Sound Series Vol 1

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I’ve recently started a Tumblr blog to sell my art & poetry. This site will also feature regular musical releases too, the first of which is up to download now.

Sound Series Vol 1 is a 20 minute sound collage in two parts that features field recordings made at the beginning of the year in and around Bangor and new poems written in the last month or so.

It is out now as a digital download but I will be releasing 4 limited edition copies on Cassette. Each one will come will a small painting and poetry broadsheet. I hope to have these finished by the end of the month.

I intend these releases to be a place for me to experiment more with found sound and spoken word. They will also include collaborations with other musicians and poets.

You can visit the Pethau Garw website here and Sound Series Vol 1 can be listened to and bought below

 

Pulco News For 2013

Welcome all to the world of Pulco in 2013. Christmas has gone and the snow is just about melting now. I’ve had by head buried in books and music over these dark winter months but the time is right to face the world once more & write a quick post up here to let you know what you can expect from Pulco this year.

First & final gig

I’ll be playing at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff on Sat March 9th as part of the launch party for my good mate Jo Whitby’s album ‘The diary of me’

Click to get gig details

Please come and see me because this will be the last ever Pulco gig. Yup, I’ve decided to retire from playing live. It has only been an occasional occurrence anyway over the last few years but I feel that the musical direction that I’m going in really won’t work for me in a live context anymore. The last 20 years have been ace so thanks to everyone who has ever clapped a hand or raised a glass.

New album – Clay Cutlery

A selection of new recordings is just about ready to head off for mastering

On this new album I’ve been continuing to explore the theme of sonic autobiography that has been creeping into my music over the last few years.

Using field recordings of places I’ve been to, odd rhythm loops made using simple iPad apps and my trusty £15 guitar the songs have evolved and unfolded as I have worked on them.

Over the summer last year I made recordings of the sounds in Folly Farm and the great organ in St David’s Cathedral to name but a few and these have all become part of the music.

Some of the tracks have become recognisable songs and others are just sound collages. Any vocals that were done have been one take improvisations drawing lyrics from the first book or magazine that came to hand

I wanted the tunes to be quite fresh & spontaneous.

I’ve got my fingers crossed as always that the album will come out on Folkwit Records later in the year and more importantly that I’ll be able to raise the money to make it !!

Poetry, Drawing & Music

I’ve opened up a shop at ETSY to make available my poetry books and drawings. I’m also planning to make a series of limited edition CDR releases of soundscapes and field recordings so watch this space.

And finally?…..

As well as contributing to the Laurence Made Me Cry album, I have also remixed two tracks for Johnno Casson. The songs will be on his album ‘Window Dressing’ which will appear later in the year.

Last but by no means least is an exciting project that I have been working on with Adam Leonard  Gareth Davies and Stephen Mcleod (Unexpected Bowtie). We have recorded a set of instrumental song inspired by abandoned London tube stations. The release will be cassette only !

 Ok pawb. Back to my writing

New album project – Clay Cutlery

Here are a series of 5 paintings entitled ‘Clay Cutlery’. To accompany the paintings I am working on a set of cut & paste pieces of music using sounds, samples and loops sent to me by my friends. The paintings, music and associated note-book drawings will be released on memory stick later in the year.

If you would like to be involved then email me bits of sound to pulcomusic@gmail.com and I will include them on the album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What we did on our holidays

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I started the Christmas hols with the best intentions to record some new music but unfortunately family good times have replaced those intentions which is completely ace!

Myfi and I are currently painting in the kitchen and having a laugh !

Will see if I can get to those tunes later in the week