richardlockton

richardlockton

  • From : Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Joined : Thu 14th Jun 2012, 7 years ago

About Me

Played in a band in the late 1960's. I've always owned some sort of guitar but never played in public, written or recorded anything until I got an iPad in 2011 and discovered GarageBand and a host of other music-making apps. Since then I've been trying all sorts of stuff from Dance to Experimental and Ambient to Jazz.

Instruments I play

Guitar, bass.

Software I Use

All iPad based apps. GarageBand, MusicStudio, FL Studio HD, Multitrack DAW, Amplitube are the main ones. Plus many others.

Hardware I Use

iPad2

Listening To Right Now

Soft Machine - Land of Cockayne
Barbara Thompson - Never Say Goodbye
Ensemble Ambrosius - The Zappa Album
A lot of World and World Fusion on SoundClick.com
Netlabels on archive.org

10 Favourite Albums

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Steve Reich - Works 1965-95
The Conet Project - Number Stations
Ocean of Stone - Night in Memories - Netaudio Ambient Mixset
Rory Gallagher - Live in Europe
The Soft Machine - Third
Wendy Carlos - Switched on Bach
Soft Machine - Bundles
Led Zeppelin - II
Mahavishnu Orchestra (John McLaughlin) - The Inner Mounting Flame

My Influences / Fav Artists

Savoy Brown, John Lee Hooker, Bakerloo Blues Band, Cream, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart, Nick Drake, Wendy Carlos, Blood Sweat and Tears, Ornette Coleman, JS Bach, Frank Zappa, Yes, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Soft Machine, Nucleus, Colosseum, Chicago, Wishbone Ash, Rory Gallagher, Lou Reed, Van der Graaf Generator, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Abba, Hawkwind, Queen, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Kraftwerk, John McLaughlin, Phillip Glass, John Cage, Moondog, Prodigy.

My Music Sounds Like

I don't have a recognisable style. Lately I've been going for a World Fusion feel because it gives me the opportunity to try out the more unusual virtual instruments available in modern music software. Ideally I would like those who are looking for something a little different to listen to my music.

In My Other Life I ...

I'm an artworker for a promotional gifts company.