The moment I heard the opening few bars of Gary Numan’s “Are Friends Electric” my life changed. It was like a doorway opened into a new reality for me. An alien landscape that I felt oddly at home in. Music featured strongly in my childhood growing up as the younger brother of one of the founding fathers of punk rock in Australia. I began my musical life with intensity and have never really looked back. But from that moment back in 1979 synthesisers and electronic music have been an integral part of my musical expression. Along the way I have played in a couple of synth bands, studied classical piano, cello and recorder including a stint in the local symphony orchestra. Far and away the most creative thing I have done in my life is to become a parent. Its the agony and ecstasy of this that has I believe led to “In This Mode”. At any one time I operate in a different mode or role all of which are aspects of who I am but none of them completely defining me and so all the while I am a parent living through the roller-coaster ride of emotions that can involve another part of me is creating musical ideas.
In This Mode is a reincarnation of a once dormant aspect of my creative self using synthesisers and technology to create electronic dance, synth pop, downtempo and ambient music to put into form what has been formless for sometime.