Ralph's been up to his ears in Gunk this week! No not the stuff for cleaning car engines...'Gunk' is a portmanteau of Geek Punk and it was celebrated in style on the 5th-7th September at the Music Tech Fest in London...and Ralph's chums Feral Five were at the forefront with a live performance prior to the launch to celebrate the official release of 3D Print Me single on 12" Vinyl on September 17th in the East London Design Store.
It's already been played by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 Music Recommends show and of course Ralph's given it a spin on the Radio KC UK Indie Show.
More on Feral Five later, but first...the science bit! Music Tech Fest; launched two years ago by Stromatolite, showcases the latest academic research, experimental devices and commercial applications focusing on music search and music making.
Originally industry leaders such as Spotify, Wired, BBC, Soundcloud and Ninja Tune converged to talk music, technology and the future of sound. It brought together bands, DJs and companies at the cutting edge of sound, design and technology in the stunning location of Ravensbourne College. This year the festival was about 'making music with anything you can find' and 'turning everything into an instrument.
Feral Five's involvement this year saw them hook up a 3D printer as an instrument in a live performance that included PiL's Lu Edmonds.