Archive for the ‘Paperghost’ Category

Still Talking Tongues Videoclip

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

A videoclip for the track Still Taling Tongues from my latest album.

I decided to release an unearthed/embarrassing home made horror movie my Brother and I made when I was about 12. All the hallmarks of great film making are present, slick editing, a stellar actor who never looks straight at the camera and cutting edge special effects.

The videoclip also includes a slightly extended version of the track.

Recharted Interview

Friday, July 19th, 2019

An interview about my latest releases and music in general with the excellent Finn, available for listen here…

Recharted 50 – Paperghost – Thanks to NZ On Air Music

This Is A Miracle Village

Friday, July 19th, 2019

New LP!

This album is my first fully instrumental release. Exploring West Coast synthesis combined with collage’d samples, field recordings and live instrumentation. Tape wear and degradation interplay the soundscapes to create an aged warped sound throughout the album. Created after watching too many hippie-cult documentaries the album acts as a kind of crypto soundtrack, a soundtrack for a film that does not exist.

Available on bandcamp here >


Experiments, improvs and jams

Friday, July 19th, 2019

I’ve made a few new recordings of live experiments, improvs and jams.

Red Language, a little beat driven improv with an old casio playing around with washes of ambient keyboard over a cut up sample driven beat

Giant Quiet City, experimenting with an aleatoric soundscape over harmony from a piece featured on the teledermatologist handbook release

Sugar Eyed Beast, clattering poly-meter automated percussion combined with samples from an mbira

Scribbling Skulls in Textbooks, chopping up samples from a playground game collaged with woodwind sampled percussion and live bowed acoustic guitar

Common Household Ceremony

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

An experimental improvised solo jam, this time focused around an aleatoric sequencer, glockenspiel robots and samples pulled from community radio.

An Antique Automobile Slowly Sinking Into The Earth

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

I’m starting to release pieces of music that don’t fit in one way or another with the other stuff I have been making so ended up getting a bit discarded. I’m going to keep adding to this album to build a kind of musical lost and found.

These are the first couple of tracks…

But it would seem like a roaring black abyss to a small bird or an overly sensitive person is a track based around collage’d ukelele, the singing nunn and a cb radio how-to record. It’s a more pure collage piece of music than most I’ve made recently and it develops and collapses very quickly, but I’m still happy with it.

Among the Twigs is a piece experimenting with bowed guitar, granular synthesis and processing vocals through so much resonance they become abstracted and washy.

Available here


Kindling Guts

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

I’ve started recording the improvised music I make so it doesn’t just disappear as even when the piece doesn’t work out entirely I often find little bits and pieces that I like and can build on later.

This jam centers around a violin is running through the microkorg vocoder. With a slow latched arpeggio it enables me to harmonise the violin with the microkorg to some extent and suggest different, shifting harmonies even when playing a monophonic line on the violin. I think this idea has a lot of potential, I just really need to learn to play the violin properly and the vocoder could probably use less washed out ambient-treatment to make the shifting harmonies more apparent.

A Million Dead Dust Motes Hum To Life

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

A brand new EP!

This EP encompasses the music I’ve made recently that have explored vaguely synth-pop spaces. While still sharing space with samples and acoustic instruments, these tracks seemed to work together because they all kept vocals and synthesized sounds in the forefront.

Available on bandcamp here >


Indi Remix

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

I have recently had the opportunity to work with the fantastic composer/musician indi

Her Album Precipice is honestly stunning and I was lucky enough to be able to remix the track ‘Airportal’.

The track is available on the Japanese release of the album via 2670records

It will be released streaming style around January for the UK release

Honoured to work with such an amazing musician!

Here is her brilliant album

Return from the swamp

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The time has come to crawl out of the swamp and start releasing some of the art and music I’ve been making.

In the past I’ve tried to make paperghost (while still sitting between genres) a somewhat focused effort but in the future I’m not going to be so precious about levels of polish and wild genre variations as I’ve found that I often enjoy listening to jams and off-genre bits and pieces musicians create as much as their more polished work.

With that in mind one of the projects I have been playing around with is starting to record live improv jams. This was my first experiment (state of the art cellphone filming quality), its edited down and if you stay with it my cat lenny shows up at the end, busts shit up, and you can see her awesome nub tail bomp around…