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I Am Pumped to the Hilt About the Goldblade LP Reviews

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I may have only been involved on two tracks, but I can’t deny that the universal praise for Goldblade’s ‘Terror Of Modern Life’ LP is giving me the warm fuzzies all over.

The band themselves are keeping a log of them here:

http://www.goldblade.com/?p=468

Here are some quotes about the tracks I worked on:

Mass Movement Magazine
“… the band explore something completely new in the eight minute title track which sounds like an out of control jam between PIL, Killing Joke and Sunn o)))”
Review

Soundsphere Magazine
‘The Terror Of Modern Life’, is over eight minutes long, and it’s certainly not the average punk belter. It builds, motivating the listener before the spoken-word vocals kick in and a wall of immersive sound takes over”
Review

Closewatch Music
“The end track… is 8 minutes of venom. A fitting end in my mind.”

Muso’s Guide
“a chugging, distorted fuck you to those uncomfortable with innovation in punk music.”
Review

Subba-Cultcha
“… Serious Business, a welcome detour into dub-splashed ska-rock that makes like Ghost Town with enough unhinged charm to forgive the clear influence.”
Review

SeeSound
“Serious Business is one of the highlights with its lairy Rastamouse vocals”
Review

Pure Rawk
“Serious Business” sounds like something the Clash might have come up with”
Review

absolutepunk.net
“… the potential hit single, Serious Business… ”
Review

… I could go on. Read more on Goldblade’s site.

Production and mix for Goldblade

I did vocal tracking, some arrangement and production, and mixes for two tracks on the new Goldblade LP, Terror Of Modern Life:

http://www.goldblade.com/?p=451

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-terror-of-modern-life/id635319068

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Excerpts below by kind permission of Goldblade:

The title track is a big, long, scary noise thing, with multiple tracks of atonal bass and guitar, and was frankly a bugger to mix. The other, Serious Business, is a sort of punk dub reggae thing, and myself and Brother John Robb had a good time aping Lee Scratch Perry and Prince Far I’s chaotic production trickery.

I can confirm that there is no sweeter revenge on noisy neighbours than having Mr Robb round screaming the word TERROR.

We improvised a vocal booth out of a guitar case, a couple of duvets and an SE Reflexion Filter. The mic used was the SE x1 condenser. John’s a pretty forceful singer, so I had to find a way to have him a bit off the mic, without letting room reflections colour the sound. Both songs were done in just a couple of takes, plus overdubs.

 

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