On 6 Jan I went to a studio in South London to record 2 tracks, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Sunny Curve’, for my planned double A-side.
It was a crisp, cold Sunday morning and the session started at 11am. My engineer was Martin who has worked for Enemy, Gossip and David Sylvian.
After recording bass, guitars and vocals for 2 songs in about 2 and a half hours I was ready to die…..
……and luckily there was a sofa I could dive in!
…..and a few disks too.
While I was dead on sofa Martin did some mixing work and I joined him to complete it.
By the way this was my EQ reference – recognise the classic?
Dan preparing the master tape for final mixes.
While Martin did lots of track re-recording for recall I got bored - so I decided to distract him and Dan with my mobile video.
Distracting Martin (15 sec)
Distracting Dan 1 (15 sec)
Distracting Dan 2 (15 sec)
There are a few clips with myself in too but I was having a bad hair day so... :)
I think the recordings sound very tight and powerful, like full of life. I think we captured the spirit of live recording! ‘Sunny Curve’ is about missing a friend and to me the ending sounded so powerful with guitars entwining each other and stuff it almost made me cry! The poppy ‘Everyday', I think, sounds ever so sharp with emotive vocals. It was hard work, very tiring of course, but a great experience and thoroughly enjoyable - I was happy.