Aliens – recording, mixing and mastering 30lbs Of Air, with Tim May, Calum MacColl, Martyn Barker, Leroy Lendor, Helen Turner, Grace Cross, Jo Clarkson, Iain Harvie

Aliens

I previously mastered the fabulous 2019 Aliens album “Terradome” which was masterminded by multiple award-winning film maker and former Roaring Boys member Tim May, who co-wrote the songs with Del Amitri’s Iain Harvie.
(Tim recently made the brilliant 2021 Sky Arts documentary Del Amitri: You Can’t Go Back)

New single and video So Long My Love in aid of Cruse Beareavement Support

30lbs Of Air

In 2020, between lockdowns, Tim approached me to produce the second Aliens album which he co-wrote with my old mate Calum MacColl. The amazing four-piece tracking band was completed with former The Bible bassist Leroy Lendor, and Shriekback and Robert Plant drummer Martyn Barker. All incredible musicians! We had a fabulous time recording the album at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire. The legendary Helen Turner (Style Council, Paul Weller) joined us for some keyboard overdubs. Then I decamped back to my Manor Gardens Studio in Devon for further vocals and saxophones with Tim, cello by me, and backing vocals with Grace Cross and Joanne Clarkson. Iain Harvie sent us some amazing e-bow style guitars for one song. Calum and Martyn also recorded further overdubs and sent them. Then I mixed and mastered the whole album.

Album Released! Hear it on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music…

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/30-lbs-of-air/1587858684

Metal Postcard & The Story of the album…

Metal Postcard Records is the label releasing this album… Click on the Canva link in the post below for the fascinating story behind the record…

Tim says:

“George understood exactly what I wanted the sound and feel of the album to be. He recorded everything brilliantly, got the best performances out of everybody and was very patient with me during the mixing process. Oh, and he also played some beautiful, atmospheric cello.