Analog Suicide

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

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

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