Murrant’s Rant: The Bay of Absurdity

Originally Published on September 10, 2015 The Cape Breton Star – http://capebretonstar.ca/2015/09/09/the-bay-of-absurdity/    I’m not an economist.  I guess that’s why the logic behind the Nova Star Ferry eludes me.  As you may have read recently in the news, we (taxpayers) are well on our way to spending $13-million this year to keep the Nova Star […]

Room 101

“George Orwell’s 1984 has always been a favorite of mine. Michael Radford’s 1984 adaptation is a masterpiece.  So in 1992, with a room full of synthesizers and samplers and a clunky old Atari 1040 computer, I produced this.  It’s pure, early 1990’s techno – really dated by today’s standards – but I still love it.  Some […]

Lost Myself

Lost Myself by Glen Murrant“September 11, 2001 was a day that defies description. I wasn’t even in the US at the time, but I watched the whole thing unfold live on TV.  When the second plane hit the tower, I knew the world would never be the same – we, as a society, would never […]

Human (parts 1 & 2)

“I’ve always gravitated toward the slower, quieter sounds – piano, brushed drums, marimba, fat synth pads with a slow attack.  I had written about fifteen different sets of lyrics for ‘Human’ but none of them added anything to the music – in fact, they all seemed to detract from it. Maybe some day I’ll find […]