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A letter to Taylor Swift

Ted Gioia wrote an open letter to Taylor Swift, denouncing the current state of the music industry, and asking for a radical initiative.


Venture capitalists buying out music production software

A video by Benn Jordan made me realise how little respect I hold for the idea that growth is a must, in this capitalist world I live in.


Andy

Andy Rourke has always been my favourite bass player. His untimely death today is a hard kick in the guts. Among many memories connected to his music, here’s an old one.


Waves switched to subscription only and people are angry

The software company announced their switch to a subscription-only business model, leaving behind a loyal user base of several decades.


My experience releasing an album as an independent artist (part 2)

Three and a half years later, an analysis on how releasing my debut concept album had informed my journey as a person more than as an indie artist.


Mix: ‘In Super-8’ by Ember Rev

How I mixed a rework of Ember Rev’s debut album, exploiting the subproject functionality in REAPER to save time and processing power.


My experience releasing an album as an independent artist (part 1)

Three and a half years later, an analysis on how releasing my debut concept album had informed my journey as a person more than as an indie artist.


Streaming regret

Delegating music curation to soulless corporations doesn’t take into consideration how they can take it away on a whim. We’re losing control over the music we love.


Bandcamp is joining Epic Games

Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond announces his company is joining Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite and Unreal Engine.


Michael C. Hall’s new band

I’m really digging the music of Michael C. Hall’s band, ‘Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’. Here’s a playlist on YouTube with my current top five.


Interview to Susan Rogers at Pensado’s Place

The amazing episode of Pensado’s Place with Susan Rogers had been sitting in my to-do list for a few weeks. The best interview in a long time.


Mix: ‘From The Country To The City To The Sea’ by Ember Rev

I mixed Ember Rev’s follow-up album to ‘Premonition and Ruin’, collaborating with Sam Inglis and Ian Shepherd.


Co-production and mix: ‘Premonition And Ruin’ by Ember Rev

A concept album around a lament for the European ideal. I mixed and co-produced working with songwriter Dan Ecclestone.


Recent live shows

A comprehensive list of live shows that I performed around England as a bass player, between 2017 and 2018, with Callum Gardner and his band.