Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New MonkeyTrial Album

So, in the Monkey Camp we decided to release our new album 'granular' incrementally, mainly because we have been busy with several sound installations and being involved in the reformed prog rock popular combo Third Quadrant. The new album was getting under our feet so releasing the album track by track seemed the way forward. We'll add to it during 2013 until we decide it's complete. We may change track order and change the hastily created artwork or even move tracks out of the album if we decide they don't fit, but at the end we will have a finished project which will be available to buy and download, whom ever follows our endeavour will feel part of the process and maybe offer some feedback to help us along.

Its a new bent on the whole recording process but we like to think outside the box it helps the creative juices along.

First track is uncharted and below is the player, let us know what you think.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Projects

I thought I would start the new year with a regular posting of current projects and ideas under development, so just to get you in the mood here is a shot of my drawing board used as a mood board with my current project on show.

This project is a garden of meditation or relaxation which would not be out of place in a spa relaxation area or hotel courtyard.

The main focal point of the garden is a suspended tree which is interactive reacting to movement within a predetermined area.

The echomap sound engine is used in this installation producing a minimalist
soundscape  which can be site specific in composition.

We are introducing a new development in this installation , interactive colourscapes.
The visuals will be in the form of colour changing pyramids which produce colourscapes in response to the echomap sound engine interaction. Cool or wot !!.

I thought that the concept of creating a living sculpture representing a form that is detached from its normal setting, will provide the ideal meditative focal point within a garden that is relaxing yet intriguing. The interactive nature of the installation in the form of soundscapes and colourscapes will aid the meditative state by providing a creative platform upon which self expression can be achieved.

We hope that this project will be built in July so watch this space for more information, where and when.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Inbetween developing new sound installations and brushing the rabbit we are busy writing new material for our forthcoming 3rd MonkeyTrial album, if you have not yet sampled the delights yet to come a trip in all things monkey awaits here. http://monkeytrial.bandcamp.com/