Update Late Dec 2022
30 year Anniversary of Doof: the Love Mixes
This was a tape collecting the first Doof tracks from 1992. Hand-dubbed, and with a hand-drawn cover, I recorded it to give to friends in December 1992. As far as I know, only a single copy still exists.
To celebrate the 30 year anniversary, I went back to the original Tascam 688 multitrack cassette tapes, which I somehow still have, and remastered each track. The sound quality of the Love Mixes tape was not great by modern standards, but the original multitrack tapes actually survived the years quite well. Of course, the master tapes are still only cassettes, not digital masters. But I think they have their own charm, very much of their time.
Five of these early Doof tracks have never previously been released anywhere. And the other two (Gift of the Gods and The Nagual) are the original 'demo' versions of tracks that were later released in re-recorded versions. These original versions have also never previously been released.
You can find it on the Doof Bandcamp page and/or linked here in the Music section, pay-what-you-want.
So... 30 years on and, I think, not sounding too bad. They definitely have a vibe.
Well, those were the days, eh?
Update Dec 2022
Just added newly remastered versions of two of my ambient albums (Holding Space & Sunyataji: Beyond Form) to Spotify and all other digital streaming & download platforms. Up to now they were only available on Bandcamp.
The four Holding Space tracks are collected together in a new album-friendly format of 15 min mixes, previously they were only available as separate tracks in either 10 min or 1 hr long versions.
I really love these long-form tracks and it was a pleasure to return to them for remastering. They are perfect to put on in the background for work, study, meditation, massage or just to create a warm relaxing atmosphere in your living space. There's something about the fact that they don't change in mood or musical character that allows one to really relax and let go into the music. Hence the name, because they will reliably hold a space for you.
The Sunyataji album is a little more experimental and a bit more edgy in character, mainly utilising electric guitar sounds and the Culture Vulture valve saturation unit to create textured explorations of musical formlessness.
Update, Nov 2022
Yup, I've been quiet for a while... but plenty of new music coming soon. Starting off this month with the digital release of ANCoA Vol.1, six tracks of head-nodding, sofa-surfing downtempo acid tunes for post-party chillers and psychedelic seekers... A New Church of Acid, perhaps...?
Latest Update, Sept 2019
Been recording here in the UK with dear friend and music sister Bettina Maureen Ji, who is visiting from Hawaii. Will spend the next couple of months in production and mixing, and should have our new collaboration ready by the start of next year. Already sounding beautiful.