Monthly Archives: August 2013

The NQ

Here’s a quick mess around dedicated to my new home, the Northern Quarter in Manchester.  As with most Bucket of Tentacles uploads, I try and get a basic couple of bits down and then just improv over to top.  Dedicated to perfection….. I think not sar!  A bit of an experiment with programming drums and the Novation Mininova.

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Ridelow

I can’t wait to have a good wander round the city with my camera in hand, but the quick pic from my phone will have to do for the moment.  There is some fantastic street art around here, and lots of buildings full of character……

Next few tasks ahead are find myself a new piano teacher (why do so many not respond?!), record a few new piano pieces and then move into a warped next phase of BoT!  And of course, get Viktoria up here with me 🙂

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Lowdown

Just about squeezed in before i move, this is the first official “release”  by Lowdown.  Featuring Alistair Davies (Guitar/Vox), Mat Jamieson (Bass, Ukulele, backing vox), and Dan Stinton (me) on Cajon and other percussion.  All recorded live (with a few sneaky overdubs) on 15th June and mixed by me thereafter – it was a steep learning curve as I’m used to recording “line” instruments so suddenly having everything recorded via. mics is a whole new skill in itself.  I’m pretty pleased with the results though but have loads of “lessons learnt” for future projects.

Al/Mat > Its been really cool to do something not quite so noisy as our other bands.  They’ve all been great too of course – I am gutted that I can’t do it any more.  I’m sure there’ll be a few more jamming session to come….  I may also need some session musicians in future for the Bucket of Tentacles 🙂

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Coming Home

Two to Three

Wake Up Now

Bottles in the Bedroom

Million Memories

I apologise

Roxanne

Knocks and not the Breaks

Call off the Rescue

Here is a few pics of the recording session, all stolen from Mats Facebook page.

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Get on with the singing will ya!

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Backing vox sponsored by Carlsberg

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Psychedelic tambourine playing

 

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A jumble of wires – hoping its connected right

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Should have stood him on a thick book

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DJ Sticks in the house