2020 Jam Session Dates Announced

I recently restarted The Stoner Rock Jam Collective and our jam sessions with the support of Peter, owner of T-On studios. We met on the weekend and discussed plans for the year. The sessions have a great vibe and are already quite popular among participants, but the whole concept is still in its... more...

Album cover reveal

The designer who likes music Several months ago I spoke to graphic designer, friend and former colleague Marko Laitinen, about the artwork for the album. Marko likes music a lot and was interested, but he wanted to hear the tracks before committing to the project. I only had rehearsal demos at the... more...

Final Remixes

I recently sent my album to Chris Graham for mastering. One of the many reasons I go to Chris, is the free mix feedback he offers as part of his mastering service. Someone in his team (Brian on this occasion) will listen to every track of the album, and record a video of the feedback. They’ve don... more...

Merry Melancholy sent for mastering

In the last 7 years, I have recorded and produced 2 albums, 1 EP and various individual songs - all for other artists. Now finally, nearly 2 decades after I wrote my first song, I finished my own album. I feel SO GOOD right now! The songs were uploaded for mastering (to Chris Graham Mastering -... more...

Paper Wallpaper reviewed on GoldFlakePaint.co.uk

Thank you to the people over at goldflakepaint.co.uk, who have taken the time to find, listen to and post a review of our recently launched album Paper Wallpaper. The review itself is a positive one - as you might expect when someone posts it on their site - starting with the line: "A sweet coll... more...

Recording an album with Dominic

We are half way into our album recording excursion and already we have a great number of tracks. The meat and bones of the recording has been done, what's left is there mixing and then mastering. I'm confident we can complete the album by May 24th, despite there still being much to do. I may even ha... more...

Studio Update: Return to the Farm

I've returned to Turkey, only this time I have time and a plan, which I've tried to outline in today's post. It's winter and it's freezing cold in the night here - all the more incentive to work quickly. The room is going to be a control room There is plenty of space on the site that can provide... more...

The room has now taken shape, what now?

After a few hours of discussion and a couple of weeks of paid labour, the recording/mixing room has taken shape. To feed or not to feed? A compromise had to be made; the space previously functioned as a kitchen/preparation area, with a fire place, chimney, sink, cupboards and a fridge all arrang... more...

Faraway Studio

This summer I've invited a few friends over to Mugla/Turkey to set-up a new project studio. After a period of studio preparation we plan on a phase of song-writing followed by recording, mixing and finally producing sessions - all in the space of 16 days. Nothing ever goes according to plan ...s... more...

Electric Cigar Box Guitar

I think I found this site when I was looking for a replacement scratch plate for my Yamaha Pacifica, but there are so many cool tutorial style videos to browse through for the DIY minded. This one's a fun guide on making your own cigar box guitar ala Seasick Steve. Enjoy! more...