New Single Alert! Ben Pelchat's first new single in 3 years is coming this November. "Ocean Deep" is the follow-up to his debut single "Montréal En Hiver". The song was co-written by Paris-native Simon Atlan, and features artist/producer Alexy Guerer on drums, as well as Atlan on background vocals. The song's lyric draws poetic simile between love and … Continue reading New Ben Pelchat Single “Ocean Deep” Coming November 7th 2017.
Hello everyone! In such a busy season producing albums, I have found it hard to squeeze any blogs in. Having said that, I look forward to getting back to it now that I have this sweet WordPress iPad app. First up is this excellent piece written by my Kensington Sound peeps Vezi and Adam Debevc. … Continue reading How To Choose a Studio
Hello everyone! Here is a lovely video of Carey Ott professing his love for Kensington Sound, and the working relationship between me and him. What a lovely soul - thanks so much Carey! It was an absolute blast working with you, brother. To many more! 🙂 Simply click on the picture above to link out … Continue reading Carey Ott’s Kensington Sound Testimonial
Hello everyone, Here are some first reviews of Carey Ott's "Human Heart" record that I co-produced and mixed this past summer at Kensington Sound. I'll add more as they trickle in! Without further ado: * * * * * The Daily News - Stamford, Connecticut TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010 CAREY OTT, “Human Heart” (Discover Rock) … Continue reading Carey Ott “Human Heart” Reviews
DISCLAIMER: If you are an artist who has recorded your first record with me, this blog entry is not intended to put you down in any way. This is simply an informative piece for artists on managing first album expectations. If you dare... READ ON! I call it the infamous "First Album Syndrome" (or FAS … Continue reading Why Doesn’t It Sound Like It Does In My Head?
This is a lil' post for all you songwriters out there. What is the “hook”? The hook is that part of a song which grabs the listener, draws them in - actually sells them on listening to the song, and then (hopefully) leaves them humming it afterward. It can be any unique, fun, interesting, and/or … Continue reading The “Hook” – What It Is, and Why It Is So Vital for Great Songwriting (and Selling Records)
Want to hear a great story? It's about one of Bruce Springsteen's greatest albums, Nebraska. According to Wikipedia: “Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs that were to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos themselves. Nebraska remains … Continue reading The Moment of Inspiration (and why your first instinct is usually the one to listen to)