I was inspired by Michael Peters (who regularly shares his early works) to see what I was doing in the 80s. This solo track (“A letter from Rhodesia”) is from around 84, I
think. Made in our band house using Dig Vis Drill’s DIY drum machine. I sampled freely from an old 45 promoting the joys of Rhodesia “where black and white are learning to live in harmony together”!
Solo - A Letter From Rhodesia '84
Here’s a photo from the time, Dig is Drill plus naked dancer (sadly, not
Found this Indonesian(!) site offering video & audio downloads from our YouTub vids – bit dodgy but seems to be free 😉
back-story behind the Lost Garden image…
and then there’s the story of the
story of the artwork 😉
Here’s a short selection from our recent gig, kindly recorded by Herve Perez. Train-spotters of a certain age may recognise it 😉
Lost Garden - Pray For Rain
pic by John Downing
Over the last 18 months, I’ve made a gradual transition from rack/pedal to laptop-based rig. Here’s my current set,-up, which gives me almost unlimited flexibility at modest cost.
The “looper” device is basic by EDP standards, but still very functional. Features include;
record / playback / clear / undo / pitch shift up to 3 octaves above & below, in semi-tone intervals / reverse / double length / half length
You can quantise the loop to the current BPM, or have it set the tempo arbitrarily. It can also mute the input so the channel only plays back the loop, not the input signal.
More info here.
Fully recovered from the recent death of my audio interface, we had a brilliant rehearsal today and all looks set fair for tomorrow’s gig 😉
2 days to my next gig & my edirol audio interface has, to put it technically, crapped out! Thank clapton I have an alternative….
You can now be seen wearing the latest LG fashion accessories 😉
Check this DIY effect – it shows what you can achieve with some imagination 😉