Backup? What Backup?

Celebrating 10 years of fun and sessions, we finally released 3 albums on 7th June - Woohoo! (check out the trailer here ). We nearly didn't make it... but more on the sparks flying off the power supply later!  Firstly though, 3 albums seemed like a huge task to complete on occasional evenings,  so I probably need to find a few facts to understand the scale... ~30 larger recording sessions over 10 years, ~600 hours recording sessions 380GB/~620 hours of multitrack WAVs (320GB via cubase projects and 60GB via Logic) 2,158 Project files: 1,268 Cubase | 781 Reason | 109 Logic (distinct count excluding versions will be lower of course, but there's no way I'm figuring that out!) ~500 recorded tunes - normal recording time was ~20 mins per tune, so total raw mixdown would be over 200hrs In early 2017, we had 109 tunes on the potential albums By April 2017, only managed to cut to 87 tracks over 6 hours. Based on status and duration, I estimated it would take 2

Been a while

It's been way too long... over the last year it was great to release a few tunes like fishbowl. Now, there's many hours of nearly finished tunes - at least a 4 disc album, possibly 6 discs, excluding the more recent sessions. So, the next few months of attention are on trying to wrap up those tunes and summarise the last 10 years of amazingly good times. The impending doom of the pentium 4 computer, and terrible backup strategy, are great incentives to get it done. If the tech dies, it will not be happening. In parallel, we've got some great new hardware globally and a bright future of possibility - can't wait to get stuck in!


oops... forgot about this blog recently. Delighted to be releasing Fishbowl today - was a difficult 40 minutes of insanity to navigate through! At one stage it was probably down to about 4 mins, but absolutely delightful to just let it flow instead of trying to cut to some time defined by others...  More of that letting a tune breath, we can hope!

36 years of party - the vibes are still the same


Joy to get album wrapped, and brilliant to see collaboration and different views steering it thru possible directions. Now to find somebody willing to invest themselves in promotion. And enjoying the new experiments already.... Will be interesting to see where it goes!

Vacancy - union rep

Due to unproductive working environment of current studio, a vacancy has arisen for a union rep to uphold artist rights in the ongoing fight against capitalism. Candidates with a proven ability to proactively resolve issues are desired, particularly those who are capable of acquiring normal size chairs and tables and/or burning Christmas tablecloths. Candidates with massage or orthopedic re-alignment skills will also be looked upon favourably, as will those who can organise a studio larger than 1 cubed metre.

Nothing beats a deadline

2 weeks left to wrap up more than 40% of the album really brings focus. Holy crap, d ouble time and no more watching breaking bad!!