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Hi, I’m Gordon! I make ambient electronic music as Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan. Catchy, yeah?

I released two albums last year that sold out, and the first of which made it to Electronic Sound magazine’s Album of the Year list.

My music is inspired by electronic music of the 1970s and the brutalist architecture and utopian ideals of the British New Town programme.

You can find my music at warrington-runcorn-cis.bandcam

Today, I actually got my hands on a copy of the real Runcorn New Town Development Plan!

good morning y'all! after having recorded and tinkered a #cassette #tape edition last night I decided to release my new album LESS tonight.
let the good times roll. #music #bandcamp

Im ersten MOment gedacht: "Ja, lustiger Fake."
Dann kurz drüber nachgedacht, was ich in den letzten Jahren so alles gelesen und gehört habe. :)

Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

the fact that there are ANY billionaires is a sign society has failed

I’ve spent the last couple of nights updating my website:

Hopefully, its clearer to look at, more mobile friendly etc.

Oh, and it also has some details of the forthcoming third album.

@warringtonruncorn no I don’t think so. You have clear goals and the platform you choose needs to fit those. Not the other way around. I don’t Spotify or streaming either, because I am not after “exposure” in exchange for becoming someone else’s content.

I’ve been toying with the idea of putting two tracks from each album out on streaming, and changing the track names and artwork to say “full album on Bandcamp”. Any thoughts?

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The most interesting piece of criticism I’ve had for my music is that it was “hidden” from the public.

At the time, it was freely available on Bandcamp, there vinyl copies in the shops, and lead tracks were on YouTube. But it was not available on any of the streaming platforms.

I haven’t changed that - it’s still Bandcamp exclusive - but I thought it was a rather interesting and revealing comment.

If you can’t find it on Spotify, you value your own music and creativity. But are you also being an elitist snob by refusing to engage with the biggest musical platforms out there?

This is the kind of story that would have terrified me as a child, and still chills me:

I have the masters mixes through for an upcoming EP. This one is quite different in sound, if not in feel and composition, to a lot of my other music as Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan.

Whereas the music I've released so far is comfortably set within the late 70s, very early 80s, this looks back even further to a more pastoral, post hippy idyll of the early 1970s.

I can't wait for you all to hear it.

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