LIVE @ OLD SCHOOL STUDIOS with MR JASON – Saturday 28th July 2012
MULCH – Last week I had a great one-off session with my friend’s Tom and Taz. Tom had contacted me a few weeks beforehand with a vague idea about recording a piece of music for his beautiful girlfriend Ros’ birthday, and I was more than happy to be asked to be a part of it. Tom had vague ideas for a few musical themes, and he said he was gonna wing the rest. I got the grand piano tuned, and setup a drumkit, bass amp, guitar amp, and a mic for vocals. Tom then played two pieces on piano, and left a gap between them. Tom then moved onto bass guitar, with Taz joining him on the drums. They proceeded to play a 10+ minute piece involving three movements (with a reprise of the first movement at the end), which was half planned, and half improvised. This was done in ONE take. Then Tom added guitar (one take) and vocals (one take). I mixed it, mastered it, and we then went home, tired and happy. The piece is called Fur Dhampir, which means For Vampire. There’s supposed to be umlauts on a bunch of the letters, but I can’t work out how to do that, so just imagine it.
And there’s a special bonus half-set from Madames Et Monsieur, recorded at Old School Studios Private Party #13, in May. I’d initially thought I had to scrap this set, due to various technical and musical problems. But I managed to salvage the last 4 songs of the set, so if you’re interested, here it is. If you’re not, then just switch off after the Mulch piece. Everybody’s ‘Appy!
Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let’s Radio!
Tom piano, bass, guitar, vocals
This set was recorded live onto analogue tape, and then mixed onto another analogue tape, by Mr Jason @ Old School Studios, Norwich
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