Alice Cohen is featured in Interview Magazine, which premieres a remix of her song “Cascading Keys” by Casimer & Casimir from Cohen’s full-length album PINK KEYS (Crinoline, Olde English Spelling Bee). Pink Keys was largely recorded by myself and Alice working closely in her home studio over many months. The tracks were then taken to Headgear recording for mixing with Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeasayer, Suckers) with additional backing tracks sung by Autre Ne Veut and percussion played by Thor Harris of Swans.
Listen to Pink Keys now
Over several months, I worked closely with Alice Cohen at her home, engineering a large majority of the tracking for “Pink Keys”, which was eventually mixed at Headgear recording studio with Chris Moore. You can pre-order the vinyl through Olde English Spelling Bee. The official release date is June 12, 2012. Check out the Pitchfork review of the track “Cascading Keys” and watch the music video debut on The Quietus. I can’t wait to hear the rest!
Happy New Year everyone!!! I haven’t had a chance to seriously line up my resolutions. Has everyone listened to the Many Colors EP yet? Cuz I didn’t spend all of that time, energy and money in making for nothing. Make a girl feel good and give a listen. Pleeeeaseee.
So, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year since I haven’t posted anything for a while. I guess I’ve been too busy with work and travelling. I went home to Pennsylvania for Xmas and discovered Just Dance for Wii. I’m not too cool for it nor am I too cool to mention how cute my little neices and nephews are. And, shoot! They can dance! Check out Charlie and Sienna as they kick it into gear at around :30 in this video. Veronica has some moves too. Kristen’s having some troubles since it’s her first time, but she’ll get it done!
Right after Pennsylvania, I came back to Brooklyn, NY and chilled with my kitties, but had to pack for MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!
We spent the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 there. Ahhhhh!!!!!! So warm and luxurious. Mmmm. Papayas, guacamole, pineapple, sunsets, private infinity pool, fireworks, outdoor showers….. Ok. I don’t want to make you jealous, but it was very escapist and relaxing. I was not missing my real life.
Now, I’m back. I hope to write another post soon about the Next Nikki project I’ve been producing. Final mixes are almost approved. So, I think they’ll be done in January!
Before you leave, check out these monster mania fireworks that were on display over the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Craaaazzzzyyy!
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Ahhhhh. The Many Colors debut EP master is finally in my hands. I can’t wait to get this out to you all and share the music as I’m totally ready to write new music. I’ve also continued to produce some tracks for Next Nikki. We did a live drum tracking session at Headgear this weekend with drummer John Thayer and engineer Avery Medjuck. In addition to all of that, I’ve been crazy busy with my new positions at The Magic Shop recording studio and Saltlands recording studio.
The Magic Shop, located in SoHo, is a legendary studio that has worked with many well-known artists and producers. They also have mastering and restoration services. The Magic Shop has an enviable 56-input, wrap around Neve console with a sick microphone and outboard gear collection. I’ll be doing the Marketing and Media mangaging there. If you’d like to stop by for a studio tour, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saltands is a community run studio in DUMBO that’s featured a number of notable engineers, producers and artists. Gary Maurer, Dawn Landes, and Eli Janney (Saltlands partners) all work in this community with the diligent help of house engineer, Jim Smith and owner Steve Salett. If you’d like to contact me there, email email@example.com
Many Colors producing Next Nikki (Jeremy Parker and Cat Hartwell) tracking session at Headgear with Nick Smeraski engineering. October 2011.
I recently went into Headgear to produce a couple of tracks for Next Nikki, which is the project of Jeremy Parker (Tha Pumpsta, Jamstation, Durty Nana’s) and Cat Hartwell (Fannypack, Holy Hail). These tracks are bumpin! We tracked the main vocals in the live room with some backgrounds and added live bass and Rhodes. Light Asylum’s Bruno Coviello was on the keys and T added live bass and some background vocals. I can already hear the direction of the tracks. Now, it’s all about editing the overdubs to something more succinct and compelling. Soon, we’ll do some live drum tracking and then it’s all about more overdubs, editing, tweaking, and final mixing. I can’t wait to hear the results, but I’ll let you know what’s happening along the way.
In the meantime, the Many Colors debut EP is in round 2 of mastering. So, that little baby is on it’s way. Sweet relief!!! xo
Hi everyone! Wow. It’s been so long, but mastering of the EP is finally underway. I’m so excited and relieved to be at this stage because I can’t wait to make some new music. Well, today was bittersweet as it was my last day working as studio manager for Headgear recording studio. I spent a long time there and met a bunch of wonderful people. I learned a ton about music, recording, producing etc and for that, I am grateful. Now, it’s on to other things. Where this road takes me I’m not certain yet, but I’m sure it will be a ride.
Alice listening back at her home studio in Greenpoint, BK during our tracking sessions for her upcoming album
I’m happy to say that the Alice Cohen (Crinoline, Olde English Spelling Bee) album I helped track recently finished mixing. Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Scarlett Johansson, Holly Miranda, Au Revoir Simone) mixed it at Headgear. Thor Harris from the Swans came in on the session to add some percussion before playing a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Soon, I’m slated to produce a couple of songs for Jeremy Parker and Cat Hartwell of Next Nikki. I’m really excited for this as I’m sure it will be loads and loads of fun!