two

two

… a euphoric chilled out house tune with lush strings, envelope shifting, trance gating and meaningless key changes. Best description I can come up with.

snowscape

snowscape

a fairly extensive rewrite of a piece I wrote at the end of 2009 (edited early 2011) – here is a short orchestral interlude with lush strings, solo violins, piano and French horn possibly inspired by all the snow around (but maybe not) when I worked on it and dedicated to my parents.

threnody for a friend

threnody for a friend

for piano and violin. Click here for a rough score.

gravity

gravity

heavy and moody tune with lighter more melodic moments. The raw distorted guitars, weighty drums and bass make this the closest to some kind of rock that I’ve done (closer followers of the genre would have to sub-classify it for me).

more tea Mrs Armitage?

more tea Mrs Armitage?

a funking jam featuring Terrie from Tonehammer on vocals joining Bam Boozle & the horn swogglers plus friends with hammond, bass, guitar, clavinet, drums, moog and a sax section.

G minor blues

G minor blues

Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a slow laid-back minor blues in the jazz style for those summer evenings. Bam on piano, Ruth Tempet on trumpet, Boa Dubless on double bass, Art Guthie on guitar and Ed Thrums on drums (Bam & Ruth made a few changes 3/7/2011).

duet for piano and violin

duet for piano and violin

… played here by Bam and Ruth. A slow piece, sometimes plaintive, sometimes less so, inspired in part by distant memories of hearing Charlie Chaplin’s soundtracks.

blues from beyond the closed door

blues from beyond the closed door

a blues shuffle in D minor with Art Guthie on guitar, Boa Dubless on bass, Ed Thrums on drums and Bam Boozle on the rhodes. Messy jamming in the studio while the other horn swogglers went out for doughnuts.

picture of Art Guthie, guitarist with Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers

Art Guthie

le Salève

le Salève

a piece with a darkish heavy mood resolved by soaring lighter sections. Inspired by my memories of le Salève, a mountain with wondrous views of Geneva and surroundings.