Tapes volume 3 available to download by ash

In all its slightly-late but slight-awesome glory, Tv3 has arrived.
Go here to put it in your eyes and ears: http://www.tapes-online.co.uk

Tapes Vol. 3 details by twoducksdisco

Hello, so TVIII will be featuring the talents of…

Music by Fran Rodgers / Art by Chris White
Music by Neil Ward / Art by Jamie Cooper
Music by Franz Nicolay / Photo by Liam Henry
Music by Tubelord / Art by Alex Steward
Music by Cameron Steward / Photo by Emily Reid

And that drops on the 1st. Way mad sick!

Cam’s March ears by ash

I love mix tape swaps. Its kind of like christmas, in the respect that you probably enjoy the giving part more than the receiving. Well not in this case as my brother made me a sort of shoegaze come drone come electronica-type mix. It features some awesome stuff like M83, Helios and The Album Leaf but then right at the end is a track by The Portico Quartet. Basically they are amazing and from these shores, London infact. Jazzy drones that recall Steve Reich and Charles Mingus and everything in between.

Also worth noting that Cursive have just released a new album entitled ‘Mama, I’m Swollen’. They played a track on David Letterman recently, which was a strange viewing experience. They kind of come across like a grittier Killers, maybe… Either way the track is superb and they are coming on tour, to Leeds, at which I hope to be there, wherever there may be.

Tapes volume 1 studio diary by ash

A brief recap of what we got up to whilst recording tapes 1

Day 1 – Sam Isaac & Jose Vanders
Sam and band, including Jose, arrived in their big, red van with oodles of gear (the joys of being on tour), which included Jose’s incredibly heavy electric piano. This was our first ‘proper’ session so we duly faffed around for probably longer than was necessary setting up, and tripping over, too many microphones and ensuring everyone was suitably fed (pie and sausage rolls) and watered (bucketloads of tea).
Sam’s session went swimmingly, he rattled through both of his tracks in a couple of takes and he and the band even treated us to a quick blast of a Ronan Keating cover which was ace.
Jose didn’t have any preferred songs to record so we made requests and she very kindly went along with them, again speeding through things in a couple of takes.

Day 2 – Ash Mann & Killing Fields of Ontario
The second day started with optimism all over the bloody shop after the successes of the debut session and true to form day 2 went just as well.
Ash put down his tracks in record time (the benefits of being a solo artist) and then KFOO (affectionate acronym) turned up complete with mandolin, tambourine and shaker. There were a few delays as they tried to give Ash a crash course in shaker-skills but he seemed to pick things up pretty quickly and soon enough their tracks were recorded and we were finishing off the last of the pie.

Day 3 – The Old Romantic Killer Band
Last but not least we welcomed Harry from the Old Romantic Killer Band into our bijou studio, similarly to Ash he put down his 3 (count ’em!) tracks in no time at all leaving plenty of room for him and Cam to bond over their shared appreciation of all things Bruce Springsteen.

tapes volume 1 now available by ash

listen to the podcast here http://tapes.jellycast.com/node/2/m3u
zine is downloadable via this link ZINE

tapes 1 by ash

we spent most of the weekend eating pie and sausage rolls, drinking tea and recording lovely people for tapes 1. it should be available for April 1 (no joke).

for those of you that haven’t yet, go and sign up to be kept uptodate with everything and anything here http://www.tapes-online.co.uk

many, many, many thanks to everyone who gave their time over the weekend, it was awesome!

Last minute issues by ash
March 9, 2009, 6:44 pm
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due to various logistical awfulnesses we’re not going to be able to feature Jason Steel this month, however in his rather large shoes we hope to put the brilliant Josie Vanders http://www.myspace.com/vandersmusic who is ACE plus it means that tapes 1 will be less of a full-on man-fest