As the MuZiK KluB is coming to an end, I decided to make a compilation of some of my favourite tracks which feature guitar and drums to release as a Kickstarter Vinyl album but then as I listened while I was mastering it, and the sun shone through my window, I decided to give it away for free; for the summer and as a thank you to everyone on this mailing list.
Most of all I’d like to thank each and everyone of you who has ever bought a release and especially you troopers who bought them all.
You are a patron of the arts, each and everyone of you!
And thanks to Charlie for playing the drums for me when I needed them. I picked these tracks because Charlie is on all but one or two songs and they all seem to fit together really well despite being recorded over a period of 4 years. There are some poetic acoustic tracks and some rocking band tracks. I hope you like them.
Please feel free to share this and give it to friends. It won’t be up for too long mind… CLICK HERE to download or just to listen.
I’m loving this new little Twelve album I’ve just put out. It’s totally different from any of the other Twelve albums but still fits the Krautrock brief; Acid-Kraut! I played it live with a Roland 707 drum machine and two 303 bassline machines into a multitrack recorder (not a computer). It has an old skool sound and it’s got a helluva groovy bounce to it.
The title track, Get Sum, reminds me and my wife of an old acid track but we can’t put our fingers on which one it is. Quite possibly from the 90’s but could be later…a free album to anyone who can tell us, it’s driving us mad!
TWELVE – N O _ C O U N T R Y
Grab your free download by clicking on the circle…
It’s an album I played live with 303 and 808 machines and mixed with sounds and dialogue from a film. For those of you who don’t do downloads you can buy a vinyl style CD in a card for just £5.00. It’s cosmic.
Twelve will be playing in London at the Sebright Arms on 16th January.
Sorry, I’m a bit late with this but MuZiK KluB 26 is out now. Some of you might remember that I did a limited edition EP about 6 years ago called Six 8-Track Demo’s. This months MuZiK KluB has the follow up to that, the aptly titled, Six 8-Track Demo’s part II. Also included are 8 six by seven rehearsal room demo’s recorded through a desk from around 2008. Although unfinished, there are some really good songs from those sessions which included myself, Sam Hempton, James Flower and Pete Stevenson. I often thought about finishing them but was always too busy moving forward. That’s what the MuZiK KluB is all about though, being able to release stuff like this so it remains exclusive and stays in peoples collections rather than ending up on YouTube!
Yesterday I sent out a free download code to everyone on the six by seven mailing list so they could redeem a remixed and remastered version of the original Six 8-Track Demo’s EP. If you aren’t on the list and didn’t get it, please email me for a code and I will add you to the list.
Sorry I only posted one blog during our recent bike trip to Spain but it was more complicated than I thought and I had many problems uploading stuff in hotel rooms when all I wanted to do was be outside eating a pizza! I will post some pictures soon though.
Limited edition compact disc bootleg album of ‘Love Peace And Sympathy’ Album live in it’s entirety, recorded and mixed from 24 track, when the band appeared at the Soundedit Festival with PIL last October in Lodz, Poland.
Download the first track here for free:
(only 300) Limited Edition Double Album OUT NOW…
Only available as limited edition double Vinyl (comes with free download in 96khz 24 Bit WAV, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format or MP3 320)
Get your copy from your record shop or buy online by clicking image above
Answers to FAQ & 10 reasons why you should buy this record…!!
1. Only 292 vinyl are being made available for sale and this record will not be manufactured as a CD. It will be worth lots of money on Discogs and ebay this time next year. Cool, it’s an investment!
2. You get a download with the vinyl. If you don’t have a record player, download the twice than CD quality files and if you don’t do downloads, get a friend to download them and burn you a CD.
4. Support music and keep music evil as the Brian Jonestown Massacre would say. By buying the vinyl and using the downloads you are supporting smaller bands. CD’s need to be manufactured in their 1000’s to go into the stores. This leads to too many being manufactured and one third being returned. This costs the band money and then they have to sell the rest off cheap. It’s a crap-junk-throw-away culture and it’s not fair on the consumer or the artist.
5. Become part of the few who own it, keep it exclusive or whack it all over the net, the choice is yours.
6. **** iTunes.
7. It looks cool and sounds the way it should, because it’s on vinyl.
8. What else will you spend £20 on instead this month? Be a freak, join the KluB go to bed tonight knowing you have funded the arts and got something great in return!
9. It may prompt you to buy a record player or ask for one for xmas? A whole new world awaits!
10. All of the above and because you are a cool mother-of-a-hipster, you love Iggy Pop and what he had to say in his BRILLIANT John Peel lecture and you know it makes sense…
six by seven KluBMix33 is a unique album. In April 2013 Chris Olley started his website MuZiK KluB, which was a way of funding and being able to artistically manage his own vision for his musical and creative output. Every month Olley would sell his demo’s and his stories and photographs in an exclusive artistic package, handmade and individually signed and numbered to each buyer.
During this period Olley released over 60 songs and several mini albums before re-recording and mixing tracks to compile an album which he felt captured the dark and intense uplifting sound he was looking for, a sound which was to be reminiscent of a setlist from the 80’s Blitz Club.
“I wanted to feel lonely and detached when I wrote the music for this record, so it felt like I felt when I was 15, when I first fell in love with music properly. The music of that time was all the early synth stuff and it felt cold and industrial but pure and melodic too. It was real punk. I forced myself into solitude so I could get on with the task of self examination. I wanted it to be six by seven but I wanted it to be free from six by seven and free from the temptation to just follow on from what had gone before. I wanted detatchment, detatchment and tranquility and songs that reminded me of just being who I am, not what people want me to be.” CHRIS OLLEY
This record is six by seven firing on all cylinders, albeit with a new sound. They are in a dark basement club, jamming with Bauhaus and Fad Gadget and early Kraftwerk. At times the record is Krautrock and psychedelic at other times sparse and beautifuly melodic and with tracks like the 9 minute ‘Stealth Wind’ and the gargantuan 8 minute ‘Master Race’ it is as heavy as or even heavier than any six by seven record before.
And… as promised, everyone who bought a MuZiK KluB release was given a credit on the album as executive producer.