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I temporarily sound like Grimes, which is nice! 

Using that amazing voice replacing artificial intelligence, a new version of Black Hole Down is out now with the dulcet tones of Canadian singer and pusher of boundaries; Grimes. Thanks to her Elftech Ai witchiness I now sound like Grimes, at least for this song!

Black Hole Down remastered and re-released on 28th July and the Grimes Ai vocal version on the 4th August!! 

After the Magroove cock up, Black Hole Down is to be re-released on the 28th July. Only this time there are extras as follows!!:

A remastered version as the main release
The original release now called the In Your Face Mix, as it's just one more louder innit?!
The Lost in Space instrumental version
The Fully Arped instrumental version of Bite The Rope
The Go Away instrumental version of Scream
Instrumental version of Sweetness
Instrumental version of Hacked In

But on the 4th August a version of Black Hole Down is released with my vocals put through an Ai system created by Grimes' team, so it is essentially Black hole Down with Grimes singing! It took a fair bit of my studio time to have it sound and sit well in the mix but i'm loving it! :) 



Black Hole Down is temporarily being taken off all streaming services as the distributor I used; Magroove, can't tell their arse from their elbow and fucked up, having not released it on Apple, Amazon, Pandora and many others, even after 4 emails to customer services, not a bean in response! Twats!

Anyway Black Hole Down is still on Youtube in video form and you can listen/purchase it on Bandcamp, so go there and listen and watch, like and subscribe, cos we need cheering up!! XXX

Black Hole Down lyric video

Black Hole Down - Bandcamp

A Cosmic Trip for you  

Been messing with text to Ai and and delving back into After Effects (AE) after I couldnt face it for Hacked In. It really is incredible what text to Ai can do alongside something called Stable Diffusion and another technique called Out-painting.

Basically I fed either some of the lyrics direct, or descriptions of what I wanted some of the images to look like and then added styles such as certain artists or sci-fi matte painting and so on. Out-painting is using the Ai prompts to expand on each previous image, keeping the original image in the centre. I just kept doing that to create the images for the zoom, which I had to manipulate in AE to actually create the continuity. Stick on an Ai generated spaceship cockpit and some of this and that in AE and bingo....Cosmic return trip (song dropping Electric Wizard there!)

Give it a go, it's ace! I used Dall-e 2 and Nightcafe, but there are more and more all the time.

Black Hole Down video


New single Hacked in is incoming, you have been warned!

Somewhat of a change in sentiment with this one, it is a bit of a diatribe against the gutter press in the UK and the gullible fools who believe the lies they print. OOOH BURN!!!! It's still a fun, stomping, genre bending FYDStar tune you want in you ears and as a special bonus, Gareth even wapps out some "metal" vocals at the end, WAAARGHHH!

Come back on the 16th to click to listen on all the good and tolerable streaming platforms :)

Pour some sugar on yourself and other people (with consent, naturally), with new single Sweetness! 

Excited to announce our new single is to be released on the 25th March 2021 and yes I know it’s not a Friday, but I thought it was, like a numpty! Can’t change it now, so lets hear it for “New Music Thursday” anyone? 

Anyway this is I think is our “poppiest” song, yet still low down and dirty and features my other half singing with me towards the end 

I think so far, I get the biggest buzz listening to Sweetness, it’s just a fracking great combo of…. well sweetness and heavy Cosmic Thunder Sludge Pop (or is it Pop Sludge?) of course.

Listen to a small blast here