Monday, 3 November 2014

One of the dub tracks of EP released next month on SOAS radio in London - http://soasradio.org/content/awil-132


One of the dub tracks of EP released next month on SOAS radio in London - http://soasradio.org/content/awil-132

Thursday, 18 September 2014

I put some non-music based photos from Mali on a slideshow on the weebly to show the life out there a bit http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/


I put some non-music based photos from Mali on a slideshow on the weebly to show the life out there a bit http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/

Friday, 29 August 2014

Djembe's bought by project for 2 unemployed talented youth :)


Djembe's bought by project for 2 unemployed talented youth :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

5 hours left! I have just arrived in the UK and now have a lot of work to do with these guys from here to support this :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


5 hours left! I have just arrived in the UK and now have a lot of work to do with these guys from here to support this :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 22 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-20


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-20

Last call for pledges, £14 away from £1000 - we leave the house/studio with internet connection tonight so I will no longer be on line but I am still working until Weds night with the musicians so please send us your final wish / pledge :) Next will be trying to get them up and running as a unit in the UK i.e. PRS, record(s) made etc etc. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last call for pledges, £14 away from £1000 - we leave the house/studio with internet connection tonight so I will no longer be on line but I am still working until Weds night with the musicians so please send us your final wish / pledge :) Next will be trying to get them up and running as a unit in the UK i.e. PRS, record(s) made etc etc. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thursday, 21 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali 3 x £50 pledges today - thanks

Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Last chance this week for even tiny £1 pledges to a) buy a football for kids who will get £100+ pleasure from it, b) feed a homeless kid for a week, c) aid a blind/old etc person for a week. £1 come on guys. I have not had 1 x £1 pledge yet! Goes a LONG way to people out here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last chance this week for even tiny £1 pledges to a) buy a football for kids who will get £100+ pleasure from it, b) feed a homeless kid for a week, c) aid a blind/old etc person for a week. £1 come on guys. I have not had 1 x £1 pledge yet! Goes a LONG way to people out here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Last week of phase one any final pledges more than welcomed for Mali Absolutely bloody exhausted but we are still going! Studio shots from today coming. More musicians paid thanks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And our cook to be paid, musicians also fed daily and watered/beered, studio guard paid, studio/house maid/helper paid, musicians kids fed, musicians rents paid, musicians transport/taxis to our out of town venue paid, instruments bought/supplied etc etc. Now I daren't think of starting work 2 days after I get home and then the months of editing, mixing, producing etc! Next phase after the 28th Still time to pledge, we aint finished yet. One more week.


Last week of phase one any final pledges more than welcomed for Mali Absolutely bloody exhausted but we are still going! Studio shots from today coming. More musicians paid thanks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And our cook to be paid, musicians also fed daily and watered/beered, studio guard paid, studio/house maid/helper paid, musicians kids fed, musicians rents paid, musicians transport/taxis to our out of town venue paid, instruments bought/supplied etc etc. Now I daren't think of starting work 2 days after I get home and then the months of editing, mixing, producing etc! Next phase after the 28th Still time to pledge, we aint finished yet. One more week.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New studio shots - today was ballafon, talking drum, more ngoni and kora etc. SHATTERED!!! Happy mind...


New studio shots - today was ballafon, talking drum, more ngoni and kora etc. SHATTERED!!! Happy mind...

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday. My last day of rest. Feeling almost human again. This is a public post if you want to share it please as next week more modern recording sessions starting :) Again all funds to pay musicians and go towards buying them instruments/gear. This will be ongoing once this kickstarter ends another will start until they are playing live and geared up :) Pledges start at £1-£9 for me to distribute to the most needy out here personally e.g. living on the streets / blind / disabled / trying to get going etc. Musician pledges start at £10 and end at whatever you want to send. We have been making some great music out here. Lots of animated happy and re-engaged older known but given up musicians too.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sunday. My last day of rest. Feeling almost human again. This is a public post if you want to share it please as next week more modern recording sessions starting :) Again all funds to pay musicians and go towards buying them instruments/gear. This will be ongoing once this kickstarter ends another will start until they are playing live and geared up :) Pledges start at £1-£9 for me to distribute to the most needy out here personally e.g. living on the streets / blind / disabled / trying to get going etc. Musician pledges start at £10 and end at whatever you want to send. We have been making some great music out here. Lots of animated happy and re-engaged older known but given up musicians too.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Got to take the weekend off, head, throat and stomach pumping. Burnt out, not malaria as the family thought So Monday we are back on peeps... Any pledges from £1-£100 very much welcomed for the Malian gang. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Got to take the weekend off, head, throat and stomach pumping. Burnt out, not malaria as the family thought So Monday we are back on peeps... Any pledges from £1-£100 very much welcomed for the Malian gang. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 15 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-13


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-13

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thanks for the pledges esp Patrick Nicole for £25 which made it a more kora and ngoni day with a brief visit from a known Malian rapper;) Blog update and photos coming and kickstarter below Going to go a bit more modern next week if pledges keep coming in... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the pledges esp Patrick Nicole for £25 which made it a more kora and ngoni day with a brief visit from a known Malian rapper;) Blog update and photos coming and kickstarter below Going to go a bit more modern next week if pledges keep coming in... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System.


Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System. Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-11

Carl Sutterby is a dude. £10 pledged. Thanks mate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Carl Sutterby is a dude. £10 pledged. Thanks mate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Just thought I should also point out this is not a pay a musician once for a session then go project. This is a long term development project between us all involving shared song writing (and rights), and years ahead especially given I am married to a Malian and will at the latest retire in this country, if not return far earlier :) My hope is one day this will become an Non Governmental Organisation or such like. I worked in development for years and always noted the lack of support for artists/musicians and it bugged me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Just thought I should also point out this is not a pay a musician once for a session then go project. This is a long term development project between us all involving shared song writing (and rights), and years ahead especially given I am married to a Malian and will at the latest retire in this country, if not return far earlier :) My hope is one day this will become an Non Governmental Organisation or such like. I worked in development for years and always noted the lack of support for artists/musicians and it bugged me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Just had a visit from the neighbour, he plays the kora, has been taking lessons, but doesn't own one so there is a new pledge, to get him one so we can record and he can keep it to learn/play/gig https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Just had a visit from the neighbour, he plays the kora, has been taking lessons, but doesn't own one so there is a new pledge, to get him one so we can record and he can keep it to learn/play/gig https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Recording budget finished. If anyone can help spread the kickstarter please help. Link below. Yesterday was amazing with Astou here. She was SO LOUD! Today a session is booked, tomorrow a friend is helping out with percussion via the djembes the kickstarter bought then we are clean out of funds :( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Recording budget finished. If anyone can help spread the kickstarter please help. Link below. Yesterday was amazing with Astou here. She was SO LOUD! Today a session is booked, tomorrow a friend is helping out with percussion via the djembes the kickstarter bought then we are clean out of funds :( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Monday, 11 August 2014

https://www.facebook.com/invisiblesystem/media_set?set=a.10152189622366017.1073741905.602201016&type=1 Today was a Tiken Jah day


https://www.facebook.com/invisiblesystem/media_set?set=a.10152189622366017.1073741905.602201016&type=1 Today was a Tiken Jah day

It's Monday. Time to get back to work :) Pledges still up starting at a mere £1! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


It's Monday. Time to get back to work :) Pledges still up starting at a mere £1! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Sunday, 10 August 2014

It's Sunday. Mouths to feed, families to guard out here. Please forfeit your Sunday pints or nosh ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

It's Sunday. Mouths to feed, families to guard out here. Please forfeit your Sunday pints or nosh ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Saturday, 9 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-9


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-9

Come on please still near 3 weeks left and lots of needing and talented musicians to work with https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Come on please still near 3 weeks left and lots of needing and talented musicians to work with https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 8 August 2014

Last night was a kora night (and more guitar) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last night was a kora night (and more guitar) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Here is a photo of my main man Sanbougou a la guitare Mandeka (griot). Someone nabbed his fx pedal / guitar synth pedal essential to some griot tunes so I trying to fundraise for that to be replaced too The chap on his left is Sambou who is my other main man on vocals a la griot and his dream is to have his own mic and some speakers to hear himself on / music at home that don't sound like dirt!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Here is a photo of my main man Sanbougou a la guitare Mandeka (griot). Someone nabbed his fx pedal / guitar synth pedal essential to some griot tunes so I trying to fundraise for that to be replaced too The chap on his left is Sambou who is my other main man on vocals a la griot and his dream is to have his own mic and some speakers to hear himself on / music at home that don't sound like dirt!

Sean Sean TC Watson just upped his pledge from £10 to £50 :) DUDE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sean Sean TC Watson just upped his pledge from £10 to £50 :) DUDE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Yesterday I pulled super Kalif 5 Kone out of a bad situation and got him buzzing on music again. More info on him and photos below via link. This dude has nothing and used to tour America and Europe with Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare but now has no equipment. His dream is to get some amps and a small PA to start a moden Malian electric band/orchestra if you can pledge to help him. Thanks. http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-5


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Yesterday I pulled super Kalif 5 Kone out of a bad situation and got him buzzing on music again. More info on him and photos below via link. This dude has nothing and used to tour America and Europe with Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare but now has no equipment. His dream is to get some amps and a small PA to start a moden Malian electric band/orchestra if you can pledge to help him. Thanks. http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-5

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sarvjit Gill also pledged a djembe's worth :) X https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sarvjit Gill also pledged a djembe's worth :) X https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Patrick MacLeay pledged a whole djembe's worth £25 - WHAT A DUDE - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Patrick MacLeay pledged a whole djembe's worth £25 - WHAT A DUDE - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Rachael Clare Brown pledged a whole djembe's worth £25 - oh yes!!!! X to you for that one.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And these guys both pledged £10 each Robbert Heijnen & Leon Johnstone-Smith


Rachael Clare Brown pledged a whole djembe's worth £25 - oh yes!!!! X to you for that one.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And these guys both pledged £10 each Robbert Heijnen & Leon Johnstone-Smith

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Anyone fancy pledging £50 towards buying 3 unemployed AMAZING Malian djembe players a djembe each so they can earn a living at weddings etc and teach others and keep their skills up as a left, right, centre playing group? Real shame they are sitting there dreaming of doing it without the gear. Friggin happy photos and outcome in return ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Anyone fancy pledging £50 towards buying 3 unemployed AMAZING Malian djembe players a djembe each so they can earn a living at weddings etc and teach others and keep their skills up as a left, right, centre playing group? Real shame they are sitting there dreaming of doing it without the gear. Friggin happy photos and outcome in return ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Anyone fancy pledging £50 towards buying 3 unemployed AMAZING Malian djembe players a djembe each so they can earn a living at weddings etc and teach others and keep their skills up as a left, right, centre playing group? Real shame they are sitting there dreaming of doing it without the gear. Friggin happy photos and outcome in return ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Anyone fancy pledging £50 towards buying 3 unemployed AMAZING Malian djembe players a djembe each so they can earn a living at weddings etc and teach others and keep their skills up as a left, right, centre playing group? Real shame they are sitting there dreaming of doing it without the gear. Friggin happy photos and outcome in return ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-3-vocals https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali/backers


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-3-vocals https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali/backers

Friday, 1 August 2014

I've added a new pledge. Some awesome musicians here but they have no instruments. One has no electric guitar, one no djembe, one no microphone etc yet they can really play/sing. I wonder if we can get anything together.... £25 minimum pledges for this one https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


I've added a new pledge. Some awesome musicians here but they have no instruments. One has no electric guitar, one no djembe, one no microphone etc yet they can really play/sing. I wonder if we can get anything together.... £25 minimum pledges for this one https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Day 2 - some vocals down and more guitars - http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-2-recording https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Day 2 - some vocals down and more guitars - http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-2-recording https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-1-recording some photos here


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-1-recording some photos here

First day of meeting some musicians today - up to £325 now :) All goes to them not me https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


First day of meeting some musicians today - up to £325 now :) All goes to them not me https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Monday, 28 July 2014

Paul Capel £20 pledge helped us hit £300 for Malian musicians - DUDE! Keep going guys, 30 days left x https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Paul Capel £20 pledge helped us hit £300 for Malian musicians - DUDE! Keep going guys, 30 days left x https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Small update http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/less-writing


Small update http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/less-writing

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Gio Makyo and Claire Rintoul the latest pledge troopers to Malian musicians, thanks guys - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Gio Makyo and Claire Rintoul the latest pledge troopers to Malian musicians, thanks guys - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Big up to Victor Quintana £30 and Cheryl McEnaney £10 for being the latest Western sould to shed their load over the Mali for some music aid to Malians. That translates as £300 and £100 to many here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Big up to Victor Quintana £30 and Cheryl McEnaney £10 for being the latest Western sould to shed their load over the Mali for some music aid to Malians. That translates as £300 and £100 to many here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Well we arrived in Mali ok. My studio and our clothes and everything else didn't. A mega stressful start! Read on below if you dare http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/


Well we arrived in Mali ok. My studio and our clothes and everything else didn't. A mega stressful start! Read on below if you dare http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Bob's the man, champion pledge.


Bob Jaroc the reigning champion of pledgers @ £30 making the most happy Malian musicians to date :) Bob you are the man https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 18 July 2014

Pledge £5 or £10 to help Malian musicians and you get music.

Pledge £5 or £10 to give more Malian musicians a working fee in exchange for reports and a track. In the future the whole album. Each pledge is paid direct to them. About time I got my aid work directly to musicians not education and health;)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 11 July 2014

Here is the ISIM (Invisible System In Mali) website and blog which will no doubt have some awesome photos, video and sound on eventually :) http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/


Here is the ISIM (Invisible System In Mali) website and blog which will no doubt have some awesome photos, video and sound on eventually :) http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/

Thursday, 10 July 2014

New album on US based Afro Carib showcase radioshow http://kboo.fm/content/afrocaribbeanshowcaseplaylistfor07092014


New album on US based Afro Carib showcase radioshow http://kboo.fm/content/afrocaribbeanshowcaseplaylistfor07092014

Friday, 4 July 2014

Worm Hole Studios is on the move again for the first time since 2006 and the best bit, back to Mali from whence I first aid worked, met Hawa and had Zena. Exciting summer ahead due to a last minute grant :)


Worm Hole Studios is on the move again for the first time since 2006 and the best bit, back to Mali from whence I first aid worked, met Hawa and had Zena. Exciting summer ahead due to a last minute grant :)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Hello I am out today, 29 tracks of bliss :) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/roots-n-dub-vs-beats-n-trances/id881211065


Hello I am out today, 29 tracks of bliss :) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/roots-n-dub-vs-beats-n-trances/id881211065

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roots-n-dub-vs-beats-n-trances/id881211065


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roots-n-dub-vs-beats-n-trances/id881211065

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

For anyone going to Sunrise Festival I'll be doing an Invisible System DJ gig on the Cats Cradle Stage Saturday 16.30-17.45 + a silent headphone disco between 2am-6am on the Fri or Sat night... not sure which one yet until I get there and misbehave https://www.facebook.com/events/569254699831335/?fref=ts


For anyone going to Sunrise Festival I'll be doing an Invisible System DJ gig on the Cats Cradle Stage Saturday 16.30-17.45 + a silent headphone disco between 2am-6am on the Fri or Sat night... not sure which one yet until I get there and misbehave https://www.facebook.com/events/569254699831335/?fref=ts

Monday, 26 May 2014

Catch some Invisible System from Don Letts show on radio 6 last night :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044vc3k


Catch some Invisible System from Don Letts show on radio 6 last night :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044vc3k

Saturday, 10 May 2014

I added Live and Raw to the studio albums on Bandcamp (was only on itunes, spotify, amazon etc). I like having this on there as it is a real ball breaker that stunned some of the more world/trad fans & journalists :) Shows our more wild and, well raw side. https://invisiblesystem.bandcamp.com/album/live-and-raw


I added Live and Raw to the studio albums on Bandcamp (was only on itunes, spotify, amazon etc). I like having this on there as it is a real ball breaker that stunned some of the more world/trad fans & journalists :) Shows our more wild and, well raw side. https://invisiblesystem.bandcamp.com/album/live-and-raw

Sunday, 4 May 2014

http://open.spotify.com/artist/6fIPkQOFMfe9CGZ6BfRoiE


http://open.spotify.com/artist/6fIPkQOFMfe9CGZ6BfRoiE

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

I'm coming out of the closet! Invisible System first gig in a while at Sunrise Festival - Cats Cradle Stage - day/time to come. Also at The One Love Reggae Festival in Luton in Aug (day/time to come) - some great names there from John Holt to Gary Clail , Aba-Shanti & Maka B and supposedly Glastonbury - 2 gigs booked at 2 great spots but the stages are having problems getting all the artists tickets/passes i think so will have to see... it isn't like the old days http://www.onelovefestival.co.uk/ https://sunrisecelebration.com/


I'm coming out of the closet! Invisible System first gig in a while at Sunrise Festival - Cats Cradle Stage - day/time to come. Also at The One Love Reggae Festival in Luton in Aug (day/time to come) - some great names there from John Holt to Gary Clail , Aba-Shanti & Maka B and supposedly Glastonbury - 2 gigs booked at 2 great spots but the stages are having problems getting all the artists tickets/passes i think so will have to see... it isn't like the old days http://www.onelovefestival.co.uk/ https://sunrisecelebration.com/

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Will be playing at One Love Reggae Festival this year http://www.onelovefestival.co.uk/artists/invisible-system/


Will be playing at One Love Reggae Festival this year http://www.onelovefestival.co.uk/artists/invisible-system/

Just bumped into this on US radio http://www.wnyc.org/story/collaborative-producers/ that includes and mentions me Refers to the New York Times review of my second album ref comparison to Brian Eno and David Burns' album My Life... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/arts/music/cds-from-alison-krauss-colin-stetson-and-dennis-coffey.html


Just bumped into this on US radio http://www.wnyc.org/story/collaborative-producers/ that includes and mentions me Refers to the New York Times review of my second album ref comparison to Brian Eno and David Burns' album My Life... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/arts/music/cds-from-alison-krauss-colin-stetson-and-dennis-coffey.html

Saturday, 15 February 2014

As it's my 42nd birthday today I have released a new album of acid from Mali and Azmari tones from Ethiopia :) enjoy... https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/azmariz-vs.-acid-mali/id808337744 :)


As it's my 42nd birthday today I have released a new album of acid from Mali and Azmari tones from Ethiopia :) enjoy... https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/azmariz-vs.-acid-mali/id808337744 :)

Friday, 14 February 2014

New website evolving ;) www.invisiblesystem.com & www.harperdiabate.com - take a peak


New website evolving ;) www.invisiblesystem.com & www.harperdiabate.com - take a peak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ6LISkbjAI&list=PL950DF2F8264959F2&index=10


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ6LISkbjAI&list=PL950DF2F8264959F2&index=10

Thursday, 13 February 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7sbN7PvKV8 and the finished version (20 sec delay start I think!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOsH62oiH0M Made with Sydney Salmon and Sanjay Gooden and Ebony Coutain and myself


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7sbN7PvKV8 and the finished version (20 sec delay start I think!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOsH62oiH0M Made with Sydney Salmon and Sanjay Gooden and Ebony Coutain and myself

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKfZJZ53wQ8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKfZJZ53wQ8

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGdEmhDWV1I&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL950DF2F8264959F2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGdEmhDWV1I&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL950DF2F8264959F2

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tis where all the Invisible System albums were made! It is nomadic and seems to follow me around the world....


Tis where all the Invisible System albums were made! It is nomadic and seems to follow me around the world....

Friday, 7 February 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03tcqnb This is cool, Gideon Coe (who I very much respect for his taste in music and BBC Radio 6 show - a must listen) played a track off the new Invisible System album last week that is released later this month AND a track off my buddy Charlie Jones 's new album AND!!! Grinderman AND!!!!! Can ... I bow to you Mr Coe oh and the upsetters;)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03tcqnb This is cool, Gideon Coe (who I very much respect for his taste in music and BBC Radio 6 show - a must listen) played a track off the new Invisible System album last week that is released later this month AND a track off my buddy Charlie Jones 's new album AND!!! Grinderman AND!!!!! Can ... I bow to you Mr Coe oh and the upsetters;)

Friday, 31 January 2014

Invisible System Live Video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euGdT3jmkoM Cheers for the memory Dave! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euGdT3jmkoM&feature=youtu.be

Last day to vote for us underdogs :) Closes at midnight for the Invisible System album Tiga Tej Tibs under best band and best cross cultural.. Long shot but hey;) http://songlines.co.uk/music-awards/index.php


Last day to vote for us underdogs :) Closes at midnight for the Invisible System album Tiga Tej Tibs under best band and best cross cultural.. Long shot but hey;) http://songlines.co.uk/music-awards/index.php

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

And the flip side album to Acid Mali 2000, Azmariz; this album celebrates our fusion work with Ethiopian Azmaris..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TokL3nfnotg&list=UUEYyNKzXlzbmJr84Is-sNug&feature=c4-overview


And the flip side album to Acid Mali 2000, Azmariz; this album celebrates our fusion work with Ethiopian Azmaris..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TokL3nfnotg&list=UUEYyNKzXlzbmJr84Is-sNug&feature=c4-overview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wp-yCyXVIU&list=UUEYyNKzXlzbmJr84Is-sNug&feature=c4-overview Acid Mali 2000 is released in around 3 weeks as a double album alongside Azmariz. Acid Mali was recorded in Mali, in the Sahara Desert in the year 2000 using a solar panel and car battery with a shite old 3GB hard drive laptop running the defunct Egosystems Wami Box! The first laptop sound card/sampler that was a nightmare, never worked properly and died a death.. The album sweats out the heat of the desert with me fuelled up on Malian tea and acid pumping out my youth in Brighton, Brixton and passing through Goa whilst backpacking in India!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wp-yCyXVIU&list=UUEYyNKzXlzbmJr84Is-sNug&feature=c4-overview Acid Mali 2000 is released in around 3 weeks as a double album alongside Azmariz. Acid Mali was recorded in Mali, in the Sahara Desert in the year 2000 using a solar panel and car battery with a shite old 3GB hard drive laptop running the defunct Egosystems Wami Box! The first laptop sound card/sampler that was a nightmare, never worked properly and died a death.. The album sweats out the heat of the desert with me fuelled up on Malian tea and acid pumping out my youth in Brighton, Brixton and passing through Goa whilst backpacking in India!