Monday, 2 December 2013

The BFI and The Black Pearl.



I've had such a busy time recently and this is the project that's been at the forefront of my activities for the past month or two; creating a score for a silent film from 1908, The Black Pearl, for the British Film Institute. If you attend Vault: Music For Silent Gothic Treasures on the 14th at the BFI, you'll be able to experience it first hand. Check out the Belbury Parish Magazine for more details.

Sarah Angliss and her band Spacedog are in charge of curation (as well as composing and playing live) and invited me to create some studio music for the event. It's been a very interesting experience; the stencil-coloured film seemed to suggest working texturally, building up from base textures, to outlines, to filling in. I created sounds of glass, various woods and metals. The process became intense at times (and sometimes interfered with my sleep patterns, as I kept thinking of textures and structures to go with certain sequences in the film) so I made a lot of notes when I wasn't sitting directly in front of the visuals.

Creating music is a never-ending process of changes to approach and the process seems to be as malleable as sound itself.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

John Foxx and The Belbury Circle - Now Available.


Very pleased to announce that our new record as The Belbury Circle, with John Foxx is out now. Head over to the Ghost Box Shop to partake, in all formats.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Down to the Silver Sea.



It's been very difficult to keep this one under wraps. Ian Hodgson from Moon Wiring Club asked some of us to join him on a summer adventure; the idea was that each artist would contribute around 10 or 11 minutes of summer-influenced music and Ian would curate the entire project and release it on vinyl.

Working alongside Time Attendant, Sarah Angliss, Howling Moss (otherwise known to many as the Head Technician) and Moon Wiring Club was a pleasure and we've come up with something that we're all very proud of. Being a Gecophonic release, the artwork and packaging are worth the entry fee alone.

You can buy your copy directly from the Blank Workshop, or visit your preferred vinyl emporium.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Shapwick - Barn Owl Edition




The 'Barn Owl' edition of Shapwick will be available to pre-order from Clay Pipe Music on Monday 3rd June, so for those who missed out on the previous edition, you should be able to hopefully snap up a copy this time.

Every copy is complete with a download code.

Again, this release is limited (even more limited than the last edition), so decisive action is advised.

EDIT: This has sold out again. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Now Available - Applied Music Vol.1 (KAP006).





Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Applied Music Vol.1 - Science & Nature.




Concise, succinct and targeted material specially produced for the broadcast, refreshment and entertainment industries. Melody, rhythm and metre. New ways to travel. Applied Music Vol.1 is the first in an occasional series of library-style albums from Café Kaput. Applied Music albums are organised into thematic selections and feature tracks chosen for their immediacy, simplicity of arrangement and distilled sense of mood.

Vol.1 - Science & Nature explores our relationship with environments, travel and industry, among other topics.

It will be available from Bandcamp on Monday 13th of May, priced £7 in all digital formats.

Friday, 12 April 2013

All about Owls.

Clay Pipe have made a limited-edition beautiful risograph print of the Shapwick Owl available - visit the shop for more details.

The vinyl sold out very quickly - a second edition is expected around the end of May. Thanks to everyone who bought the first edition and made it such a success.

-Jb.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Shapwick available to Pre-Order.



If you've been waiting for the Shapwick vinyl, here's your chance to nab one. Available to pre-order from the Clay Pipe site now and shipping around the 24th of this month.

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Scenes from The Creative Winter.



2013 - year of collaboration. Old friends and new ones. The creative year is mapped out.