Winter Work 2014

Winter Work 2014

1.14:: The Estranged – S/T Record Preview

The new Estranged record that I tracked and mixed over the last summer and fall, along with Maus at Red Lantern Studio, is out in Europe, and nearly out in the States. Below are two tracks from it:

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1.14:: Ben Darwish “The Lonely Night” Video

Full-length video of Ben Darwish’s multimedia performance “The Lonely Night” for which I did the live sound and multitrack recording of back in October.

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1.14:: Chris Marshall Tracking

Just as the new year arrived, Chris Marshall and crew were in at Type Foundry for four days doing some basic tracking for a new record. They’re off to a great start, and have begun doing overdubs themselves at home.

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1.14:: Ohioan “Tetralog√≠a Lavaplatos” Mastering

I mastered one side of this cassette split by Ohioan/Young Hunter. Recorded by Jim Waters @ Waterworks, Tuscon AZ.

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1.14-2.14:: Waking Guild “In the House of the Goats” Album

I recorded and mixed Portland chamber group, The Waking Guild, for their debut record, “In the House of the Goats.” We set up a mobile studio in a church in Northeast Portland, where we did all of the tracking over two days in January. We took the tracks over the the Mix Foundry for mixing. The group, led by flutist Jason O’Neil Butler, consists of flute, cello, violin, concertina, air organ and percussion. They play folk-inspired chamber music that spans a variety of genres. The whole album is available for listening from their Soundcloud page below:

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2.14:: Swahili Mixing

The Swahili record is finally finished being mixed. It was a long, epic mixing process, but I think it sounds great and is a fantastic record. Kudos to Troy for engineering and production, Ryan Lewis for tracking all the vocals, and the rest of the band for their phenomenal playing and composing. I don’t know when it’s coming out yet, but I’ll definitely post about it when it does.

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3.14:: XRAY.FM launch @ Mississippi Studios with Ural Thomas and the Pain

I was fortunate to be able to not only attend the launch party for the new independent radio station here in Portland, XRAY.FM, but also to mix sound for the stunning 10-piece band, Ural Thomas and the Pain. Ural has been living here in Portland his whole life, and was releasing records throughout the 50’s and 60’s, sharing the stage with some of soul music’s greatest. After a long hiatus from performing, he joined up with a new group of Portland musicians around a year ago, and is at it again. And they are incredible. This is one of his most-known songs, from 1967: