I made my first LP, ‘88mph’, in FL Studio, crreating all the beats and synths myself to move away from simply dragging and dropping pre-made samples - loop lego, as it were - to something created completely by myself from scratch, during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom at the beginning of December 2020. Its creation was born out of a need to maintain routine, keep creative processes alive but above all, to learn something completely new and come up with a finished product at the end of the learning process - and whilst I believe a learning process is a constant no matter what the endeavour, this is something I managed to learn from scratch and complete through what was a very artistically restrictive period for me. So with a midi keyboard and some software, I decided to give it a whirl.
The second EP, ‘Thunder Force’, was worked on through May 2021 puts more weight into 80s synth pop than the first album and again is influenced heavily by 80s synth sound and inspired by charcters in films of the period. My third EP, ‘PreFlight’, inspired by the Apollo 11 launch with tracks inspired by the moments before launch and right through to liftoff. Track titles are taken from the callouts made by the flight director during the flight launch sequence close to liftoff. Tracks run from 100bpm at the beginning, culminating at 140bpm for the final track, 'Liftoff'. My 4th LP, ‘Lost Boy’, was made quickly with no clear intent or influence defining the tracks, other than being made at a time when I was slowly slipping into drink and depression, and was mentally stagnating at an extremely low point in my life.