Monday, September 24, 2007

The Soul Has Not Gone

This is a modern soul classic. It just doesn't give up. Every time I hear it. You can hear the hair.

PS. The Cloud Kollektiv track 'Weight Of The World' featuring Jono McNeil has got into the finals of the WAMI Song of the year. Cool, huh.

Just in.. She Selexx track 'Coo Coo Coo' has got into the finals of the WAMI Song of the year also. It's all go!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Art from the cloud

This is some great precision graphitti from Japan.
..and click here if you want a little cry. A happy one

Also The Cloud Kollektiv now have a happening MySpace. So if you want a quick listen to what I have been doing musically or want to mySpace befriend us then get over there.

Don't forget our gig on the 4th of October at the Velvet Lounge in MtLawley, W.Australia.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Latest Trilby Mixes

Here is a 7 minute MP4/AAC mix of a few of the more finished tracks I'm writing/producing at the moment. None of them have been properly mastered (just my vague mastering). They are works in progress...excuses, excuses, yadda yadda..

1. Simon Kelly's - Cloud On The Corner
2. Cloud Kollektiv feat. Jono McNeil - Weight Of The World
3. She Selexx - Coo Coo Coo
4. She Selexx - Terrible Romance

I just wrote the beat for Simon's track and am really happy with it. I got that compressed BOOM BAP! sound. I layered snare sounds and grabbed the feel from a fusion drum solo for the high hats. It's simple, but finely sculpted. It's important to write tracks for mastering. If you have an idea of what will happen to the track in the mastering process then it will come out sweeter in the end and not need much.
SheSelexx's tracks are a whole more complex beast, layers of subtle guitars. I'm slowly working out how to keep the mix simple from the start so my head doesn't iexplode at the end of the mix. So many guitars, vocals and drum layers make things rich, but are hard to balance.
Cloud Kollektiv stuff is just indulgent. This groove evolved from a jam and I have kept it as crazy jazzy shit. Good shit. The next track I think will be one of our more solid club grooves. Now that we are working with singers, we will have to start structuring. Hopefully we can keep it free and groovy.Here are some pics of me with friends at a dub gig at The Bakery
If you are digging these tracks make sure you make it to my gig at the Velvet Lounge in MtLawley on Thursday October the 4th for the Cloud Kollektiv gig. Simon Kelly will be doing a dubby version of 'Cloud On The Corner' with us, Jono will be jamming too and hopefully we will get some stuff together with Cle.


Monday, September 03, 2007

GOD, well not so much

This debate had me enthralled and laughing. Hitchens is so scathing and Sharpton is so cool and caring. I would definitely prefer to have a beer with Sharpton even though he is made to look a bit of a fool. It'll definitely get you thinking which ever side you sway to.

The Cloud Kollektiv is going guns with it's own web domain (and, just in case). The first cloud gig is on Thursday October the 4th at the Velvet Lounge.

Here are some shots from our industrial writing sessions preparing tracks for gigs and singers.

More soon