NEWS

November 23, 2014: This year has been unbelievably productive, but in an unusual sense. Every week I record 30 minutes of original music that's broadcast on Intergalactic FM.

So far, 37 episodes of my alter-ego, Barron Welwet's "Analog Electronics for the Doom Generation" have aired.

Listen to new episodes of Barron Welwet every Monday at 18.00 CET and again at 10pm PST, only on IFM1, aka Murder Capital.

All archived episodes are free to download here. As of this week, that's 18.5 hours of experimental studies and modular synthesizer abuse. Go get 'em.


November 13, 2014: Coming soon on Slow Motion Records: a new Sneak-Thief vs. Neuroplayer EBM 12"!


April 20, 2014: Sneaky-Gestures featured on Imogen Heap's The Glove's Project website


January 1, 2013: Feel the Glove: A detailed development log of Sneaky-Gestures, a new digital musical instrument.


December 18, 2012: The debut performance of Sneaky-Gestures:


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!

- Facebook Event
- Resident Advisor


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!

Stream & download fifty 320kbps MP3's:


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

First MB-808 Test by sneakthief

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)
(145MB,256kbps)

August 7, 2009: Finally updated the live photo archive!

August 3, 2009: Just returned from a 10-day tour in Brazil. Check out the pics from: Rio de Janeiro - Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and from Sau Paulo: Gallery 1, Gallery 2.

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.

Specs:

  1. Developed using MIDIbox boards
    and programmed in C.
  2. 2 independent sequencers, one of which can be slaved to the other.
  3. Each sequencer will be able to load one "song" at a time. A song is chosen by the push-button rotary encoder.
  4. 16 sections per song
  5. 6 tracks per section that can be muted or unmuted with the track-mute buttons
  6. 256 measures per track - this is where this really differs from the Midibox Seq

More info in the DIY - SneakySeq section.



April 2, 2007: Sneak-Thief - G-String Orschestra 12" released on Klakson Records

Check out some of the, dare-I-say, glowing reviews for it!

March 21, 2007: Louis Vuitton rips off Lindsay-J & Sneak-Thief!

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:


May 13, 2006:Sneak-Thief "Dirty Dog Hustle" MP3-only EP released on Maltese label Peeled Tracks. Available at Juno UK and Trackitdown.

March 30, 2006: Sneaky's next modular synth is in progress

Contents:
- 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! :)