What happened to the new Heaven 17 album?

I noticed that they were playing at the O2 Shepherd’s bush next month and remembered that there was a lot of talk early this year about a new album. In fact, when I went to see them play last they even did a few tracks from the new album. So it got me to thinking about where that album had gone.

I hope it’ll still come out as I was really pleased to hear that they’d decided to go back to making studio albums again. So I hope it doesn’t just disappear.

The Selector at the Clapham Grand

Selector at the Clapham Grand
Selector at the Clapham Grand
Selector at the Clapham Grand
Selector at the Clapham Grand
Selector at the Clapham Grand
Selector at the Clapham Grand

I went to see the Selector last Friday at the Clapham Grand. It was an awesome gig. I was never a massive fan of their stuff although I liked the singles “On my radio”, and “3 minute here”, but it was great to hear them live. They had so much energy and enthusiasm and the crowd loved every minute of it.

I haven’t rushed out to buy their stuff or anything, but I’m glad I went to the gig and saw them. It was well worth it.

Here’s something I’m doing for the SoundLab Play Space …

Badly painted proximity sensing
Badly painted proximity sensing

One of the things I’ve been making for the SoundLab Play Space is some stuff to connect conductive ink with a bunch of Ableton Live sets. These were my first prototype cards. They worked ok, but they need some tweaking. It helped me to understand how to adapt the code to start to get the effect I was after, but it wasn’t quite there as yet. The next iteration, the one I plan to use on the day, well, Wednesday, should be much better!

We’ll see.

Movember is still with us, please think about making a donation

So we’re nearly at the end of Movember, I’ve done ok so far with my fundraising, but there’s a way to go to hit my target. So, if you’re interested in seeing my Movember page it’s here, please do take a look. If you can support me with a donation I’d really appreciate it.

The SoundLab Play Space is just a few days away

SoundLab Play Space Leaflet, Cover
SoundLab Play Space Leaflet, Cover

Only a few days left to get ready for the SoundLab play space next week. I’m looking forward to it, but there’s still a lot to do and prepare, and that’s what I’m trying to do today.

I hope it’s going to be an amazing event and that everyone who attends gets a real sense of the huge creative possibilities from it. That’s the plan anyway!