Many years ago the notion of a collaboration took form and from time to time, as work allowed, I was able to perform alongside associates G31 and Jason Campbell. Together we formed Zoob Goulash, a sort of bizarre experiment - like a musical crime: None of us having backgrounds in music, or any wish to study or learn musical perfection. In essence the ethic is punk-as-fuck: just do it. So we did and this is one of the results (I say one because the early stuff is vile and not fit for public broadcast).
So, please check out the page and download the album - there are loads of great tracks on this - a sample is included here to get you in the mood.
A seed was planted long, long ago by a beautiful French woman - she often said that I should combine my art and written word. This idea hovered in the background, like a stormy squall for years. I even made a couple of attempts at graphic novels, but the style of art I'd decided on was too labour intensive and time consuming (photomontage and 3D modelling composited in Photoshop - samples of which can be found on my website HERE). For decades I've been moving around, place to place, NFA. Such graphic ventures were impossible undertakings: yes, they were begun, but when I went travelling elsewhere (for months or whatever), I found it near impossible to get back into the rhythm.
So, when a beautiful Italian lady tells me I should combine my art with writing, my ears perk up. I'm more settled now (touch wood) and have the space and some time to explore possible avenue of creativity. So be warned, a change is coming! There will still be poetry and spoken word, but art is going to feature and I'm thinking of some kind of webcomic for adult readers. I know, the net's filled with cutesy manga style crap, but it won't be that.
That being said, I did a project with Spleen Erebus from Serbia in 2013 and we produced a concept spoken word LP entitled Sheol. Along with that collection of tracks I created a Graphic book of lyrics and art. Here's a page from that:
Okay, so I was busy this summer laying down a series of spoken word tracks. I released "iPadded Cell" about a month ago and will release "Learning to Live And Die" in the coming week.
iPadded Cell contains a selection of rants/songs/tunes/poetry with audio backing. There are over twenty tracks on this release, so please go have a listen to the samples on the Bandcamp page and if you'd like to own a copy it is available for a nominal fee.
There is a lot more waiting in the pipeline, including cacophonies of noise and voice, strange soundscapes and my usual unswerving lyrics.
I am also directing people to my new website.