I wrote, recorded and produced the music for this short (5-minute) doc on life-changing surgeries for the disfigured in the developing world. It’s a moving, and incredible story.
My goal was to make the music a bit rough and strange, not exactly traditional Indian but a little how I imagine a village band might play folk music.
Secret Drum Band - DaDaDa
I mixed this song for Secret Drum Band, a fascinating and inspired project spearheaded primarily by Lisa Schonberg. The mix was challenging, as by the time I got it, the central drum tracks had been submixed to two stereo stems, one of them very compressed and the other extremely compressed.
By using parallel processing, picking off distinct drum parts and frequency bands, and then using reverb and delay to build a sense of a physical space, I was able to make what I believe is a more compelling and dynamic piece of music. Excellent video by the talented Liz Vaughn.
This Golden Afternoon
My own psych-rock project with my everything-partner Julianna Bright. We recorded this in 2007 when Julianna was pregnant with our daughter. It’s a bit rough in places, but it was a special time and a special record for us.
I joined Circus Lupus in the summer of 1991, and played with the band until we dissolved in Spring 1993. It’s difficult to conjure the confused young person I was then, but this track from our first of two albums is a high point for me.