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The Black Book - Richard Rouska

posted 15 Mar 2014 07:05 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 27 Mar 2014 03:43 ]




My old friend and musical compadre Richard Rouska has just published this book. It's an autobiography, a history of Leeds alternative music and publishing, and a cautionary tale concerning the rise and fall of Rouska Records. It also covers the two related musical projects that I worked on with Richard - Well Martin, This is Different and WMTID. I appear in it here and there ...

If you are interested in the post-punk period and its musical and political fallout, fanzine culture in the 1980s, Leeds and Yorkshire bands in this period and record industry shenanigans, this could be the book for you. 

Brian Eno: Oblique Music

posted 17 May 2013 02:42 by Sean Albiez



Currently working with David Pattie on this - due out 2014. Here's what we aim to do ...

'On the back of his published diary Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer-user, an interviewee, and a 'drifting clarifier'. To this list we might add rock star (on the first two Roxy Music albums); the creator of lastingly influential music (Another Green World; Music for Airports); a trusted producer (for Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay and a host of other artists); the maker of large-scale video and installation artworks; a maker of apps and interactive software; and so on. All in all, he is one of the most feted and most influential musical figures of the past forty years even though he himself has consistently downplayed his musical abilities, describing himself as a non-musician on more than one occasion. This volume examines Eno's work as a musician, as a theoretician, as a collaborator, and as a producer. Brian Eno is one of the most influential figures in popular music; an updated examination of his work on this scale is long overdue.'


Hauntology

posted 1 May 2013 13:55 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 14 May 2013 14:54 ]


I recently gave a presentation - 'Curating Hauntology' - as part of the Timecode: 20 Years On Hauntology symposium at the Bradford International Film Festival. I explored issues in locating the 'past inside the present' through reflections on the Hauntology 'online archive' I've been putting together over the last 18 months or so.

A Man Cuts Down a Tree and it has Consequences

posted 18 Jan 2013 00:45 by Sean Albiez

 

The short film A Man Cuts Down a Tree and it has Consequences made by Meat Bingo - and that I contributed an amount of 'sonic manipulation' to - has been made available online after recently featuring at the London Short Film Festival

POP SOUNDS: Klangtexturen in der Pop- und Rockmusik

posted 24 Sep 2012 11:53 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 24 Sep 2012 12:03 ]







The 2003 German and English language book POP SOUNDS: Klangtexturen in der Pop- und Rockmusik that I contributed a chapter to is now available for free here

Print the Truth, Not the Legend: Sex Pistols, Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 4th June 1976

posted 4 Mar 2012 14:58 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 5 Mar 2012 11:54 ]

I have just uploaded a revised version of my study of the legendary 4th June 1976 Sex Pistols gig at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall. I wrote the first version in late 2003 [it was published by Ashgate in 2006]. Since I wrote this new information has come to light, and I have also unearthed a few more details that I felt necessary to add to correct and develop the piece. If I come up with more material I'll add further updates. 

obe:lus - Landslide video

posted 4 Mar 2012 03:49 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 4 Mar 2012 03:53 ]


OraMIX competition

posted 1 Mar 2012 04:11 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 7 Mar 2012 11:05 ]

I got third place in the Science Museum OraMIX competition! Great comments from Brian Eno & DJ Spooky - very pleased!




New obe:lus album released by Pocket Fields

posted 24 Feb 2012 11:13 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 24 Feb 2012 11:18 ]

Pocket Fields have just released an album of some of my glitch-ambient-piano music

obe:lus - OraMIX

posted 16 Jan 2012 07:29 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 16 Jan 2012 10:19 ]

My entry for the Daphne Oram OraMIX Science Museum competition
 

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