MUSIC UNDER THE NAME COAGULUS
write a song or a piece of music wholly on my own I write
under the name Coagulus. I wrote a tune
on my Amiga in around 1993 and
I chose the name Coagulus then. I
believe our group was called Criterion
and was Gareth under the name Blacky
and myself. I resurrected
the name when I got a web connection in 1999 and started
my first website as it was hard to find a log in and
email address which wasn't
already used - so Coagulus it was.
Anything I've recorded or written on my own since then
goes under that name.
9th June 2004
Phil came down again on Sunday the 6th and we
laid down our first original track together with the
working title of DDAY (since it was the
60th anniversary of D-Day) - check out what we came up
with in the Download
21st May 2004
Phil (Toxic Cocktail) and I did some tests
yesterday to see if we could write music together in the
flat. He laid a new solo down for Wheel Of
The Times and did an entire guitar track for my old
composition Terrestrial Truth. The latter is now in the
Download section as an MP3.
Hoping to get together again on Saturday to record some
more stuff. Will bring it to you when it happens! It's
amazing how quick stuff can get
laid down when there are two of us. And also amazing is
how quick it is to mix recorded tracks together on my PC.
Check out the initial
results in the Download section. More to come......
Added two early demos
done in my flat Sanity Devastation and The
Wheel of the Times to the Download section along with a snippet of
me trying to sing Wheel in the studio
(we only managed to catch the end on DV - doh!).
Linked to all the MOD files on the site in the Download section.
was a Tracker module written by myself on the Amiga for Bismuth's
use originally but we never rehearsed or recorded it. A
ago I overdubbed very dodgy vocals on it to get the right
notes/placings. And two years ago I dubbed a few layers
of real guitars over this
recording and this version in the one that appears here.
The older versions I believe are in the site archives.
was written for Toxic Cocktail but the recording
here is all my own. Instruments were plugged into my PC
and sessions recorded.
These were then mixed together and some effects added to
create the version here. Again the vocals are dodgy but
give an indication of
what the songs would sound like when recorded properly
although I was very impressed by the quality of mixing I
USED:- ModPlug Tracker (Windows),
ProTracker (Amiga), Dance Ejay
EQUIPMENT:- Tandy/Radio Shack
Keyboard, Arbiter guitar, Metal Zone
pedal, Unknown Bass, Cheap microphone and my
discovered that it is nigh on impossible for me to sing
with full emotion or power in my flat. I have a tendancy
to whisper and croak a bit
on the recordings. Check out differences in the download
section between my songs and the Blackened Souls
and Wheel (Live?) clips.
Sanity is very croaky!!! When doing kareoke or in the
studio this doesn't happen so I'm obviously too
neighbour-conscious! Ah well, I may do
them properly live one day! If I can persuade TC do play
along, not sure if my solo stuff is their bag though!
The Coagulus solo rock EP is go. Inspired by
Phil Page who is also doing some guitar work on his own (hlcentre.co.uk) and also by the fact
that I keep playing my old computer music on the guitar.
I think I'll have a go. Should be uploaded (or at least
some) by Christmas. At least
two tunes are ready to play - Jethunt title and a cover
of the classic Rob Hubbard C64 tune for Delta. I hope to
record them soon! Obviously
These will take some work to record on my own but they're
instrumental so at least I don't have to sing in the