Journal

Writing just for the sake of it.

Soft Vault : The Connection

8 April 2013

Well, here’s an old one. Old enough that I hadn’t heard it for over a decade and over time the memory of the track had morphed it into something quite different in my mind. “The Connection” was an outtake from the recording sessions of Radio Berlin‘s first album, Sibling. The album was recorded in the […]

SOFT VAULT: THE MEASURE

3 March 2013

I was trying to find in my vast archives the band overview for this project that would save me having to write a foreword for it. That text is long gone, the last place being on a website for Vancouver’s The Hive Studios which has been long since updated and redone back from the days […]

SLIGHTLY OFF TRACK 002

12 March 2012

SUBPOENA THE PAST : TWO EPs Subpoena The Past were a post-punk project that existed from 1997 to around 2001, in which time they were sporadically active from various urban centres in California such as San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. They released two EPs: 1998’s “This Year’s Eclipse” and 2000’s “Conjure Itch”, both […]

SLIGHTLY OFF TRACK 001: ARCHITECTURE AND BORGIA GINZ

27 January 2011

There was that sort of rolling mechanical tribal drumfill that triggered by interest to relisten to something I hadn’t listened to in a number of years. It was a track by the new-ish ethereal post-punk band called The Soft Moon. There were rolling tom fills; the type that Martin Hannett would have engineered late at […]

SOFTVAULT: TWO OUTTAKES FROM TWO ALBUMS

28 December 2010

Back in the days when I relied on my trusty old vinyl record player, chunky tape decks and absolutely unreliable CD player to provide music it was an absolute distraction to continually have to change up the music as I was doing other things like working, cooking, doing some sketchy DIY work or in the […]

SOFTVAULT : LET YOUR BODY LEARN

23 August 2010

Well, here’s a little mini-series that I’ve started in this little corner of online space for both of you that might be interested. Stashed away on the dustier parts of the several hard drives that I own lay dorment older musical excursions that never made it public. As I was moving items from shelf to […]