Making Music For Vinyl: Not As Easy As I Thought…

With the news that Bandcamp will soon allow artists to offer vinyl, I was naturally intrigued by the possibility of working towards putting out a record next year. I’m very into physical media, vinyl being naturally the king of the physical space. It’s a beautiful thing, to put on a record, look at the sleeve notes, experience the album as a whole. I also notice that I’m in an analogue space, not dependent on Bluetooth or WiFi. There’s something very enjoyable about that to me.

What I didn’t know is that you can’t just press music to vinyl. How it sounds will greatly influence what’s possible. Did you know that bass heavy music takes up more room on a record? I’d heard that one, but I didn’t know you could reclaim space with quieter passages. It’s a science in itself. Luckily, I found this handy guide:

I’m still a way away from having the record together of course, but it’s still useful to know. I can’t wait. I’ve always dreamed of having a physical thing.

Perfume – Fusion: Hi-Tech Live Performance

This I love. My peeps from the MTF crowd will too, I’m sure. J-Pop band Perfume performing live across 3 continents in a ridiculously tightly edited video. A triumph of art, choreography and technology. And Fusion is my favourite track off the album. YEAH.

Perfume – Future Pop

A slice of J-Pop I was introduced to in Japan. Perfume’s live shows really appeal to the Music Tech Fest mentality – super hi tech and futuristic. I’ll post some live vids, but for now, here’s a song:

Hometown gig… finally!

Hometown gig… finally!

If you were there… I can’t thank you enough.


It was a foyer concert, a small deal, but it was BIRMINGHAM. WITH FRIENDS. AND FAMILY! I was a little more nervous than usual, of course. I make my living performing for strangers…

Lots of new sounding old songs, weirdly enough. I’ve never been able to play Bless This House lire, and finally, with all the toys, I can!

What a blessing.

Thank you. (Again)

KH xxx

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