Saturday, 22 November 2014

'It's Evolution.... Shamans, Warrior Chiefs and Medicine Men'....

New Trip-Hop track entitled 'It's Evolution....'. Taking inspiration from the Shamans, Warrior Chiefs and Medicine Men of Native America. This one's got a nice dirty little bass line, so crank it up good and loud!



Till next time....

Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

Monday, 21 July 2014

'Stop, Start, Rewind.'....

This one took a while, but I've just finished my first new track since the last new track. It's got a lovely little string section, a 1970's JVC HR-3300 video cassette recorder and lot's of terrible smashie sounds. For best effect, it should be listened to loudly on speakers, unless you've a small child or pet in the general vicinity. In which case it should be listened to loudly on headphones! 



Enjoy!

Peace Out...
F. Strasbourg.

[ Thanks to 'Limerick Sounds' and 'Trip-Hop-Monterrey' for sharing the track ]

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Potato Peelings and Sentimental Feelings....



So somewhat frustrated with the severe lack of quality greeting cards that are on sale these days. My good friend Oswald Rutager and I have set up our own company 'Potato Print Productions' in order to produce a line of quality cards that serve as an alternative to the majority of below par cards that are on the market. Greeting cards that aren't just adorned with standard generic meaningless sentiment. Cards that don't, as our CEO, Indonesia McInnerny says, "Say fuckin' nothing, to nobody, 'bout no one". Cards you wouldn't be ashamed to give to friends, relative's, co-workers or the terminally ill. 

We've been hard at work on this new project, so without further ado, here is a selection of cards from the 'Potato Print Productions' range.... 


THE FATHER'S DAY CARD







THE VALENTINE'S DAY CARD








THE WEDDING DAY CARD






We're also proud to announce that 'Potato Print Productions' will be producing short runs of cards to cater for 'minority social occasions'. The type of occasions the major card manufacturers, on a general basis, just don't tend to cater to. Here for example, is a card for those of you who wish to commemorate dumping your partner on their twenty seventh birthday..... 






If you find that any of the above cards meet your 'socially obligated' needs and are suitably sentimental for your most treasured of family and personal occasions. They can be found as part of a much wider selection of cards available for purchase at....



Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Spaghetti on a Hot Baguette and Atoms in the Internet....

Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's In Her Mind)
Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's In Her Mind)

So the new E.P. 'Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's In Her Mind)' has been floating around the world wide web for a week or so now. And whilst, as of yet, it's impact has not extended too far out into the vast, infinite universe of music. Little atoms have however been popping up here and there! Therefore, some thanks and appreciation to the following....

Thanks very much to UK based Jazz & Soul radio show 'Ketch A Vibe' for featuring 'Lost In Time On Platform Nine (Is This All There Is)' off the E.P. on their April 5th edition of the show. The podcast of which can be check'd out at the following link : Ketch A Vibe 178, April 5th.

The show is syndicated each week to the following radio stations.

BluesJazz Radio (NC/ USA)
The Coast Radio  (NJ /USA) 
XRP Radio (Birmingham UK)
Samurai FM (Japan) 
Digest Music Radio (Montenegro ME)
Play FM (Austria) 
Electric Lion Radio (London UK)
Cruise FM (London UK)
Impact Radio (Italy)

Guest mixes on :
Radio Krimi (France)
Canora Radio (Madrid Spain)


Also, thanks to 'Trip-Hop-Laboratory' on Radio Varna (Bulgaria) for sharing the E.P. As did 'A Reason To Love You (Trip-Hop Community)''World of Trip Hop' and  'Limerick Sounds'And special thanks to music websites 'Goldenplec.com' (Ireland) and 'The Sound Out' (Ireland) for giving the E.P. a shout out, very much appreciated. 

Finally, a few people have asked me what the title of the E.P. 'Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's In Her Mind)' is about? Basically, I don't have the slightest idea. I just took the name off a box of dog biscuits I seen when I was backpacking across Scandinavia last summer. So really, all credit must go to the marketing department of 'Andersen & Andersen & Son's International Pet Foods Ltd.'.....


Dog Biscuits
Dog Biscuits


Sincerely,
F. Strasbourg.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's in Her Mind) E.P. ....


The Near Future! Atoms for Henrietta

'Atoms for Henrietta (Spinning Carousel's In Her Mind) E.P.' is the follow up to 2010's 'A Little Understanding E.P.'. It took a while, but what can I say, thing's have been fairly hectic down at the penguin sanctuary the last few years..... 

Anyway's, it's a twenty three plus minute Trip-Hop journey that take's you through the bustling street's of New York, the crowded rush hour platforms of a European railway station. Accidentally stumbles upon an extraterrestrial abduction, for no particular reason. Plummets into the deepest, darkest depths of Willie Nelson's dementia stricken mind, for a very specific reason. Shoot's out across the funky Australian 'Outback', and ends the trip with a nice big bag of penny sweets and a bucket of sherbet dip high up in the frozen mountains of the Himalayas.

Just press play below and away we go.....






Additionally, if you feel compelled to add 'Atoms for Henrietta' to your own personal 
music collection, you can do so by purchasing it from The Near Future! Bandcamp page, at the following link.... CLICK ME! CLICK ME!

It come's with a bunch of extra item's which include amongst other things the very fine video above and a video of myself doing a stirring duet of 'The Wind Beneath My Wings' with one of the penguins down the sanctuary!

Sincerely,
Fintan Strasbourg.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

'Nomads Moving North, tracking footprints through The Land of Snows'....

Here's another new Trip-Hop track I've just finished. This time with a slightly orchestral feel, incorporating a string quartet and an oboe. At least I think it's an oboe, it could be a saxophone? I don't know, whatever.... It's in tribute to the ancient nomadic people's and the wandering yogis of the beautiful but troubled 'Land of Snows', Tibet. 



Inspired, in part, by the documentary, 'Yogis of Tibet'. Anyways, as the Dalai Lama says....

Namaste, namaste, 
Hot-cross buns and a cup'a tae. 

Peace out....
F. Strasbourg :)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Kellogg's Combats Calcium Deficiency....

So if your like most people I know, your a pretty big fan of cheese right?! Yea, me too! I mean it taste's great, it's good for you and let's face it, who needs the psychological tension and acute anxiety caused as a result of knowing your more than likely walking around with a mild calcium deficiency?! That's the type of thing you want to avoid at all costs!!  
And I'm also guessing, like myself, your probable a pretty big fan of weasels, I mean who isn't?! They like totally make the best pet! Their clean, their polite and they never leave the back door open after themselves. So taking these factors into consideration, it would seem, Kellogg's has combined the awesome powers of cheese and weasel into a brand new cereal.... 


Cheese Weasels!!

Kellogg's
Kellogg

I haven't tried them yet, but they look bangin!  I'll be getting me a box as soon as their in the shops!!

F. Strasbourg