Category Archives: Frequency/Music
Fresh from Vogue Fashion Week and Victoria’s Secret synchronisation.. here’s my favorite pop band on the planet, Magic Wands. I’ll be remixing their killer track ‘Warrior’ from debut album ‘Aloha Moon’ soonish.. and if it’s any good maybe we’ll rejig that video too. Enjoy.
2013 sees the relaunch of my music label, mmrmmr music, after a while away. This is also in conjunction with my new radio show, Saturday Night Sounds on KGRA (www.kgraradio.com under construction now) and we also have some great releases lined up for the next year. Many thanks to graphics Maestro Royce Fitzgerald for doing the artwork!!!
My Dandy’s remix from a couple years back. I will be working with guitarist Peter Holmstrom next year on some tracks.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help produce cult Scottish band, The Aliens, on what will be their third studio album – the follow up to 2008′s amazing ‘Luna’ LP. All three Aliens are previous members of seminal band, The Beta Band. I’ll also be redoing versions of a couple of older songs of theirs… including this one. I don’t think there’s a finer songwriter around than Gordon Anderson and I’m really very excited.
The Aliens – Blue Mantle (Luna, 2008, EMI)
The Beta Band, Wonderful
Amazing psychedelia from my label a couple years back.
‘Kingdom of the Birds’ received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and was one of the stand-out tracks on the highly acclaimed compilation album, ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind – Volume 1 – Cosmic Space Music’ by DJs The Amorphous Androgynous/Future Sound Of London.
["Quite simply the best compilation album ever!" TIME OUT, LONDON.
"Album of the year or any other year.. Fucking mind-blowing". NOEL GALLAGHER FROM OASIS. Rolling Stone Magazine.
“…. the strongest argument to turn on/ tune in etc. since Lennon thought naming a song after a children's home might be a good laugh." 9/10 NME]
Be prepared to have your minds further blown by the rest of this album.
Cosmic space music indeed.
I am currently working on an ep of frequency healing /response technology within musical pieces. Unbelieveably, I’ve pretty much gotten to choose my first choice of vocalists for this.
I met Gordon Anderson through a mutual interest in UFOs. Gordon is co-founder of seminal 90s band, The Beta Band and amazing cult noughties band, The Aliens – and he gladly allowed me to have a go at blending his unique vocal harmonies with some of my frequency healing project that I’ve been working on a good while. I have also enlisted the amazing vocal talents of Dexy Valentine from The Magic Wands… so two of my absolute favorite vocalists. Excited! Hope to have this finished early in 2013 and it should be released on mmrmmr music via IODA.
The Aliens – Magic Man
The Magic Wands – Space
A misspent youth as a singer/bass player in various punk bands from the age of 14 brought cider-fuelled dreams of rock n roll stardom. That was until an opportunity came along to move to the big smoke and work as a tape-operator and later as an engineer in a London recording studio. It was in this studio that Lorin fell in love with the developing music technology of the day. The studio had been set up in a Camden attic by The Eurythmics to record their ‘Sweet Dreams’ LP, and it was here that he learned how to mix in the dead of night by sneakily digging out master tapes and making his own mixes of tracks.
The studio was also host to a couple of very early drum machines/toys built by legendary Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank. Lorin says, ‘it seems almost dreamlike that my first exposure to electronic music making was in these amazing circumstances. I never truly appreciated how lucky I was at the time. I don’t have many regrets, but if I had one it would be turning down the chance to buy Dave Stewart’s ‘typewriter’ drum machine (the one that appears in the ‘Sweet Dreams’ video) for 50 quid. I simply didn’t have the money’. During this time Lorin worked as tape-operator/apprentice and learned how many records were made. He even appeared on a few and is particularly proud of making crowd noises in a supposed strip club alongside Johnny Thunders on his ‘Copy Cats’ LP.
Stints as engineer, studio manager and vocalist in various indie bands followed until in 1991 when a reluctant visit to Trade club in London showed Lorin how the other side of the music obsessed public lived. This music was just as dark, dirty and rebellious as punk, but without all the hideous hours spent hung over in the back of a transit van on a tour of the East Midlands.
Trade became a weekly scheduled stop and using skills learned during his grueling studio experience, he was soon making tracks for legendary Trade DJs Tony de Vit and Tall Paul as well as those at brand new club-on-the-block DTPM. The following year saw the debut releases of original tracks and remixes on fledgling labels Hooj Choons, Positiva, and Jumpin’ and Pumpin’, and of course numerous obligatory white labels.
A seven year publishing deal was signed in 1994 with Polygram / London Records, but by 1996 he’d become tired of the vacuous place that the music industry and club scene can become. Disillusioned and exhausted, Lorin moved once more and became a West Country recluse, listening to Strange Cargo albums with his sheep dogs in Somerset.
By 2004 Lorin had once again became excited by new developments in music technology, and a growing love of the breaks scene in the UK tempted him out of exile. DJ dates followed in places as far afield as Russia, Europe, and the USA. Exposure to a barrage of amazing new music prompted the launch of music label and multi-media company – mmrmmr. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Lorin spends his time between writing, producing and remixing music, researching UFO’s and frequency healing, and working as a freelance writer.
Lorin is currently working with frequency healing / response and incorporating this technology into his music production.
Lorin is also co-founder and executive partner of KGRA and presents Saturday Night Sounds and High Strangeness radio shows there.
TV credits include: Top Gear, Inbetweeners, Eddie Izzard, Royal Variety Performance, MTV, BBC, ITV, Channel 4. Publishers include: Polygram, Warner Chappell, BMG, Audio Network and BBC Worldwide.
All things Lorin Cutts on mmrmmr.com: here
We recently delivered ‘Beat Culture’ to Audio Network UK. Audio Network are one of the UK’s leading publishing houses and library music specialists for music for TV, film and advertising. We are delighted to be included alongside some of the world’s best songwriters and producers at Audio Network.
‘Beat Culture’ was written by Lorin Cutts and Peter Bradbury and produced, mixed and engineered by Lorin Cutts at Studio Mysterioso, Portland, Oregon and recorded at Mountain Lair Studios, Sonora, California.
Look out for more of our tracks with Audio Network soon.
Buy the track here:http://www.audionetwork.com/production-music/beat-culture_50437.aspx
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