So…Its been awhile since I’ve posted. So long, in fact, that this post is probably going to be a little lengthy just so I can report on what I’ve been up to….
So where to begin?
Firstly. In mid November I was lucky enough to premiere “Moose Tracks” (My audio engineer alter-ego) and record two ridiculously talented and awesome bands, as well as couple other projects I’ll be detailing later in the post.
The first band I engineered was Whiskey and Wine, which also happens to be my band! Megan and I decided we needed another creative outlet so decided to put this project together. We’ve been exploring the waters between folk, bluegrass, rock, country and everything in between. We were incredibly luck to be joined in the studio by some stellar players (Danielle Deluty on Bass, Jason Gottlieb on acoustic guitar, Michael Hunter on Violin, Tess Brenner and Bart Mather on background vocals). Still working on the final mixes for this guy but we’re expecting a 2014 release on this one. This also marks one of the first projects in my ongoing collab with Will Melones of Docs Basement.
Second in the engineering vein was the chance to engineer Nicole and the Upward Something new EP “Move Me Still“. Under the direction of our badass producer Dan Crowley (Of Motel Room Studios) and again working side by side with Will, we tracked 4 original songs by the incomparable Nicole Weiss. Nicole was joined by her band (Michael Hunter, Mike Brun, Rob Gold and Danielle Deluty). “Move Me Still” is going to be released in February.
So theres all that.
On top of engineer and mixing, I’ve worked on what seems like a never ending stream of scoring jobs, Starting with an eclectic trio of shorts by Alison Hammersley. All three were fun and challenging to work on. I got the opportunity to expand my musical palate with each project. Audio samples from each should be available soon. I was also very excited to get to score my first stop motion…heres to hoping for more of those. They’re all currently out for film festivals so you’ll have to wait to get a look at them though!
Along with Alison’s shorts, I’m currently finishing up the music for a television pilot by Alex Fierro-Clarke, called the American Dream. The film is shot differently than most of the projects I have worked on, which has given me a unique challenge. Wrapping has been a little delayed due to some personel changes, but things should be out soon.
I’m currently signed on the do the score for Slingers. A short fantasy western film sprung from the mind of Bryant Francis (If anyone remembers Wintersmith from a few years back, that was a Bryant project as well). The Kickstarter for Slingers launches today. I’ll be posting a link as soon as its live.
I’ve been revising The Mechanical script, and have decided to revise our approach to the long awaited cast album. My hope is that it will be fully tracked in a month or so but our deadline will be based on availability.
Finally, I know it’s past Christmas, but over the holidays I had the pleasure of arranging and recording a couple Christmas tunes. Some of my best friends (and most talented musicians I know) are featured on the recording. It turned out really well. If you’re looking to hang on to a bit of that Christmas spirit, check out our EP – A Whiskey and Wine and Friends Christmas.
Thats all for now! I’ll be posting some new music soon as well as the long overdue second installment in The Mechanical Serials.