Highlight of the month: Without doubt ‘The Laker Test’ and their live demo. Within 3 minutes of setting up bassist Pat Bastard’s rig, the sound was what Antoine would have described as ‘shitting levels.’ We knew we were in for a heavy evening, and these boys did not dissappoint. Biscuits such as ‘Slozenger’ and ‘Freemantle Doctor’ contain more low frequency than we’ve had hot dinners. Helped massively by PSP’s (in)famous ‘Vintage Warmer,’ which the previously mentioned Nick Papadopolus of post shoegaze pigs ‘Fetch The Witches’ massively approved of. What a shame folk listen to tunes/beats/songs/biscuits, whatever the phrase is nowadays, (better consult ‘Sickness Squad’,) through their ******* laptop speakers!
We shall refrain from posting these live ‘jaffas’ by ‘The Laker Test’ as they are due in to do a ‘proper’ track-by-track demo shortly. Watch this space…….
For those of you who are into doing your own mixes, save some money and buy AudioEase’s Altiverb. Use one of the outrageous impulse responses, such as Frank Zappa’s ‘echo chamber,’ or one of the 17 Cathedrals from places like Moldova as a send FX, on the tracks that need a touch of verb, then bypass Altiverb. Your mix will sound like a Poodle without a bone. Now, ‘unbypass,’ your mix will sound like a Doberman Pinscher with a massive mohican. It’s the best plug we’ve ever invested in, bar none.