Lark In Studio
Since 2005, multi-award winning South African rock-electro group Lark has been a regular fixture at Sound & Motion Studios. In fact, it was during one of these studio sessions in the early days that they asked Fuzzy if he would be keen to join on bass as well as sound engineering duties.
The last month has seen step 2 in the mixing phase of their new album, Gong Is Struck, with the final stage and tentative release set for June.
Paul and Fuzzy have been working crazy hours while Paul is down from London with Inge and Sean coming in to record the weird and wonderful ways that they are famous for.
The album is heavily reliant on analogue and “old school” technics from the 60’s and 70’s once again, harking back to Razbliuto, with a strong crossover into hard electro. Live piano’s, strings and lots (and lots) of wacky tape have been used already, with at least one song being mixed off the studio’s Otari MTR90 into our new Audient ASP8024 console.
For the geeks, we’ve included some cool videos of “the story so far.” We hope you enjoy seeing Mr Sakitumi teaching us what a 4/4 really sounds like, trashing a piano sound with multiple noise generating old reel machines, running a mix off our Otari and torturing and old spring reverb!