It has been a year. A year. A year since I posted up on this here blog and since linking it to the record label site I have done nothing with it. All activity moved to Facebook and as a result I’ve not updated this in a while. So, heres a little run down of who has been in the studio, some pictures, some audio, some successes, some, “experimentation” etc, etc…
Going alllllll the way back to April when I switched over to using Facebook as the main port of call we have several records that were released around that time that were entirely produced or engineered at the very least at Condate Audio. I’ve put some links below to Spotify because I’m nice like that…
We then got on the case of finishing the Flying Cheep Cheep 3 track EP, well Mark at Germanium Music did after tracking at CA. I’m pretty pleased with how that set of tunes turned out. I’ll definitely be working on some more stuff as and when inspiration hits.
Next up was Manchester Soul lady Lauren Housley tracking some live soul tunes. By all accounts they are working on a new EP at the moment so most of the demos they did aren’t up online but if you head over to her Facebook page You’ll get to hear any new stuff they have been working on soon.
Colonel Blast then recorded their two tracks for the “Split Roast” release that Condate Record put out in May. You can hear all of the split, a five way affair between Colonel Blast, Magpyes, Cancerous Womb, Diascorium and Dyscaphia on Spotify.
Riot Jazz came back in and worked on some new tunes after this and so did an Opera Singer wanting to track some live strings, piano and acoustic guitar. Pretty mellow session, got some nice sounds out of the strings. These are all being mixed and edited elsewhere so as soon as anything sees the light of day I’ll get a link up here. There are photos from the session in the album at the end.
Next up was Ahab. There are currently no vocals on the tracks but a set of mixes can be heard here:
Shortly after this we had Riot Jazz back in again to track what will hopefully become their next official release. The mamoth task of editing the tunes goes to the drummer Steve but I think the tracks are coming back to me to mix and master. I hope so, I love working on their stuff! There are some pics of the session in the album at the end.
Last session through the doors at CA was a demo session for the Hardcore band Stuck in a Rut. This was a fun session, the guys were hilarious all day and made dealing with the morning after a heavy night before a breeze. First master of this no frills, straight up nasty hardcore is being reviewed by the band as I type so there should be some audio up soon that I can link to.
On top of all this I have been attempting to decorate the place whilst working, writing, gigging and recording with my own bands. There are some pics of this process at various stages in the album below. I think I’ve covered all the main points, hopefully this year will see the studio being used more frequently on some cool projects. I know there are a few personal projects in the pipeline that I need to make time to record so hopefully there will be more to report soon!