Jon Gomm - Secrets Nobody Keeps

I’m currently in the middle of producing & mixing the forthcoming album from virtuoso guitar player Jon Gomm - a tricky task between Jon’s touring to China, South Africa & more!!

Jon has launched a Pledge Campaign to help fund the new album, and you can pledge for the album, and get it before anybody else here: 
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jongomm

Soul Circus - A Win, A Defeat

Last Summer, myself & the Soul Circus boys spent a while holed up perfecting what was to evenutally be their ‘A Win, A Defeat’ EP.

Eventually, as the band has unfortunately split up since we recorded it, and the tracks only saw the light of day a couple of months ago. 

Which is all a shame, as I think the tracks are ace & I’m very proud of the job I did on ‘em

This Christmas

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…or last Christmas to be precise. Following on from my Honour Before Glory cover of A Spaceman Came Travelling last year, I was involved in two Christmas tracks as part of Anthologies & Hide & Seek's charity album This Christmas

I teamed up with Sam Airey for another Honour Before Glory track, this time a cover of (Simply Having A) Wonderful Christmastime. All programmed, produced & mixed by myself. It should also prompt me to write another post on new things I’m using this at it features numerous iOS instruments for super fun times.

 

Secondly, I produced Stalking Horses Beach Boys' cover Morning Christmas, then mixed by their regular collaborator James Kenosha

These tracks and many others on the album were made at the studios at Leeds Metropolitan University as we collaborated on the project. You can download the album for a charitable donation at http://justgiving.com/anthologieschristmas2012

The ABC Club - Number 43

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This is a co-production I did back in 2008 with my mate and all round brilliant producer Whiskas.  At the time Whiskas was looking into getting into production and we were wanted to do something together and was managing The ABC Club at the time.  They were new to the studio, but Whiskas wasn’t and the time and detail he spent on guitar tone was amazing to watch and his handy work is really evident here.  I learnt loads from him about working with guitarists, probably more than he did from me about working in the studio as he had recorded two albums with some great producers.


But he was generous and gave me loads to space to work and put in my ideas and thoughts. The band were a quiet bunch, quite intense, but really good and I love this song still.  The band have subsequently split up, but this record still stands up.  It was chosen in Steve Lamaq’s top 60 of the year, which was a real thrill for me.

I hope I’ll get to work with Whiskas again in the future, I’m sure he’ll teach me even more!

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Sam Airey - Whiskey In The Jar

In Summer, Sam Airey and I teamed up once again - this time to record a bonus track to giveaway with his new Blackout Beer - his take on the ol’ classic Whiskey In The Jar

Kleine Schweine - The Party

Over the Summer I produced the debut full length from Leeds punk upstarts Kleine Schweine, having previously worked on 2 singles that would appear alongside 8 new tracks.

The album was fund by a Pledge Music campaign, which led to much jollity in the studio, including an afternoon of guest backing singing, featuring the immitable Tom Robinson that deviated into a fully fledged singalong

The album was released on Monday 5th November through my own Listen To The Silence imprint that previously released the Honour Before Glory album

35BPC

I’m due a whole set of updates, and hopefully this is the start of a comprehensive round-up of what I’ve been up to.

At the start of Summer I moved house and coinciding with a couple of bigger jobs upgraded my mix set-up - both in terms of what I’m using and where I’m using it. The big shift is mixing of my laptop which is more powerful than the old G5 installed at House Of Mook. 

I changed over from Universal Audio plug-ins to Waves, got a few me toys like Soundtoys’ Decapitator and DMGEquality, but the main advantage is now the ability to mix on the go, and move studios, something I’m already finding quite liberating I’ll be updating the studio gear list shortly but maybe best not to hold your breath.

The photo above is v1.0 of a version of my new, relatively travel friendly mix set-up, which I’ve dubbed 35BPC. A lot more work on it is to follow.

Tumbleweed…

Unfortunately I haven’t kept this blog upto date, which I’d apologise for, but I think the biggest impact it has is on myself!

The reason I’ve been busy all good - house move, some good production work and lots of busy work with the day job at Leeds Metropolitan University. One of the things I have been busy with over the Summer is building their new web presence

In good time I have lots of things to expand on, but for now a summary of what’s kept me busy:

*moving house, and new & improved mix set-up at 35BPC

*new EP from Soul Circus members’ new project

*new B-Side for Sam Airey (as well as various live shows)

*Kleine Schweine's debut album The Party

*various tracks for Dirty Green Vinyl

and I’m currently working on some festive tracks for something very special indeed.

Sundream

Earlier this year, I recorded a couple of tracks for Born With Stripes. The first, ‘… You Stole The Laces From My Shoes' was unleashed in March, and now they reveal the second - Sundream

Wanna Get Drunk and Fool Around?

Wanna Get Drunk and Fool Around is the new EP from Shark Teeth (né Blood Oranges) - 5 tracks we recorded throughout the course of 2011 (produced & mixed by whiskas at House Of Mook). I also play guitar on the track Work & Romance

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whiskas - producer / mixer / musician / songwriter

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