New Age Mistrust Remix is out on Spotify…

My new single “New Age (Mistrust Remix)” – a collaboration with Australian touring musician Rob.V is out on Spotify and all major music streaming platforms. The song was released on November 19th, 2021, and is already generating some interest and getting airplay on some online radio stations. You can buy or stream the song here on Bandcamp and Spotify!

Rob and I would love to get some feedback on the song, and hope you can all help spread the word about the song!

Rhythm Sound and Movement finally out

A while ago I mentioned the remix I did for New Zealand band, Pitch Black. I’m proud to announce that the remix, entitled “Rude Mechanicals (mistrust’s ambiotik remix)”  is out now in New Zealand, and will be released worldwide over the next few weeks…. Here’s part of the official press release from Pitch Black’s label:

“we’re proud to announce the imminent release of Rhythm, Sound And Music, a collection of remixes of tracks from Rude Mechanicals. Some of our favourite from artists around the world have stepped up to the challenge of tweaking the originals: Bluetech, International Observer, Simon Flower, Patch, Kerretta, Friends Electric and many more (including England’s mistrust!). The full track listing is below.

You can check out the tunes in full at or most of them are also up on Pitch Black’s myspace.

(The mistrust remix is on my own myspace player here –

You can either buy the 14-track CD from one of the online stores below, or if you are one of those thoroughly modern interweb peeps who prefers a download, you can get the surgically-enhanced 20-track ultra augmented bumper edition!!

To celebrate the new release, we are heading across to Australia in June for some shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and then swiftly over to the West Coast of the USA for a handful more. All these dates are below, we’d love to see ya! We will also be heading to the UK and Europe in October, so keep an eye out for us and we’ll keep you updated closer to the time.

Enjoy the tuneage, we look forward to seeing you on the dancefloor sometime soon!”

Release Dates
NZ – May 4th in stores, April 27th online
AUS – May 30th in stores, May 12th online
USA – May 16th in stores, May 12th online
UK/EU – May 26th in stores, May 12th online

Online Stores:
NZ – available from Amplifier 
AUS – available from Vitamin 
USA – available from CD Baby 
UK – available from Dubmission Records 
EU – available from Dubmission Records 

Special downloads:
NZ – 20 track version available from Ampilfier 
USA – 20 track version available from iTunes

Track Listing:

1. 1000 Mile Drift – International Observer

2. Transient Transmissions – Deep Fried Dub

3. Rude Mechanicals – Mistrust

4. Bird Soul – Fold vs Horace

5. Bird Soul – Subtone

6. Sonic Colonic – Patch

7. South of the Line – Bluetech

8. Harmonia – Neon Stereo

9. Please Leave Quietly – Johnny Hooves

10. Bird Soul – Kerretta

11. 1000 Mile Drift – Simon Flower

12. Harmonia – Rob

13. Fragile Ladders – Groove Yantra

14. Please Leave Quietly – Friends Electric

Spread the word! This is the first time I’ve had a “proper” release on a CD!!!

Catching up

First, a few changes/updates I’ve made to this blog:

– I’ve reverted to the “everything’s gone green” theme from last year (see why below).
– Most of my old songs and tunes are now available as free direct downloads in my Music page.
– I’ve reorganised my links on the blogroll-type list, and included some new friends.

Still more changes to be made though…

Too much time on Twitter recently has left me little time for my proper blog here on WordPress, and even less time for changing the homepage at I realised the other week that the link on the homepage still pointed to my blog entry about my Rude Mechanicals remix being released last October. I guess it was still relevant at the moment, but now it’s coming out on the Pitch Black remix CD at the end of April, I need to update it. Cue redesign in Dreamweaver! I’m trying to tie in the design of the homepage to my photo of Talacre Beach that people have commented on, along with this wordpress blog. Vincesapplemac (Vince Elgey), one of my twitter friends, keeps telling me to go the self-hosting route and install a blog so I can change the theme to something more individual than the themes.  Maybe he’s right, but I need to get organised first! In the meantime, I’ll probably add a couple of pages to mistrustmusic, including links to all my music.

Other recent news/updates

Henry in New Zealand, who is definitely my number one fan, is still plugging my Rude Mechanicals remix! Can’t thank him enough.

I’ve made quite a few new friends on Twitter – as I mentioned earlier, so hello to everyone on there. I’ve also invented  a couple of new categories  on there: #fickletwittering and #unfollowed. If you’re a twitterer, have a look for them to discover what they mean! If not, all will be explained in my next post on here. 

I’m going to see Ultravox in concert next week, and getting very excited about it! For those who don’t know them, they were big in the 1980s, and have just reformed for a one-off tour. I’ll hopefully be twittering from there and post some photos up in twitpic. The last time I saw Ultravox (in 1984), they were using a lot of pre-MIDI equipment, things like the ARP Odyssey and Yamaha CS80, so it will be interesting to see  how they recreate the songs using things like the MacBook Pro… (Follow them on Twitter!)

I’ve sent Animat some video clips I took of them performing the live score of Tuvalu in Leeds a few weeks ago. Some of the clips are very dark, but they may put some on Youtube

My songs on MusicFreedom have disappeared, in fact has disappeared!

Paul, my 16 y.o. stepson with Autism, is still out of school, however he’s visiting a special school for an hour or two twice a week, which is progress…

Really need to publish more updates on here!

By the way – the photo of the tree is one I took on my new Sony Ericsson phone.

Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) out now

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My remix for Pitch Black‘s Rude Mechanicals track is out now!!!

You can get it from the following download stores now, as part of the Rude Mechanicals EP:

Pitch Black – Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) – buy on iTunes

Pitch Black – Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) – buy on Beatport

Pitch Black – Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) – buy at

Pitch Black – Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) – buy at

Pitch Black – Rude Mechanicals (mistrust remix) – listen now at Myspace

Please note – some of these may only let you download from the USA/Canada.

…..don’t forget to read the rest of the blog!!!!