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The shakuhachi is considered the most important traditional wind instrument of Japan.  As it is very similar to the Chinese tung-hsiao, it is generally thought to have come to Japan from China.  However, its depiction in religious art of the 8th century indicates to us that this type of instrument has been used well over a thousand years.

The shakuhachi is capable of a wide variety of special effects and extended techniques that were standard by the 18th century, which in Western music is associated with the 20th century avante-garde.

These traditional Japanese shakuhachi melodies are about space, time and breath.

Never See Love

I wrote this original song with DJ Cubist in 2006.  Primarily DnB genre, it featured my vocals and recorder.  I always wanted to do an instrumental version, keeping the basic structure but utilising completely different sounds and creating a feeling of being mesmerised.

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I don’t want to set the World on Fire

I first discovered the Ink Spots in 2009 during After Dark Theatre’s production of ‘Limbo-requiem’.  They were an American vocal jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s.   One of the first African-American groups, along with the Mills Brothers, to reach both black and white audiences, and had a great influence on the development of the doo-wop vocal style.

I fell in love with this song and wanted to create a unique version of the song.

Sucker

Since ‘Sucker’ was released by the Jonas Brothers I have listened to this everyday – its got a great beat, it makes me want to move and I just fell in love with the lyrics.  When I fall for songs like this, I start manipulating them for fun and see if I can completely turn them on their head.   This time I thought I would cement my version, take a risk and release it.

This version is not a straight cover – you should expect something different.  Its simple, sultry and I hope you enjoy.

Since ‘Sucker’ was released by the Jonas Brothers I have listened to this everyday – its got a great beat, it makes me want to move and I just fell in love with the lyrics.  When I fall for songs like this, I start manipulating them for fun and see if I can completely turn them on their head.   This time I thought I would cement my version, take a risk and release it.

This version is not a straight cover – you should expect something different.  Its simple, sultry and I hope you enjoy.

Bongmoth – 1.618

I have confirmed rumours that the follow up to 1.618 is indeed in the works.  It’s amazing to have had the recorder used on this album and I count myself lucky to have been involved.

The musicians that are Bongmoth are nothing short of incredible and I cannot wait to hear the next installment.

To really appreciate 1.618, don’t just listen to the tracks I’ve featured, follow the link and listen to the whole album – it’s ‘one monumental song’.

Read the full review from Feedback Metal.

I have confirmed rumours that the follow up to 1.618 is indeed in the works.  It’s amazing to have had the recorder used on this album and I count myself lucky to have been involved.

The musicians that are Bongmoth are nothing short of incredible and I cannot wait to hear the next installment.

To really appreciate 1.618, don’t just listen to the tracks I’ve featured, follow the link and listen to the whole album – it’s ‘one monumental song’.

Read the full review from Feedback Metal.