Author Archives: John L

The Lolita Riddle

Trailer for The Lolita Riddle documentary is now up on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUhE_ZAv63M The documentary has been under production at CutSnake for the past 18 months. It’s a collaboration [..]

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New single from Okapi Guitars

The studio album we’ve been working on since finishing Haram Homebrew will be called Plenty. Should be out this year, but in the meantime, here’s the single at [..]

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Kizungu 3: new song

Here’s a song from our semi-acoustic side project, Kizungu 3. Nhemamusasa -Kizungu 3 A Zimbabwean mbira song we learnt from Noble Mashawa, with a local lyrical twist.

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A cut snake gathers no moss

Ah, the months have slipped past. What’s been going down at Cut Snake? At the end of January the senior members of Okapi Guitars recorded a handful of [..]

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Karifi “Gome” CD

I did a little recording for this CD back in November 2008, mostly additional drums and vocals. Most of the work was done by Craig Tudman at Lorikeet [..]

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Some new gear

I’ve just returned from a trip to California and Mexico. I sought out musical gear shops in various cities, but didn’t completely fulfil my dreams of bringing home [..]

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ART MPA voltage supply hack

If you hang around some of the home studio discussion boards, such as Gearslutz or TapeOp, you’ll see lots of discussion of low-end (i.e. affordable) home studio gear [..]

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Going Down Swinging

A track JB and I recorded last year has been included in the latest issue of Going Down Swinging, a poetry/spoken word book+CD. Our piece, Piano Man – [..]

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Music video

Rejected by SoundKILDA Music Video Festival, we join the globalised Salon des Refus├ęs at YouTube: Okapi Guitars: Repent.

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Little things

No major happenings at CutSnake lately. Video work with John Bennett continues. In particular we’re working on a mini-documentary of Erik Satie to be completed before John goes [..]

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