I have some good news – on October 10th I will be releasing an album of all new material, called “The Jasmine Flower”.
I played around a lot over the last 2 years with different sounds and ideas, but in the end I decided I wanted to make my most stark record to date, so I recorded the songs with just me and my guitar. Afterwards we added a string quartet to a few tracks.
I have a home studio here in Bermuda, but when I was ready to put down the tracks, the whole thing started breaking down – first the mixing desk then the computer itself died. I was very “in the zone” to record and didn’t want to wait what could be weeks for all new gear to arrive, so I decided it was a lesson in simplicity– I realized I could still record and mix the album on my solar powered laptop. So there you have it – that’s all you need to make a great sounding album. Sun and songs.