Tag Archives: Noise

Compilers, Collectors, Collaborators & Combinations

I L S E music

I L S E is a labour of love, a non-profit label which distributes beautiful music in a  selection of formats. The collection of releases is breathtaking with many of my favourite artists and wonderful collaborations. The creator and guardian of the label is inspiring, clearly devoted to the purpose he makes no money but does make wonderful music.

Mary Bateman

An old friend recently contacted me about collaborating on a project which will include noise and mischief. The main goal of her project is to release the remains of Mary Bateman from captivity in the Thackray Medical Museum.

Combination of strings 


Bang The Bore XII: Coded Transmissions

The full line-up has been announced, Tim Hodgkinson from Henry Cow! Joe Evans who works with microtonal scales and mathematical algorithms. Spoils and Relics who make fantastic physical noise. Magical Parents will be playing found object percussion to juxtapose the idea of mathematical synthesis as art.

Pheme’s words have breathed life into Aghartha; she is on the bill.

Music: The Devadasi

Time isn’t moving forwards but it still flows, perception of flux is dependent on the centroid. If at the centre there is a hole, we must fill it.

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture with Colour (Oval Form) Pale Blue and Red

Science Fantasy – Stanislaw Lem

Trurl and Klapaucius are mechanical men, they are the creators. Creators of great (and not so great) machines. Stanislaw Lem captures parts of the world that I have vaguely glimpsed upon and makes them humourous and wonderful. I am in awe of the illustrations – Daniel Mroz appears to have inspired me before I had seen his work and now there is no escape from his influence. His robots are beautiful and complex, melancholic.

News(Possibly an unusual and unnecessary diversion from my usual posts):

I have two live shows lined up for March next year, I’ll be playing both as Aghartha but the themes will deviate a little from Aghartha and Auto-mechanical fixation as neither of those concepts are quite ready yet. I’ll be playing bang the bore in Southampton early on in March, the details of the event haven’t been released yet but I’ll exploring an interpretation of Rumour for my piece (specifically the effect of noise on data). I’ll also be playing a set for an all day noise gig in Leeds on the 24th, the details for this aren’t final yet either but I will be posting information about both of these up when I have it. Any noise people in either of those areas should definitely consider going, the other acts will be really interesting, and there are possibly a few ‘names’ playing at both.

A recent doodle:

Sounds of Aghartha


A playlist containing all songs referencing Aghartha on youtube. Things are moving forwards but it may take a little while for them to come together. My mind is still stuck in Aghartha.


A friend of a friend recently showed me this book, I only had time to read one chapter but found the range of wisdom within rousing. I wasn’t expecting to read a description of pythagorean mysticism linked to Rayleigh and the archetype of Rumour. It’s very academic but not at all dry and I think it has something to offer both the esotericist and those with an interest in the origins and perhaps even the psychology of noise.

I intend to invoke Rumour as a representation of the secret that I am trying to share.


Images of Aghartha

A collection of images related in some way to my interpretation of Aghartha. I’m not sure how else to describe it at the moment, I think it will conspire to connect to Auto-mechanical fixation.