Better late than never, here are some of my personal musical highlights of 2009.
Last year was all about the emergence of Glatze as a live music sensation. Well, I had my moments ;) My time in Birmingham led to some exciting new relationships. I played a variety of gigs as part of the underground experimental scene. Then, out of the blue, the delightful Capsule girls got in touch to ask whether I’d like to support Melt Banana. As they are one of my favourite bands, it was a no-brainer. I went on to play at Supersonic, which was amazing. I was also honoured to be chosen by Capsule to complete an alternative score for “There Are No Others, There Is Only Us”, which was shown at Moor Street Station, throughout Supersonic.
Then to top my “Year with Capsule” off, they included a photo of me in their 10th birthday programme – see below. I am most flattered!
2009 also saw me develop my midi-octopus, which I demonstrated at Futuresonic (Thanks to The Centrifuge for sorting this!). Production of my midi-octopus stalled a little in the latter months of 2009, to give me time to concentrate on my Glatze liveset, but it’s very much back on the agenda for this year.
Other 2009 musical highlights included:
- Gigs for, and continued support from, the delightful Wassim at The Centrifuge
- Sonic Weekends 4 & 5, playing White Noise Festival and the friendship and support from White Label Music
- Gigs with Grover and Stuart
- Having a tune of mine released on Make Recordings
- (Virtually) meeting and collaborating with Ms Hypnotique
- A great night at Milk Kitchen
- Airplay on Resonance FM, Brumcast and The Big Paws
- My Supersonic interview on Rhubarb Radio, and subsequent encounters with Danny and Kevin
(sorry to anyone or anything I have missed, I have ZX-81-like memory)