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

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

SNEAK PEEK…See a clip of THE SILENCE and our special guest CUTS from our Upcoming London show!

Hello all! Have you seen this little bespectacled face in Time Out London yet? Amidst my arm-wrestling with the analogue ladies in my rehearsal space & singing my heart out, working up something special… …here is a shiny new promo for our upcoming gig in London at Purcell Room, September 21st! You coming?? AND yes..here…Continue Reading

I Speak Machine LIVE at Purcell Room, September 21st. GETTING READY.

Greetings! Many apologies as this is a VERY long overdue blog post with many things to tell you. Well, many things synth to tell you about. First off, I’ve been harping on & on about the upcoming I Speak Machine show at the wonderful Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre, and for what I feel…Continue Reading

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