Priory Church of St Mary, Usk

Last week, Matt and I visited the┬áPriory Church of St Mary in Usk, South Wales. Our visit centred around the┬álarge pipe organ which boasts three manuals (keyboards) and horizontally-mounted trumpet pipes. We were both a bit out of practice but I made some recordings anyway. There are mistakes aplenty but these three pieces show some […]

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Archdeacon’s Visitation

Tonight at St Mary’s, the (acting) Archdeacon of Bristol visited. The church band (who usually play at Taste) were on good form and so I made these recordings. Click the links to listen, or right-click to save them. Enjoy! Be still for the presence of the Lord Holy holy holy is the Lord Credits Anja […]

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30 Day Song Challenge

Everyone on Facebook seems to be taking part in the 30 Day Song Challenge recently. I can’t be bothered to publish one item a day on Facebook, so I’ve just compiled the list here instead. Enjoy! Your favourite song – Awaken by Yes Your least favourite song – Friday by Rebecca Black A song that […]

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Back at my desk

Mixing desk, that is. I own a lot of recording kit, and in the past I attempted to set up a home recording business. It never took off, and in the end I only used it a handful of times, and to record some music with my then flatmate. Since then, it’s sadly sat around […]

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last.fm

For a while now I’ve been using a service called last.fm. Basically it (a program called a scrobbler) monitors what music I listen to and compiles statistics. I only do it because I find statistics interesting, and often I surprise myself that I’ve listened to lots of an artist that I never really considered one […]

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Getting old

I realised I was getting old earlier when I was listening to an internet radio station and a trance tune came on. My first thought was that my ALSA server had gone wrong, what with the jittering and odd noises. Back in my day, trance was tuneful, I’m sure of it…

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