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March 04, 2009

Goodbye Blue Monday: Blogger blog (2006-2009)

326 posts later...

A time comes in the life of every blog where it must move aside to make space for something more pleasing to the eye. It is then, that I must announce this is the last post in the life of my beloved Blogger blog. It has been a platform for my many academic excursions, artistic dalliances and emotional rants - what a ride.

Now those things skirt over to Wordpress:

March 03, 2009

Staub - A record of tones and artifacts

red_robin: staub

1. The Dancing Meadow (5:42)
2. Electricity (4:34)
3. Night Air (5:32)
4. Isar (3:22)
5. Flanko 2 (2:07)

Download/Stream at red_robin's album page:*

* In lieu of my server currently offline.

Liner notes:

This record's title is derived from the German word 'staub', which translates in English to 'dust'. The compositions on this record are intended to reveal the 'artifacts' of the technologies and instruments in operation. These 'artifacts' are revealed and made audible through intentional and non-intentional methods.

As some of us lament the disappearing of audio formats with such 'artifacts' (see audio tape, vinyl) we are faced with the uncertain future of 'perfect', non-physical, hyper-compressed audio formats/technologies that embody no such character or personality. Staub showcases these imperfections.

I like to regard Staub as an encapsulation of my current interests in composition and approaches to various forms of technology.

The Singing Meadow
rr: oscillator, noise generator, earthed jack

rr: electric slide guitar, turntable & run-out groove

Night Air
rr: turntable & run-out grooves

rr: synthesiser

Flanko Two
rr: electric guitar

Recorded at home (Unley, South Australia) on 19/2, 28/2 and 1/3/2009.

February 24, 2009

A handful of shows in April and another thing

April is shaping up as a busy month with a handful of shows - two performance at the Gallery Delacatessen here in Adelaide and an appearance in Melbourne with my good friend Jason Sweeney. More details soon, keep an eye on the blog.

I'm also working on a new release at the moment, something new with growls and hisses, a bit of melody too.

February 20, 2009

Panaoptique Electrical play EMU on Wednesday night

Mr Sweeney and TLR

Many thanks to our fellow artists, Austen Benjamin Trio and Klumpes Ahmed for their lovely music on Wednesday evening. Salutations to the warm receptive crowd and lots of love to Lauren for her mobile phone images.

February 09, 2009

Klumpes Ahmed, Austen Benjamin Trio, Panoptique Electrical (w/TLR) play EMU

The EMU Concert Space is hosting its first concert of 2009 with performances by Klumpes Ahmed, Austen Benjamin Trio and Panoptique Electrical. I will be performing alongside Panoptique Electrical as its alter-ego Jason Sweeney kindly asked me to.

When: Wednesday February 18th (doors 8pm)
Where: EMU Concert Space, Level 5 Shultz Building, University of Adelaide
Cost: $10

February 07, 2009

Website still down - naughty

It would seem my provider moved my account to new servers without notifying me.

Not entirely happy at the moment.

Though it should be fixed in the next couple of days.

February 04, 2009

Website down - server crash

My website ( is currently down at present due to server issues. I don’t know exactly what the issue is at this stage, but my hosting provider is onto it and will hopefully have everything working again by week’s end.

Which reminds me, it’s about time the site was updated.

February 02, 2009

'Julius' - short video

The means of production for a track called 'Julius' from the Tiefurt album. The track and the means of production are a homage to the great Rolf Julius of Berlin.

January 29, 2009

The heat in Adelaide town... turning my house into a place where a sound, studious mind cannot dwell. The kilowatts and black baloons of air conditioned respite temper only so much. I open a teapot to transfuse some sound into it, it coughs hot air up into my face. I place it back on the mantle piece to stew, something palatable has come on the television.

O great Sun King, give this weather to Perth! They have it too easy, what with ocean breezes from the seas of the sub-continent.

An oblique view of Sumi_: done

Still from documentation. After one-and-a-half years of re-thinking, re-conceptualising and re-everything...

It's finished.

Tastier stuff to follow later.

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