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April Recording Sessions at The Village

George Benson (left) and Al Jarreau in The Village’s Studio B

April was a busy month at The Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles, with numerous mixing, tracking and writing projects taking place throughout the multi-room facility.

Switchfoot recorded tracks for an upcoming release on Columbia Records in Studio D, which features an automated Neve 88R analog mixing console. Steve Lillywhite produced, with Todd Parker engineering. The Flying Other Brothers Band was also in Studio D, with T-Bone Burnett producing alongside his longtime engineering associate, Mike Piersante. Southern rockers I-Nine were in Studio D tracking a planned full-length release for RCA Records, with Rick Beato producing and Nathaniel Kunkel engineering.

Also in Studio D was V2 Records artist Isobel Campbell, taping a live performance for local NPR radio station KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show. Jason Wormer engineered, with KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern producing. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals also visited The Village to tape a session for Morning Becomes Eclectic in the second-floor auditorium. Morgenstern again produced, with engineer Wormer supplementing the Digidesign ICON in Studio F with Neve 1073 modules. Josh Ritter, another V2 artist, recorded his Morning Becomes Eclectic session in Studio B, with Wormer once again engineering, this time at the Neve VR console, and Morgenstern producing.

Other recent projects at The Village included The Raconteurs, who mixed their debut V2 Records album on the Neve 8048 console in Studio A with producer Dave Sardy and engineer Greg Gordon. Jazz/R&B guitarist George Benson joined singer Al Jarreau for some writing sessions in Studio B. Also in Studio B, Jonathan Davies of Korn and Dem Franchize Boyz stayed busy filming vocal overdubs for an upcoming video release through Virgin Records. Chris Holmes engineered the sessions.

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