Upcycled Sounds partner with Fusion Arts to open new studio

Fusion Arts are partnering with Upcycled Sounds to launch a pop-up recording studio, community gig and exhibition space in Cowley Centre. The studio is being built in one of a number of disused shops awaiting redevelopment and will launch with a gig and exhibition on July 17th, 7.30pm. TICKETS HERE. Fusion Arts is an Oxford […]

Himalayas to Ocean orchestra and electronics piece

An amazing project we’ve been involved in recently was a commission for our duo, Limpet Space Race, to write and perform a surround-sound, field recording and orchestral commission for the Orchestra of St John’s Ashmolean Proms. Sadly we were not permitted to record this particular performance but you can hear us testing out our surround-sound […]

Happy New Year

What a year we’ve had! We’ve set up a recording studio, launched a record label and done 7 releases, started a band, been on tour, run a music festival, done 2 documentaries in South East Asia, founded an electronic music camp, had our production on Radio 6, done a 5:1 sound installation, turned Tap Social […]

New Releases & BBC 6 Play

We’ve had a busy couple of months with loads of new releases on Upcycled Sounds Records, and our first play of one of our productions on BBC Radio 6! Listen here. 3 minutes 18 seconds of delicious poise, gorgeous singing, and adventurous production BBC Radio 6 The melodies, twists, turns, and general execution are top-notch, […]

Folkatron 2018

This year’s edition of Folkatron was a great success! We had a great time recording, sampling, and using all sorts of creative production techniques to create some awesome experimental folktronica tracks, which are available now to listen on Soundcloud and Bandcamp!  All sounds were recorded and collected by our Folkatron participants, examples of which include: a reverberating […]

Upcycled Sounds Record Label Launch

We had a blast at our packed out record label launch this month in Truck Store, Oxford. We had great performances from several of the label artists, including Jay Sunaway, Rosie Caldecott, and Limpet Space Race.   We spoke about the label’s collaborative distribution model, a business plan they’ve developed with an understanding of the […]

Audio Media International Magazine Feature

Chuffed to be featured in this month’s January/February issue of Audio Media International talking about my location recording in Nepal, for Himalayas to Ocean (H2O). Read it below – page 32!

Location Recording in the Himalayas

A couple of months ago, I left for Nepal for a month of sound recording for Himalayas to Ocean (H2O). The project documents the human story of change, resilience and adaptation in one of the regions most heavily impacted by climate change in the world: the Gandaki River Basin, Nepal. The team consisted of three graduates of […]

Trying out the DPA d:mention 5100

Preparation for the Himalayas to Ocean trip in Nepal, here is Nicholas recording bits and pieces to try out the fantastic DPA d:mention 5100 mobile surround mic

To welcome in the new year, I recorded Parisian band Rest in Gale. Spending three days in the studio, we recorded everything live then added a few overdubs. Looking forward to releasing this in hopefully a few months!! In the meantime here are some photos: