The Gator has released her album, Amateur Cartography. The collection of 10 songs was recorded at Drifting Sun Sound in late 2012 and early 2013. All tracks were performed, recorded and mixed by the Gator herself with some minimal help from her friends. Check it out, it is a work of art.
Dylan Strzynski and Brook Davis popped in on Sunday to record drums, guitars and electronica for their project, UZ.
Brook will be tinkering with the recordings and something like this will emerge from them:
Due North have released a 7 song EP from the recording sessions at Drifting Sun that began in March of 2012.
Preview the tracks on the Bandcamp:
Jordan from Due North stopped by the studio today and knocked out a demo of a new song.
Title:Everything I’m Not (demo)Artist: Jordan David Wright
We are almost done mixing the 8 songs recorded last spring. Here is a sample of how 3 of the tracks have come together.
Title:Rich And Rare – Wherever The Wind Blows – Short Straw (I’ll Try)Artist: Due North
Due North have begun recording a new album at Drifting Sun. We set up drums on Sunday (thanks in large part to Doobie Bros. Stage Manager/Drum Tech, Tyler Habrecht) and got some killer drum sounds in my living room.
The new house with its vaulted ceiling sounds great!
We finished drum tracks for six songs on Sunday (sorry new neighbors), and we plan on finishing four more on Tuesday in order to do a ten song album.
Allison Hanna, AKA “The Gator,” of Utility Monster fame, has started working on some new tracks. Her intention is to produce an entire album’s worth of material in the coming months. Her arrival at Drifting Sun Sound has helped me motivate to get the sound treatment finished. We will also continue mixing the second Utility Monster EP, perhaps with the addition of a few re-cut guitar and vocal tracks.
I finally got to see my guitar hero play live. Uli Jon Roth played the Token Lounge in Westland, MI, and I was lucky enough to stand right in front of him during his entire set. Uli looked a bit disappointed when he came out on stage and saw the tiny crowd, but he put on a guitar clinic I will never forget. I was close enough to him that if he had reached out his hand and I stretched out mine, he could have handed me his pick. At one point I yelled “play Drifting Sun!” (the Scorpions song he wrote for which my studio is named) He motioned toward his band and said “they don’t know that one yet.”
The only disappointment was that the meet-and-greet after the show was $20. I have never been to a show where I had to pay to meet the artist (if there was a meet-and-greet), so I skipped it just on principle. I had a stack of Scorpions records and solo albums with me that I had hoped to have signed, but just could not bring myself to pay for such a thing. I would have loved to have my copy of Fly to the Rainbow signed and framed to hang on the wall at Drifting Sun Sound. Oh, well…
Vance stopped by today and finished his vocal takes. That means all tracks have been completed and we can start mixing soon.