Exciting couple of months here at Let ‘Em In! The wonderful Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (Aly Spaltro) came in to record a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All I Really Want to Do” for Brooklyn Based’ BB Songs series. The song (and accompanying video) proved very successful, getting featured on Perez Hilton and Rolling Stone.
Before recording the tune, Aly mentioned that she really liked Cher’s cover of the song from the 1960s, which was produced by Sonny Bono (a Phil Spector mentee) and was most likely recorded at the famed Gold Star Studios. As such, we relied heavily on room mics and lots of chamber reverb for the mix. The experience was a wonderful collaboration and house engineer/producer Nadim is currently at work producing Lady Lamb’s full-length.
We’re thrilled that the Eon Contemporary Orchestra’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” is finally up. Eighteen (!) string musicians piled into the studio for the project. It was important that we get a muscular drum sound. It didn’t hurt to have the excellent Walker Adams on the kit, but we again made use of room mics, much as Led Zeppelin was known to do. One mic was placed just about as far away from the drums as possible, in the control room with the door open. It sounded great.
Last but not least, make sure to check out “The Devil You Know” by The Loom (recorded and mixed by Nadim for Brooklyn Based). The band recently released their full-length debut, Teeth, on Crossbill Records.