July 18, 2020

Last year I arrived at a crossroad. My work was unsatisfying, I felt shackled to a routine and the harsh northern winter was gnawing away at my last mental reserves. After leaving my job I was free in a sense that I could break up with everything and choose a completel...

February 29, 2020

How often do you go on a road trip in winter just for fun? You should challenge yourself to go on adventures that sometimes don't make sense to the people around you - before this journey everyone had shivered at the thought of driving around in the snow in January wit...

November 29, 2019

You know that feeling of being in a place and feeling at ease? Where you can declutter your mind, slow down and process some of the emotional baggage that you brought along.
The Album Draaihoek is exactly that feeling for me. It encapsulates how I feel when I break out...

September 14, 2019

Time for a new blog post/update on where my life has been going!

In my last work anniversary post I talked about starting and finishing two exciting game projects, namely Pillars of the Earth and State of Mind. I also spoilered about a third game that was in the works...

April 19, 2019

Traveling back to South Africa always fills me up with a sense of belonging and relief. Although my home country is riddled with political and social problems it is still one of the most beautiful places in the world for me because of the diversity of nature that you g...

September 24, 2018

Do you know the moment when you have just experienced something that you would only dream of? This weekend was a vessel for one of those moments. It was a truly beautiful occasion on which we got to meet my biggest musical inspiration - Tomas Dvorak aka ...

August 17, 2018

It has been a long while since my last blog update and so I have quite a bit of catching up to do here.

Since my last post on recording in the townships I have migrated to the north and found a new home in Germany's wettest cities, the lovely Hamburg.

In July 2017 I had...

August 6, 2017

This year I decided it was time to do another field recording trip and as I had recently received an offer to move to Germany for a permanent job I thought I would record something truly South African before embarking on my overseas journey.

The townships here in Cape T...

February 27, 2017

 The Midlands Farm Sounds Library is a collection of Sound FX I recorded in the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa over the December period of 2016.

It consists of a variety of different farmyard sounds ranging from Farm Objects like Wheelbarrows, Door Squeak...

December 25, 2016

It is finally done! The binaural microphone + Dummy Head project has come to a successful end; it has been an exciting experience crafting and soldering this thing together from scratch - I must admit that I have learned a lot from it and I am also excited to be creati...

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