2017 in a nutshell

So that was 2017. The year we lost David Cassidy, Jerry Lewis, and Keith Chegwin. The year a mentally unstable narcissist was sworn in at the Whitehouse. The year the UK Government acted like a petulant child with the EU. The year in which Her Majesty's official opposition did nothing to oppose.

On the plus side, I finally put out a book and took some more photos. So here’s my seventh annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the arrows bottom-right next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)

Consistent as ever, as in the previous six years, this year’s slideshow contains 97 photos.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track. It is called Placid Reflux:

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2016 in a nutshell

So that was 2016. The year we lost Bowie, Prince, and Laughing Len. The year Phil Collins came out of retirement. The year the British public set itself a simple intelligence test and only managed to score 48%. The year a dedicated, hard-working MP was murdered by a xenophobic wanker. The year Farage and Trump laughed in our faces from a fake gold-plated elevator. The year the word ‘expert’ became a term of abuse. The year truth became an outdated concept.

On the plus side, I took some more photos. So here’s my sixth annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the arrows bottom-right next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)

Consistent as ever, as in the previous five years, this year’s slideshow contains 97 photos.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track. It is called Techno Prisoners:

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2015 in a nutshell

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It's that time of year again. Here is my fifth annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the play button and then the arrows next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)

Consistent almost to a fault, as per the previous four years' slideshows, this year's slideshow contains 97 photos.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track on my iPad. It is called Afghanman Style.

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Hitting the big time

Long-term, long-memoried Gruts readers might recall that, four years ago, I devised a list of new music genres to challenge the likes of hip-op and dub-step. If they have been paying particularly close attention, the same readers might even recall that, since then, under my DJ name of the Grutsmeister, I have occasionally released new ambient pap tracks for their enjoyment and entertainment. These tracks are available on SoundCloud.

Last week, SoundCloud asked me to complete an online questionnaire about the music I'm publishing on their service. Here is a screen shot of one of the questions:

SoundCloud survey

It looks as if ambient pap is about to go mainstream.

2014 in a nutshell

It's that time of year again! Here is my fourth annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the play button and then the arrows next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)

As per the previous three years' slideshows, this year's slideshow contains 97 photos. I am nothing, if not consistent.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track on my iPad. It is called Delhicatessen.

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2013 in a nutshell

It's that time of year again! Fear not, here is my third annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the play button and then the arrows next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode. Click the letters HD to view in high-definition.)

As per the previous two years' slideshows, this year's slideshow contains 97 photos. I like to retain an element of consistency on such occasions.

If you've been paying attention, you might recognise the backing track.

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Ambient Pap, Track 03: Beat Rootz

Great news! Track 3 of my album Ambient Pap is now available for free download. Like its predecessors, it is designed to be played in an infinite loop. The track is entitled Beat Rootz.

Beat Rootz… Do you see what I did there?