Category Archives: Discursive Nonsense

Mastering Albums

“Can I just say something else?”, asked Sam. A pall of indissoluble murkiness settled over me; through the train window I could discern the shapes of several hundred ravens flying in an uncanny human skull formation. “Sure”, I said, without … Continue reading

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Duck II: The Return of the Duck

I don’t actually know if it’s the same duck. Presumably, there are more than one. In 2007 I had a restless night in Oxford which ended up becoming ‘A Strange Visitor‘, the song which audiences ever since have been calling … Continue reading

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Sofar, So Hamingbirm

I have to say that one of my happiest discoveries of recent years has been the Sofar collective, whose YouTube channel is filled with diverting performances from pretty much everywhere in the world, each one recorded in pleasant surroundings. You … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into It

There’s been a lot on lately. I won’t go into details on this blog, but let’s just say that moving house the day after a jetlagged return from a rushed visit to foreign lands was only the tip of the … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

The first full-length FaceOmeter album came out in July 2009; it was recorded in my bedroom (in a series of bedrooms, actually) and bravely mastered into something resembling listenability by the excellent John Jones. It’s still a decent listen, rather … Continue reading

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Two New Tunes

In the last few days, I finished two new songs. One was devised by accident on Friday night and substantively finished by Saturday evening; the other I’ve been trying to write since on-and-off since November 2009, and have just drawn … Continue reading

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To Coincidence

I had something I wanted to write a song about, and I wanted to tackle it in a new way and take myself out of my comfort zone – so I gave myself a day, started making loops, and eventually … Continue reading

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Extremely Important New Image

This being the internet, the Swindler and I have just constructed a treat for you all, gleaned from the photographic evidence of the 2011 Spooky EP sessions. Left to right, we have Jones, Taplin, and Tattersdill. This is what art … Continue reading

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On South Bank

I jetted over Waterloo Bridge listening, for the first time in years, to my debut album. I put it on because I suddenly had a strange hankering to hear a particular song from it, and after I had I let … Continue reading

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On Micropayments

Listen, I’m good at Tetris. Not incredible; not a world champion or anything. But I could easily beat for instance, you. I’m not so good that I can routinely do back-to-back T-spin triples, but I’m good enough that I know … Continue reading

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