A Brief History of Bundle Records:The Eighties:
I have been dabbling in electronic music since I bought my first synth, a Yamaha CS5
, in 1981, inspired as I was by the likes of Numan
, Depeche Mode
In 1984 I got together with a like-minded friend on a number of occasions with our synths, keyboards, drum machines and a tape recorder and recorded a few tracks. He even came up with a name for our synthpop duo - Complex Fusion
. Unfortunately I lost touch with him around 1989, but I kept the tapes and have released them
for posterity. Jonathan, are you out there?
In between times I continued to dabble on my own and record. The Nineties:
During the '90s I got a PC and did a lot of MIDI composition. My claim to fame is the disco version of Pachelbel's Canon in D which I sequenced around '94, followed by a Eurobeat version of Handel's The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.
I have also sequenced several OMD
tracks (Almost, Silent Running, The Romance of the Telescope and Of All the Things We've Made). Original pieces include Dunce (my attempt at a dance track), and Every Day (a depressing piece about someone on the verge of committing suicide - incidentally written around the time Kurt Cobain blew his head off - listen for the gunshot at the end).
To download the MIDI files, follow the MIDI Files
Still dabbling (on an Apple Mac) with varying degrees of success, using Reason
and Logic Express
All my attempts at creating music (categorised by album) are freely downloadable by following the links in the menu.