I have been making music since I was a little kid. My first instrument was guitar and I received lessons from Peter Pupping at the age of 12.
A few years later in a guitar shop I found a Tascam 4 track tape recorder. That tape machine changed my life forever as I began to experimenting recording my own music.
My first release into the world was in 2005 (Slow Poke EP by Richard Houghten) and came out on Boltfish Recordings in the UK. I was 20 years old and made the album while living in Seattle WA while studying music with Jarrad Powell at Cornish College of the Arts.
I continued to make music inspired by my favorite artists. DJ Shadow's album Entroducing was particularly influential as well as Aphex Twin's Drukqs. Everything changed for me when I heard Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté's album New Ancient Strings. This music guided me to create my own free vision of sound and explore what else might be out there in the universe of musical adventure.
Alongside recording my own music I began learning to cut my own records. I flew to Germany to study with with a vinyl lathe engineer Ulrich Sourisseau aka Souri. I fell in love with cutting grooves! After returning back home I met Richard Simpson, a cutting engineer who was kind enough to teach me to master records professionally on a Neumann VMS 70 Lathe.
Being a musician and experimenter I began to try strange things with records. Anything unusual or different fascinated me. I wanted to figure out how things were done and how I could make something new. Some of the projects include Holographic records that are able to play music while scattering reflective rainbows at the same time.
I hope to keep on making new music and releasing albums for people to enjoy.