Design for the Viennese Masses

I'm currently doing some design work for an Austrian charity called PROSA. They provide refugees and seekers of asylum with free language courses and integration support for their new Austrian homes. PROSA are organising their annual event marathon of parties and performances and will be distribut... more...

Album update

So our four week retreat to the nest of a farm house in Mugla, Turkey is over. Having put in a hell of a final shift (working all night to 6am before packing our things and leaving) Dominic is now well on his way to Beograd and I've returned to Austria with 9 tracks of an album awaiting polish befor... more...

Fun with CSS

Among other things, I'm working on a webpage for the studio in Turkey, so I've been getting back into HTML and CSS again. I just thought I'd share this article with anyone else who, does a lot of manual coding: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2009/08/17/taming-advanced-css-selectors/ It's a g... more...

Android app development.

I've wire-framed my first Android app. It's a utility for karate coaches that allows them to quickly keep scores for multiple competitors across multiple tournaments. It will document bouts by the event type and tournament. more...

Site updates & another album update...

A quick album update for those of you checking back regularly; I've had some great early feedback from trusted listeners regarding the album. Dominic is on the road around Europe, we'll finalise the details of the promised teaser track as soon as we can reach other again. The release of the album... more...

Studio Update: I'm Back in London!

I'm back from Turkey, I'm back from the studio. The new year is here, and a list of tasks are asking to be done. After a period of construction and preparation, and with the studio fully operational (if a little sore on the eyes), my two guests arrived. First came Alex, a long time friend and ban... more...

Sound Farm operational, decoration begins

At the end of the third week of this visit, Sound farm is operational. I've begun making the studio feel more homely, and with Alex's help it's begun to feel like a really comfortable working environment. Here are some photos of the studio: more...

Creature Comforts

So I went to the carpenters' workshop today, gave a set of instructions and he'll be around tomorrow to take some measurements. I'm getting some corner traps constructed, and some absorbers for the walls. I have a few ideas brewing which I shared with him; fold-out absorber cabinets, fractal diff... more...

Studio Update: Return to the Farm

I've returned to Turkey, only this time I have time and a plan, which I've tried to outline in today's post. It's winter and it's freezing cold in the night here - all the more incentive to work quickly. The room is going to be a control room There is plenty of space on the site that can provide... more...

Summer holidays (on the side)...

I am now a week away from setting up Faraway Studio. Some time on Sunday night I will journey from Istanbul to my family's home in Muğla. On Monday afternoon Clancy and Phoebe arrive, I will collect them from the airport and drive them to the family home, where we'll spend the night. The next mornin... more...