I have not disappeared from the face of the earth! I have just had a very, very busy few months. Expect a blog post soon but, for now, here is a quick recap…
Ishikawa Studios is now functional. I finished building the control room in the first week of March, just before heading back to England for an intense month of producing.
I recorded Teetotum's debut EP at Brighton Electric. My old friend and colleague, Ally Jowett, was there to engineer the session, and it was great fun. It was a rapid fire production - the quickest I have ever done - but I think it really works with the aesthetic the band has and are going for. I can't wait to share the results with you.
I worked with another old friend, Marck Whiley (Marbled and Marck and The Rodeo Falls) to produce an EP of acoustic music. My main man, J. W. Greenwood, stepped in to add his tones, and Bradley Blackwell brought his upright bass to the table (floor). I am looking forward to mixing that project next week.
I also worked with J. W. Greenwood and his writing partner Matt Wilkinson to record some guitar duets. It was quite a change of pace to be working on those after the two EP projects.
Finally, I worked with Gary Stewart, who has worked with too many amazing artists and bands to mention, to create some instrumental compositions.
I arrived back in California in the first week of April, and I have been mixing music and working on the studio in (nearly) equal measure. With recording work coming up in May, though, I need to have everything ready and good to go!
Until next time…