Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Space Oddity: A Banned Imaginary Children's Book

Imaginary children's book designed by Andrew Kolb ( based on the David Bowie song.

Unfortunately he was struck with a cease and desist order by the song's publishers so it's no longer on his website.

Animated video version at bottom of page.

Space Oddity from Andrew Ruttan on Vimeo.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Manifesto 1.1 (after Stewart Home)

Manifesto 1.1

01. We are China Pig, Pavlov's Dog's Dinner, Send In The Idiots, (Inaudible) Pervert, White Van Man.

02. Names are arbitrary. We refuse to be limited to one name. We encourage all groups to use these names. We want 1,000,000 China Pigs. Names belong to no one, use them as they are yours.

03. We exist only by implication.

04. We reject the notion of copyright. Take what you can use.

05. We affirm that plagiarism is the modern artistic method. Plagiarism is artistic crime against property. It is theft and theft is a political act.

06. We exist only to combat the plague of innovation.

07. We embrace contradiction and inconsistency.

08. Our claims to artistry may be limited, but within said limits there is absolute freedom.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

We're back On Bandcamp - Free Downloads

Cassette editions, in the case of 7x3-6+6 (3 Passes)" expanded, of all four albums imminent.

China Pig "2014"

Semi-improvised Noise made mostly using customized Dictaphone loop feedback generator, unreliable FX pedals, analogue Korg ribbon synth and random tape elements.

Contains all 12 tracks from "Let Them Eat Pork" and "Shut Up Grammatic Oil!"


Send In the Idiots "September 2014 - July 2015"

Analogue experimental noise recorded on a cheap 4-track recorder using a Korg ribbon synth, charity shop Yamaha children's synth, 5 stringed electric guitar, faulty distortion pedal and the customized Dictaphone loop feedback generator.

Contains all 17 tracks from "Mmm Naked Librarian", "At the BBC" and "RaQeT"


Send In the Idiots "August 2015 - April 2016"

Very much like the above release though this contains a handful of tracks recorded, processed and edited using a Windows PC.

Contains all 14 tracks from "A Fine Collection of London Hats", "Life Unfolds Wherever You Are", "Everyone You See Will Be Righteous" and "Protest Songs Are Boring" (split with Duck Halt and The Happiness Patrol)


"7x3​-​6​+​6 (3 Passes)" - 3 Tracks

Three different attempts at a conceptual cut & paste plunderphonic piece.


Monday, 15 May 2017

Light-Ray Faces, In The Space...

Bizarre, if visually dated, Hungarian tribute to classic science fiction soundtracked by the sounds of Tangerine Dream, The Human League, Tomita, Kraftwerk and other quality electro music I don't recognise,

Friday, 5 May 2017

Nailed it.

"Hipsters are narcissistic dilettantes. Hipsters are all show and no go.
Hipsters bought the t-shirt. Hipsters will watch The Godfather (clips on youtube)
then lecture The Pope on Catholicism. Hipsters can afford all the bells and
whistles of counterculture but never invest themselves into it. Hipsters are dicks."

Found In the comments section of this video:

Monday, 1 May 2017

Ryan's Re-Mix of The Beatles

One of my favourite Youtube channels is back, no doubt after riding out it's billionth copyright strike.

Ryan Wyer, aka epic1:40d Music, the (at the time) 12 year old Irish lad who gained more than a little fame after being commissioned by the Aphex Twin to direct the official video for his track ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’ has posted his reworking of the Beatles "Revolution #9"

And good it is.