April 18, 2014
On April 26th 2014, I’ll be performing as S.E.T.I. in Berlin, Germany, with new equipment, sounds and video. Details and last few tickets Here
Then on July 19th 2014, I’ll be playing at the Ambient Festival in Gorlice, Poland. Details can be found in English and Polish Here
January 23, 2014
Here is the MP3 file of the recent Seppuku show which includes a big chunk of my new S.E.T.I. album ‘Final Trajectory’ on Power & Steel (LOKI Found) and also the track ‘Skylanes v8′ from the recent Lagowski album ‘Redesine+’ on Zoharum. French commentary in parts, so brush up your language skills!
January 3, 2014
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
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December 20, 2013
Here you can find details of the CD version of our joint Geomatic/Lagowski album ‘Cosmochemistry’.
01. Plasma Spirals
04. Sibylline Prophecy
05. Neutron Superfluid
06. Opposing Force
07. Hands of the Creator
09. He Who Saw the Deep
10. Interdimensional [Ex_Tension Remix]
11. Interdimensional [Dj Element Remix]
December 10, 2013
S.E.T.I. ‘Final Trajectory’ CD release
S.E.T.I. Final Trajectory CD
The new album of Andrew Lagowski’s S.E.T.I. begins as a colossal sound wall, like a massive electrical transformer, out of which analogue and digital synthesizer sounds and samples emerge, condense, and crossfade into a deep ambient symphony. The recordings and textures produced over 30 years from 1983-2013 converge in ‘Final Trajectory’ to produce a collection of monolithic sounds. Invoking a sense of immensity with warm and dark atmospheric loops sounding distant and abandoned in a vast wilderness, battling against galactic winds. S.E.T.I. sets the listener down in this wilderness as an isolated observer; a witness to long intertwining drones, shattered dialogue and broken transmissions, with superior effects chains and a gentle rising dramaturgy forcing the complete album to an astonishing pure data vortex.
As the Voyager spacecraft reaches the outer edge of our Solar System it is a fitting time to imagine the exodus from Earth of the last human being on their final trajectory towards an unknown future. There has been little effort made to prepare psychologically for this one way trip and hallucinatory voices and sounds flit around the traveller, mingling with those of the craft’s entertainment, propulsion and life support systems. Life memories, encounters and events break through the cracks of rational thought like dream fragments, in bursts of barely unrecognisable data. As the craft passes through the mid point of our planetary system on its way out, the occupant thinks they hear a message being transmitted from Earth on the permanently scanning radio receiver.….
Will this be real in our lifetimes? Is the craft being built already in the knowledge that we have little time left on this planet?
If so, where to next?
1. Final Trajectory 58:00
order @ www.deep-audio.de/SETIFinalTrajectoryCD
November 2, 2013
I’ve never had a manager for my musical output and am not the kind of person who can schmooze his way to success. I don’t believe in kissing the backside of those who I think might help to increase my exposure in the electronic music/sound world. I find it hard to look at my musical output from the outside in – to me it seems sporadic and patchy with a few tunes here and there that I still enjoy. I’m always analysing my own tracks and wishing I could have done this or that better but ultimately, once a track is done and ‘out’, it’s like saying goodbye to an offspring and time to make another one.
So this week, in an attempt to increase my circle of listeners, and to introduce people to my music (which I’ve been making for 30+ years) I’ve paid FB to bring traffic to this page. Only a very small amount but without a manager, there is not much I can do to push it out there and spread the virus.
In the long distant past, I would have sent cassettes out to fanzines and later, cd’s to magazines and websites. I even met people and gave them cd’s in person! I soon realised that giving people your music free, in the hope that they’d review it or talk to others about it, was a very naive thing to do.
I don’t really know what I’m trying to say apart from, this is the way I’ve always done it and I don’t think it’s ever going to change. So paying FB to promote me is perhaps the equivalent of sending out that cassette 30 years ago and I don’t really expect it to go anywhere or reach anyone but you can’t hang on to your children forever and maybe this will push them further afield into areas that they’ve never been.
September 24, 2013
Here you can find the pre-order page for my physical version of Redesine – called “Redesine+’ because it has extra tracks and has been remastered for extra beef. Only 300 copies available worldwide.
July 25, 2013
Here there is info about how Dark Entries’ 4th anniversary is being celebrated with (amongst other things) our 30th anniversary re-issue!