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16 October 2014

A History of Drugs - short film

21 April 2014


The Mini Paper Pavilion Club were inspired to create this model of The Beam. I love the attention to detail on this and it makes me want to ride The Beam for real even more!

The Miniature Paper Pavilion Club meets biweekly in Vancouver to build ~1:100 scale architectural marvels. We are interested in creating imaginary celebrative public spaces - miniature beacons to all humankind, elevating the wonder of innovation and excellence!

14 September 2013 model miniature monorail science transport future technology

Buchla Space Dome Ritual

Here is a recording from a live space ritual performed in Dome B at Herstmonceux Observatory in Sussex. Combining Buchla Electric Music Box, Kaleidoloop and a Yapp 36 inch refracting telescope, the aim was to summon cosmic transmissions from deep space. Over the course of the evening we picked up voices of long lost astronauts, stars being born, distant undiscovered planets with strange atmospheres, creaking relics of the space race and many more things that defy description. The sounds of these space transmissions can now be heard.

Buy it here (name your own price).

8 September 2013 buchla space telescope electronic music experimental music sound universe live music

A videophonic collage for our new single ‘The Beam’. A radiophonic Monorail journey through 5 fantastical worlds of imagination.

Buy the new single on 10” clear vinyl here.

30 August 2013 monorail the simonsound electronic music Buchla EMS radiophonic

Images of the limited edition version of The Beam. As well as the colour vinyl and map from the standard edition, this pack adds a sew on Monorail Pilot Patch, mini booklet, one of a kind 1/4 inch tape loop and Simonsound Transit Authority ticket. Available exclusively from our Bandcamp.

Packaging and design by Emily Macaulay at Stanley James Press.

14 May 2013

Very excited to share images of the new Simonsound single ‘The Beam’. The title track will be getting its first public airing on BBC Radio 3’s The Late Junction on Tuesday 13th of May, so please tune in to hear that. Pre-sales and more info on the strictly limited edition ‘Pilot Pack’ will follow that broadcast.

A fantastical Monorail journey in sound!

Like a souvenir from a mid century World’s Fair, ‘The Beam’ follows in the footsteps of early electronic musicians such as Raymond Scott, Tristram Cary and Tom Dissevelt.

Travel into the realm of imagination with The Simonsound Transit Authority

14 May 2013

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8 May 2013


Coming soon on Project Blue Book Records, take a trip into your imagination aboard the SS Mk I Monorail

18 March 2013

I recently visited Florida again and had more time to explore Kennedy Space Center and the missile and rocket launch sites of the early space missions. I also spent a lot of time riding the Monorail at Disney as inspiration and to collect footage and material for an upcoming Simonsound release in the new year. More on that soon.

16 December 2012 NASA kennedy Space Center Disney World Monorail Space Rocket Missile EPCOT Astronaut Futuristic Robot Dials controls Cape Canaveral