WHAT’S GOING ON?
It’s true, we are working on a new record. But then, we are always working on a new record even if it doesn’t seem like it. Over the last four years, I have been involved in all sorts of musical things but not specifically in making a new TRTW record. Why? The truth is partly that I wanted to do other things, in fact I had no choice, I was sort of forced to.
One thing that happened was that I stumbled on the story of the Soviet Bootleg records made on x-ray film in the cold war era and as I started to research it, I just knew I had to tell this story. So with my friend the photographer Paul Heartfield, I created the X-RAY AUDIO PROJECT. If you don’t know about it, check it out HERE. If you are music lover, it will blow you away. The project mushroomed into a book, an award -winning documentary, a travelling exhibition and various live events all over the Europe and the US. It will peak this summer when our show will be at Garazh, the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow. Crazy.
Another thing was that in a cafe in Moscow a few years ago , I heard some music which completely captivated me. I discovered that is was by the Soviet film composer MIKHAIL TARIVERDIEV. I was dumbfounded to learn that the was almost completely unknown in the West so with my label Antique Beat, we decide to set about changing that and as a consequence with Earth Recordings have been releasing his incredible music since. If you want to know more about that go HERE.
Meanwhile back here in England I have writing music for various indie feature films and documentaries, remixing and producing and curating various ANTIQUE BEAT events.
But, we have never stopped writing and recording and have built up a large antique trunk full of music and sounds. And now is the time to do something with them. I am hoping you can help. We plan to be a lot more in touch in the next year or so and that we play more live shows – with all that has been going on, we have manly been DJ-ing for the last year or so.
So, was that like a long excuse? Yes!