Thursday, 12 April 2018

Ione and back (Timelapse)

More time-lapse fun, took this the other day when we went to pick up a friend in Ione, CA.

Shot this on my iPhone 4s which was crudely taped to my dashboard and used a stop-motion app (stopmotion studio) to capture the time-lapse.

Music by the good old ColbKeats (AKA Caustic Candle)

Saturday, 7 April 2018

A (Quite janky) Timelapse

Used my track "1930" which was slightly slowed down and set it to this time lapse I shot earlier today.

I took the photos using my old iPhone 4 which still makes a great camera for little projects. I was on the phone talking to family during this walk so I wound up not concentrating on it too much hence why I aim awkwardly.

Will try again soon and make a new track as I walk around the horse trail behind our house. 

Man Out and About #1

An old painting of mine, from 2010.
I have nothing audio or visual to show as I have, in all honesty been quite lazy and played games, worked a "real" job and just kind of walked aimlessly in the recent California rain. My husband Jesse, rightfully so has berated me for not making anything and being creative in general and suggested that so I don't feel like i'm wasting my money on unused domain names and cloud storage I should do a bi-weekly blog of some kind.

So that is what I will do and I will call it "Man Out and About", I will use it as a behind the scenes kind of thing showing what I am watching, reading, hearing and creating. People seem to like blogs like that and hopefully we can share some interests.

:: Watching

. Junji Ito Collection
Despite it's lower visual quality i'm actually enjoying this, have been a fan of Ito's work for many years now.
. My Hero Academia
. Versallies
. The Alienist

:: Hearing

Currently gracing my iPod is...
. AFX - Complete analord collection
. Haxan Cloak - Excavation
. The Caretaker - Everywhere at the end of time
. Cylob - Cymply the best 93-01

:: Doing

. I have restarted my daily walks to try and loose some weight, also gave up on the daily fast food rationing and started prepping more food at home to just try and live a little longer. This appears to be working as I have lost a little weight and just in general feel better for doing's also easier on my wallet.

. At a friends party a few weeks back I wound up chatting with the other music makers in the room, we kind of sectioned ourselves off from the others in the room by standing in the corner near the window (nice and cool night air to blow in on a pleasant conversation) but things got a little off when I started discussing a mod/bend I wanted to perform on my Yamaha SU10, I am apparently not allowed to mod my own equipment as one day it may become rare and thus very valuable...I don't care about this as I will be keeping all my gear till it dies, then when it does so I'll harvest the dead units for parts. It's funny when gear elitists tell you this but won't buy the gear from you to save it, especially when I mark up the value stating "it's worth more to me as modded gear than just selling it off at value price"

. My best mate in the UK Graeme Lawrence and his missus are expecting their second child, another daughter who is due to be born somewhere in June and I am happy as he is over the moon with this info. I will be sending gifts to them when it nears the birth.

. This week begins my new hobby of tending to the family chickens, something my mother-in-law has wanted to do for a long time, unfortunately one was very sickly and passed away before we got around to taking her to the vet but we will move on.

Hopefully something more happens, I'll see if I can keep this blogging thing up.

Good night.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Lost in Britannia

(Left to right) My sister, myself and my Grandma.
It's been a short while has it not? Did I die? I hope not as i may be living on as a disheveled spirit still living out my routine functions (like not working on music!)

I went to the UK with my husband and visited family, we travelled through the streets of my gloomy home town and to that of the local villages. If you are interested we made a photo album that's mostly us snapping pics of random, sad locations but thats what I like so it's OK.

View Photo's Here

Jesse became infatuated with a little terracotta roof dragon on my dads neighbors house that we would say hello to almost ritualistically, Jesse liked to imagine it would let out little puffs of smoke and try to intimidate you, letting out something akin to an old cats mew. Other than that we would spend our days wandering the town, visiting old locations and just as old a friend.

Onto the audio work, stuff has been happening slowly but I came to a standstill with the travels and finding more equipment, luckily I was able to get back my 4 track and some other gear which came back to the USA with me. Now Man Outdoors may become a duo project as Jesse has shown interest in electronic music and it would be nice If we could share this project together.

I am working on a new album, have some tracks made but i'm trying to reprocess them and re-edit them to new, higher standards which probably won't show through.

Will be more up to date with this blog, not to fond of my facebook group page thing but go chekc my instagram for animal pictures and synth pics.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

All's good on the front line

I apologies for the excessive silence, battled a nasty virus that left me bed ridden and puking/coughing violently for nearly 2 weeks! I have also been inundated with work on my "day to day" job working in the hot, Californian sun which my pale British skin can't handle to well.

On top of the above I have been attempting to move myself and my husband into a new property for some time with delays occurring when we get ever so close to the actual move, this means that most of my synths are boxed up ready to take, along with power cables, audio jacks and such being bagged and boxed for the ease of transport. I could just stick to my laptop but I feel kind of useless without an actual synth to grab loop from, or a good drum machine to make beats.

I am making beats, getting access to more and more interesting equipment to play on, such as an electric organ that was used by ray Charles during a late 1970's tour (photos soon its like 2:30am) and finally getting around to learning how to play an actual set of drums for future tracks.

Oh yeah and if you want further reasons as to why I have been to busy to produce content i'll just leave you with my new friend whom I have wound up as a surrogate owner when her real owner is away. For some reason she latched onto me and no one else in the house hold so yeah, more responsibilities.

Little LuLu belle
Toothy little bastard!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Two releases!

So I put out two new releases on DB&M Records. Go get them now if you wish.

I also purchased another Electribe which will come in handy, that also means my collection is nearly complete for the first gen series of Electribes! Coming straight from Japan, the Electribe EM-1.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Whats going on in this world?

I have been trying my hardest not to just throw online all the music I have been making. I love giving my stuff away for others to hear but then I don't really get a chance to put out an album because everything is on soundcloud for free download anyways.

Albums are in the works but its going slow, I'm working to pay off some new equipment I purchased and want to thank my husband for the surprise Tascam recorder purchase. I tend to carry my sampler with me on trips and layovers at work so now i can actually record jams and not just set them up.

Tomorrow when I feel like it I'm putting up another $1 album which you can buy or rip if you want of some older works I recovered from a busted HDD. Nothing fancy just a little something for the people actually listening to my stuff.

Myself and ColbKeats have been pondering about doing some live jams over YouTube, we like to sit and jam now and again and talk shit about life so why not make it into a form of entertainment? we shall see.

What is going on in this crazy world of ours?