This fairly ambient collection was improvised in one session around Feb 2001 in my basement flat in Kemptown, Brighton, using a non-released version of Gbloink! (in development between versions 1.5 and 1.8). The soundcard was a SoundBlaster Live, which is why this has great sounds.

Why "Eel Pie Island"? No idea. At the time I sat down to improvise this I seem to remember having three sources of inspiration :

In contrast to The Great Grimpon Mire with its intense green gloopiness. Eel Pie Island is all desolate mudflats at sunset; long, picturesque stretches of melancholy with ocassional flocks of rattling and scuttering percussion - interjected by phases of very LOUD and violent, mechanical clanking. In one sense this was a pretty lazy and minimal piece to produce. Each track is typically a single mood elongated to 8 to 10 minutes. However, it's grown on me a lot over the years. Now it's one of the Gbloink! recordings from that time that I pull out most often to listen to. Especially the easier tracks 2, 3 and 5.