Saturday, 31 December 2016

Miscellaneous, Happy New Year!

A logo for knitted blankets.

                                                         Spaceships from an I. M. Banks novel.

Soylent kebab.

Ray Barbee Eye See and a Park Hill sunset.

Park Hill daybreak.

Oh George.

Friday, 25 November 2016


Mommy / Black Friday

Day / Night

Peak / Sci - fi (Rodney Mullen)

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Giacinto Scelsi - Uaxuctum

It is subtitled: The legend of the Maya city, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons.

A friend used to run a nightclub in Wales, and I remember a drunken afternoon with students in the empty club and him asking me my choice of music to play really loud through the system. So I gave them a cd of my favourite- Scelsi's Uaxuctum.  I walked around the dancefloor in the dark and it was unforgettable! I also remember playing Prenderecki's Threnody, though I think they were choosing Roni Size!

scelsi, cloudpine451, music

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Harrison Birtwistle - The Triumph of Time

How to draw an image for these sounds by Harrison?

It creeps on you, there is a great tension. A lot of classical music lures me to the freedom of abstracted landscapes.

harrison birtwistle, the triumph of time, cloudpine451, music

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed

Hogweed was a highlight of a Steve Hackett show I saw a few years back. I never thought I'd ever hear this live as it is a 'dads' sort of thing prog rock I suppose! Or is that grandad?

Here marked in the latin heracleum mantegazzianum  'For Kew'.

A scary live version, my dad really used to scare me with this song belting out.

genesis, giant hogweed, cloudpine451, music

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Air - Talkie Walkie and Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah

air, talkie walkie, cloudpine451, music

...from the album Talkie Walkie. 

...from the album 10,000 Hz Legend.

Magical videos, It makes me want to search all of Air's songs for more!

charles mingus, cloudpine451, music

...from the album Oh Yeah.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

PJ Harvey - River Anacostia

This song from the latest album is so inspiring! It is the first time since the last Portishead album years ago that a track made me feel a bit sick it was so fine.

pj harvey, river anacostia, cloudpine451, music

Monday, 26 September 2016

Tupac Shakur - Violent, ODB Big Baby decks

Van Gogh styled, for this Tupac track from my favourite of his albums 1991's 2Pacalypse Now

There is little denying the prophetic and prescient message 25 years on. I get the same anger as from a lot of Bob Marley tracks like Looting and Burning. 
A little evidence marker...

2pac, cloudpine451, music


A few decks this time for big favourite ODB. I always loved this track, so rebellious with a thick slice of the ODB slang! Great skate track.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Allan Pettersson Symphonies, Stockhausen - Momente, The Czars, MGMT - Metanoia and The Notwist - Your Signs

It's great to make time for some images for favourite music.
Here are some for (numbered) Pettersson symphonies. His 16th is so amazing and jazzy I have it on a loop sometimes.

allan pettersson, cloudpine451, music

stockhausen, momente, cloudpine451, music

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Momente          I do not understand it but that is why I love it. Spaceships are in order for Stockhausen.

czars, cloudpine451, music

czars, cloudpine451, music

The Czars - (Best of) and jadewashed interior art. I'm new to the Czars, John Grant's voice cuts through you! This nautical artwork came to me while listening.

It would be useless not to include Grant's famous Sigourney Weaver song-

MGMT - Metanoia (Jadewashed)  MGMT know how to keep me interested. The transformed chords of the synth at the end of Metanoia bring happy smiles.

 The Notwist - Your Signs from the album Shrink.  ....So jazzy, so good with a few ciders.

No art for this one, but one of the most sublime things I have heard from a trumpet! I remember watching this on telly on the night and being awestruck. Qigang was a pupil of Messiaen and it shines through here, the master would have been so proud! Bravo Alison Balsom!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials - Ruta Skadi attacked by a Spectre (2008)

One of my drawings from 2008, scanned for the first time. This was the best drawing from the books I made. I saw the spectres as these almost transparent abstract points, there are more images in an earlier post ( just type spectres in the search box).

Witch, His Dark Materials

And here inverted.

Monday, 19 September 2016

More studies for a Brutalist structure

These are the remaining sketchbook drawings. I have an idea now for the final piece. 

Elevator entrance/exit.

The highway.

Ideas for foundations.


An art studio.

Balcony with hexagonal feature.