Let’s face it, you’re probably reading this bio to see why you should listen to more of my music.

So what makes gribbles music special? Speaking personally & honestly - nothing, really. I’ve written a few tunes that some folk seem to like. And that’s just fine.

Thankfully, I do get good feedback for my music - which obviously I’m very pleased about. I’m too old to be bothered by fame and fortune like I was when I started out all those years ago (along with thousands of others) - but what I do want is to be able to share the music that I enjoy making with folk who may enjoy listening and maybe make a space where we can share what we do and have a chat and a laugh. :)

I think that there’s a lot of folk like me out there. 50 something bedroom artists who would be happy to share what they do with some like minded folk. It’d be good to hook up.

So that’s it really - no agendas, no chip on my shoulder, no stereotypical win at all costs music biz attitude. Just a bunch of tunes and a nice bloke (so I’m told).

Why not have a listen to a bit more and if you like it give me a prod.

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gribbles  1 year ago
 
Thank you :)
gribbles  1 year ago
 
Thank you :)
gribbles  1 year ago
 
Thank you :)
gribbles  1 year ago
 
Thank you, Lorenzo. And thanks for the tip as well. :)
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Thank you for your kind comment (and the tip!) - it is much appreciated.
Releases by gribbles
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by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Piano, Theatrical & Moody, Soundtrack
Night Tricks Words by Gill Blow Music by gribbles When the house stands sullen in the dark and the windows are bleak blind; When the light throws pot plants centre stage and the garden is a looming shroud; When the car lock clunks with an orange flash and the garage door shuts with a thud; When a single star sits in a navy sky and black-laced branches fan beneath; When the silence rings like tinnitus and I aim for the door with my key; When the tendril of memory begins and the soft footstep behind me is the sound of a fallen leaf…. Then do I weep. _________________________________________ Night Tricks is a moving poem written by Gill Blow about loss and memory. I wrote this piece of music as a companion to the poem, and they can be seen together in this video - http://bit.ly/night_tricks We've been meaning to do something like this for a long time as mother and son. I'm very proud of the results in this first piece and I do hope we'll be able to do more.
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM
And here we are in 17 It's 84 all over again Picking up the Threads Blown on the Wind I half expect to hear Patrick's words And Roger's tune, it's quite absurd Will Charlie catch this crazy twittering bird Zeitgeist was written on the back of how I was starting to feel that - thanks to Trump, Brexit, et al -the world was beginning to feel off-kilter. I was sort of starting to feel like I did when I was at school in the early/mid 80s, where everywhere you turned, it seemed the shadow of potential nuclear war was hanging over us. Threads, When the Wind Blows, Protect & Survive, Nagasaki Nightmare - even War Games I guess, amongst others - we weren't short of reminders. And being a Lincolnshire lad, Vulcans flying overhead on what seemed like a weekly basis just added to the unease. Strange days, indeed. Anyway, this dropped out. I've always wanted to use the Protect & Survive tones in a tune. :)
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM, Trance
In which gribbles discovers the Beat Repeat effect applied to a drum pattern with some randomisation. Indeed. If you're looking for polished, sparkling techno with production dancing on a shiny new pinhead then move on, bud. If you like your tunes rough around the edges, delighting in a sound akin to being forced though straining speakers in some anonymous basement club, dancing on a floor wet with sweat and beer (you hope), blinded by an over-zealous light show and thrown down with more than it's fair share of "That'll do", where the most pressing decision is to buy another pint, or find somewhere quickly to piss away the last one, then step this way, sir - I have something that might interest you, As close to a dance tune as you'll get from me I reckon :) As ever - do argue over the genre. I don't have a freaking clue. In more ways than one. ;-)
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM
Mathematical patterns disrupt biological chaos. Mathematical chaos. Biological patterns. Disrupt. Biological patterns Mathematical disrupt. Mathematical patterns. Biological Chaos.
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM, Childrens, Themes
Lord knows where this came from. One minute you're sitting down aiming to write a dark, synthwave meisterwerk, then some time later you're looking down the wrong end of a poor man's Perrey And Kingsley knockoff. Some weird mutant kawaii of a kid's show theme tune. The only reason I'm putting this out is to exorcise it. To call it done, move on and forget about it. It'll probably turn out to be my most popular tunes. Bloody thing. So tempted to tag this with the [Black Metal] genre. ;-)
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM
Do Not Feed The Troll. A public service tune. Please feel free to link here from elsewhere when you want to make a point ...
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM
First came the electric piano vamping. Then that solid bass drum. Then sumptuous filtered synths. Then strings and slides. Then a Depeche Mode sample. I had to take the last one out. :)
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by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, Synthwave, Dance & EDM
An atmospheric ambient trip along an imaginary highway. The tune came before the name came before the image. Cover image: A2 near Dartford cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Malc McDonald - geograph.org.uk/p/5120550
by gribbles
Released 1 year ago
Electronic, synthwave, Dance & EDM
"You live in a different world" Written whilst working in Adelaide for a few months. For a Brit, Australia is familiar enough to be easy, but different enough to be fascinating. Lots of little differences add up to make a different world. A gentle piece strongly influenced by Ulrich Schnauss and with a little nod to Biosphere in the sample. The title is also relevant as it was written on a much reduced rig (Macbook running Ableton, Novation Launchkey mini, Avid Fast Track Solo i/f) because it all had to fit in a suitcase on the flight over! :). Mixed and mastered on headphones and a bluetooth speaker.
by Graham Thorpe
Released 1 year ago
electronica, synthwave
Born in the late ‘60s, I’m a child of the 70s/80s. I was growing up alongside synths slowly making their way into general culture, TV and music. I always remember being fascinated by the sounds they made, wherever they popped up. One particular memory/feeling is synths being used in documentaries and public information films in the 70s. Especially when they lent an eerie edge to what was happening on screen. I still get a weird proustian rush when certain sounds and styles crop up. I immediately feel off centre. So I was very pleased when this track popped out of the gribblygumbo that bounces round my head. To me, it touches on that late 70s/early 80s subtle eeriness that just sets something on edge. Especially that bridge. The chap in the sample is Bertrand Russell.