||October 30th 2010
Just dropping by to link to
some of the crazy, multi-tentacled, cross-platform multimedia shit
Enough Rope has been getting into recently. First up, we came crashing
right into the 2000s with a YouTube
channel, featuring perfunctory artwork-based videos for all
the classics, such as 'Destroy The Earth', 'You In?', 'The Weekendist',
'Eighties Revival Night Shotgun Massacre', and literally nine more!
Also, why not follow
us on Twitter? Perhaps it will lead to a beautiful romance?
||August 8th 2010
Well, it's that time of year again, kids. Enough Rope's 27th album,
like so many other 27th albums before it, is released to an underwhelming
lack of fanfare to a few bored observers on the internet!
It's called 'I Woke Up And Nothing Had Changed'.
You can read some text relating to it and download some of the individual
tracks from it here. If you're feeling
lucky, you can just go crazy and download the whole thing at once
in a handy zip file by right-clicking here.
If you're wondering why the artwork is shit, it's
because I did it. But hey, you can't be talented at music AND art,
right? Some of us are talented at neither...
If you'd prefer not to waste precious hard-drive
space, you can always pop over to the last.fm
page and stream or download it all in full depending on your
||January 1st 2010
Happy new year, kids! I spent
the last hour of 2009 and some of today writing and recording a
song for no particular reason, but it's pretty nice so I thought
I'd share. Download it here: i
woke up and nothing had changed (6.29)
||October 28th 2009
didn't think Enough Rope had gone away, did you? Seriously, folks,
after the apocalypse its fuckin' cockroaches and new Enough Rope
albums all the way.
Anyway, if you're about to be executed and have been given permission
to listen to one last song, you could do worse than Disintegration
Blues, as its near-53-minute length might just buy you enough time
to hatch an escape plan. It could even put your captors to sleep.
The whole thing is available to download, so why not read more here
while you're downloading it from here?
(53.8mb zip file)
Really, what possible reason could you have?
||August 1st 2009
I could claim to be sorry for the lack of updates, but I'm not sure
exactly who I'd be apologising to...
Anyway, after nearly a year without a new album, Enough Rope is
back in the game with its twenty-fifth album proper (seriously).
Entitled 'Other', it's a 10-track
odyssey of something housed neatly in a sepia-tinted, guitar-worshipping
cover of my own 'design'. If you ever wanted to see exactly how
dusty my guitar is, well now you can.
The good news just keeps on coming though; this will shortly be
followed by an already-finished 26th album, comprising a single,
painstakingly assembled track which clocks in a few seconds shy
of 53 minutes, so make sure to clear your diary for that, even though
I haven't specified a time. Just clear your diary anyway, empty
diaries make it look like your life is some kind of seat-of-the-pants
||September 14th 2008
been ten months since the last update, then. With most bands that's
pretty normal, but with Enough Rope it's a level of apparent inactivity
that might cause some to wonder if I'm dead. I'll leave it to conspiracy
theorists to wonder if I died and have been replaced by someone
else in order to keep this lucrative band franchise going, and in
the meantime I bring excuses and new shit.
So, 'A Trick' is the first Enough Rope album of 2008, and has taken
its sweet time to get here due to four months I lost due to alien
abduction/going to jail/getting evicted from my house (one of these
is true). You can listen to the tracks on the all-new, tricked-out
'A Trick' page, and get a free
copy by emailing the usual address or just making sexy eyes at me
across the bar.
||November 11th 2007
Perhaps history will record as significant the fact that on the
eleventh day of the eleventh month of, er, 2007, Enough Rope's twenty-third
album, 'Don'ts', was released. It may not, who can say? In any case,
today is the day I'm writing about it, and what a thing it is to
write about. In a mind-blowing musical departure akin to Snow Patrol
combining death metal with freeform jazz, this album drops the electric
guitar entirely in favour of, wait for it, acoustic guitar, to deliver
twelve tracks, some written, some improvised, and one even with
singing. Check it out.
Additionally, a few of my recent good one-off tracks have been collected
on a 14-track CD called 'Lost Days (Rarities 2001-2007)', the tracklist
of which you can see here. I'll
be giving that out with copies of 'Don'ts'.
||October 7th 2007
One of those slow Sundays
which was dragging pointlessly, so I figured I'd dust off the guitar
and vibe for a while. In the end I recorded this: hymn
to a lost day (5.34), which is five a half minutes of lurching
bass and webs of other nonsense. It's pretty neat, and it won't
be going on an album so grab it here. Speaking of albums, don't
fear, I've not been resting since August you know. A new 12-track
acoustic album called 'Don'ts' is finished and coming to an internet
near you soon, and will be even cheaper than Radiohead's album,
the fucking sellout corporate shills.
||August 19th 2007
it's still just about the weekend, so what better time to launch
an album with the word 'weekend in the title? Exactly. Anyway, 2007's
fourth Enough Rope album proper (you been counting?) is here. It
has five tracks, each of them over ten minutes long, so if you're
down with the whole tantric thing then this is definitely the album
for you. And if you're not, then I'm not sure I even want to look
at your ignorant face. Go on, walk! The nerve of it all, coming
to enoughrope.net, expecting anything less than a mind-boggling
amount of long music you clearly don't have time for! Anyway, yes,
click here to be transported directly
to the page concerning 'The Weekendist'. You'll be pleased to know
that work is already underway on something else...an acoustic album
which may or may not ever come out.
||June 25th 2007
After a tortured three-month gestation process which would have
been plagued by drug-fuelled band rivalry and split rumours if I
had a band or did any drugs or it was physically possible to split,
long-unawaited twenty-first album 'One Mistake After Another' is
here, ready to quite literally make noises which come right out
of your speakers. If you are an insomniac, unemployed or simply
feel like you've read almost everything else on the internet and
consequently you're now counting down the hours to your lonely death,
why not go to this page and read
some self-involved and woefully under-edited writing about it? Or
download some mp3s?
(If you're now telling me exactly why not, bear in mind
I can't hear you).
||March 10th 2007
Difficult 20th album 'Ropes
To Infinity' has finally been mixed into some kind of listenable
shape and is ready to hum satisfyingly into your ears when you click
the Ropes To Infinity page.
||February 15th 2007
Despite yet again being snubbed
at the Brits, Enough Rope is kickin' on with dazzling amounts of
new things for this year. Monster Magnet-referencing twentieth album
'Ropes To Infinity' is completed and almost ready for public disinterest.
It's a 61-minute, 13-track set of looped drones and live improv.
To give you a taste of the kind of flavours to expect, I upped a
non-album cut which kinda reprises some of the styles from the record:
black lines pt 2 (6.42)
In other news, yours truly has finally gotten around to penning
another music review, this time extolling the virtues of the new
album by ageing Japanese psych-rockers Ghost, which you can read
courtesy of occasionally Enough Rope-endorsed music site Audiojunkies
||January 24th 2007
New pages are up for three
new CDs; 'The Broken Watch Chase Dream' (the third and final 3"CD),
'Three Dreams' (a compilation of the three EPs), and 'Live Chase
13.01.07' (a mind-meltingly long improvisation). Check them out
via the bottom of the output page. More new material is already
cookin', so don't you dare expect me to stop there. Feel free to
drop me a line if you can think of any fucking song titles though,
I'm this close to throwing open a dictionary or desperately numbering
||January 14th 2007
Happy new year to you all!
I hope oh-seven brings you all the various improbable things you
desire. If you're hoping for shitloads of new Enough Rope music,
of course, then this will certainly be your sixth lucky year in
a row, as with only two weeks gone there's already 72 minutes of
new shit on its way. The first will be the conclusion of the 3"
CD series, the 23-minute 'The Broken Watch Chase Dream'. That's
followed by a CD which compiles the three tracks into one meaty
album. Thirdly, a live-recorded version of the aforementioned song,
which runs to 49 minutes, is titled 'Live Chase 13.01.07', and will
be coming in a handmade black card sleeve. All this will be on the
site soon, so take care and keep checking back.
||November 6th 2006
Hey, pop fans. Some people
I know have started a music site at MorbidBlue.net
and needed some interviews with big-name bands. Seeing as U2 were
unavailable they decided to come to me and ask me a set of straightforward
questions about music. You can read my interview thisaway
and find out all about what I think about violin lessons, indie
covers of pop songs, Billy Corgan's arse and advertising.
||November 4th 2006
The second in the 3"
CD EP series is out. It's called 'The Empty Record Store Cocaine
Party Dream' and you can read about it, download it, and gawp at
purdy pictures here.
||October 25th 2006
The site has been updated
now, with the 'Audio' page in place as promised last time. It currently
has ten mp3s to check out, spanning the five-year recorded lifespan
of this little project of ours. The 'Reason' page is now defunct,
replaced with 'About', which is somewhere between a biography and
a bit of a whinge. Ah. Bye now!
||October 19th 2006
Seems like a long time
since the last update, but heck, at least this one's a biggie. So,
those of you with keenly-trained, hawk-like eyes may have noticed
that our lord and master Tina has given the site something of an
overhaul. Subtle, but you might be able to spot the difference in
layout if you look closely enough. This is the first redesign since
early '03! There's a new page called 'Audio' which will soon be
host to a kind of bluffer's guide to Enough Rope, with a fairly
small selection of some of my favourite mp3s, as a way of helping
those people who are somewhat baffled by my impenetrable discography.
Speaking of which...we here at Rope Towers have been busy making
the bad human
, a 20-song, 2xCD,
95-minute double album, split between short poppy songs on the first
disc, and longer, more exploratory meanderings on the second. Check
it out. It doesn't stop there, though! In the next couple of weeks
or so I'll be putting out the second instalment of my 3" CD
series, a 23-minute track entitled 'The Empty Record Store Cocaine
Party Dream'. Swish.
||May 23rd 2006
Just a quickie to
bring the news that album number 17, 'we were horrified' is all
up on the intersphere. You can find a veritable cornucopia of mp3
goodness via the, well, we were horrified
page. Gazing into my crystal ball, I foresee a period of taking
it easy. The next record might be a double, so as to give Tina more
space between doing covers, I overwork the girl really. Also, I'm
two-thirds of the way to my entirely arbitrary 3-albums-a-year target
anyway. Teehee! So yeah, in 3 days I'll be chilling with Tina, as
usual though, mail me via the comm page if you want to get hooked
up with a sexy-as-fuck CD copy. Bye! Y'all!
||May 9th 2006
I don't want you cats
sleeping out there, so here's a little bit of tangential,
leftfield action to keep you on your toes during the ever-shrinking
gap between now and the next stack of tunes. 'Hey Motherfucker'
is the final morsel on the new platter, and before that's
even in the public domain, we here at Enough Rope hooked
up with our associate The Melted Emperor to give birth to
the first ever Enough Rope remix. The Emperor has reworked
the original (which pushes ten minutes and features some
kind of disembodied nonsense singing), into a digestible,
if somewhat creepy, ambient scarecore glitch thing made up
of flipped mic noise samples and processed insanity, cold
like 'Confield'-era Autechre but nonetheless refreshing if
you're blessed with a twisted palate. Therefore:
Rope vs. The Melted Emperor - 'Hey Motherfucker (The Melted
Emperor's Motherfuckers On Radar mix)' (3.31mb)
It's free, so...no refunds. You can also stream it on MurdochSpace,
until I swap it for something else. My inner PR demon is
reminding me to point out that this isn't gonna be on a CD,
so snatch it while it's hot! Back to the promo; the new record
has the title 'We Were Horrified', it's 12 tracks and 46
minutes long, and features an extended mix of stone-cold
classic 'Alienface', alongside the full 'Hey Motherfucker',
some more electronica-feeling shit, a smidgen of djembe drum
action and the melodic soul-cuddling mixed with confusing
wonkiness you know and love Enough Rope for. Once the artwork
is done I'll be slapping y'all round the head with it. Kiss
||April 7th 2006
As promised (you know
I never let you cats down), the sixteenth Enough Rizzle full-length
has busted onto the internet now in a frenzy of...music.
Twelve tracks of all kinds of excitement, available as everything
always here for free. There's a load of mp3s on the plastic
dancers page, and if you like them or just can't be arsed
to download, you can drop me a line via RopeMail
and I'll hook you up with a CD copy free of charge. Can't
say fairer than that, huh? Also released in a simultaneous
promo blitz is the venetian
snares vs elderly sex offender fight dream, a 21-minute
song on a cute 3" CD which I'll probably send to anyone
who wants the album.
Been quite productive then, on top of all
this there's alienface,
a brand new kinda illbient song which I uploaded cos I really
like it. It's kind of an electronica thing made out of looped
guitars. I have two other new songs, 'do the ellipse' and
'something about emergency brakes', the three should be on
a new album whenever that arises, with 'alienface' probably
extended a litte for the record.
||February 12th 2006
After some delay, the
third Enough Rope album of 2005 has arrived, a couple of
months into 2006! Check out ghost band,
y'all. It's a low-key, 5-track experimental kinda release.
That's the 15th Enough Rope album, and the 16th, the first
of 2006 and a return to more melodic territory entitled 'Plastic
Dancers', will be hitting the metaphorical shelves soon,
so feel free to wait for that. In other cool news, I got
Rope t-shirts! You can't buy 'em though, they're just
for me and my dawg.
||November 22nd 2005
Forgot to update this
a while back, but Enough Rope now has a myspace page. If
you got myspace do the decent thing and add me. I'm here.
There's some downloads off the new album on there, they'll
change from time to time.
In other news, work has started on a strange new Enough Rope
record, entitled 'Ghost Band'. So far two tracks ('lessons
in the importance of reloading and making headshots' and
'the scenester's lament') have been completed. This record
is gonna be less concerned with hooks and tunes than previous
efforts, like 'monsters on my lawn'. Although, it's turning
out more straightforward than expected. Stay tuned...
||October 21st 2005
As promised last time,
there's a new Enough Rope album! It's called 'you need this
to live' and you can hear most of it here.
It's the 14th album and it's really rather good.
||September 5th 2005
Hmm, it looks like there's
likely to be a new Enough Rope record before the MFO release.
Over the last two nights, three short songs have been recorded;
'the whirled famous', drunk guitar' and 'no sleep 'til brooklands'.
They'll pop up online soon, no doubt. Take care.
||August 31st 2005
Just a quickie, I done
another piece of rock journalism (surely only a matter of
time now before I get a coke habit), this
way. It's a review of the fbcfabric & Reindeer album,
'It's Not Who You Know, It's Whom You Know', which comes
with a massive Enough Rope thumbs-up. Actually, if you go
you can see the same piece but with legally dubious mp3s
attached to the end. Might be a while til the next update
proper, the MFO shit is coming along very slowly, or not
at all. I may drop the odd one-off though, we'll see.
||August 15th 2005
This week saw the rather
low-key 'launch' of Enough Rope side-project The Melted Face
Orchestra. The MFO has manifested itself in the form of 2
mp3s so far, which are as follows:
confidence (2am version)
This is a song with singing in it which the MFO wrote. Accusations
of mumbling and slurring of words abound, therefore lyrics
are provided for your reference.
all grow fashion mullets (2.71mb)
This song was uploaded last month on this site under the
name 'mfo4' but now has a title. Obviously, you don't need
to download it if you were cool enough to wrap your ears
around it back then. You can read a little more about all
this on this
livejournal entry. The MFO project is currently stumped
at the lyric-writing stage, so it could well be that that
a CD takes some time, there may possibly even be another
Enough Rope record in the intervening period. As ever, stay
tuned here and on my LJ for updates.
Also, the portals page has been updated with a shitload of
new, fixed and amended links. :)
||July 28th 2005
One of those retro uploads,
the lengthy and slightly dark title track from 2003's 'Nada'
album, clocking in at over 9 minutes:
||July 15th 2005
Thanks to everyone who
downloaded the songs from or requested copies of 'schemes'.
I've been pretty happy with its reception, Enough Rope looks
likely to take a short break now, but will no doubt be back,
as ever. In the meantime, The Melted Face Orchesra is starting
to perhaps take shape in a strange way, lurching from proper
acoustic songs to improv. The 'songs' haven't been recorded
yet but there may be a couple coming soon, while the other
day I put down four tracks and ten minutes worth of genuinely
improvised, one-track acoustic recordings. Here's one, which
may yet get a title:
So, one idea I'm toying with is that the inaugural MFO release
could be a 2CD affair split between the straightforward acoustic
vocal tracks and a CD full of improv. Time will tell, I guess.
Oh yeah, one piece of news from a while back
I forgot to mention, I wrote a review of Mono which ended
on Audiojunkies, a music website which Tina does the
design for and in whose forum I've been known to lurk. Go
give it a 5-star rating! It's kind of like Enough Rope's
first foray into rock journalism! But not.
||July 8th 2005
It's been a while, but
the new Enough Rope album is out and about! Check it out
and loads of new mp3s here...it is
called 'schemes'. Predictably excellent artwork from
the delectable Tina. Since the London bombings yesterday
shit is getting a little crazy, stay cool people. And remember,
if you don't listen to 'schemes', then truly, the terrorists
will have won.
More concise blurb about it, and possibly more songs, will
be available in my livejournal tomorrow, hopefully. And if
you want a free copy in the post, either reply to the relevant
entry there or drop me
a line. Line, enough rope, geddit?
||June 19th 2005
It's been a fucking
hot weekend, and while Tina was at work I messed around on
guitar and created a song which is not on the new album and
probably won't be on any:
means never (3.69mb)
The new record, 'schemes' was completed a week or two ago
and will be unveiled when the artwork is done. It clocks
in at 13 tracks and a little over 42 minutes. If you'll excuse
me I'm about to pass out now, bye!
||May 8th 2005
Easy there, kids. So,
we survived the election, no Tory government! So what now?
Old enough rope mp3s, that's what! Behizzle:
Hey, it's a classic! In enough rope terms, that is, but everything
here is on my terms. So anyway this is the opener to 'a short
distance from anywhere' and it has a pleasing harmonic intro,
and some sort of washy melodic bizness after that. I don't
like this as much as I used to, but I'm not ashamed of it
either, Ah, what faint praise. The word Tina uses to describe
the sound is 'ping'.
views from windows
No fucker on the planet has ever commented on this song other
than me, so I have no idea if people think it's shit or not.
I like it though, so anyone who says it's shit can conjugal-visit
themselves with a splintering plank, the buffoons. 3 or 4
lines of guitar melody intertwining. Like 'Lick My Love Pump',
then, with guitars. Well, not really. Oh just fucking download
it so I don't have to talk about it.
New news now: work has commenced on the whatever-number-this-is
new Enough Rope album. It's taken a while, besides working
I've been toying with side-project ideas; the previously-mentioned
The Rogue Telephone thing and latterly the Melted Face Orchestra.
The MFO idea is gonna take some more writing, I think it's
gonna be more song-based, perhaps with singing and acoustic
guitars. So, that's throughly back-burnered for the time
being. Anyway, 'work has commenced' is a little grand, so
far there are a couple of ideas and one full song for the
record. The song will probably be the opener and it's called
'to the yellow house', so if the album never gets finished
I'll just stick that up here.
||March 5th 2005
Hey there! Not much
going on in Enough Rope land, but I dug up this old mp3 from
2002. It's the acoustic version of and sometimes when i sleep,
and it features me singing, in my limited way. Not very technically
proficient but is has a certain charm, eh? Download it using
this specially-built internet link built from the finest
bits of code in ll of cyberspace:
when i sleep (acoustic version) (3.19mb)
I'm hoping to put up...actually no, I'm not allowed. Bye!
||February 10th 2005
Happy new year! I like
to say it fashionably late, as you can see. Not much new
is going on, but one of my songs has been 'reworked' (well,
sung over) by Rats aka RatsCocksAndBowlerHats
Check it here: clown hands
feat. rats ...or listen to the newly-uploaded original
LEGAL EDIT: I had to delete a load of shit here apparently,
so the next sentence doesn't make any fucking sense. Don't
blame me! Speaking of which, I'm currently toying with the
idea of doing an ambient The Rogue Telephone album using
this cover and sleepy
songs such as 'four chords and a lot of serious' and 'schemes
are afoot'. But I could end up doing another Enough rope
album; got several songs floating around including such soon-to-be-classics
as 'in-store radio anthem' and 'i left my skeleton around
||December 20th 2004
Slightly too late to
make Christmas number one, but hey, at least fucking Bono
isn't on it, ladies and gentlemen, I foist upon you the
disquiet, the brand new enough rope record all ready
to get you revising your end-of-year top tens! Well, no,
but it's nice. Click that there link or use the super magic
portal on the output page for all
your disquieting needs. The enough rope band is now going
into hibernation with tina til next year, amuse yourselves
for a while and drop me an email at the usual address if
you wish to furnish your CD collection with a free of charge
copy. Free! Even if you hate it you can strip the jewel case
and use it to replace your broken Radiohead cases. Everyone's
a motherfucking winner!
Have a merry Christmas y'all, don't go dogging and driving,
a drink is for life, not just for Christmas. Eat, download
and be merry!
||October 26th 2004
John Peel sadly died
today, and like many other folks have done today, I wrote
a little tribute about him here.
||October 22nd 2004
Slowed down on recording
the new album, been working and not in the mood, but here's
a thing I did a week or so ago, it's just a little demo
||October 12th 2004
Couple of uploads to
get your hearing gear around, one bang up to the minute and
one from the cavernous archives of the Enough Rope dungeon.
First the new shit, I actually uploaded the full 40-minute
version of the latest thing:
monsters on my lawn
it's quite big, so do be careful and ask your parent's permission
before commencing dowload. That's 2004, but this next thing
is from when Enough Rope was just a tiny little baby:
That's from exactly three long years ago in the autumn of
2001, and you probably have it. It's been up on IUMA since
then but sadly IUMA's servers are made of rubber and bandages
so I uploaded it to my hardcore enoughrope.net effort. Take
care kids! The next CD is on hold til I can be arsed to clear
some space on my hard drive.
||September 4th 2004
page has been updated to include a link the original enough
rope site, which still works. There are bits of different
content there, including different pictures and whatnot.
It's like being in a mad timewarp reverse blackhole shit.
Well, it isn't. Anyway, check it out. In other 'news', there
are about 10 minutes of material for the next CD so far.
I don't fuck around, bitches. Enough Rope will go on a break
soon, as I will be entertaining my woman in all kinds of
ways from the 14th onwards.
||August 31st 2004
Early demo of a potential
intro to the next CD, which has the working title of 'beard
music'. Haha! Expect that to change!
||August 27th 2004
Hey peeps. I'm not setting
myself a schedule for a new album, but I've been working
on some ideas. One such idea is this:
chambers (demo) (3.76mb)
Do I need to tell you how to right-click-save-as? Still unsure
what to do with it, not sure the two separate tunes gel together,
so I might split this off into two songs, the chuggy sad
one, and the funny 'Argument'-era Fugazi-ish bit. Still,
it sounds alright. Some working titles for songs on the next
album include 'hailstones', 'ZAG PRG MAN PRG ZAG', 'floor
filler', 'you'd make a shit wizard', 'song for the terminally
bored' and 'beard music'. Expect that to drop sometime around
October/November. Or next year! Ooh, the excitement!
||August 18th 2004
vid (avi format):
||August 7th 2004
Info for the new 40-minute
track 'monsters on my lawn' has
been added. either click on output up there and go find it,
or click that helpful link what I just done gone put there
for your perusing pleasure. There's an mp3 clip of it, and
of course if anyone wants the CD (haha), I'll send it for
free if you ask me via JonMail.
Sweet. Oh and check out the cover, it's another great Tina
thing. One day I'll make music good enough to do the covers
||July 25th 2004
||More quick and painless new stuff. Here's
two black-and-white AVI videos of thee enough rope band playing
some little bits of barely-written songs while tina toth waits
in the background. Cute, innit. So yeah:
love jon xxx
||July 17th 2004
Just a little add-on
to yesterday's super-update: I added a new link on the output
page to add some info about an old CD that has never been
spoken about (the until-now mysteriously absent PCR015).
Like a secret! The page is for the revision
ep, a 6-track, 36-minute gift I made for Tina which is
finally getting its own page for posterity. You still can't
have it cos it's a lurrrrrrrrve thang, but you can download
the 9-and-a-half-minute comfortflows/is
this? track, because I'm nice like that. Well, sort of.
Anyway, the enough rope discography is finally complete!
||July 16th 2004
Loads to say all of
a sudden! Firstly, the unrarities
page is now up and running, with all the info about the brand
new album by your favourite band that are called enough rope.
There are six songs to download ('casey', 'i could beat you
in a fight', 'since last year', 'onewordresponse', 'unrare'
and 'enki'), so go fucking do that shit, and if you can,
read my lengthy rant. The identity
page has been updated to include a more exhaustive list of
bands I like, and portals now
has an updated link to ace band 52teenagers' site, and a
link to PTA's site as well.
Secondly, enough rope have featured on their first-ever compilation
(unless you count the mixtape easybigc once made for a girl).
The comp in question was organised by Dr David V of the illustrious
forum (it's part of the Cook'd
And Bomb'd site dedicated the works of comedy folks like
Chris Morris and Peter Cook), and features loads of excellent
amateur (and some professional) folks. Among them is little
old me, contributing 'or set fire' under my guise as 'chand'.
You can see the tracklisting here
and the front cover here. Loyal
observers will notice that this is the first time enough
rope have featured on a CD which has the word 'cunts' on
the cover, which I think is nice. :)
The enough rope iuma
site is working again now! Thank the lord! So go there
and get any old mp3s you're missing (especially 'instrumental'
cos that's nice).
Finally, more new music should be coming shortly. I'm working
on a long semi-improvised piece of music which will come
out as one big fat song on a CD soon, with nice Tina artwork
and shit. Currently I have the first fifteen minutes of the
song and it should turn out quite interesting. The provisional
title is 'tribute to man moving on scooter FAST', but it
will probably change. Take care, people.
||April 21st 2004
Fair bit of news to
get through this time, it's been a while. Firstly, and perhaps
most importantly, the iron fist of capitalism has cock-punched
Enough Rope once again. This time the problem is that IUMA,
the site which hosted 30 of my mp3s, has been taken over
by some other company who seem utterly clueless, and as such
all the mp3s hosted on IUMA are subject to some kind of terminal
server slowness which means even the smallest mp3 takes around
an hour to upload. It's been this way for a while, and I
don't know when or if it will change, so apologies. If for
some reason you';re desperate for a particular mp3 (off any
of the CDs up to and including the 'installation ep') then
drop me an email and I'll hook you up.
Okay, now that's done with, onto the vaguely good news. There's
a new page for Febraury's new CD, the 'muma ep', which had
5 acoustic tracks, two of which you can download (the title
track and 'thimself'). If nothing else you can just check
out the pretty artwork.
Finally, some kind of 'work' has begun on the new proper
album, which is going to be called 'unrarities', unless of
course i think of something better, which is unlikely. So
far there are a bunch of short little demo things, which
have been collected together in this 4.44MB mp3 for you to
listen to: unrare
(medley). The tracks involved are 'nwks', 'kuzo', 'the
interpersonal' and 'r1'. It's all a bit weird, though. 4.51
of distorted backwards guitars, beer bottles on strings,
scratches and the occasional bit of melody.
||December 11th 2003
So, after a massive
hiatus in terms of making new CDs, Enough Rope managed to
drag itself away from watching season 4 of Futurama, and
playing Manhunt, Max Payne 2, Lord Of The Rings, Simspons
Hit & Run, XIII, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and Pro Evolution
Soccer 3 long enough to record 9 sparkly new tracks of aural
pleasure, hereafter referred to using the collective noun
'tetch', that being the title and all. Mosey on over to the
output section (a mere one mouseclick away) to find out more,
including a new mp3! And if I don't post here again til 2004,
have a fucking Merry Christmas, everyone! I love you all.
Not in a sex way though. Well, one of you. Ah fuck it, here's
the mp3 anyway: or
||September 3rd 2003
A few more oldies here
which I've uploaded to this server for your downloading and/or
listening pleasure, most of them from 'alive and uplugged'
and the 'verses ep', plus bits and bobs and tits and knobs,
and singingsonging things. It's all free for you cool, cool
- This is a short 28-second clip of a new song provisionally
entitled 'thirtyminussomething' which may or may no ever
be recorded. Apologies for the dreaful editing. Dr Dre did
not produce this song.
steals cars - an old favourite of mine which I only bothered
to upload now cos I never had broadband before and this pushes
7 minutes. It was on the 'this doesn't solve anything ep'
and it's quite nice, all MIDI cello, crashing guitars and
movie sampling. I haven't done a song like this in a while.
sugar (featuring Beans from the Antipop Consortium) -
obviously Beans never agreed to this but I sampled his rap
about the dangers of crack anyway and put it to a tune which
later became 'sugar' off of 'thirteen days'. I like this
shock - features pleasing rocky bits, this was also off
the 'verses ep'. I rarely do loudness on albums these days,
so it was nice to do this on an ep.
- oddity from the unplugged cd, this. This is what it sounds
like if you call Virgin Mobile's customer service line and
and play it into a mic while you pick out some dark guitar
noodling on top. Swish.
summer - nice little summery thing which could have gone
on '...short distance' but I never got round to recording
- short 45-second cover of the Nirvana song, featuring my
vocals. Hahahaha. This was on the 'unplugged' thing as well.
This is the first vox-based song I've ever uploaded. Eek!
you i'm nothing - cover of the placebo song which was
on the unplugged CD despite using all kinds of fuckin' plugs.
This was originally recorded as a background for me to talk
over to tina back in the days when our relationship was just
starting out and we sent each other mp3s of us talking to
hear what each other sounded like. Everybody say 'awwwww'.
Fucking say it!
down - another cover (jesus i've come over all Eva Cassidy),
this time of Radiohead. Featuring: me enoughrope-tising a
fine song, a loud metronome which I was clearly ignoring,
and no vocals.
- last and by no means least, 38 seconds of the plinking
fundom that is enough rope's internationally-enjoyed smash
Advisory from the Enough Rope Advisory Committee For Pleasurable
MP3 Experiencing: always remember to rename the mp3s once
you've downloaded them in order to remember which fucking
band they're by. This makes them easier to delete at a later
date, and also helps you avoid clicking 'letdown.mp3' expecting
to hear radiohead and being assaulted with comparative aural
abortion that is the enough rope cover. Listening to enough
rope while pregnant may make your baby come out all wrong,
||August 14th 2003
More fondlings beneath
the hem of the electro-ambient skirt. Eighty-nine seconds
and you'll be done. Satisfying? doyouwanttogotothemovietonight?
||August 1st 2003
Just a quickie, this.
For anyone that actually reads any of this shit, here's an
mp3 I knocked up last night using my crappy MIDI piano and
a Google search for evangelists. Enjoy!
||July 31st 2003
More updatery, this
time of a more slight nature. I now have a new email address
for all things Enough Rope-shaped. So, wing all your enquiries
about this site, cheap insults about my music and items about
matters of national security, via the electronic mail donkey
using this simple-to-remember address: firstname.lastname@example.org
||July 30th 2003
Okay, I actually got
off my arse and did it. Well, on my arse. Hmmm. Arses aside,
I've updated the output page, so now you can see 2 whole
new pages. Yes. They are for 'thirteen days' and the 'installation
ep'. If anyone's reading this, enjoy! In other news, 'tetch'
may be a while. Since my brother's moved out he's taken that
little adaptor thingy i need to plug my guitar in. So I have
to go and buy one and I can't be arsed. I wonder if Radiohead
ever have this problem?
||July 14th 2003
Hey there! Just fucking
around trying to update this thing all by myself with this
newfangled Weamdreaving jiggery-pokery. It's nerdtabulous!
Hopefully over the next couple of weeks while I'm supposed
to be looking for a job I'll make some time to record the
new CD, which is going under the working title of 'Tetch'.
Songs I'll possibly record include: 'You Might've Stayed',
'Count Planes', 'Contra', 'Discern', 'Into Fearing', 'Thimself',
'Irregular', 'One More', 'Sevens On Repeat', 'Gravity Riot',
'Is As Does', 'Where' and 'Tetch'. Woooooo!
||March 13th 2003
Added two new CDs ('Nada'
and the 'Verses' EP) to the discography or output page or
whatever the fuck I call it. Go click there, you big homo.
I am not drinking juice, but 'Zesty Berry' flavoured Fanta.
||January 9th 2003
SUPER RELAUNCH! Yes,
you know you've all be waiting for this site to start looking
like an actual proper site. And now it does! Thanks to Tina,
mainly. Go click some links and see all the great things
here. Also, sign my guestbook! Also, send me money!