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End Tranzmission – Logo Identity

I designed this logo for my friends Brad and Linda’s electronic music project ‘End Transmission’ – Designed in Illustrator and then finished off in Photoshop. Its not often that I play with 3D style imagery and I was fairly happy with the result. Working on the CD layout now. You can visit their band camp page here: Endtranzmission

 

End Tranzmission logo

PRS-SE Custom 7

These are some photos of my new guitar that Suzie got me for my 40th.. an amazing gift! It’s a Paul Reed Smith SE custom 7 string in traditional sunburst. It really is a beautiful instrument so I took these images the in the Photography Studio studio at work and tried to get some great shots under controlled conditions with both white and black backgrounds.

Tranquilistics “Ruled by Venus” Clip – YouTube version

This is my second videoclip  for my tranquilistics song “Ruled by Venus”, again completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

Tranquilistics “Grand Illusions” Clip – YouTube version

This is my first video for my tranquilistics song “Grand Illusions”, while this was completed some time ago the version posted on this was a Flash based file and I’m trying to make this site accessible to all devices. This is the Youtube hosted version that should be playable on iOS devices.

 

 

Previous Flash version with my notes

 

Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 – Soundcloud HTML5 Player

This is a my 2011 Demo on Soundcloud so I’m just testing how their plug-in works in my blog here. I’m currently writing some more material for Tranquilistics and hope to have some more tracks and  a video available by the end of the year. The arrival of my son Lee Kai has put the brakes on things a little in the last few months but I have heaps of ideas and concepts to go on with.

 

Tranquilistics – Ruled by Venus – Music Video link

This link will take you to my next music video experiment “Ruled by Venus” from my new Tranquilistics project. Tranquilistics – “Ruled by Venus” Music Video 4:40

Tranquilistics - Still frame from "Ruled by Venus" clip

Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 on Soundcloud

I have uploaded the first 9 track demo my new music project “Tranquilistics” to Soundcloud as it seems to be a popular and practical way to circulate music. The tracks are still available here on this blog but Soundcloud has some real benefits and seems worth checking out. Tranquilistics is an instrumental and experimental, music project. A dark, hypnotic & surreal collection of guitar based progressive soundscapes with eastern, acoustic overtones and spacious psychedelia.

If you are into Soundcloud or just want a listen:
Tranquilistics – Demo 2011 – Soundcloud Page

Tranqulistics-typographic logo

Tranquilistics web site launched – HTML & CSS

tranquilistics.com

I have designed and uploaded a web site for my Tranquilistics music project. I wanted the site to showcase the new material produced and provided an interface for people to listen and download the music and video. While most of this material is available on this blog, the songs can now be downloaded for free and the project has its own space and identity on the net.

The site is HTML and CSS based and was created in Dreamweaver CS5 and PhotoShop to the 960 grid system. The site uses some flash based elements, mp3 player, FLV video and Lightroom image galleries. For music and video there are alternative downloads for users without Flash. I have been teaching CSS web design again this semester and have used various aspects of this interface design for examples and demonstrations in class. This site was tested with Safari and Firefox browsers but please let me know if you see problems with the site.

Serpent Yidaki – (didjeridu)

I bought this Yidaki or didjeridu from the hand markets on St Kilda Esplanade. I really liked the design and have always found the sound amazing. Yidaki seems the more preferred name as didjeridu has Irish origins. I’m keen to work on playing it and developing circular breathing, it should be interesting to try.

Tranquilistics – “Grand Illusions” Guitar Picks

Some more experimental promo plectrum designs. This one based of the Grand Illusions artwork I did in january, I have been experimenting with colours and material to see what designs work best for the medium, these turned out a little more saturated than the original file but still look pretty cool.

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I have setup this blog to be an archive of my work in the creative arts. I teach Digital Media and Graphic Design at the Canberra Institute of Technology and live in Belconnen in the ACT. You can find me on Facebook here Roy Boy