Sunday, 26 December 2010

A Beach Boys Megamix

I thought they were a joke band, in fact they are sublime. Merry Christmas.

Surf's Up

Little Bird

Wind Chimes


A Lesser Known One Here..

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wendy House

Ere lies Wendy House:

Wendy House by dr rasclut

Enjoy, children


Sunday, 30 May 2010

More Bending

About 3 and a half minutes in it starts sounding pretty cool

Classic Man

Friday, 28 May 2010

More Musik 4 U

My latest...

Some by dr rasclut

...and greatest? You be the judge.

I think I've got myself into a bit of a Dilla rut after working on Hoodlum, need to keep working towards something original. I was gonna record some extra guitar but it seemed unnecessary.
Dan x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Saturday, 22 May 2010


I didn't realise quite how mental javelin throwing was:

Dan xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

New Track - Hoodlum

Hoodlum by dr rasclut

I fancied making some Dilla beats, and this is the result. I spent ages sampling around, that's the hard part. You've gotta have a really good ear, and not just for rhythm and beats. Finding snippets of melody can really bring it together too. I think you have to have a go at it yourself to realise how genius people like Dilla really were. I do enjoy it though, it's just a completely different practice to writing guitar based pop tunes.

I sequenced all of this using Cubase, but I'm hoping to dump all the samples on to my sp-303 for any live situations that may happen to arise in the future...

Dan xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

More 1st year animation

'My second and final 1st year animation. It is a short exploration of the theme 'people' based on observation/imagination, and the city/urban environment. The final product is basically a compilation of a few experiments.'

People from Dan Jacobs on Vimeo.

It was in the last few days of the project when I chucked everything into After Effects that I realised how important the editing process is, and how much I enjoy it. I'm a computer nerd at heart...

It includes a condensed version of me very own 'Shaken Fizzy' for the soundtrack, which seems to fit nicely with the looped drawings and represents a cyclical urban culture.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Here's a really fucking nice animation by Kristian Andrews. Like many of the best out there, he did an MA at the Royal Academy.

Check it his website interestingly designed by Manchester Met's very own Tom Judd. Maybe they were in the same year at RCA?
I gotta go poop

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Monday, 10 May 2010

Love and Theft

Some seriously intense work by German animator Andreas Hykade. Watch it all the way through, it gets better...

Lord of Animatronics

Check out dis bad boi:

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Portraits of Men and Boys

As I'm doing an Illustration degree I should probably stop farting around and upload some of my rudimentary mark making that will one day get me a job. Hope you like the new banner too.

These are actually from before Christmas, I'll try and upload some more recent ones soon.
Dan x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May The Sixth

Right, right so.

This is a bit of an important day for me, it's election day.

I've got a lot of hopes riding on today in terms of parliamentary change, and I've also got a lot of angst regarding the possible outcomes.

I'll be writing tomorrow, until then,
Love Declan.

Post 101 - Soundtrack?

I didn't realise that last post was no.100, so here's another track to celebrate. It started a while ago when I was quite into ambient sound-scape type stuff and also the on going appeal of glitch, so enjoy the long introduction.

Shaken Fizzy by dr rasclut

Music for animation? Perhap.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

New Track

Hey yo, here's another tune i've been working on for a while. It's not quite perfect yet but it's got potential; the combination of guitars and beatz worked quite well in this instance. I managed to get a surprisingly beefy sound for a DI'd electric using software amp simulators.

Buffalo Buffalo by dr rasclut

I've got plenty more unfinished tracks in the pipeline, including some tasty samba beats, so stay tuned.
Tell me what you think about me.
Dan xxx

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Nice body language and character animation with a playful narrative.

Monday, 26 April 2010


By Joe Magee and Alistair Gentry
The sound track is rad xxx

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Here's a review of the play I did the music for last week,

Second paragraph down, classic 'review comment' -


Monday, 22 March 2010

My New Hero

Bibio interview from Lou Liddiard-Smith on Vimeo.

I can relate to this, especially the part about meeting the right people. Got the album too, it's rele good. Cheers Huw for the recommendation.
Dan x

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Guilty Gordon New Song

After skiving off uni, I spent the day sampling and messing around with guitars. Here's what I came up with, freshly baked for your tender ears:

Guilty Gordon

Danjemoniel xxx

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I Written These Lines

There's a pupil size part of the mind
Where you strike a deal only to hide
Exponential currents, strong and flamboyant,
In mind's eye so willingly blind.

'Easier than you think', I thought, I think,
To succinctly remove my sweat and the stink,
Months now until I see her and yet
Within hours I find her only in ink.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Sunken Sockets TUNE

My most recent 'composition':

I would encourage you to ignore the already suppressed vocals, I mainly just wanted to get the melody down. The walls here are pretty thin here so, yeah.

More on the way

Worrall xxxx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Audio List

Not much you haven't heard before, just stuff I keep going back to:

A few of those are unnoficial videos.
Dan xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Classic films of our time

Granny Gurner
By Dan Jacobs and Sam Mclellan

Where's the Baby!
(Right click and hit 'play' if it doesn't start)
By Dan Jacobs and Sam Mclellan

By Dan Jacobs and Declan Pleydell-Pearce

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

New Track

I can't stop lovin' those glitchy beats:

Dan xxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I'm eating less and less meat these days

A quality Run Wrake film. The proof that I needed to show that computer based tweened animation can be just as experimental and creative as hand drawn frame by frame. Well, I like both.

Dan x

Monday, 25 January 2010

Animation Project

My first attempt at cel drawn animation...

Dan xxx

Friday, 22 January 2010

My New Scottish Haircut, In The Form Of A MySpace Style Picture, Circa 2006

Totally Crunk Up Casio SA-5

This is the same keyboard I got when i was a kid, and I've still got it. There's a way you can bend the circuits inside to create loads of cool noises, you can do it with old drum machines e.t.c.

You can see how they did it here:

I'm tempted to give it a go...

Here's some more cool ones with different keyboards n shit


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Alright, I'm in Ecosse

I'm currently restringing my 12 string guitar in preparation for trying to find some gigs. Tonight I'm sound engineering for some acoustic cats. Ha! Professional, me.
And I'm having a wee listen to this, I really like it.
Great harmonic work, I reckon.

Cheers ta,
Declan xxx

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

$ekruT Ch00N@ge

Here is a reward for looking at this blog from time to time - an insight into the Young Hearts' latest musical doings. That means YOU, G.Morgan.

Only a draft, but it aint RUFF!!!!!!

Dan XxXxX