Album Review | Marillion – Clutching at Straws Reissue
Feb05

Album Review | Marillion – Clutching at Straws Reissue

I had a very careful listen to the newly remixed “Clutching at Straws” album. I have to admit I discovered things I wasn’t aware of, as the details are very subtle yet they come out very nicely in the new mix. It’s polished, clean and so on. I could clearly hear Fish’s vocals and understand all of his lyrics as well as a lot of keyboard work. I enjoyed new sounds and nuisances I had missed before and all...

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Album | Catty Pearson – Time Tells Me EP
Feb04

Album | Catty Pearson – Time Tells Me EP

“Catty Pearson is no run-of-the mill singer-songwriter. Catty is blessed with a pure crystal clear voice not uncommon in the singer-songwriter genre but there’s warmth that extra special something that few possess which draw the listener into the songs. Shorn of any vocal acrobatics it’s a voice that you just lose yourself in. It surrounds and becomes part of you while the songs play out…. “We can only hope that this year...

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Winter School 2019 with Chris Kimsey | Visconti Studio
Feb02

Winter School 2019 with Chris Kimsey | Visconti Studio

Visconti Studio’s second Winter School: PURE ANALOGUE WITH CHRIS KIMSEY  The Visconti Studio Winter School is a week-long practical recording & production workshop. The 1st Winter School was held in Feb 2017, where 10 lucky participants worked alongside Tony Visconti to produce a track with the band Artbreak. It was a great week. Our most recent PURE ANALOGUE Winter School took place from the 11th to the 15th of February 2019....

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INTERVIEW | Chris Kimsey Clutching At Straws
Nov29

INTERVIEW | Chris Kimsey Clutching At Straws

by Jay Garrett stereonet.co.uk 13th November, 2018 After a quick tour of the renowned Olympic Studios just across the river in Barnes and a preview of the new top floor studio that’s in progress, I sat down with legendary sound engineer and producer, Chris Kimsey. If you are trying to place the name, Chris has pretty much worked with anyone that is anyone – or at least became someone. That list includes The Rolling Stones,...

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From the Studio Floor | FESTIVAL OF SOUND
Oct04

From the Studio Floor | FESTIVAL OF SOUND

Like they say, there’s never enough subwoofers…for a cello. At the Festival of Sound in London, UNKLE co-founder James Lavelle and I performed REDUX: reinterpretations of 20 years of collaborations. James is like a brother from another mother to me and we have worked together for over two decades creating numerous tracks with UNKLE, movie soundtracks, installations and live performances. We were joined by Steven Weston in...

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Catty Pearson EP | FromtheWhitehouse Post
Oct03

Catty Pearson EP | FromtheWhitehouse Post

“Definitely a name to watch” says Mike Davies reviewing Catty Pearson’s forthcoming EP ‘Time Tells Me’ in his Singles Bar for Folking.com. “Based in London, CATTY PEARSON trades in folk, country and blues on her October released debut streaming/download EP Time Tells Me (AWAL), recorded with the legendary Chris Kimsey, on which she’s joined by Ollie Clarke on the guitar, drummer Evan Jenkins, Flora...

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