Thursday, 15 June 2017

Tourists


Speaking of Natalie. She appeared in the film adaptation we just performed of THE TOURIST at the BFI London (and previously Home/Manchester and Prince of Wales cinema/Brighton). Wrangler composed and performed the music live on stage while the film, by Tash Tung and Dan Conway, played on the big screen. WHAT FUN!! The run is now over, but we are hoping to do more soon...

TRAILER: The Tourist as imagined by Wrangler / Tash Tung / Dan Conway from Tash Tung on Vimeo.

Mating Ritual


Here is Natalie's awesome new video, album coming soon yes!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I Dream Of Apples




As you might know I am a big fan of Morton Subtonick, and his pioneering recordings of the 1960s and 70s. I've posted on him before and his connection with Don Buchla and the development of the first modular synthesisers. I met him in Poland when I did a talk with Foxxy and we appeared on the same bill. He's such a great man, and he played one of the best gigs I've ever seen that weekend too. Well now those nice people behind the I Dream Of Wires documentary are crowdfunding a new biopic of Morton, which if it is as thorough as their previous work should be very worthwhile getting behind. Go here for the details

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Squares


I finally got the Buchla 144 clones built (thanks Mike & Ross). It was quite a journey from getting the boards made, getting the panel designed (including finding the right font) and manufactured / screen printed, to populating the panel and wiring everything up. Times three. And they look and sound superb. I will do a comparison with my original 144 at some point on the scope. So here is my first patch, layering up all six VCOs and sequencing them and putting them through the incredible 191 filter in bandpass mode. It sounds a bit like a gong! Later that night there was a major thunderstorm, brought about by the enormous power of the Buchla



Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Long Wall


I had a go at rearranging the long wall of modulars today - trying to get them set up in the best way to make use of the space. The modulars involved are the Polyfusion, the Emu, the ARP2500, the Formant, the Paia and the Serge. So then I decided to get all the sequencers going together and test it out:

Monday, 8 May 2017

Works On Paper




Here is a new Benge album, part six of the Forms series of "one-synth" albums

This time I used an early 1970s Serge Modular system, one of the so called "paper face" models. Please go to the bandcamp page for full informations











Sunday, 7 May 2017

Hull-o


And thanks to John Grant for inviting us to Dj on the high stage and play live on the cool stage in Hull. An amazing weekend!!!


Aquamarine


Hey thanks John! (link to John Grant talking about recording his new album)

Tourists


We did our first performance in Manchester last night - it was FUN!!!

TRAILER: The Tourist as imagined by Wrangler / Tash Tung / Dan Conway from Tash Tung on Vimeo.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

360ies


My friend Stuart dropped by today and we had a catch-up. He took a couple of 360 degree shots of the studio and I've put them up here, hoping they will be fully interactive on your browser - is that going to work? I hope so, they looked pretty good on the iPhone - you can move around the room (well, kind of swivel) in real time by moving the phone which is pretty cool