A designer’s life – and more – from the Instagram feed of Creative Director Gareth Bouch

NEW MUSIC: “Before The Fire”
Music from the Hawksmoor universe.
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#prog #postrock #soundtrack #soundscape #progressiverock #ambient #electronica #industrial
Amber ❤️🇪🇸🐾 #galgo and Bruno ❤️🇪🇸🐾 #podenco enjoying some self-isolating fun in the sun this morning up in the field we’re renting each day for the foreseeable.
#staysafe #lovepodencos #adoptpodencos #instapodenco #podencosofinstagram #lovegalgos #adoptgalgos #galgosofinstagram
Good news: my new Stick strings have arrived from the USA.
Bad news: Bridgend’s music shop is in lockdown and only a complete fool would expect things to end well if I tried to restring it 😂
Patience, then...
Left it way too late to get a long overdue haircut before everything started to shut down so I’ve been given a homemade one at the back and the sides. I’m very happy with it and will be starting up a Blancmange tribute band as soon as this Covid-19 thing blows over... 😝
NEW MUSIC: “Touchstone” A pure piano improvisation, recorded warts and all as it flowed from my head to my fingers. I don’t usually ‘dedicate’ tunes. But this feels right. It’s for my partner in crime and music at school, Jonathan Bellaby. He taught me to value sounds every bit as much as notes, and could create the most extraordinary noises with his guitars and pedals.
http://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#piano #improvisation #minimalist #neoclassical #jazz #logicprox #creativitymatters
NEW MUSIC: ‘Janjanbureh’. An homage to the trumpet stylings of Jon Hassell. Also a love letter to a remote, beautiful, tranquil place up the River Gambia: Hot, dry days and cool nights filled with stars, camping in tents by the riverside.
Listen & free download: http://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#janjanbureh #gambia #ambient #minimalist #jonhassell #logicprox
New places to wander with the dogs, new pieces of industrial archeology to discover. Fancy some water with your iron?
NEW MUSIC: “Into The Apex” - extended riffs & beats from the music we created for the FIM Superbike World Championship's brilliant Paddock Show events, hosted by Michael Hill which bring together fans and riders each race weekend. A mash-up of treatments and set-asides from the project’s development so that nothing goes to waste... Always doing our bit for recycling!
http://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
(Streaming only)
#music #soundtrack #composing #sounddesign #logicprox
“Spirit Of The River” - A slightly jazzy laid-back piano improv against a chopped up drum groove has developed into a fully-blown beauty. I’m busy refining tiny details - and removing and paring back superfluous stuff - whilst I wait for bassist Ian to do his thing, and then we can get on with a provisional mixdown.
#music #creating #composing #logicprox #postrock
When Kenfig dune system becomes Kenfig lake system. #Kenfig #Bridgend #Wales #beautifulwales #findyourepic
👉 http://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#ambient #minimalist #soundscape #soundtrack #progrock #postprog #progressiverock #logicprox #nyckelharpa #nativeinstruments #arturia #soniccouture
The secret's out! Am delighted to have created the new music for the brilliant WorldSBK Paddock Show - the live onstage event that happens across all the race weekends, bringing together riders and fans with a bit of magic from Michael Hill
It totally rocks. 🤘
A track called "Into The Apex", remixing and mashing up the various riffs, beats and drones from the project's development will be available (streaming only) from soundcloud.com/theraindogs in due course. #VROOMVROOM
#music #jingle #soundtrack #logicprox
NEW MUSIC: Waterland (Part v). Fifth instalment in the "Waterland" ambient series, celebrating local landscapes.
Me on keyboards, drones, rhythmics, production.
GEOLOCATION: @what3words ///birdcage.poems.punchy
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs/waterland-part-v
#ambient #minimalist #soundscape #soundtrack #logicprox #wales #beautifulwales #findyourepic
Looks like a beautiful send-off for Ginger Baker by Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Nile Rodgers & crew. ❤️
❤️🇪🇸🍷🍽 Great to be back. In the new location. #tapas
Totally weird ten minutes of light this afternoon. Almost like a partial eclipse kind of light, but deep orange. This is the view from the back of the house up into the woods. #nofilter
Replacement copy of “Utilitarianism” has arrived in the post, after one or more of my dogs inexplicably shredded my previous one. It smells of ‘old book’, which is one of the most beautiful scents in the world.
NEW MUSIC: “Waterland (Part iv”) Fourth instalment in the “Waterland” series. Inspired by the local landscape.
GEOLOCATION: @what3words ///ratio.solving.cheater
Featuring drones, piano, and Nyckelharpa sounds.
www.soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#ambient #minimalist #soundscape #soundtrack #nyckelharpa #wales #beautifulwales #findyourepic
Prepping “Waterland Part 4” for mixdown.
Should you ever run out of good, loving, worthy reasons to adopt a #podenco then you could always just run with “He’d probably look hilarious eating Fruit Pastilles”… ❤️🇪🇸🐾 #Podencos #lovepodencos #adoptpodencos
The condition known as Resting Miserable Git Face 😝
Today is Dia Del Galgo - Here’s Amber ❤️🇪🇸🐾 Our wonderful girl from @galgosdelsol enjoying life up in the big field today.
#galgo #galgos #diadelgalgo #lovegalgos #adoptgalgos #galgosofinstagram
My music now has a home on Facebook.
NEW MUSIC: "In Patagonia (part one)". First instalment in a new ambient project which will be gradual-release.
Inspired by the book "In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin.
Listen & download here:
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#ambient #soundscape #soundtrack #prog #postprog #minimalist #logicprox
“First The Fire” [alternative version]
I’ve revisited the opening track from ‘Hawksmoor’. This is not a corrected version or a better version or a directors-cut version, simply an alternative.
The first section has been pared back a little in the pads and padding with Ian Halstead’s fretless bass popping out a bit more with its harmonics and low frequency rumblings.
The second, thundering section has new instrumentation as the main riffs are taken down a notch to make room for some screaming, distorted Nyckelharpas.
Listen and download here:
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs/first-the-fire-alternative-version
#progressiverock #progrock #prog #ambient #industrial #nyckelharpa #soundtrack #hawksmoor #chapmanstick
Nice trip on Sunday up into the hills near Abergavenny to get ourselves some new chickens.
Safe travels little Kimster! My beloved little Kimi is off on his bi-annual holiday to Switzerland for a new battery and servicing. Will miss you. See you again in 4 weeks and £85 time! 😭👋
Frozen puddle up in the big field this morning. You can tell how many hours old it is by counting the rings. Fact.
#thisisnotafact
Knocked up a nice supper tonight based on something I saw on an old Nigella programme in the week. Boil up the spaghetti, whilst frying up some lardons in olive oil and chopping up some flat leaf parsley, then pour the drained spaghetti into the pan with the lardons and thrown in the parsley and stir it all up with a dash more oil and ground black pepper. 😋
Rainbow at the beach.

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