Samstag, 18. September 2010

Invited to Soundedit Festival in Poland

A short story from last weekend! I was invited to an International Producer Conference in Lodz, Poland! My studio partner held a workshop and answered technical and musical producer questions about his work with The Strokes and Regina Spektor, amongst others. I was surrounded by many famous musicians and producers and had the chance to talk to them. Some notable names include Peter Hook (of Joy Division / New Order), Mad Professor (producer for Lee Perry / Massive Attack) and Marek Walaszek (held a workshop on Wu Tang Clan mixing secrets).

Over dinner Chris Nagle (recording engineer for Joy Division / ESG / A Certain Ratio) told me about some of the groundbreaking techniques he applied together with producer Martin Hannett in the late 70's and early 80's to invent a new sound that would become famous as new wave. What they were doing was so forward-thinking at the time: using heaps of analog gear (back then, what else?) in most unconventional ways!

Gordon was especially happy to meet a big idol of his, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins). And this is the three of us posing here:

Meeting so many creative masterminds has really broadened my horizon and I can't wait for Soundedit 2011!

Donnerstag, 16. September 2010

Another session at Studio East

The last two days were spent in the well known surroundings of Studio East as we recorded demos of five excitingly new I Heart Sharks songs! Our manager at LaserLaser will be talking to labels for us and we're aiming to have a record deal set up in order to record our debut album some time very soon.

It is also to be said that we were very happy to have Lea Johnson put down some extra vocals on a few of these tracks. She really gave them a very new vibe that we all are much in love with! Thank you!