Saturday, 22 July 2017

Out Of The Box

I love it when something just works, right OOTB. For example, I just bought this Kenton CV to MIDI converter. I took it out of the box, plugged CV and Gate cables from a Roland SH101 into it, then plugged a MIDI cable from it to my Akai S612, set up a sequence on the 101 and BINGO it played the Akai perfectly! Clever box!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Panic Stations

Here are some pictures from our series of Cotton Panic! performances with Jane Horrocks at the Manchester Internation Festival last week. It was great fun and really hard work and this week we are all feeling very Wrangled-out! These pics were taken by Chris Turner

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


At last the album I made with Tara Busch / I Speak Machine is coming out, on Lex Records. WOOOO! Here is a promo track called Shame:

Monday, 17 July 2017


A big black dog with Neil Arthur in my kitchen plus mixing the new Blancmange album downstairs - what do you get? Black Mange