Brian Eno – the beauty of the moment

Brian Eno by Pete Forsyth (Wikimedia Commons)

This article suggests that there’s a running theme in Brian Eno’s work that is akin to mysticism.  I’m not claiming Eno is a mystic or a religious person in any way, in fact I’m sure he isn’t. But in the lyrics of several songs are strong suggestions of what we might call mysticism in its … Read moreBrian Eno – the beauty of the moment

Waveforms ambient looping (or Frippertronics 3)

Guitar and effects pedals

In my last couple of posts on Frippertronics I’ve shown how Robert Fripp started playing this form of wave-like looping soundscape, and I’ve demonstrated how I tried to copy it for my own enjoyment using various bits of equipment I’d accumulated over the years. That was very much derivative of Fripp’s music. In my own … Read moreWaveforms ambient looping (or Frippertronics 3)

How to play Frippertronics (2): into action

In my last post I described how I approach Frippertronics and ambient looping in general. I also talked about the equipment I use. But how do you approach it in a performance? Even if the performance is just for your own enjoyment? Over and over I’ve seen friends try the equipment and very quickly create … Read moreHow to play Frippertronics (2): into action

How to play Frippertronics (1)

What’s Frippertronics? Robert Fripp’s typically mock-academic definition of Frippertronics is the musical experience resulting at the interstice of Robert Fripp and a small, mobile and appropriate level of technology…. The origin of Frippertronics The origin of Frippertronics is well documented. Brian Eno introduced Fripp to the recycling delay effect of playing into a set of … Read moreHow to play Frippertronics (1)

‘Waveforms’ is now on Bandcamp

Waveforms album cover

Having been unavailable for a while the Waveforms album of ambient instrumentals is now up on Bandcamp, with a couple of extra bonus tracks. It’s priced at £4.00 rather than free. Why? Because I think music is worth something. It’s not much and you’re welcome to pay more if you want. The first track is … Read more‘Waveforms’ is now on Bandcamp

Waveforms in August

I'll be playing a short set of Waveforms at Sacred Space in St John's Church (corner of Princes St and Lothian Road) on three dates in August. Unlike previous years this'll be in daytime, which will lend a different dynamic. I'll be playing on Wed 10th, Wed 17th and Wed 24th at 12:15.  There's no … Read moreWaveforms in August