Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Blade Runner Fans In Heaven

Blade Runner screen shot
It's finally here. After six years in limbo the definitive version of Blade Runner, one of the most formative films of all time, is to be released in five days, in a mind-boggling array of formats. This was the first adaptation of the unparalleled Philip K. Dick to make it to the screen, starting a trickle, then a stampede that has seen ten stories in all adapted so far. (And there's more on the way... news soon!)
Monday, November 19, 2007

Marmaros CD Available

CD cover
I am proud to announce the release of the newest escalation 819 CD, Marmaros, an hour-long exercise in ambient tension derived from the manipulation of a film theme. Listen to a free excerpt and buy the disc from the escalation 746 website.
Monday, November 19, 2007

A Revolution In Auto Tech?

I just came across an article about an insane dude who can soup up a car to do zero to sixty mph (this being Amerika and all) in five seconds while getting sixty miles to the gallon. With massively reduced emissions. Fueled with used deep-frier grease. Really.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Secret Space

The first musical fruits of a new project are up for grabs on MySpace. Secret Space is a collaboration between Susannah Clare and myself, working in a sort of broken dance-beat retro soundtrack futurist ambient mode.
Monday, November 12, 2007

New Poem Published

I've got a new poem in TEXT, the Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs. Find "Countdown" in Vol. 11 No. 2 (October 2007). I've been tracking this publication since time immemorial and never really thought to submit until recently.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Deal Of The Year: Samplitude For A Tenner

Computer Music magazine is available for about 10 euros in this country. Generally it's hardly worth that, since it's not exactly brimming with investigative articles. For a beginner, however, the introductory reviews and tutorials are ok.

But every now and then, CM justifies its price on the basis of the software they stick on the "free" DVD that comes with the magazine. And in issue 119 they are offering the baby of the best multi-track recorder money can buy, Samplitude 9 SE. Even at the list price of 50 euros this is a great deal -- at a tenner it's a no-brainer.