Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.
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It was gear that brought singer-songwriter and guitarist Adam Granduciel to Echo Mountain Recording Studios, one of five studios in five different states where he recorded The War on Drugs’ latest effort, Lost in the Dream. (The band also recorded parts of 2011’s Slave Ambient there.) Granduciel wanted to use Echo Mountain’s Fairchild 670 stereo […]
Truth & Salvage Co. is recording their next album at Echo Mountain.
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
The L.A.-based Americana band is set to release its new album, “Stories Don’t End,” in April. The record was made in Asheville last September. Photo from Rolling Stone. (Click through for links to the article, and to information about Echo Mountain’s upcoming master Classes.)
The studio summit brought recording industry professionals and students together for two days of learning, mentoring, workshops and discussion. Xpress dropped in to one panel discussion and picked up a few pro tips.
The local rocker, neatly shorn, performs his song at Echo Mountain.
A host of local players converged on Echo Mountain this week to record music for the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller The Proxy. Multi-instrumentalist/producer/bandleader Ben Lovett organized and headed the session, which spanned two days in the converted church that now houses Echo Mountain’s primary studios. Xpress was in the control room to bring you this inside look.
A host of local and visiting musicians — including Ben Sollee, Jay Sanders, Casey Driessen and River Guerguerian — spent the afternoon rehearsing and recording a collaborative song at Echo Mountain as part of the HATCH Festival. Xpress was there to bring you this preview.