updates about the music of doctea
Head on over to the music releases page where I’ve got a couple of new releases!
doctea and Vurfx on YouTube
Most of these recent music videos for doctea tracks were made using r_e_c_u_r, a DIY video sampler and FX unit that I’ve also contributed some code to allow plugins such as control of the Panasonic MX range of video mixers. Some of them also feature footage of the Nootropic Design Video Experimenter board, connected to r_e_c_u_r via veboard.
Diskoko / Bigscape
Hell Freezes / All these/ Dawn Flyer
I’ve also uploaded an album and a small selection of tracks to Spotify, Apple Music etc using DistroKid, so you can now stream or buy some of my music on other platforms. If you like my stuff please go and give me a follow and listen!
Worcester-based Dreamlord Recordings has released a collection of remixes by local artists of tracks from their excellent first Mutante album. Featuring remixes from from Galaxy Wolf in Space, Midwich Youth Club, Flam & Flange‘s Stu McGoo, Luke Bishop, Chewed Tape, Dom Keen, myself and an extra remix by Alec of Mutante, you can get a copy by download or on CD at bandcamp.
I’m also working on a video to accompany the remixes – follow VurFX on Facebook to stay abreast of developments!
A project that I am particularly proud of is Ten Billion to Ten, a sci-fi spoken-word synthy story album in collaboration with Worcester-based author Adam J Smith and narrator Ed Steelefox. Also featuring kind contributions from Craigus Barry (ebow) and Charlotte Jordan (vox).
The full version can be heard at the link above, or if (for some odd reason) you’d like to listen to it without Ed’s amazing voiceover then you can also grab the Ten Billion instrumental version.
We did the first (and as yet only planned) performance at Kidderminster Town Hall as part of the moon-landing themed Kidderminster Arts and Food Festival in 2019. A couple of photos can be found over on the Ten Billion to Ten Facebook page and if there’s any plans for new performances you can be sure you’ll hear it there first!
Loved working with Adam and Ed on this and hope to do something like this again!
P.S. Also still hoping that the mooted accompanying video may materialise one day! (And those with an extremely good memory may recognise that some of the visuals used in the live performance snuck into the Graf video)
The instrumental version of Ten Billion to Ten. Featuring Craigus Barry on ebow on track 7.
THREE HOURS of the underground’s freshest psych!
Dr. Greenthumb takes you on a musical voyage into outer space and beyond ????? Old school psychedelia, fuzz psych, acid rock, instrumental, jam bands, live tracks …. it’s all here to BLOW YOUR MIND!!
Out today for download from swampy bandcamp legend Fuzzy Cracklins, featuring its own ‘theme tune’ by yours truly!
Thrilled that my bandcamp release ‘Doctor Tea vs The Star Sickness’ was reviewed over on Fuzzy Cracklins blog!
Also going to feature a track on the upcoming ‘Loud & Lonely’ compilation that Fuzzy is doing, details here: https://www.fuzzycracklins.com/2018/10/loud-lonely-vol-1-compilation-submit.html
A bit of a ‘dumping ground’ collection of tracks from the archives that don’t fit anywhere else.
A great compilation of artists asked to create tracks on the theme ‘silence a room’. I contributed the track ‘Anything Else‘. With a release on cassette tape, now available for £1!
A collaboration in 2013 with Worcester composer-singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed ‘musical fidget’ Craigus Barry of The Retinal Circus: https://theretinalcircus.bandcamp.com/