Check out Will Stratton’s “When You Let Your Hair Down“. The song was recorded and mixed at Let ‘Em In for the latest installment of the Brooklyn-Based Songs series. Will recorded the song in one take and we used four mics: a stereo pair on the guitar, a vocal mic, and a room mic for ambience. We then added a little Roland Space Echo to the vocal for effect. For more on Will, check out his web site.
The month of May saw our biggest recording session yet (18 musicians!) with the Eon Contemporary Orchestra (ECO). The ECO is an ensemble of young professional musicians that records and promotes new music, specifically in the genres of film, rock, pop, indie, and world. We had a great time recording a couple original film score cues as well as an excellent rendition of Led Zep’s Kashmir, arranged by the orchestra’s principal conductor/artistic director Gabriel Lefkowitz. We’ll be posting the recording in the next couple of months.
In other news, we’re quite pleased with how our hood is shaping up. New eateries and shops keep opening up, all a block away. Bodegas, bars, liquor stores, delis…some highlights:
The Rock Shop: our fave music venue
Mission Dolores: outdoor bar with a fantastic beer selection
The Root Hill Cafe: killer coffee and a damn good chicken salad sandwich.
Ivy Garden: a large (for NY at least) gourmet grocery store.
Oaxaca: great enchiladas and tortas.