I was born near London… suffered from ‘delayed language aquisition’ syndrome as a kid… an effect of abnormal brain that enhances keyboard playing.
Learnt classical piano ruthlessly. Was a student for many years… studying philosophy and altered states… joined CND. Bombs! Ouch!
Fled the UK.
Worked at writing poetry…
They neglected to pay me!
Took up music again and got to play with lots of cool electronic devises.
Currently practicing to play music for improv dancers.
Tartarus Times seeks to document the existence of certain music and write about what is actually salient in it without giving outright opinions as to its quality or worth.
Tom Cadillac – Jaw of the Mouth – “Unequal house” begins this release. Low fidelity, out of sync distorted synths play, as if competing for space. One of them starts playing higher notes, and the other follows. The melodies become more complex, as they rise above the surface and then rest for a bit, the droning din of the lower synths playing all the while. The synths play constantly, but with a broken sense of time, although the melodic sensibility is intact. The melodies are a simple scale, and as the notes play not-quite-randomly, they give the impression that their pitches belong in a very simple sense, but the halting sense of time makes itself known too.
“Red sun flower” plays with a different patch, and [continue reading…]