I considered 2012 to be the best year of my life, and each subsequent year, for no fault of anyone else but my own, has been worse than the previous.
In an attempt to try and cut off those memories, good and bad, I wish to start on a new leaf.
Due to my recent inspiration in playing actual instruments, and as an incentive to try something new, I present this.
The best of my work from 2012 up 'til now, with some added extras and silly left over thrown in for good fun.
I'll try and make this available on SoundCloud as quickly as possible, too.
Would like to thank:
Adam, Anthony, Anna, Bhaval, Brett, Callum, Chris, Clare, Cyrus, Danny, Darren, Debbie, Ellie, Geoff, Harry, Hendrik, Jacqui, Jacob, Jay, Joel, Josh, Juelz, Justine, Jessi, Karter, Kyle, Lindsey, Locky, Lucia, Mark, Matt, Pat, Rachael, Robby, Rob, Ryan, Sad, Sam, Scott, Seedy, Shea, Steph, Steve, Tom, Trish;
My mother, my father, my grandparents,
All of these people have affected my life in some way or another, whether they know it or not.
All of you have changed my life in some way and no matter how small your contribution was, I thank you.
The films of
Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Sion Sono, David Cronenberg, Lars Von Trier, Jennifer Kent, Spike Jonze, Dario Argento, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, Billy Wilder, Yasujirō Ozu, Luis Bunuel, Robert Altman, and many more.
The music of
Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Vashti Bunyan, The Beach Boys, Linda Perhacs, Paul Simon, Stereolab, Todd Rundgren, Can, Minnie Riperton, Funkadelic, Deerhoof, Broadcast, Belle & Sebastian, The Cocteau Twins, Bjork, Boris, The Millennium, The Books, Cornelius, El-P, J Dilla, Grouper, Dusty Springfield, The Clientele, Portishead, The New Pornographers, Sibylle Baier, and many more.
All of this art has made me re-contextualise everything, and shaped the way I view the world.