Saturday, 2 August 2014

I once made crazy noises into Peter Gabriel's Fairlight CMI

My mum got some old photo albums out of the loft the other day and a receipt for a session I did at Peter Gabriel's Studio fell out of one of them. In 1982 Peter Gabriel had heard me making a torrent of crazy noises at an Electric Guitars gig in Bath and asked if I would come and repeat them into his machine. I wasn't in the band - I was such a mad fan of theirs that I was yodelling like a banshee at the end of every song ... (and I was LOUD!) I don't know whether anything I did ever got used but it was such a fun day and Peter Gabriel such a lovely, lovely chap :~)

Me in 1982

Receipt for session .. so lo-fi!

Friday, 1 August 2014

ILYA + 'PROJECT JAZZ' = The Jo Swan Duo & Quartet

ILYA + PROJECT JAZZ = The Jo Swan Quartet

Recipe - some good popular songs written between the 1930's and the present day.
Chuck 'em in a big old cast iron skillet and turn up the heat for maximun SMOOCH factor.
Pretend you are on warm white sands, gazing into the turquoise azure of the Caribbean sea, a potent fruity, cocktail clinking in your hand (note 'tail' on the end of that :~P) Now "Stir it up little darlin" and see what musical alchemy transpires!

That's kind of what we did in this scorching June but in Jim Barrs Studio in Easton, Bristol :~P
Here's a song and you can hear the rest on Ilyas new DONATION'S page on our website!