Accidental Engineer

Well, it’s not so much of an accident I suppose, I’ve not made a secret of my interest in recording. But it is a nice coincidence that three recordings have all been released so close together…

First up, I had the pleasure of recording Trevor Watts and Stephen Grew live in Liverpool last year, and Trevor mixed the resulting recording which has just come out on the Fundacja Słuchaj label from Poland. It sounds great, and was the first time I got to use my Golden Age Project ribbon mic in action, which Trevor ended up preferring on both his alto and soprano.

Solo guitar album from Jose Dias, out now on Clean Feed.

Next is a session at MMU in Crewe, featuring my friend José Dias and his solo improvisations to silent films. Only the music remains, and it’s a luscious ambient record is glorious stereo (we used two U87 mics that the uni has…), and plenty of my Earthquaker Levitation reverb on the guitar. Pleased that this is out this month on the Portuguese label Clean Feed, click the picture to find out more (it’s on all good streaming platforms too).

And last but not least, I’ve already told you about it of course, but in case you missed it, I recorded the new Beck Hunters album. Mixed by Alex Bonney, it’s out now on Discus. But you already knew that, of course.

P.S. Here’s a picture of me at it again, recording my brother’s quartet recently. Sounded great, keep an eye out for it in the future…

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