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The revolutionary spirit is here
17th May 2017

Latest signing for Unbound: Incandescent by Teardrop Explodes founder-member and Wild Swans frontman Paul Simpson.

Unbound signings
3rd May 2017

My first two signings for Unbound have just launched. The Quiet Fan by Ian Plenderleith is a funny, poignant memoir about what it’s really like to be a football fan. Renegade Snares is a comprehensive history of drum&bass by Carl Loben and Ben Murphy. Expect more.

Palace of Light video
27th April 2017

In advance of the forthcoming 30th anniversary reissue of the Palace of Light’s sole album, here’s a previously unseen video of an unreleased song from 1989. More soon.

Unbound
8th November 2016

Pleased to announce I am now an Associate Editor at the crowdfunding publisher Unbound. My job is to find books about music. If you’ve got any ideas please get in touch.

Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Volume 1
17th June 2016

Co-wrote and co-performed Langton Herring, a track on Darren Hayman’s excellent new album Thankful Villages Volume 1Thankful Villages Volume 1 (there’ll be two more volumes in due course).

Electrosound: machines, musiques and cultures
3rd May 2016

I’ve got a chapter about the early days of Moog in Electrosound: machines, musiques and cultures, published in May to coincide with an exhibition in Paris about the history of electronic music. To my knowledge the first time I’ve been translated into French.

Strange Sounds Orchestra
11th January 2016

Very pleased that theatre writer, director, performer and sound designer Chris Goode has chosen ‘Strange Sense Of Liberty’ by the Strange Sounds Orchestra as the theme to his regular podcasts.  The Strange Sounds Orchestra was a collaboration with Tim Conway, conceived in 2005 to record a one-off EP to accompany my book, Strange Sounds. Released at the time by Static Caravan as a vinyl 7-inch, long-since sold out, it is now available as a download.

First digital release for Morrow
2nd September 2015

Ghostwriter/Michael Paine’s 2014 album Morrow gets its first digital release here. 

The Sound of Tomorrow on WFMU
23rd July 2015

The Sound of Tomorrow is the inspiration for a three hour WFMU radio show of the same name, presented by Gary Sullivan (in his Bodega Pop guise). Have a listen here.  The Sound of Tomorrow

When I first appeared I was Mistaken For A Literary Man
1st July 2015

A new Ghostwriter compilation, Mistaken For A Literary Man, is now available as a download only. Buy it here, or find out a little more here.