Tag Archive: Solo Musician

  1. ‘Heads’ by SnackCube Available For General Release

    ‘Heads’ album cover by Snack Cube

    Today sees the release of SnackCube’s debut album ‘Heads’, mixed by yours truly at Freakyleaf HQ. Featuring 8 tracks of genre-spanning electronica, SnackCube’s unique story telling prowess makes for an intriguing and compelling musical adventure. So who is SnackCube? From the man himself: I’m James, a man who is approaching middle age with all the elegance and grace of a burning Ferris wheel. I make music without respect for genre, with a focus on progression and evolution. My recent work has explored the language of instrumental dance music and how that can be used to communicate narrative and imagery in …

  2. ‘Heads’ Back From Mastering And Release Date Set

    ‘Heads’ album cover by Snack Cube

    I’m very excited about this one – I was very honoured to be asked to mix Snack Cube’s debut album, and even more excited now I’ve heard the tracks mastered! I spent a good amount of time towards the end of 2018 with Snack Cube at Freakyleaf HQ working on a sound for his tracks that satisfied both my needs for clarity and precision and his needs for a ‘homegrown’ and ‘organic’ vibe; we both collectively agreed that that what we came up with between us ticked all the boxes. The completed mixes were then passed over to Katie Tavini, …

  3. Wayne Orchard’s Tracks Ready For Mixing

    SoundARC TAC Desk With Headphones

    For the past five months Wayne and I have been working on a few of his tracks over at SoundARC, and I’m now happy to report that mixing will commence in the no-so-distant future. What started off as typical acoustic singer/songwriter sketches have now become full-blown productions, with plenty of layered guitar, keys, and background effects to boot. Mixing will begin sometime early February with a release shortly after.

  4. Some Mid-Week Solo Action

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    I love working with solo musicians. It’s always a real pleasure collaborating with someone one-to-one, as I feel that through getting to know them as a person, I can do a better job in helping them fully realise their music. This week saw three familiar faces return to SoundARC, eaching bringing their own (very different) brands of music with them. Wednesday saw the return of Richard Ward (A.K.A. ‘Haw Haw’), to complete a track he started with us last week. ‘Undercut’ is an electronica/rock crossover that manages to blend a load of seemingly unrelated sounds and textures, to create something …