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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

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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

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Tapes 1 by ash

The last artist to add to the list for tapes 1 is our very own Ash Mann. (http://www.myspace.com/ashmannmusic).

This brings the tally for tapes 1’s musicalness to include the following:

Sam Isaac – www.myspace.com/samisaac
Jason Steel – www.myspace.com/jasonsteelmusic  
The Killing Fields of Ontario – http://www.myspace.com/killingfieldsofontario
The Old Romantic Killer Band – http://www.myspace.com/theoldromantickillerband
Ash Mann – http://www.myspace.com/ashmannmusic

Which is, frankly, bloody ace.



Clarity by ash
February 18, 2009, 1:12 pm
Filed under: art, music, news | Tags: , , , ,

This should hopefully clear a few things up on how we’re planning to conduct ourselves:

music

The plan with the music side of things is to make things interesting by requiring the bands/artists to simplify their music, we aren’t quite going to ‘mtv unplugged’ territory but the space in which we record (Cam’s sexy basement…not a euphemism) means there are certain constraints we have to work within, and we’ve decided to embrace them wholeheartedly rather than try to claim we’ve got a full, orchestra-ready recording space. We reckon it should produce some interesting and cool results. Basically the output should sit somewhere between a gig, a rehearsal and an acoustic performance. Clear? Good.

art

As of now the art side of things is an open brief, we might change this but we’ll see how things progress. The reasoning is that keeping things open should result in cooler…results.