Keb’ Mo’ and Ross Hogarth—United Again
In 1998, Keb’ Mo’ and producer Ross Hogarth were working on Slow Down for 550 Records, which earned the artist his second Grammy Award. This year, Keb’ Mo’ returned to United Recording with Hogarth to track a new version of the B Positive TV show theme song, which Keb’ Mo’ wrote with the show’s executive producer Chuck Lorre.
One Woman Show
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist TRISHES represents the constructs of “Self” (the primal, spiritual and conscious) with her two EPs, Ego and Super Ego, and now, with her debut album The Id released on Oct. 22. With her live-looping, manipulated vocals, dance moves and multi-instrumentalist talents, the Trinidadian-American is a one woman show.
The Agonist Records EP at The Grid
Juno-award nominated Canadian metal band The Agonist released an EP, Days Before the World Wept, Oct. 15 on Napalm Records. Vocalist Vicky Psarakis is pictured with producer Christian Donaldson at The Grid in Montreal, Quebec.
Mr. Bessenbacher’s Opus Orange
Opus Orange is the recording project of Santa Monica musician and composer Paul Bessenbacher. Embodying the true spirit of 90s indie-rock, Object Lessons was recorded at his studio Emoto Music, mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Modest Mouse), and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit). Bessenbacher’s work as a composer (and with Opus Orange) has appeared in films by Catherine Hardwicke, Brin Hill, and Ric Serena, TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Broad City, and Younger, and in advertisements for Google, Apple, and Samsung.
Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay are Lump
Lump—a collaboration between London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng—have returned with their second album, Animal. As with their first album, Marling arrived in the studio without having heard any of Lindsay’s music, with the hope that it would bring the lyrics an immediacy and a spontaneity. Animal was recorded at Lindsay’s home studio in Margate, Kent, and primarily constructed around his Eventide H949 Harmonizer, the same pitch-shifter David Bowie used on Low.
House of Hits
Owner of Miami studio, House of Hits, Vinny DeLeon (aka Mr. Mix & Master) is pictured with his Audient ASP8024-HE, installed in the second of his “futuristic” studios. On top of state-of-the-art design and equipment, this studio also comes complete with a fish tank.
Chemical Diary at Sunset Sound
Chemical Diary was back in Hollywood with new songs and plans to record a new album. After living in Los Angeles from 2014 to 2020 to complete their debut Equalizer album, Chemical Diary spent a year in Texas because Dean Strickland (aka Roland Numbers) needed to renew his Texas driver license. While residing in Lakehills, TX, Dean and brother Dudee wrote an album’s worth of new songs. Video recordings from Sunset Sound are available to watch on Chemical Diary’s YouTube, and the final product Renaissance is due out in 2022 on the duo's label, Never Die Records.