At long last, the 43-cue soundtrack to Stefan Archetti's beautiful, award-winning film: Il fungo sirena (2009), is to be mastered.
This will be done by Jerome Schmitt at The Air Lab.
Jerome was mix and mastering engineer at the Millennium Studio in the South of France in 1997. An experienced composer for film and TV, he found himself producing and mixing for South London hip-hop artists. Going on to edit and mix music for Channel 4, the BBC and Sony, he worked on most of he Ninja Tune catalogue and was resident mastering engineer at Blue Pro Mastering. His studio: The Air Lab, has established a strong reputation for unique sound quality.
Jerome Schmitt has worked for Busta Rhymes, Space, John Foxx & Robin Guthrie, Coldcut, Kid Koala, Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin and Bad Manners.
La.M.P. is very proud to be working with Jerome.
The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet.
Rescheduled to mix in June-July.
New After Magritte songs, with lyrics by John Porter & François Evans are:
- Love Came Down
- Mass Exodus
- Where Do I Belong?
- Ring Me
- He Gave Me Eyes
- Life is a Drug
- I Want to See the Shrink
- The Nun
The La.M.P. Record Shop is now all but built and will be going online soon at:
CDs and digital downloads of the Sudden Fury and Game Over soundtracks will be going on sale finally.
Choose between free, Deluxe Digital, CD and autographed CD versions.
Under the group name After Magritte (after the play by Tom Stoppard), composition and sequencing on the album The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet is complete, with lyrics by John Porter. Mixing is scheduled for spring, 2020. Nine tracks combine the best of current digital with vintage analogue.
La.M.P. Ltd has partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to support them.
Says François Evans:
Many years ago when I was a student in Paris, I got to know a fellow by the name of Riadh Ktari. "Let's meet for a drink!" In his early 30s, on a glorious summer day, I remember he turned up on the Ile de la cité, lugging a weighty green oxygen cylinder. I learned he had a genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. He lived at a health centre, which offered support to university students in Paris, who had special health needs. We became good friends.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects various organs, particularly the lungs, causing difficulty breathing. Those with the condition have to have regular lung-clearing sessions and bothersome doses of antibiotics.
Some years later, I returned from England and knocked at the door of the health centre to ask if Riadh was there. I was saddened to learn that he had recently passed away. The life expectancy for those with this genetic condition, is early 30s.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a UK-based and terrifically-well organised charity, that funds: (i) research into finding a cure, (ii) improving care standards and (iii) supporting those with the condition and their loved ones.
You can donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here: . We are proud to be assisting them.
Wiring in the 2nd-hand, 32-channel automated-fader Soundcraft DC2000 desk, has been a fiddly process.
It uses 8 x 96-pin and 8 x 56-pin 'EDAC' connectors at the back, which enable lots of cables to be plugged in, in one go, but take weeks of work (and much fume-inhalation) to solder!
The other ends of the thick cables feed LaMP's new 24 x 24 patch-field (the desk's own patch-field wasn't big enough).
This should save time in the long run, when orchestrating with different synthesizers, mechanical sounds, and routing signals through vintage and more modern sound processing devices.
Next steps are acoustic treatment, desk make-over and a legacy cable sort.
This year LaMP acquired a dangerously clowny-sounding Crumar DS2.
Its glistening sounds should mix well with others.
Back to the soldering station...