A live improvisation by Hyperdust & Tonestepa. Most of it is live with just a drum beat and a repeating bass note on Cubase. Hyperdust is playing a weird piano on Nord Stage and a lead sound on a Dave Smith Mopho. Tonestepa is controlling a MiniMoog Old School causing great sound swirls.
We have started a Soundcloud group with the tagline of Electronic Music with Spiritual Vibe. We have invited other musicians to submit tracks for inclusion and it has been great to hear what other people have felt appropriate.
First gig of the new band last night. Chris Bird & I – vocals and keyboards. Sang three new songs – we called ourselves Colour X, but will probably call ourselves something else next time!
Tony Silcock & I (James Bragg) had the chance to explain the vision of Intense Music.
The event was called Treehouse – in Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft, Bristol. It is a group of artists who want to explore spirituality and God through their various media.
Tonestepa has been writing some downtempo tracks and Hyperdust has written some words to be spoken over one of the tracks called “Universe”.
Our solar system has 8 planets orbiting a medium sized star. There are about 400 billion stars in our galaxy and it would take light 80,000 years to pass across it. It is suggested that at its centre it harbours a supermassive black hole holding it all together.
Our galaxy is impossibly big to imagine and yet it is part of a local group which contains more than 40 galaxies. Most galaxies are organised into clusters like this which in turn are part of long, thin walls of super-clusters forming along and following web-like strings of dark matter. These sheets and filaments surround immense voids in the universe.
The Universe is at least 93 billion light years across and has probably 100 billion galaxies in. These numbers become completely meaningless. Its size is beyond understanding. It makes us seem totally insignificant. But are we? Do we have any significant purpose in this universe?
Our planet with its Iron and gold is made up of the remains of an ancient sun – an exploding supernova. We are made up of the atoms of this planet. We are part of the planet. Our atoms intermingle and swap with the planet around us. There is no clear boundary between us and it.
But we have become something new. We can consider who we are, how we came into being. We explore the origins of the universe itself and try to work out its wonders. We are the planet become conscious – the universe become self-aware.
Hyperdust has been studying classic electro tracks and is pleased with this version of “Are Friends Electric?” by Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army. I saw a clip on youtube of them playing on The Old Grey Whistle Test and I think the main synth line was on a Minimoog, so my Moog Voyager should be just right.
Tonestepa has written some new downtempo tracks and these are planned to be released next year. Hyperdust has done some VJ images for one of the tracks called “Monolithe”
Hyperdust raided old sci-fi films for weird stuff and mashed it together. Hope you like it.
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Here is a youtube video of Hyperdust in the studio improvising on various Moog Doepfer Nord & Korg synths.
New video by Hyperdust on YouTube
a peaceful track with VJ visions across the Downs of Bristol
Superstylin tonight at Timbuk2
feat. WaysAndMeans, Dr Moody, Tonestepa, Gajit
On debut duties in the main room is TONESTEPA with his own unique blend of party breaks. Another dj with an awesome reputation for rocking the floor
Only happy people and good attitudes allowed!!
21st May 2010 – Tonestepa & Hyperdust - worship DJ set at Colston Hall as part of the Release 2010 conference
24th April 2010 – Hyperdust – DJing at Cadbury House. Mixing Electro house and early 80′s electronica
24th April 2010 – Hyperdust – live electronic music set with projected visuals in Arts House Cafe as part of the Bristol Art Fringe Trail. Also displayed 2 sets of photographs in an exhibition
9th April 2010 – Hyperdust played another Halo Bar open mic night – Sacred Evolution and Doctor Who
26th March 2010 - Hyperdust – worship DJ set at Kuvuka cafe
18th March 2010 – Hyperdust – live electronic music set with Mark Van de Pol at Cosies Wine Bar
6th February 2010- Plymouth – Tonestepa & Hyperdust - DJ & VJ at a Fancy Dress 80′s party – great fun
28th January 2010 - Hyperdust – Halo Bar – Musically Inspired – 2 tracks live electronica - This is the Moment & Soul Release