Dear Steve, I spotted you playing drums on one of the songs of the album Magnetic by Gaudi. It’s quite an eclectic recording with a diverse group of musicians. I’m curious to find out how you became involved. Were outtakes of the Koi recordings used for this? If not, what material where you given to work with? I was surprised to see you paired up with noise mongers Merzbow and Bill Laswell, but you do hold your ground :). Your unique way of drumming really comes into its own on the atmospheric track! Any thoughts on the final result? Thanks for the amazing music and pictures all these years!!!

To be honest I’ve not heard it. The ‘artist’ known as ‘Gaudi’ has access to previous recordings for other artists on the same label (in this case the ‘Koi’ project that I worked on) then he re-uses the musician’s sounds and performances. To be honest I think it’s very questionable and the fact that I (and possibly other artists on the recording) have not approved it nor been asked if our names be credited before its release is wholly inappropriate.

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  1. Sounds like the time Thurston Moore used sounds by a number of Japanese noise artists on a Yoko Ono remix (it’s on the Rising Mixes EP). Unfortunately, he hadn’t bothered to clear it with any of the artists ahead of time, so some of them were upset when the mix was released.

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