March 15 2023 Latest News – After a 5 year gap, Military Grade Peace will release a new album in May 2023. The album will feature 2 Thirty minute tracks composed and recorded on a Korg Microcorder and some DAW synth, these ambient drones are influenced by the brilliant Eliane Radigue, Delia Derbyshire and Wendy […]
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MGP released their 2nd album of 2018 on November 2nd, entitled Occidental Thievery. 5 electronic compositions using synthesizers to create moods and soundscapes reminiscent of the early origins of electronic music. Influenced by Eliane Radigue, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Ash Ra Tempel, and Popol Vuh. The album is available to download for FREE on Bandcamp […]
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The debut album by MGP is available now from Bandcamp for FREE, just choose zero dollars to download. The album is 4 long electronic instrumentals, influenced by the horribly named “Krautrock” from the early 70s when young Germans were making music far ahead of their time, it’s also worth a mention for the influence of […]
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Inspired by the great German bands of the early 70s, who made work of utter genius whilst the rest of the western world churned out dismal rock, this 8 minute track is a homage, tribute to those bands. Siebziger Deutscher Abzocke was written and recorded in June 2018. This is available to listen to on […]
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TRUE STORY TIME:- The day I met Donald Trump Jr, and the story he told me. So not that long ago, I was at an airport, my flight had been delayed and so I went to the bar for a drink, it was fairly crowded as a lot of flights had suffered the same thing. […]
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My previous, and highly unsuccessful venture came to an end in 2015, after 5 years. Three albums and one EP, all enjoyable and fulfilling to make. I felt I had exhausted the possibilities of the particular sound I had been working on and wanted to do something different, hence Military Grade Peace. I’m proud of […]
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My favourite band ever is Joy Division, through them and Factory Records I discovered particular bands that all emerged roughly the same time from Manchester and area, bands like A Certain Ratio, Section 25, and the one I want to write about today, Crispy Ambulance. This was all after the fact of course, it must […]
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Since April 2016, I have been posting demos, crossing a few genres, these are them. Listening is now on special offer and has been slashed to be FREE.
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It must have been sometime in early 1981 when I was about 13, not far from the flats I grew up in, (Lambeth, South East London), I saw a 3 piece band shooting a video, I stood and watched fascinated, they were The Gas and the song was ‘Possessions”. The next day I went to […]
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Sitting at home with a broken foot, listening to the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, on orange Vinyl no less, recorded on June 4th 1976. I can’t imagine what it would have been like have been there, without the hindsight I have now, and take in that show. Imagine being familiar […]
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