Wanna hear some amazing new music?
In a previous blog post we spoke about the “Military Wife” single from Bovine. In case you’ve forgotten or can’t access our earlier posts, here’s a tiny bit of what we sad:
“Bovine are a Birmingham band that champion big drums, low SGs and fiery riffs. They describe their sound as a “chop suey of time signatures, with a stabbing backpain of ambient fuckery” and this, we reckon, is pretty accurate. They spent an amazing 7 days with us recording, mixing and mastering their debut album “The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire” which is due for release in April on the excellent FDA Rekotz.”
Of course, now that it’s April we’re happy to say that the album has been released and is garnering real acclaim. You can listen to the album in it’s entirety right now on Bandcamp (bovine.bandcamp.com). Focusing on the production work, here are some nice things that reviewers have said about the album:
“All of this crushing and space-progging wouldn’t happen without the solid production. Bovine sounds f*****g massive, being driven by what sounds like Odin’s own war drums underneath the rest of the bottom-end heavy mix. Everything is audible and clear too, which is key for any sort of sludgy music. No muddiness here. Bovine deals out a six foot thick wall of sound that can beat your ass harder than Macho Man Randy Savage”
“…Bovine’s production is really commendable, everything is audible and clear too, which is key for any sort of sludgy music. No muddiness here…
Obviously, we’re extremely proud to be a part of this album and really enjoyed the work. Do go and check it out and you’ll find some quality local music.
In other news, for all the gear-heads out there, we’ve had a nice addition to the studio. As you know, we’re always trying to improve the studio and it’s equipment. We’re really happy to have a new compressor to add to the list.
The Tube-Tech CL-2A Dual Opto Compressor from Lydkraft is a great piece that givs us another flavour of compression that we felt we were lacking previously. The CL-2A is a very allround piece. If offers that smooth and musical compression that TUBE-TECH is famous for. You may have seen the plugin version from Softube, but we now boast the real thing and after a few sessions with it, we absolutely love it!
On vocals, it’s got a really smooth warmth that pair exceptionally well with out Pearlman Tm-1. It’s been kind to every voice we’ve put into it. Just knocking off 1 or 2 db from the Overheads while recording is smooth and musical. It managed to control the louder snare hits while not squashing the cymbals. There seems to be a use for the CL-2A on almost every part of a production.
Book some time with us and hear for yourself just how great this new piece of gear sounds. Paired with our vast array of vintage outboard and top-line mics, you really can’t go wrong. The sound in your head CAN be the sound you hear coming out of the speakers.
Stay tuned for loads more news and peeks into the studio!