In an effort to consolidate its efforts on audio-recordingfacilities, Kampo Studios has eliminated its “Audio/Video”moniker and has made available for sale its entire inventory of videogear. Kampo Studios will retain its lock-to-picture capabilities in itstwo state-of-the-art SSL console-equipped studios: Studio A and StudioC.
With the renovation of Kampo’s video suite into a Pro Toolssuite, Kampo is proud to welcome the newly formed production team ofproducer/musician Dougie Bowne (Chris Whitley, Marianne Faithful, CiboMatto, Lounge Lizards) and producer/engineer Patrick Dillett (TheyMight Be Giants, Marisa Monte, Mary J. Blige, The B-52’s, RyuichiSakamoto). The innovative pair is currently in pre-production for theforthcoming solo disc from former Soul Coughing frontman MikeDoughty.
Also in were producer Bill Laswell and longtime engineer RobertMusso in Studio C for a 5.1 surround mix for African world music singerGigi, with assistant engineer Alan Ford.
Guitarists Arto Lindsay and Marc Ribot were at Kampo with engineerPatrick Dillett laying down tracks for French artist Sebastian. Lindsaywas back in Studio A wearing the producer hat with Dillett engineeringtracks for an upcoming release from bassist Melvin Gibbs (John Zorn,Rollins Band, Sonny Sharrock) with assistant Alan Ford.
Sessions@AOL continues to bring talent to Kampo for its liveperformances and interviews. This season has seen the likes of DavidGray, Tonic, Kenny G, Ryan Adams, Shaggy, Badly Drawn Boy, The Donnas,Sean Paul, Andrea Bocelli and Lou Reed, with Kampo engineers GregThompson, Alan Ford and Michael Bowden at the helm.
Kampo engineer Michael Bowden has mixed the critically acclaimeddebut solo album History That Has No Effect (JMZ Records, www.jmzrecords.com) from Tyondai Braxton. He iscontinuing work with Braxton (who is the son of experimental composerAnthony Braxton) on his forthcoming band project. Bowden also recordedand mixed the debut from Parts and Labor, who are releasing theirBowden-engineered full length this coming spring.
New York bassist/composer Brad Jones (Marc Ribot, Jazz Passengers)recorded and mixed an as-yet-untitled forthcoming quartet album withengineer Kenji Shimoda and assistants Michael Bowden and HidekiNishino.
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