November 12, 2012: Making music with one hand... "Sneaky Gestures", a new live performance instrument:
June 1st, 2012: Sneak-Thief's first full-length album released:
- Buy CD-LP with Free download at Neuroplayer Recordings
- Buy individual MP3 song downloads from June Download:
May 19, 2012: Neuroplayer Label Launch!
After 2 years of planning, Ana and I finally launched Neuroplayer Recordings:
"Neuroplayer Recordings is a new label dedicated to high-quality electro-funk and analog electronic soundscapes, fortified by the beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of Isabel Albertos Jonhston."
May 10th, 2012: PARTY IN BERLIN!
March 1st, 2012: A LABOUR OF LOVE
50 mp3's, 50 Youtube videos and 1 crazy graphic visualization.
I suppose every musician is compelled to do a ten-year retrospective.
Without further ado, here's mine!
August 1, 2011: Built a TR-808 clone: The MB-808!! Click here for full build info.
This project goes way back to 2006 when a guy named Moogah decided to marry the all the original banging TR-808 analog circuitry with a wicked MIDIbox sequencer
May 1, 2011: Studio reloaded, rebuilt and ready to burn! Click here to see new studio pics.
It's been a crazy last year, what with living in Bosnia for half of 2010 - that's a story to be told at a later date, an amazing and unexpected adventure to say the least.
November 10th, 2010: I finally succumbed to Facebook lol.
January 15, 2010: Sneak-Thief track released on Brazilian label Anarchy in the Funk's compilation.
September 20, 2009: New live set online -
Sneak-Thief Live at Club Moo, Rio de Janeiro (25-07-2009)
August 7, 2009: Finally updated the live photo archive!
June 13, 2009: Sneak-Thief remix for Altair Nouveau released on vinyl on Solardisco Records
April 30, 2009: Pelle.tv interview with Sneak-Thief in Amsterdam:
April 16, 2009: Welcome to Neuroplayer - a new Sneak-Thief project with a producer from Banja Luka Bosnia:
Feb 24, 2009: Sneak-Thief remix for imiafan released on vinyl and CD on 4mg Records
December 10, 2008: Sneak-Thief 12", Zmaj, now out on Lunar Disko IE
November 1, 2008: Polygamy Boys (Sneak-Thief & Gitano feat. Lindsay-J) 12", Black Flower, now out on Clone NL
October 23, 2008: Sneak-Thief 12", videoSex, now out on Clone NL
August 30, 2008: Sneak-Thief 12", videoSex, available soon through Clone NL
August 5, 2007: The 7th modular rack is almost finished. See more pics and progress.
July 27, 2008: Sneak-Thief 12", Zmaj, coming soon on Dublin label Lunar Disko
April 6, 2008: Sneak-Thief 12", videoSex, coming soon on Australian label, M-Division Recordings
April 5, 2008: Live photo archive updated.
April 4, 2008: Polygamy Boys 12", Black Flower, coming soon on Crème Organization
September 30, 2007: Sneak-Thief / Polygamy Boys: Parallel Percepts EP - now out.
August 13, 2007: Welcome to Sneak-Thief's new site, version 5.0 since 1997. Woohoo!
August 11, 2007: Sneak-Thief / Polygamy Boys split EP coming soon on Moustache Records, Holland
August 5, 2007: The modular is still progressing along slowly but surely! Here are some boards that are begging to be stuffed:
Row 1: tellun neural agonizer (dual spring reverb), korg triple-resonator, mankato quadrature filter
Row 2: gssl with 2 hi-pass filters, my 3rd SN-Voice, Nite EQ-3D & psu's (sooo cool!)
April 8, 2007: First successful live test of the SneakySequencer in Amsterdam!
It was so satisfying to finally be able to perform using this setup. I basically wrote the algorithm on an airplane ride back from a gig in Malta in January 2006, then played around with layout of the user interface on and off during the next year. It was only in late February that I decided to build it - so basically a month to order the parts, build it and program it. Not bad!
April 4, 2007:The SneakySequencer is complete.
For years I've been dreaming of a live-performance sequencer that would give me the power and flexibility to perform music with a perfect balance between the ability to control, improvise & automate. Drawing heavily on sequencing paradigms developed at Yamaha, I built and programmed my own.
April 2, 2007: Sneak-Thief - G-String Orschestra 12" released on Klakson Records
So far, articles have appeared in The Sun, The Star, The Express, The Daily Mail, etc.
February 5, 2007: The Frankensynth grows even larger!
Added a rack with 2 SN-Voices, some more CGS logic modules, a couple of Oakley boards, etc.
I finally retrieved the Notron from Canada after not using it much in the last 5 years. All I can say is "Sweet Jesus!" ...I can't believe how amazing it is to sequence my modular with this. Another nice thing is that I found the perfect PSU for the Notron that doesn't seem to crash it anymore. (Maybe it was a static electricity issue due to the dry Canadian prairie climate.
More info about this modular stuff in the DIY section.
September 19, 2006: Lots of stuff! Sneak-Thief - Body Militia 12" released on Voltage Musique; Lindsay-J & Sneak-Thief - Open The Door 12" released on Mighty Robot UK; and last but not least, Part III of the modular building continues.
June 9, 2006: ASM-2 Modular complete! Check out the construction photos & mp3's.
May 23, 2006: I finally got off my lazy ass and updated my live photos. Includes pics from Malta, Glasgow, Aix, Weimar, Berlin, Cork, etc.
May 20, 2006: Sneak-Thief "The Hollow Land" EP just released on Creme Organization:
March 30, 2006: Sneaky's next modular synth is in progress
- ASM-2 Modular synth kit (from elby-designs.com)
- Tonepad kits (delay & chorus)
- Midibox CV kit
- Ken Stone CGS kits (sequential switch & wave multiplier)
- pre-drilled Blacet reject panels (cheap but time saving)
- cheesy old-school Dymo embossed labels. Quick and dirty!
The boards and kits have been ordered - I'm just sorting out which pots and connectors to buy. I imagine I'll have this assembled by May. April is a write-off, what with 4 scheduled gigs! :)