September 6, 2017

The desolate beauty of Bjork's musical 'nordic landscape' . . .

September 1, 2017

Bursting from a collective darkness formed of anger/need and unspoken desires - Marilyn Manson's song The Beautiful People is - one of, if not the - defining tracks of the mid to late 90s Industrial/Techno/Steampunk genre.

August 30, 2017

Mint Julep by the Punch Brother's is expansive and intimate at the same time - mapping the mournful hills and dusty roads of broken dreams with a sublime mash-up of country jazz, alt Americana, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young harmonies and modern classical string arrang...

November 20, 2015

 

Well, I just re-read my last post and had to laugh. After all my excitement about redoing 'Dreamtime' I finally listened to it!

 

Never look back, it can be disappointing. 

 

What I thought was a marvelous adult fairytale/myth was a rather 'of it's time', overwrought piec...

September 3, 2015

 

Hola todos, I'm back after a bit of a hiatus. I've reached a turning point in my musical/artisitic career. I want to include all my artistic passions in one multi-media package - so to speak. I've spent the last couple of years getting Papa Tigre! into a musical shape...

April 1, 2015

Laurence - producer, engineer and eccentric spark

 

Started recording with PapaTigre! yesterday. We're at what I call the 'honeymoon stage'. The excitement of hearing yourself back in the headphones is quite intoxicating! This is the first time I've recorded 'live' in ma...

March 26, 2015

 

I'm getting close to recording new material with PapaTigre!. These are new songs and a new approach musically - we haven't really recorded as PT before now. It's taken a year to start defining our sound and for me to make what I was hearing in my head a reality.

 

I've...

March 13, 2015

 

 

Hope . . . a short word with such large meaning attached to it! I occasionally lose sight of where I'm going to and why. I look in the mirror and think:  "Damn, time's takin' the piss!. My body has more aches and pains every year despite the fact that I workout at th...

February 10, 2015

 

I've experienced a bout of depression over the last week. Crept up on me until I felt like curling up into a little ball and never getting up again. Today's been better.

 

I've dealt with severe emotional peaks and troughs most of my life. Are they the product of some h...

February 4, 2015

I've been thinking 'bout the temptations offered in the music business. From 14 'til my early thirties the second most important reason I formed bands and played live was sex. I hoped to have groupies ( women impressed by my style and performance ability ) coming out m...

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