Analog Suicide

Music & Film from the world of Tara Busch and Maf Lewis

I Speak Machine plays London Sept. 21 with Special Guest – CUTS!

Hello all! We have a very very exciting show coming up in London on September 21st at the Purcell Room in The Southbank Centre! We’ll be screening The Silence plus 2 new sci-fi/ horror shorts – “Gagglebox” and “There’s Someone in the House Next Door”. Can’t wait!! I will be bringing along some feisty analogs…Continue Reading

ZOMBIES 1985! Behind the scenes and musings..

Well! We are in the final 2 hours of raising funds for our zombie short film, Zombies 1985 and…wow. Maf & I are so overwhelmed, stoked and grateful for the support everyone has given, all the sharing of links & tweets, all the backing & encouragement….just fantastic. Thank you all so much!! Soo – a…Continue Reading

I Speak Machine presents – ASK ME ANYTHING? Yes Pick Our Brains.

We’ll be on Reddit tomorrow around 6ish – pm GMT (in time for our PST friends to get the fuck outta bed and join us ) doing a nice little ASK ME ANYTHING session. Exact time and link will follow shortly! And here’s our proof, darling Reddit! Check my Twitter and an update here for…Continue Reading

ZOMBIES 1985! Here comes a theme…maybe.

So, I was clinking around with this (clinking, clonking…that’s how I play piano…) at Benge’s when we were filming last Tuesday…he had a white baby grand piano in the middle of the room, so I showed him my thoughts. And who could resist the narcissism of filming yourself playing in zombie makeup? Not me… Sooo,…Continue Reading

ZOMBIES 1985! And now a word about our new ZOMBIE short film via Kickstarter….

Good evening! It’s been hot and weirdly humid here in Wales, a bit disappointing as I thought we’d be escaping the heat of LA this year….but noooo….So, that heat was quite evident today up in the loft of “The Screeching Barn” when creating this video today… We decided to create a wee little video telling…Continue Reading

I Speak Machine Launches Kickstarter for the Short Zombie Film, “ZOMBIES 1985″!!

Very exciting indeed!! Next Tuesday, Maf & I will be headed down to eerie, beautiful Cornwall countryside to begin production on our short film, ZOMBIES 1985! I will be collaborating with the “totally awesome” Benge Edwards on the score – you can rest assured it will be drenched in 80′s synthtastic goodness, baked lovingly in…Continue Reading

Dave Smith Instruments Releases the rather amazing Pro 2!

Well, I of course have not played it yet, but my ears perked up at the thought of a spawn of what is my most beloved synth, the Pro One. Have a peek at this video and a read of this spot here on Keyboard Magazine… I can certainly appreciate this attitude below, though to…Continue Reading

Download my ‘Dirty Soul’!

I just remembered, I mentioned on Twitter that I would go into a wee bit of detail about how I made this song. I’m always forever & ever interested in how we all create, so hopefully you’ll find this fun. Well, it’s nothing crazily complex, but it is my own special brew (honestly, nothing I…Continue Reading

Take me to Work..

It is a gentle, grey afternoon here in Wales, I’m currently in bed at 4 in the afternoon recovering from a bit of hospital fun on Monday. Nothing too worrisome. As I sit here in bed listening to Louis CK’s ingenious rants (love him) I am really itching to get back into the studio and…Continue Reading

Arturia Best of Microbrute – with a little spot by me!

Greetings! The sweethearts & masterful machine designers at Arturia have popped my silly face in their latest video, ‘The Best of MicroBrute”! I tweeted this a short while ago, but wanted to pop it on here as well, of course. I shot my portion in my brother in law’s barn here in Wales (where I…Continue Reading

ARP 2600 love with Bob Moog Foundation’s Marc Doty!

I feel a bit nostalgic for the times I used to post every day on this blog – and Mr. Doty’s videos do make me want to post more ‘religiously’. I keep up with his awesome synth tutorials (well, they’re really too good to be categorized as “tutorials”, but my vocabulary is limp today) and…Continue Reading

Ruby’s Exquisite New Album Release “Waiting for Light” is coming!

From Silverfish to Pigface to the fabulous

Obeheim & Arturia treats and the “Belly of the Beast”.

Greetings from Wales! In our 8th week of our visit, thus far has been quite an interesting ride! The sun seems to be less shy these days, and I have been deeply embedded in a remix for one of my favorite artists. I am fortunate enough to have an OB-8 & OSCar on loan from…Continue Reading

Modular Master Classes by Benge & Daniel Miller…lush stuff.

We’ve been in the UK working for the past few weeks, and aside from record amounts of rain and (sample worthy) howling winds, I am having a moment of down time. A friend just sent me these wonderful master classes by Mute boss & electronic music icon Daniel Miller. AND another clip by Benge, who…Continue Reading

NAMM 2014 – Korg, Moog, Elektron on the wish lists…

Damn. This is surely NOT the year to be pulled away from NAMM – quite the plethora of fabulousness happening! We must mention the lovely new Moog Theremini, something quite Kubrickesque in design with many interesting, intriguing new features…purists might kick & scream (fuck’em) but I think the new features are very cool and may…Continue Reading

NAMM 2014 – First look the Moog Sub 37!

At the last minute, Maf & I were called to the UK for a bit o’ business…amidst a portable studio, a big chunk of Welsh countryside and beautifully moody weather: …hence our absence from NAMM 2014. So, I’ll do my best to stay updated with it from afar, posting the the most swoonful new creations…Continue Reading

Poly-wonderful…Arturia’s Prophet V & Korg’s MonoPoly (Legacy Collection).

Greetings for 2014! I’m just on the verge of dismantling my studio for a long trip to the UK, and on the tail end of finishing my first project for 2014 (I will reveal more but it’s currently secret)…And of course to play a few shows of The Silence! My favorite synth is still my…Continue Reading

New Song: “Death She Said” feat. Clint Mansell – A bit about it.

Good afternoon & happy celebrative time of year to you all! I am spending mine in LA, a bit bummed by the hot weather we’re STILL having, but I suppose it could be worse. A good day to avoid sunlight and camp out in the studio, yes. Anyway, been working on finishing The Silence soundtrack…Continue Reading

Synthing Season…

I’ve had my head down for the past few weeks, working on The Silence OST, and just noticed today how unbelievable fast this year has spun by…a big wild carousel, it’s been. Almost time for the NAMM show already, can you believe it? Before a make a peep today (getting a bit of a late…Continue Reading

Mountain Oasis memoirs….behind the past few months and what’s next?

Good afternoon all! So – the first ever showing of mine & Maf’s film “The Silence” went down an absolute storm at Mountain Oasis, much to our delight of course! We deeply thank everyone that turned up to support. I’d like to dig a wee bit into what’s been happening here over the past few…Continue Reading