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September 3, 2012

So here it is, my latest release. Thanks to the demands of work and family, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to tackle any music or field recording, so I’m happy to finally pull something together. These are four (very!) short tracks, inspired by the life of legendary cyclist Charly Gaul.

As cycling fans will know, he was a prodigious climber, with an incredible capacity for battling through abysmal weather. In later life, he spent some time living a reclusive life in a hut in a forest in the Ardennes. He died in 2005, aged 72.

I hope you enjoy this mini EP – I’d love to hear your thoughts at @landrecorder. I’ll also hopefully be adding more posts (and recordings) here, time allowing.


August 8, 2012


Well, it’s been all quiet for a while, I know, but I’m still making field recordings, and even new music when I can. I’ll shortly be releasing a new EP, based on a cycling great, Charly Gaul.

Of course, he’s a well-known name to all cycling fans – he was a prodigious climber who loved the conditions to be as to hideous as possible, and once he left cycling he retreated to a hut in the depths of the forests of the Ardennes, making only brief public appearances.

Here’s the cover art for starters – I’m thinking of whacking it on tape and sending it out if anyone wants a copy.

Should be releasing it in the next week or so – stay tuned!

New (old) mix

June 9, 2011

Here’s an old mix I found on a tape I made about 15 years ago on a long hazy afternoon – hooked up three decks and got the tape recorder going as I worked my way through my collection of old 70’s electronic albums. Pretty murky sounding, but a nice way to spend 50 minutes of your time… Hope you enjoy!


May 17, 2011

Decided to put my latest release up, entitled Pacific. It’s a bit of a messy beast, that goes to and fro, but I enjoyed making it and I hope some of you might enjoy listening to it too.

You can download it for free over at bandcamp:



March 31, 2011

Short snippet of the wind whistling around the building this morning…


March 8, 2011

Well, I haven’t posted a field recording for a while, but here’s a quick one I made this morning while the birds were going crazy in my garden…

New Landrecorder album – Recordings 1-18

February 4, 2011

It’s finally done – you can download or just have a listen here if you fancy! Hope you enjoy it…

Top 15!

December 20, 2010

After a few months of domestic chaos, I finally managed to grab a few moments the other night to get back in front of the computer with making music in mind… and I have to admit I found it a pretty testing experience. What with one thing and another I’ve probably been doing a lot more listening to music than recording or trying to write it over the last few months.

With that in mind, it struck me that now seemed as good a time as any to reflect on the music that I’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months or so. Here’s a top fifteen of my favourites – some old, some new and some that I’ve just rediscovered…

Diario – Daisuke Miyatani

The Mountain Record – Yuichiro Fujimoto

Memory – Animal Hospital

Hidden Name – Stephan Mathieu & Janek Schaefer

Causers of This – Toro Y Moi

Cosmogramma – Flying Lotus

Returnal – Oneohtrix Point Never

Rifts – Oneohtrix Point Never

Best Coast – Crazy for You

African Dub All-Mighty, Chapter 1 – Joe Gibbs and the Professionals

Hum – Sawako

Frictionalisms 1994/2009 – Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir

Are Kisses Out Of Fashion? – Sudeten Creche

Nunatak / Teimo / Permafrost – Thomas Koner

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (1975) – Edgar Froese

Review of ‘Fern Battles’ on

November 1, 2010

Just found this really nice review of ‘Fern Battles’ on the fabulous Disquiet – been so busy with non-music related projects like moving house, looking after my son and trying to get some sleep that I’d missed it – a belated thanks to Marc.
I keep promising it, but new music and new field recordings will be on their way, hopefully in the not too distant future – it’s been a hectic few months but things are slowly beginning to settle down. Once I have a new, clear space to work in, (that isn’t full of cardboard boxes and children’s toys), then watch this space…

Autumn is coming!

September 16, 2010

Just a short recording of the wind blowing through the tree outside our house as the weather starts to get distinctly autumnal…