Chris Hester – Reach
These next three songs are off an album that I was involved with while working at KiloWatt studios in Murfreesboro, TN under producer Kevin Ward The artist is Chris Hester. He is becoming a staple in the genre of Gospel Country. Many talented musicians performed on this project. All three of these songs I mixed, edited, and recorded overdubs.
Circle of Wills
This beautiful work written by Jordan Munson is a two movement chamber percussion ensemble piece incorporating unusual sounds and electronics. It was recorded on the stage at Singletary Center for the Arts by the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble during the summer of 2012. Originally premiered as part of the ensemble’s PASIC showcase concert in 2011, it show the unique and refreshing compositional voice Jordan has become known for. This recording serves as the first part of a more extensive study into new recording techniques for percussion ensemble.
If you are a percussionist and have a few minutes, please head to the “Percussion Recording Project” tab and take my short survey.
This is the newest project that I have been working on during the summer. This track was recorded on Analog 2″ Tape with no digital gear through a collaboration with Michael Hanson. The artist is Mitchell Tenpenny; a very talented singer/songwriter living in Nashville. Please leave comments to let us know what you think. A special thanks to everyone who played on this track and contributed.
Drive in Movie
This track was a fall project that I got the pleasure to work on with a very talented engineer and producer, Andy Blum. The song was written by Dustin Prude and all vocals were performed by Lydia Salnikova. The track took on several different forms throughout the process, but this is the final version that we settled on. It has a very distinct blend of the pop style ala Katy Perry, and the rock feel of The Killers. Let me know what you think!
Where The Streets Have No Name
Taking on an unusual challenge, myself and Andy Blum attempted to do a soundalike of U2′s Where The Street’s Have No Name from their Joshua Tree album. With the help of talented guitarist Mark Layne, and phenomenal vocalist Steve Smith we recreated the legendary recording from their influential album. Doing a soundalike on a track that originally took six months in just a few short weeks was quite a challenge, but it turned out quite good. However, please play nice, we aren’t Brian Eno and we didn’t have a DX7!
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