As you may know I got back in to film photography a few years ago. I was looking back through some of my film photography scans from the past couple of years pre-pandemic and started pulling out pictures Going of various pre-lockdown travels, gigs and other adventures. For me, no matter when the picture was actually taken, film photography always has an air of nostalgia about it and for a few different reasons I haven’t really felt like using my film cameras for a while so coupled with that, looking through these pictures was a bit of a nostalgia overload but a fun trip down memory lane which I’m hoping we can get back to soon. All of the pictures were taken between 2018 and 2020 although exact dates are a bit fuzzy.
Until Tomorrow is a track that I created about a year ago based on a bass line set to me by the frankly brilliant Ally Craig. It’s probably the closest I’ve gotten so far to Mogwai-esque post-rock track or at least a teen TV drama version of a post-rock track. The dialogue is borrowed from a BBC World Service broadcast I came across when putting the track together discussing the then relatively new pandemic and confusion within India around the advice the government was giving to it’s people. Listening back to the audio now and alongside the pictures from our last trip to Goa, where I still have a lot of friends and family, it’s an interesting glimpse in to what has lead to the current situation.
You can still download the track from my Bandcamp page. Any profits will be donated to the amazing Oxford Food Hub who do great work educating people on food waste and redistributing food to charities and organisations that can use it. The track is still available to stream on all on Spotify and all of the usual services.
I hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances. As you may be aware the launch gig for the single had to be postponed due the CV crisis however I just wanted to let you know that the single is now available to pre-order now on bandcamp via All Will Be Well Records. It may take a bit longer than expected to get the vinyl out to you but you you’ll get an immediate digital download of both tracks which you can play to your heart’s content. The tracks will also be available on all of the usual streaming services from Monday 6th April. Click here for more info.
Also a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that joined the first TM #IsolationWave live stream on YouTube! I didn’t really know what to expect to be honest but the people that joined seemed to like it. You can listen and watch back to the stream below. I’m going to try and do a stream once a week while this lockdown is in the UK on Wedneday nights from 7:45pm BST. For more info and links, have a look on Facebook or YouTube.
Things are pretty crazy at the moment and for what it’s worth a massive personal Thank You from me to all of the frontline workers in shops, doing deliveries, and especially all of the workers in the NHS that are doing whatever they can to contain this thing. In this unprecedented and surreal situation, YOU are amazing!
There’s a video that’s been around on video sites like youtube that’s been around for a while now which I’ve been slightly obsessed with ever since the first time I saw it. Manu Delago posted a video of a solo piece he did on an instrument called a Hang which I’d seen before but never heard played properly. I just LOVED the sound the things were making. When I heard it I really wanted to do something with it. Not too much but just……enhance it maybe? Re-edit it? I dunno. But I found out I could do video editing in good old ableton so I thought I’d give it a go. Here’s the result:
Here’s an mp3 of the audio: Manu Delago – Hand Drum Solo (Mono Desire) [TM Remix]
Here’s a downloadable version of the audio:
A big Thank you to Manu for posting the original video (which you can see here) and for letting me post the remix.