Flora Recording & Playback, Portland
Singer-songwriter Neko Case worked on her latest album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You , serving as producer along with Tucker Martine and Craig Schumacher. Martine and Chris Schultz engineered the album…Scottish indie-pop band Camera Obscura worked on Desire Lines, with Martine producing and engineering…Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs worked with Martine (producer and engineer) on new tracks…Aoife O’ Donovan worked on her latest album, Fossils, with Martine (producer and engineer).
The Hive Recording Studio, Seattle
Engineer Chris Pyle and producer Glenn Kennedy worked with hip-hop artist Clent on Ambitious…Rockers Prelude to a Pistol recorded and produced Not Sorry, with Pyle engineering and co-producing…Alt-rockers Sevens Revenge recorded and mixed Distortion of Reality, with Pyle engineering and Kristen Cadenhead producing (along with Pyle)…Hip-hop/rock band BattleCry Melody worked on their self-titled album with Pyle engineering and producing (the band also co-produced).
Jackpot! Recording Studio, Portland
Photo: Jason Quigley (photojq.com)
Folk-rocker Battleme recorded a session with Doug Boehm (producer/engineer) for an upcoming album…Indie electronica/folk-rock band The Ian Fays worked with producer/engineer Kendra Lynn on their upcoming album Most Spectacular Party…Space-rock band Wooden Shjips worked with Lynn (recording engineer) and Larry Crane (mixing engineer) on Back to Land…Folk/country artist Jolie Holland worked on new material with producer Douglas Jenkins and engineer Crane.
Dead Aunt Thelma’s Studio, Portland
Photo: Solsbury Hill Productions
Mark Orton was scoring and tracking parts with director Alexander Payne on his new film Nebraska for Paramount…Orton also engineered the debut album for Portland artist Sarah Gwen, produced by Scott Weddle…Mike Moore was working with jazz great David Friesen on his new self-produced release Brilliant Heart…Moore was also working with blues artist Terry Robb on a new recording to be completed this fall…Indie alt-rockers Neon Culpa are working with engineer/producer Dean Baskerville on a new recording…Ronn Chick is finishing an EP with local rocker Tommy Hogan.
Supernatural Sound, Oregon City
Tango Alpha Tango
Photo: David Pollock
Indie-pop band Wild Ones recorded and mixed Keep It Safe with recording engineers David Pollock and Clayton Knapp, with Pollock also mixing…Blues-rockers Tango Alpha Tango recorded and mixed Black Cloud with Pollock (recording and mixing)…Supernatural set up a mobile studio at Pendarvis Farm—where The Decemberists recorded The King Is Dead—for Typhoon to work on the forthcoming album White Lighter. Sessions were engineered by Paul Laxer, mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman and Phil Ek.
SophiaHat Studios, Seattle
Jazz pianist Hal Galper produced and recorded Airegin Revisited, with recording engineer Chris Spencer and mixing engineer Floyd Reitsma; mastering was done by Dan Dean…Jazz vocalist Mercedes Nicole worked on Beautiful Alignment with producer Thomas Marriott, recording engineer Spencer and mixing engineer Don Gunn…Jazz bassist Jon Hamar produced and recorded Idyl Wild with recording engineer Spencer and mixing engineer David Lange; mastering was done by Ross Nyber.