The 10 day countdown has begun yesterday, and what better way to kick off than this great review in Newcastle’s NARC.Magazine. Thanks guys!!
It’s been a while… Dmitry and Koos have finally emerged from their winter hibernation mixing in the Market Place home studio, so we can at last unveil the titles of 6 new singles due to be released over the coming weeks and months. Exciting stuff!
1 – Jonathan Livingston – with star guests the Northumbrian seagulls
2 – Migration – our first song, with Dmitry and Carol on vocals
3 – The Piper and the Frog – featuring Markus Bluesharp on, yes, you guessed it, the blues harp
4 – Cyber Funk – exactly what it says on the label
5 – Chicken and Egg – featuring no chickens
6 – City Folk – with a soundscape from Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Mixing is a complicated, delicate and time-consuming business,
But when you get it right, you know you’ve hit the spot!
Chris Longwood of SugarHill Recording Studios, Houston, mastered the tracks, and we’re all really pleased with the big sound he’s produced. When we found out Chris works on George Clinton’s tracks, we knew he’d be the guy for us!
So – watch this space for more clips, videos and stories, we’re delighted to share this exciting time with you!
Koos shared his treasure trove of vintage microphones – great collection, including a Tesla AMK 102 and an Astatic Model K-2.
Here’s Dmitry checking out a Krundaal Dynamic Cardioid Microphone Mod. 607. We used it for the low frequencies in a recent session to record percussion for a new track.
For the top side of the drum we used a Samson Q4. Quite a cheap mic, but stuck into a convenient hole in a chair back, it did the job. In fact, the whole set-up was pretty makeshift, as you can see! Improvisation? We love it! 😉
Koos playing his vegan Djembe – custom built by his Dad! @ Market Place Studio, North Pennines, UK.
Koos and Dmitry are finally back on the same side of the Channel, happily reunited with their gear in the Low Bishopley home studio 🙂 Watch this page for the coming videos of the latest jam.
We’re delighted to announce that Ákos Páll Gecse from Tone Troopers is beavering away on a video for MetaQuorum’s forthcoming single North Sea Fret. With only a month to go, it’s all hands on deck, but we can already tell you the video has been shot in the magical misty landscapes of the North Pennines and features Dmitry playing on the North Sea coast.
Watch this space for a teaser clip!