Thursday, April 25, 2019

Disco Antenna - Smalltown Boy [Bronski Beat cover]


JLA presented me with a backing track and lead vocals for this Hi-NRG version of a classic club track from 1984, originally by the UK band Bronski Beat. I've often thought JLA could do a great job of matching Jimmy Somerville's unique voice, and he doesn't disappoint. I worked some production magic on it, adding backing vocals, synths, strings, and bass guitar. We both feel we've not only done the original proud but put a unique spin on it into the bargain. We hope you enjoy the free download.

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No More Cries: Seven EP


No More Cries have had a busy winter working on their double album. In early spring we picked seven of the more polished songs for an E.P. and CD release party. Limited to 100 CDs produced in-house and also available on bandcamp as a digital download.

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We were given a one page write-up in our local paper, The Cariboo Observer, about the release party, which you can read here.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2018: Year In Review

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2018 was, surprisingly, a creative year for me. Here is a run-down of the audio-related projects I was involved in:

-Mixed six No More Cries songs for a film project (none were used - but they'll end up on the double album in the works). Recorded roughly 10 more backing tracks for the album to add to the 12 or so already in the can.
-Mixed and mastered Danny Brickell's debut CD, and recorded 8 or so tracks for his follow-up.
-Mixed an EP's worth of songs for Jessica Harvey, recorded three new tracks for her.
-Recorded (and filmed) around 7 songs for Chad Stump, and contributed keyboards and vocals to his wedding song.
-Recorded five songs for Meredith Higgins, for which there is some session work in-progress.
-Remixed 'Our Revenge' for Zwaremachine.
-Remixed a song for Schultz (yet to be released).
-Composed a complete backing track for Taylor Waters (yet to be released).
-Mastered four Disco Antenna songs for one-off lathe-cut vinyl and subsequent digital EP.
-Remastered Disco Antenna's 'Side A' and 'Side B' for the forthcoming full-length album (to be released 2019).
-Made a new sound collage for The Manitou's 'Atmospheres', and mastered the album (to be released 2019).
-Wrote one song for The Manitou's 'Dreams of Sleeping Engines', recorded vocals for six songs. This album is in the mastering stage.

Have I forgotten anything? Probably. 2019 will see at least three of my albums come to light, and hopefully the long-awaited debut from No More Cries as well.

Things are also looking bright for some Audio Drama work this year. Watch this space!