Analog Suicide

Behind the world of I SPEAK MACHINE with Tara Busch & Maf Lewis

“MY GIRL” and a gentle relax.

Greetings all! It’s been a few weeks since returning from London & I Speak Machine’s support slot for Gary Numan at the Forum. Both the Numan support shows in London and LA were a real treat; I’ve posted many photos on my Instagram as always – also have a gander at this lovely set of…Continue Reading

TERAGRAM SHOWS with GARY NUMAN plus….’ze future….

Hello all! I’ve done a little blog post on what is now our mothership site, All about the LA shows w/ Gary Numan and what we’re up to next! I’ll likely be posting a lot there, so keep your thumbs on that tack (huh?). Here’s a shot from last night via Twitter @maplestonedm: HERE…Continue Reading

Machines on the road…greetings from Leipzig!

Amidst the green green grass, cool breezes & clouds of the Brecon Beacons…. Well. I just feel the need to document this blur of a mini tour we’ve had the pleasure of playing over the past few weeks; would be a shame to let my thoughts drain into the shimmering european clouds that hang above…Continue Reading

Win Tara’s MOOG SUB PHATTY signed by Gary Numan and Tara…Plus a shiny nasty new cover of CARS!

I hope you’re excited. To make a long story short, I wound up with two Sub Phattys as I was preparing for the UK / EU string of dates (which start tomorrow in Liverpool). Then, after booking the Gary Numan support shows in London & LA, we decided it was time to do something nice…Continue Reading


Well greetings all! Try as I might, blogging does get pushed by the wayside BUT – I have some wonderful new dates to share with you! AND a new cover. First, Maf & I are back in the UK getting ready to so a short whip around the UK & EU to do some shows…Continue Reading

THE SILENCE VINYL is here…plus LA shows!

Greetings all. As spring brings longer days of blazing sun and the grimy haze of pollen (as you can see, I’m a fan), the upside is, the vinyl copies of our soundtrack to THE SILENCE are finally here! Lovingly released by our label Lex Records in the UK, this is limited to 300 copies. The…Continue Reading

ZOMBIES 1985 Update! LA Shoot, Gary Numan’s zombified babies and more..

Greetings all! We just announced on I Speak Machine’s facebook fan page yesterday that we are in the process of re-shooting our Kickstarter film ZOMBIES 1985 here in LA. So far it’s been a blast – just as we were very fortunate to have a great cast & crew in the UK, we happened upon…Continue Reading

I SPEAK MACHINE Covers The Beatles TICKET TO RIDE. A loving V-day gift to you.

Hello all and happy Friday the 13th (not that I believe that shit. Great movie saga though.)! On yet another winterless, 80-something degree, balmy LA day (I am an advocate of winter, so this makes me VERY grumpy), I thought it would be nice to throw out into the ether my cover of The Carpenter’s…Continue Reading

Arturia Minilab Giveaway from Produce Like a Pro! You know you want some…

Greetings! On this unseasonably hot Los Angeles morning, I have a rather juicy giveaway for you from our friends at Arturia and Warren Huart at Produce Like a Pro. A small sideline – I first met Warren when I was mixing my album Pilfershire Lane at Swinghouse Studios many moons ago in 2007! They had…Continue Reading

NAMM 2015! Quite a synthtastical year…Moog, Sequential Circuits, Korg, Elektron, Arturia, Oberheim…..whew.

We spent only one day at NAMM this year due to work, and there was a TON of great stuff we were chomping at the bit to see. I pretty much made direct line through the wild hoards of guitar wilderness (stringed instruments? HELP!), finally to the safety of the “synth zone”! There, Rosser from…Continue Reading

OUT NOW! The Silence soundtrack by I SPEAK MACHINE on Lex Records!

Hooray! Today marks the digital release of our soundtrack to our short film, THE SILENCE. Shot in 2011 in Cardiff, UK, this film was made possible by partial funding by the Welsh Arts Council and the infinite patience of our cast (Gareth Milton) and crew. Here it is on iTunes. VINYL PREORDER HERE. Maf &…Continue Reading

IT’S ALIVE! Moog Brings Back the Beloved Modular Systems.

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the pre-NAMM Moog party in LA at Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock. And just what did we see awaiting us in the back control room amongst crowds of excited humans? The spectacular System 55, System 35 & Model 15. Oh sweet jesus. Maf took some lovely shots:…Continue Reading

Just say yes to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith!

I received an email from Moog Music this morning containing one rather swoon inducing video of one Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and her Buchla Music Easel. She has an album forthcoming very soon, but I thought I’d share this with you until we can get our hands on some more of her work. Beautiful! From Moog:…Continue Reading

Incoming…. 2015!

I’ve just returned home after a long, long holiday stint in North Carolina – it was wonderful after all this time to see family and play what was my “high school hometown” as well! So! we had the pleasure of joining forces with the mighty Bob Moog Foundation for the Neighborhood Theater show in Charlotte….Continue Reading

In the midst…

Just a quick holding pattern….many things to post & share with you and guess what? I’m in a bit of technical pity as I’ve replaced my laptop and phone and am getting them set up. In the meantime, I hope you all have been having a wonderful bleep bloop of a holiday season. I will…Continue Reading

TONIGHT! I Speak Machine at Charlotte NC’s Neighborhood Theater with Bob Moog Foundation!

Well well! We made it safely to the east coast, and have set up shop in my best friend’s apartment in Plaza Midwood ( Charlotte people will know where I mean?). Whew. It’s been a pretty wild year professionally and personally; will indeed say that gigging with vintage analogues is something that has…well, possibly either…Continue Reading

I Speak Machine plays the BFI’s “Don’t Panic” Sci-Fi series in Milton Keynes THIS FRIDAY!

Greetings! I have rather cleverly waited till it is 2 hours before I have to leave for the airport to tell you about all this…but we will be screening three of our films at the British Film Institute’s “Don;t Panic” science-fiction series in Milton Keynes at the MK Gallery, December 5th at 7:30! Here’s the…Continue Reading

Bob Moog Foundation’s Minimoog Raffle 2014! YES.

As you all know, I very very very much adore the Bob Moog Foundation and I must at this time shout from the rooftop about their fabulous raffle they are holding until Tuesday the 25th. I imagine you, like myself, have always wanted one of these wonderful creatures – or perhaps you want another one…Continue Reading

SEE! ARP 2600 & Tara Busch duet on a cover of The Beatles’ Ticket to Ride…

Truth be told, I had just watched the video for The Carpenters’ devastating version on this song and it stuck with me throughout the day….I guess it was in my subconscious when it all came together… Meanwhile, during my time getting to know Mr ARP and rehearsng for the big I Speak Machine gig on…Continue Reading

NEW VIDEO from The Silence…”Crawl Home”.

Here it is, the shiny & dizzying new video from I Speak Machine’s sci-fi short, The Silence! Those coming to the gig on September 21st at Purcell Room in London will hear me blare this out live at the end of the night. The full, extended soundtrack comes out on November 24th on Lex Records!…Continue Reading