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Yay! Recording Stonehouse Jack’s New EP – Part 1

June 5, 2017 - NEW! Jinba Ittai EP
Yay! Recording Stonehouse Jack’s New EP – Part 1

Stonehouse Jack had a wild time last week! From the 27th to 31st May we were on a musical adventure to Bank Cottage Studio in the Cotswolds.

We had a fantastic time making our 4 track EP with producer George Shilling! Our new record is called Jinba Ittai and it’ll be coming out soon. For now though, here’s our epic tale of music making…

This is us! Pip & Si (Stonehouse Jack) and George Shilling (with his epic spacedesk) >>>

We had 5 days to record our new EP and we nailed it. On the first day we had to get the drums down, thanks to our fabulous session drummer Simon Young. There are many Simons…it gets confusing, so: Si the bassist is a founding member of Stonehouse Jack along with Pip, meanwhile Simon the drummer joined us just to help record this EP.

We’d made some changes to the songs, thanks to George’s input, so we recorded some guide tracks for our guest drummer, Simon to play along to.

There were lots strange talk between George and Simon the drummer about ‘flats in dagenam’ and other oddness, and somehow it all led to the awesome drums you’ll hear on our songs.

It was a joy to have a proper drummer (cos we haven’t got one of our own yet) and Simon did a brilliant job making our beats sound awesome. Simon Young’s ‘The Album Project’ is here. Check him out. He rocks!

With the drums down we were free and clear to record all the rest properly, replacing the guide tracks with the real performance. Si was up to play first on day 2…

We took a bit of time finding the right sound for us, which we already had in mind and Si laid down all the bass parts in time for afternoon tea

We mostly played our own instruments with Si using Yamaha and Ibanez bass guitars, but there was plenty of dabbling on George’s awesome collection

Then it was Pip’s turn to record all the guitar parts…

Pip played most of the EP on her Epiphone Les Paul but George’s Gretch, played by Pip, appears on one of our new songs #doubletrack Yay! Toys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two days in and we’d succeed in getting guitar, bass and drums done.

Not only that, we had loads of fun doing it! George’s studio was like chillin on a Sunday afternoon back home; just how we like it.

But there was still so much more to come

Check out the next blog and a big surprise….click here

 

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