Evolution of my metal drumkit


I’ve slowly been collecting props for a metal percussion setup, and yesterday got the big kick drum
= a stainless steel tank approx 1m in diameter, a huge range of pitches and 30+ seconds of sustain


Wider shot, with my semi-tuned antique gas tank collection – these instruments are so fun to play, and imho really reward gentle playing – I can easily get lost playing just one of these props, the range in resonance across the different surfaces is phenomenal….

These are headed towards four purposes (or more) – first & most important: fun!
Secondly these will be a part of a far larger (size & scale) HISSandaROAR sound library.
Thirdly deep sampled for one of the new FoundSound Kontakt percussion instrument libraries.
Lastly, imagine when it rains!

Big thanks to Mike & Shane at The MetalMen in Paraparaumu who have been hugely helpful
– more on this aspect soon!

Circle of Abstract Ritual

“This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It changed my entire life.”

Detritus 316


▶ “Some feature animations consist of about 10,000 drawings, but Ghibli’s sometimes exceed 80,000!


this is pretty fantastic – thanks Simon!


▶ love these animated archival photos



▶ Scientists have captured the sound one atom makes


▶ Michael Moore’s 13 Rules for Making Documentary Film – and Rule #13? “Finally… Sound is more important than picture. Pay your sound woman or sound man the same as you pay the DP, especially now with documentaries. Sound carries the story. It’s true in a fiction film, too…..”