Wednesday, 10 October 2012

March 2011


Adam Schofield's excellent solo album was given a once over via the kitchen speakers in Twelve Whitby.  It consisted of picking apart some of his more jumbled mixing decisions, simplifying the reverb, panning and distortion treatments, before mastering each track as a whole.  He had already done all the hard work, so only took a day of concerted effort.  My first time out on Logic's little brother, Garage Band.  It sounds like a cross between Lennon's more tender moments, and Daniel Johnston's balladeering.  Click through below to download:





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Then more Gx3; had I mentioned they were on to their fourth album by now?









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Aaron returned for a weekend, to continue 'Angus'.  We were all a lot more clued up on what he wanted this time; and there was also the opportunity to record some of Lisa Madison's material.

The highlight was a rather wonderful percussive free-for-all jam that we embarked upon on the final night of their stay... closer than ever to that starchy, PiL aesthetic that Aaron wants to capture.



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During this time, My Attorney played their final show as a five-piece, at Bubbles Bar in Ashington.  The cavernous club was home to a rather bizarre collection of acts:  acoustic folk, rural metal and teenage punk.  Not to mention a perilous trip to Booze Brothers for a game of pool while Luke played King Crimson on the jukebox.




We played our best show to date:  the combination of good food, an unknown audience in a fresh locale, and our group firing on all cylinders with a good sound, made this one to remember.  A necessary rehabilitation after the unpleasantness of our last show in Newcastle.



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At the end of March, work began on a new commission:  Ian Courtney's second record.