Catching up

18.03.2017

Yasmine Hamdan’s new record Al Jamilat, which was produced by Luke Smith and I, is out today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUC5cVyQUH8

Brett Anderson, whose last two solo records I produced and co-wrote, has a solo career retrospective box-set out today as well – lots of bonus materials and it looks beautiful.

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It’s been quite a while since the last update. I’ve finished 3 records since then – for Ghostpoet, Sam Amidon and Seamus Fogarty. All will hopefully come out over the next few months, and I’ll post videos and stuff here.

I helped out a teeny bit with the recording of the amazing Deep Throat Choir. I also helped out a teeny bit on the sessions for Bas Jan, which is Serafina Steer’s new project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0wj4vVqlV8

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I played guitar on a few film scores as well, including this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg

And, by contrast, this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47h6pQ6StCk

Lots coming up over the next few weeks, including a trip to Belgium to work on the second Oscar And The Wolf record at ICP Studios.

More soon…

Sophie Ramsay ‘The Seas Between Us’

14.10.2016

I mixed Sophie’s beautiful record of old Scots and Gaelic songs, created with the renowned guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson. It was a joy to work on these songs. More info here.

One Day Band Session 5

01.08.2016

Trestle have released an improvised session from Seb Rochford, David Coulter and I. It’s part of their One Day Band series and is free to stream.

Thanks to all at Trestle for a fun day!

Amoral Avatar

03.05.2016

Yasmine’s record is nearly finished…

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This week I’m finishing off the duo record I’ve been making with Chris Vatalaro, under the project name Amoral Avatar. It will be out soon.

I’m adding some finishing touches with the Korg Polyphonic Ensemble – a beautiful 70s keyboard held in such contempt at the time it was manufactured, that people frequently used to chuck the keyboard away to use the case it was housed in! It has a very cinematic, Morricone-ish sound, and can be heard in a lot of Beck’s music as well.

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Yasmine Hamdan

18.04.2016

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I’m co-rpoducing Yasmine’s new record with Luke Smith at Flesh & Bone Studios this month. I am very much enjoying working with Arabic lyrics; literal explanation is rarely possible, but the sound of the words and intention of Yasmine’s performance always conveys the meaning.

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Seamus Fogarty at Big Jelly

04.04.2016

I had a lovely time helping Seamus record at Big Jelly – along with his brother John on accordion, Emma Smith on violin and Aram Zarikian on drums (who took these photos).

Big Jelly is based in a beautiful chapel in Ramsgate and getting drum sounds in the big room (which also benefits from a slide) was a blast. Thanks to Mike and Al.

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