We’ve unearthed the old Typhoon Saturday classic B side “Fascination” and stripped it back for the duo 😉
Here’s the original, will upload the new version when it’s ready…
Here’s the audio (45 minutes) from our gig in 2016 – better late than never – these things must be done delicately!
Looking forward to a weekend of recording for the first album from DAS RAD – we’re exchanging ideas by the web – wish I’d had this facility 30 years ago 😉
Dig Vis Drill were a mid-80s band that I am *immensely* proud of and we couldda been contenders. Here’s a 12″ mix (with a vid from Phil M) that Fon Records were going to release before it all went pear-shaped ;(
Play LOUD & enjoy some of Ogy’s finest lyrics, still chillingly relevant today!
I’ve also uploaded some recordings we did.
A couple of tunes from our debut gig as a duo, at Bishops’ House in Sheffield as support to Frostlake. Our sound is still a work in progress (it’s hard to radically re-arrange songs you’ve had in your head for 30 years!) , but you’ll get the general idea.
In my struggle to find a fully-featured midi footpedal that is smaller than my FCB1010, I’ve been using a Rolls midi pedal and using midi-ox to covert the incoming program changes into control or note values with which to control ableton. However, the interface for editing it is a real pain and the map OXM files weren’t easily editable.
imagine my delight when I discovered you can save OXM mapping files as TXM (you have to add the extension yourself) so they become plain ascii files that you can edit in a text editor. In order to create a series of drop-down values of PC and Ctl, I loaded it into excel and “dragged down” to increment the values. Save back as a comma delimited text file, Bob’s your Aunty 😉
There’s a sample TXM file in the map folder to get you started. Not a huge leap for mankind, but a great time-saving feature of the software I was unaware of.
My project with Herve Perez made their debut last night at Bishops’ House. Here’s a video snippet …
When you get your 80s band together again, the freedom is amazing, all the ego problems of our youth long sublimated by maturity. But then different issues arise, middle-aged choices about life-style and commitment, resulting in Elaine and I now working as a duo, stripped back with a few loops (hopefully) entering the equation. Some old tunes re-imagined and hopefully some new material.
Our first outing is at Bishops’ house on Dec. 17, supporting the inimitable Frostlake. Coincidentally, I’m also there on Dec. 2nd playing with a shakuhachi player (Herve Perez) as String Theology 😉