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

Superb job by Simon and his crew at @elitesigns - finally able to sort our 2020 van livery after a long COVID lockdown induced delay. Worth every last minute of the wait! 😍🙌 #VROOMVROOM
Nelson and Derek soaking up the sun ❤️🇪🇸🐾 #podenco #podencos #podencosofinstagram #instapodenco #lovepodenco #lovepodencos #adoptpodencos
Radiophonic burblings, washes of reversed strumming and reverberations, hollow drones and abstract almost Indian-sounding “experimental cello” touches. It's The Rain Dogs new #ambient #minimalist #soundscape "Imperfect Trajectories".
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
NEW MUSIC: Lovely to have new help onboard as the multi-talented Matthew Sowerby joins The Rain Dogs for “In Patagonia (ii)” providing ‘infinite guitar’ pulses and loops…
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#ambient #minimalist #soundtrack #soundscape #electronica #patagonia
3Kg box of Heritage Tomatoes arrived today from @iowtomatoes - Cannot wait to chop them up with red onion, sea salt, olive oil and oregano and eat with some nice Ciabatta and a drop of red wine. 😋 #nomnomnom
NEW MUSIC: “An Imprint Upon Time”
Music For Drones And Nyckelharpa.
Something introspective from my lockdown headspace.
Listen on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#ambient #minimalist #soundtrack #soundscape #nyckelharpa
In the mid 90s I worked on a pretty cool interactive TV newspaper project whilst Design Editor at the Hull Daily Mail. As part of it I got to write this piece of music to accompany a kind of blog section in it.
Recreated here completely from memory 25 years later and reimagined with some natural sounds and also some more synthy stylings.
Listen now on SoundCloud...
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
Today is #worldnyckelharpaday - I’ve used the wonderful sound of the #nyckelharpa from the brilliant @soniccouture module for Kontakt out of context and sounding more like an Indian violin in a number of my pieces of music. Go to https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs and check out: Petrichor, Kanyakumari, and Waterland parts ii, iii, and iv.
#ambient #minimalist #soundtrack #soundscape #electronica #electroacoustic #logicprox #nativeinstruments #kontakt #soniccouture
I’ve managed to significantly improve the appearance of my lockdown hair. 😂😝👍
Bruno #Podenco ❤️🇪🇸🐾 and Amber #Galgo ❤️🇪🇸🐾 doing their thing up in the field today. #podencos #lovepodencos #adoptpodencos #instapodenco #podencosofinstagram #galgos #lovegalgos #adoptgalgos #galgosofinstagram
Also Derek popping into shot for a quick widdle! 😂
Little treat to myself off eBay to make lockdown a bit more interesting 🙌❤️
Zoomies. Amber the #galgo ❤️🇪🇸🐾 enjoying the field today.
#galgos #galgosofinstagram #lovegalgos #adoptgalgos
NEW MUSIC: “Ghost Echoes (Edit)” - A revised take on the original "Ghost Echoes" - a fork from the HAWKSMOOR project.
Shortened, with opening section removed, and with rebalancing of some parts.
I did the Frippish guitar sounds on keyboards, and the bass parts I did on Chapman Stick.
https://soundcloud.com/theraindogs
#prog #progressiverock #progrock #postrock #chapmanstick #fripp #ambient
Music by The Rain Dogs is currently heading to these platforms thanks to music distributor @dittomusic 🙌
#electronica #ambient #postrock #progressiverock #prog #industrial #minimalist #soundtrack #soundscape #ditto
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

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