I grew up in England in the 70s and 80s, experiencing at first hand the joys of the Cold War and Thatcherism. My early memories are full of civil defence, nuclear siren tests, public information films, Quatermass and Doctor Who.
One of my strongest early memories is the original Doctor Who theme tune written by Ron Grainger and “performed” by Delia Derbyshire of The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop. Ever since I was a child I’ve been fascinated by sound; how it works, how to manipulate it and the effect it has on people.
I don’t really classify things by genre; rather by what I like and what I find interesting – I don’t care about everything else. Whether it’s The Amebix, Tangerine Dream, King Crimson or Kraftwerk it’s all just music to me.
Film has also been a lifelong fascination – not just visuals but the soundtracks too. John Carpenter and Goblin fuelled a lot of late nights in my teens. I enjoy reading too. I quickly graduated from Tolkien to King, Herbert and Barker and then onto Ballard, Vonnegut and beyond.
SEODAH is the culmination of all this – historically I’ve always split my time between bands and solo projects. I see it as a series of projects and concepts that interest me – hopefully you’ll like them too. Whether you class it as ambient, electronic, darkwave, drone, heavy or and experimental music is up to the listener.