly.
Many of my childhood school days were spent negotiating my way out of trouble with teachers or bullies. At times, it was hard to tell the difference. I couldn’t wait to go home and draw war ‘planes and tanks or play with small toys or my pen collection (yes, like Pauline’s). There were some nice teachers, though. One was called Miss Denton and she had a boyfriend called Europe. I liked the very battered, old looking book she once brought into class and read from. So when my parents bought me a new story book, I tried to age it artificially, with poor results for the book and me.
At an early age, I was used to experimental failure. Meccano, books, toys in general…all succumbed to my special style of engineering. For the artist, I often wonder if the process is more joyful than the result. Any artists reading this, please let me know.

Next time I’ll tell you about dentists, Saturday wrestling on World of Sport and Luke, the funeral director’s son.

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. A preview is available to listen to here. Astro Myrmex CD art

S.E.T.I. ‘Final Trajectory’ CD release

December 10, 2013

S.E.T.I. ‘Final Trajectory’ CD release

S.E.T.I. Final Trajectory CD

The new album of Andrew Lagowski’s S.E.T.I. begins as a colossal sound wall, like a massive electrical transformer, out of which analogue and digital synthesizer sounds and samples emerge, condense, and crossfade into a deep ambient symphony. The recordings and textures produced over 30 years from 1983-2013 converge in ‘Final Trajectory’ to produce a collection of monolithic sounds. Invoking a sense of immensity with warm and dark atmospheric loops sounding distant and abandoned in a vast wilderness, battling against galactic winds. S.E.T.I. sets the listener down in this wilderness as an isolated observer; a witness to long intertwining drones, shattered dialogue and broken transmissions, with superior effects chains and a gentle rising dramaturgy forcing the complete album to an astonishing pure data vortex.

As the Voyager spacecraft reaches the outer edge of our Solar System it is a fitting time to imagine the exodus from Earth of the last human being on their final trajectory towards an unknown future. There has been little effort made to prepare psychologically for this one way trip and hallucinatory voices and sounds flit around the traveller, mingling with those of the craft’s entertainment, propulsion and life support systems. Life memories, encounters and events break through the cracks of rational thought like dream fragments, in bursts of barely unrecognisable data. As the craft passes through the mid point of our planetary system on its way out, the occupant thinks they hear a message being transmitted from Earth on the permanently scanning radio receiver.….

Will this be real in our lifetimes? Is the craft being built already in the knowledge that we have little time left on this planet?

If so, where to next?

LOKI/PAS 35

6-panel digifile

Tracklist:

1. Final Trajectory 58:00

order @ www.deep-audio.de/SETIFinalTrajectoryCD

Lagowski live at Super Deluxe, Tokyo. 22nd May 2012 – parts 1 to 5

June 6, 2012

With thanks to Sunao Inami.

S.E.T.I. live at 20 Jahre Loki Found, Leipzig, 17th December 2011

June 1, 2012

View the whole performance from S.E.T.I. at 20 Jahre Loki Found. December 17th 2011.

Live in Japan 22nd May 2012

May 10, 2012

More info on the gig at Super Deluxe in Roppongi and the others acts playing that night can be found at the following link https://www.super-deluxe.com/room/225/

Teratology (1989-1992) now on Bandcamp

November 29, 2009

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