Posts Tagged ‘Stuart Batsford’

‘Circles in the Round’

January 12, 2010


it’s Ben here. I don’t normally blog but I’m bored and I want to get this off my chest;

I’ve just listened to ‘Circles in the Round’ by Miles Davis. It’s on disc 4 of a 6 CD Miles Davis box set called ‘Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68’. My dear mate Stuart Batsford bought it for me. The track is nearly 34 minutes long! If you don’t want to listen to all that then just start from about 26:30. The drummer (a teenage Tony Williams) starts to come up on whatever he was on, then the whole band start to come up too and the ‘process’ begins. I’m wouldn’t consider myself to be a fan of free jazz but I am slowly beginning to understand it. Or am I just going mad?

Tony Williams is definitely my favourite drummer ever! X

New Tunes Recorded

July 11, 2009

Well, we’ve just had a very productive 2 days producing and recording the songs for our first release at Urchin Studios in Limehouse, East London! On the first day we recorded 4 songs with Matt Ingram at the desk. On the second day we mixed all 4 songs with Dan Cox at the desk. Matt and Dan have are very talented engineers and they are a pleasure to work with. Now we just need to get the tracks mastered and we’re ready to release these songs! You’re still gonna have to wait until mid-September though because that’s life!

Trust us, these songs are worth the wait. ‘From Russia With Love’ sounds so intimate and close. It’s as if John is sat next to you singing the words straight into your ear… ‘Sister On The Stairs’ has a great New Orleans feel to it. ‘Jumbo Jet’ is the liveliest track and is probably gonna be the title track of the ep. ‘Clown And Out Blues’ is sad and slow but it’s supposed to be….

We’re going into to Alchamea studios on Monday with Andrew to demo some new tunes for our next recording date at Urchin in a couple of weeks. We can’t wait. Things are moving fast at the moment. We’re in talks with 360 degree music at the moment and hope to sign a deal with them very soon. Watch this space.

Gaoler’s Daughter x