François will be conducting a 14-piece string ensemble at AIR Lyndhurst Studio One next week, for the recording of Andrew Teacher‘s album: Red Clubs, Black Hearts, with eight string arrangements by Howard Martin. Said François: I feel honoured to be working with John Prestage and Alex Ferguson at Sir George Martin’s studio again.
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. Francesco Manni as ‘Saverio’ in Stefan Archetti’s The Mermaid Mushroom. Mastering was achieved by Jerome Schmitt at The Airlab. Jerome Schmitt Jerome was mix and mastering engineer at the… Read More »
The La.M.P. Record Shop is now built and online. Get digital downloads and buy CDs of music by François Evans: lamprecordings.com 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 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 Autumn, 2022. Nine, emotive tracks combine the best of hair-raising digital with vintage analogue: BACK! Mass Exodus Love Came Down Where Do… Read More »
La.M.P. Ltd has partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to support them. Says François: 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… Read More »
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! Soldering an EDAC plug The other ends of… Read More »
This year LaMP acquired a dangerously clowny-sounding Crumar DS2. Its glistening sounds should mix well with others. Back to the soldering station…
Yesterday I listened again to the title track from the film Pervirella, and was struck by the beauty of Tony Moriah’s lead vocal. I wondered what had become of this fantastic singer since I’d had the good fortune to work with him back in 1997. A search on the internet led to YouTube videos of him singing, which… Read More »
A nostalgic Empire interview with Edgar Wright: Once Upon a Time in the West Country appears at the Empire website (11/2015).
Spitfire Audio, the British company who make some of the finest sound sample libraries in the world, are preparing a ‘Bernard Herrmann’ sound collection. This month, François recorded ondes Martenot samples for these at the late Sir George Martin’s, (now Richard Boote & Paul Woolf’s) Air Lyndhurst studios in Hampstead, London. Keep an eye on Christian Henson and… Read More »