Brief note for Prelude in Eminor Tempi

In the early 2000's possibly naughties Rob D released 'Clubbed to Death' a pastiche upon Fredrick Chopin's "Prelude in Emionr" Many versions of this are recorded to tape, and available everywhere, the difference is often slight speed variations, the massive difference in Rob D's version is the 'Clubbed to Death' Drums that taxi the melody in and ferry out the sophistication of Chopins melody. My recording in 2002 was at 99bpm, I believe this is a bit too fast, although it got distributed locally & performed on many occasions, finally i updated to the Nocturne, this was featured in Muse's Butterflies & (damn forgotten) a freely flowing piece in no strict measure what so ever.

The White Block

During the 1980's a computer developer whizkid made a white block that would sit on every top flight Film & Sound studio mixing console throughout the world.

Previous convicted processes for treating dry or inappropriately recorded material were superseded by the new realism developed in America. The white block with nimble faders, a long 16ft cable, tiny footprint and immediate access to parameters (HiCut, HPF's Xovers and RT's) enabled operators to move even less (we don't move enough as it is!) (( no wheeling to the rack & snapping in settings)) & make adjustments easily.

Testament to the white boxes character its featured in every genre of music today , Rap, Hip Hop, Blues, Rock, Metal , Classic, Dance etc

Large ringing echoing caves with delay times of over 30 seconds reverb or tiny booths with 0.20sec ambience can be created.



IMG_0527

Classic non latin scriputre notation

From my composition "are you confident about this, its not too late to play just right hand only"

Featured in 'After the irons are removed, is it your country or your body.'

Music Notation

We get all kinds of music through the year, from rock to pop to classical, care patients just talking about music, rappers speaking in threatening lyrics only to come away from the mic and be introvert, and of course hip hop guys, who talk the talk after the recording has finished, its not often i get to have a discussion regarding musical notation history, if a song is to be repeated it needs recording and there isn't a day goes by without critic A or critic B linking the master piece you've lovingly shaped into the pigeon hole of " its a safiatic melody from pre mixolydian times or some such balls. When know-alls like i've mentioned pipe up, i like to either answer meaningfully or do one & leave them to their quandary.

Here's a few pearls from where notation began, & its families.


Cuneiform created in Nippur (Iraq) Hymn to Nikkal





Greek Church Cantor (n.b simile to Arabic which is separate from islamic text )


Byzantine Clerical Melody (395- 15C) Arabic Prototype


Κύριε ἐκέκραξα


Footnote : (pursued) It's all because in theory....

you cannot write a quaver rest in a 3/4 bar without either finishing with a quaver, or a rest!

Editors note : filtered in black and white to disguise owners hairy feet

IMG_0517