Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Duo Recording with Javier Carmona

Went into Snap Studios in Hornsey last wednesday (09/06/10) with drummer/percussionist Javier Carmona - we've been playing duo very regularly for over 2 years now, and thought it was time to make our first document of  it.  The music's completely improvised,  and we've hardly ever even discussed approaching pieces in a certain way beyond setting a vague guideline for duration, so we recorded in much the same way (although we did play a Steve Lacy tune, Deadline, at one point) and ended up with loads of material, way more than we need for a CD.... so now the work starts, editing it into something coherent... it's starting to take shape and I really like the outcome. 
Snap is a great new studio too, recommended by Ben Lamdin (of Nostalgia 77), who recorded the session. I've put a link to it in the Linkagers section at the bottom right of the page. Nice-sounding and -sized room, great mics and desk and a Bosendorfer grand piano. 
Will upload some bits soon!