Sunday, 28 June 2015

Beinaheleidenschaftgegenstand: Dead Air (Non-Bio remix)

Last month the animated video for Dead Air went live. Two days ago the remix by Non-Bio also got a video; this version is longer than the original track and required additional animated footage, which is why it took longer to complete visually!

Both versions of the song are still available to download on the album Dead Cities via Bandcamp.

The video beetle

After a hiatus from circuit-bending projects, I returned this month with my first attempt at 'video bending'; the modification of a device to produce corrupted visual nonsense. This particular one began life as a Spiderman plug 'n' play TV game, which can be connected to the composite RGB input of any display device. Connecting it to a projector, this could be a useful addition to future Non-Bio gigs, generating live video as an alternative to pre-recorded loops.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Two new recordings you should know about

It pleases me to tell you today that Beinaheleidenschaftgegenstand have released a new album Dead Cities which you can download for free here.

You may notice that Non-Bio have a remix on there! A video for the track (the original and the remix) is in production right now and will appear online in the coming weeks.

By an odd coincidence, today also sees the release of Blueberry. This is the second album recorded by Gardner+Salnikov; a collaborative project between myself and MOX Salnikov. The music is all improvised and made using gadgets such as samplers, phones, a Kaoss Pad and circuit bent toys and some of the album was taped as we performed it to an audience with looped video projections at the Blueberry Bar in Shoreditch - hence the album's title.

This album is also free to download and you are invited to get it here:

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Wicked Game

2015 has got off to a bumpy start for Non-Bio; I've been extremely busy for the last few weeks with some new day-job work that I've taken on and this has temporarily reduced time for spending on music. Also our one live booking of the year so far didn't go terribly well, thanks to a series of unforeseen and rather embarrassing equipment failures. Maybe this could be a blessing in disguise though, as it has prompted a radical rethink of how we should go about using our instruments in the future and our fabled noizitar may be put to rest and replaced with a 100% new version.

Our one triumph of the year so far has been this collaboration with Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, which has been unleashed on the world today:

This track will appear on the compilation album That's Not Music! volume 2, due for handing out free at the next Resistanz music festival.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Bloodpack Volume 2: Compulsion

A happy new year to all our followers! Do you remember last January when we got an exclusive track featured on Intravenous Magazine's free download compilation?

Well, we did.

Now a year has passed and we're happy to announce we're on their Bloodpack Volume 2 compilation! Along with a ton of other cool music. Get it here FREE

View the details here for the full compilation here

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Xmas Number 1

Non-Bio has released a new Christmas single!

Get it for free today!

Watch the official video!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Last night's noise set at The Black Heart, kindly filmed by Marius. It as (arguably) an experiment and not an actual Non-Bio gig but I'm pleased with the outcome nonetheless and this should pave the way to doing more improvised noise shows.

I used a minimal equipment setup including - for the first time - my Tape-o-loopeeMatic. I made that gadget in 2010 when I first started circuit bending things, but stupidly I left it to gather dust on a shelf for the last four years. It sounded brilliant live!

Yeah, so next time maybe I'll include a sampler and prepare some more elaborate visuals. But there will definitely be a next time!