Monday, 15 December 2008


made it back. we made 23 funboxes. got 27 left, info on that soon.

Monday, 24 November 2008


I'm off to Zurich for the 2008 DIY festival. It appears to be a cross between Maker Faire and Bent fest. And thanks to the tip off from getlofi i'm going! I'm taking my funbox kits and may be running a workshop,may be playing live, depending on which way the wind blows. Nic Collins will be there with a live bending idea that i wish I had thought of, but will be sure to 'borrow',and I will be getting my well worn bible signed.

and in other news....i edited a video for natureboy!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Its a Fun Box

and in other news, i have written a brief tutorial on how I trigger my Boss Dr110 by MIDI!


Wednesday, 10 September 2008


2 soundclips available from a latenight show on phonic fm . with powersof10 and kidclanny from avant rural.
Featuring random vinyl, an sh101 and a machinedrum :#

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

How do you do what you do to me?

A guide to circuitbending, produced for my workshop at Bent 06

My little organ

My modified stylophone S1. A very simple bend, to try at home, just get your fingers in there.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

the squre root of 0

there is a rather literal interview with me by jenna of phonic fm , as i have a radio show with them. There is a reference to my greatest cock ups, which are here. Next show is this wednesday 23rdjuly from 4-6, featuring gabe from wattsfest and rural ranters the ratfinks
apparently i was at wattsfest, however this seems to be the only evidence so far;

and the ever reliable bad sector has some nice video of , well , me

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Me me me

Friday 11th June Sees me playing live at wattsfest in ruralest Devon, UK. Click the icon for more x.

Last month i created a video for the messiah

I'm looking for a Nord Micro Modular

and finally what you really want. horizontal stripes, the magicians friend

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

bleeps greatest hits - part deux!

there will be some radio content here very soon, from my show on phonic fm (weds4-6pm), i was interviewed today by someone adding content to the phonic website. amongst the questions was embarrasing dj moments, and well, i have an extensive list
pulled from the outofthevoid archive

Tuesday, 10 June 2008


I'm a massive fan of Highlyliquid and his DIY MIDI kits. I own a few, including 2 MIDI'd SK-1's and an MSA that I use on my DR-110. They are bomb proof, people do interesting things with them, and Jon is a top bloke, who actively supports diy communities with lots of giveaways. I won one of his kits in the circuitbending challenge.

However this came out today. Its Tiny (1.04" x .4"), is pre built, has lots of nice MIDI features, has 12 possible outputs and the real deal is that its only $36USD, which will pretty soon be about 2pounds ;#

its could be stuffed into anything, but is especially designed for triggering gameboys, allowing you to sync up all those great 3rd party beatbox synth progs like pounder and muddy gb

*EDIT* too good to be true, from their FAQ;

Do you ship internationally?
A: No. We did for a while and plan on doing it again in the future, but at this time we can only ship within the US.

i'll send them a mail, fingers crossed :#

*EDIT* 'barbie' from division6 got back to me , they will ship to the uk, and offer discounts for bulk orders. who's in?

Friday, 30 May 2008

Bleeps greatest hits

May have 'lost it while parading it ,,, in a town full of theives.'
so in the meantime here's some extended highlights, of me

Love and happiness bursary performance from george lazenbleep on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Monday, 12 May 2008

she doesn't answer back, she just makes fat tracks

for MPC owners the world over!
2 new programmes for you.

inspired by davinci's technique of looping fragments (vid below)
created on the 500
1 bassy like a tenor sax, one squawky like a crow
2 octaves, velocity>filter
pgms panned hard left or right for individual outs
and lots of love

clicky here (3kb rar)


Saturday, 10 May 2008


Friday 23rd May, 8pm till 12am, £5
Auditorium, The Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

Thursday, 8 May 2008

lazenbleep est mort


more content from teapots and peacocks
including synth porn

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Freak Brothers

10,000 Days. a song we made this morning without any shoes on and before breakfast.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

thats how i roll

perfect pizza dough has been a long quest, but i'm so close. adapted from an anthony worral thompson recipe.

will make approx 2 12" pizzas
250-350 ml lukewarm water
1 tbsp active dried yeast
550g flour
1tsp salt
1tsp salt
2tbsp honey
2tbsp olive oil

add yeast to lukewarm water, leave in a warm place for 10 minutes, its ready when little bubbles start to form. stir the honey and oil into the yeasty mix.
sift flour , salt and pepper into bowl. make a well and slowly add the yeast mix. add slowly and fork it in until you get a mess of floury bits that aren't too wet, don't add all the mix.
form the floury bits into a ball and knead on a floured surface for about 10 minutes. it should be quite easy to work if the yeast mix is ready, and should end up quite light and springy.
set aside in a bowl, with the sides rubbed with oil and a towel over the top in a warm/room temp place for ten minutes.
the dough should now be ready, either roll straight away or put the covered bowl in a cool place.

thats the tricky bit done. the rest is up to you. i like boiling down a gloopy tomato pasta style sauce, mozzarella if i'm flush, torn basil - whatever  floats your boat. little flourishes of mine are folding the edges over for a crust, drizzling olive oil and using my awesome pizza stone. 

hot oven - 10 minutes - bingo

Friday, 28 March 2008

Myfanwy, the most beautiful woman in Powys

Tracklisting from phonic fm show, 28/03/08

in reverse order!

thingamajawn - diplo
something wicked (bossa remix) - herbaliser
kentucky skank - lee 'scratch' perry
some people - the incredible shrinking band
modern love - planingtorock
get it back - the limp twins
love rain - jill scott
ites green and gold - johnny clarke
chum's pimpage - bronx river parkway
hard ass - money mark
apache - the jimi ently sound
sirens of salo - jimi tenor
pali gap - jimi hendrix
space queen - king erisson
swing lite - luke vibert & bj cole
the creator has a master plan - brooklyn funk essentials
pablo in moonlight city - augustus pablo
timber- grantby
a zed and two l's - fila brazilia
only child - virgo ep
wintergreen - moss
i can't stand the rain - ann peebles
remember walking in the sand - the shangri-las
extra ordinary - dani siciliano
rocks - the lone pigeon
prego amore - erland oye
missing - beck


Wednesday, 5 March 2008

the liqourice fields of pontefract

here it is , from todays phonic excellence xx

in reverse order!
badly drawn boy - the shining
gwilo - san tropez
fleetwood mac - jigsaw blues
money mark - keyboard repair shop
william de vaughn - be thankful for what you've got
fuzz against junk - the art of being in between
last supper dance band - bionic boogie
unitone - calypsoul
us69 - yesterdays folks
patsy gallant - psychedelic party
ramsey lewis trio - the ripper
dave barker - i've got to get away
monk higgins - baby you're right
beck - the new pollution
bo diddley - bo diddley
the poets - fun buggy
deirde wilson tabac - i can't keep from crying sometimes
madeline bell - thats what friends are for
canned heat - on the road again
bob dylan - one more night
trilogy - i know you well
steely dan - rikki don't lose that number
christine perfect - no road is the right road
stevie wonder - don't know why i love you
freddie and the dreamers - some day
nino nardini - tropicola
james brown and dee felice trio - sunny
drilla/box clever - mama says
respite - amicabilities
della grant - give me roots music
the incredible shrinking man - some people
aiden smith - you've really got a hold on me
mos def - umi says
the currymints - like it ocelot
portico quartet - news from verona

Friday, 29 February 2008

radio bleep a ho

roight. here's my tracklisting from this mornings show on phonic fm

in reverse chronological order!
kentucky skank - lee scratch perry
wish i didn't miss you - angie stone
got my hand in your head - moneymark
do you lie - prince
all that you give - little feat
hipalong hop - luke vibert+bj cole
same place, different place - teenage fanclub
love 30 - the stranglers
rock on - david essex
thingamajawn - diplo
take the train - wayne paul
irreplaceable - funky lowlives
alive- beastie boys
trust in me - poindexter
linus and lucy - vince guraldi trio
chums pimpage - bronx river parkway
prego amore - erlande oye
3rd version ep - money mark
scaring the grass in the garden - hassle hound
the pusher - steppenwolf
telemetron - hextatic
you think only boats can sink - the lone pigeon
pali gap - jimi hendrix
kwikwidetrax - wagon christ
peggy day - bob dylan
something from hour of the bewilderbeast - bdb
float on - the floaters
cool cat walk - angelo badalamenti
turtle soup - luke vibert
i'm the daddy now - the beta band
fly like an eagle- steve miller band

Friday, 25 January 2008

its a fun box

and you could build one too. info here
and here

built as part of a mini residency at Garikula

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Friday, 4 January 2008

Vibraphonic 08

The Vibraphonic festival is coming up this spring in exeter. And, it would be incomplete without a heavydose of Haha-fresh approved activities, so.....Deep breath;

George Lazenbleep Vibraphonic Sessions 08

Dusty Toy Space Junk
An open, free workshop, taking apart and modifying children's toys to create wild and wonderful sound generators. No experience of anything required.
Explore the wonderful world of circuit bending with George Lazenbleep. A Vibraphonic special! We will be creatively modifying battery powered children's toys to turn them into weird noise machines. Come and see a demonstration of George's crazed creations then try it for yourself. All ages welcome. Toys provided.
Sat 1st March
The Globe Inn, Exeter 12-5pm, Free Entry,

An evening of experimental music and new cinema. Haha-fresh present the Man from Uranus, SJ Esau and George Lazenbleeps dusty drop-outs. Interspersed with original films in our tiny cinema.

Following on from the Dusty Toy Space Junk workshop George Curates an evening of Sonic Nonsense and Chin stroking visualities.

Headliner MFU is a wild and unpredictable performer, specialising in vintage electronic equipment, and wild live manipulation to create library music and film scores for things that don't exist. Cabaret genius or Old wave surf punk, hold tight and get drunk.

SJ Esau is a poet. Carefully sticking together and looping sounds and instruments to make miniature pop epics. His history is tasty , his live creations are tastier.
Sat 1st March
The Globe Inn, Exeter 8-12pm, Free Entry,

Build a fun box with George Lazenbleep. An intense workshop where participants will create and modify a portable noise party machine. Featuring DIY electronics, Circuitbending and heavy recycling.
A more involved workshop, we will construct, modify and re-house a noise generator and mini-amplifier to take away and terrorise the community. Less free-style than the circuit bending workshops, we will follow a plan, build our machines, then experiment with them to find the inner beast/beat.
No experience necessary, but potentially more suited to the tinkerers. All equipment and resources provided, though you may wish to bring a pretty box.
Sat 15th March
Exeter Phoenix, 10-5pm, £10