Il fungo sirena Soundtrack Mastered

At long last, the 43-cue music soundtrack from Stefan Archetti's beautiful, award-winning film: Il fungo sirena (The Mermaid Mushroom) (2009), has been mastered.

Artwork and CD/digital release to follow.

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Francesco Manni as 'Saverio' in Stefan Archetti's The Mermaid Mushroom.

Mastering was achieved by Jerome Schmitt at The Airlab.

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Jerome Schmitt

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 Airlab, 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 have worked with Jerome.


New Album Mixing Rescheduled


The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet

Rescheduled to mix in June-July.

New After Magritte songs, with lyrics by John Porter & François Evans are:

  1. BACK!
  2. Love Came Down
  3. Mass Exodus
  4. Where Do I Belong?
  5. Ring Me
  6. He Gave Me Eyes
  7. Life is a Drug
  8. I Want to See the Shrink
  9. The Nun


LaMP Record Shop Opens

The La.M.P. Record Shop is now built and online. Get digital downloads and buy CDs of music by François Evans:



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. astonished smiley a

After Magritte Album in Preparation

Fool Lovers Knight of Cups

Under the group name After Magritte, composition and arranging on the album The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet is complete, with lyrics by John Porter.

Mixing is scheduled for winter, 2021, with an expected release in Spring, 2022. Nine, emotive tracks combine the best of hair-raising digital with vintage analogue:

  1. BACK!
  2. Love Came Down
  3. Mass Exodus
  4. Where Do I Belong?
  5. Ring Me
  6. He Gave Me Eyes
  7. Life is a Drug
  8. I Want to See the Shrink
  9. The Nun


Watch this space!



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: Donate to the Cyctic Fibrosis Trust. 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...



Mastered Sudden Fury CDs have arrived and are available for sale (with the Game Over soundtrack) at the LaMP shop. Hang in there while we try to get the back-end of the online store working securely. If you'd like to pre-order, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A bientôt!



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