Ross John Martin
A beautifully stripped back EP full of passion, vibe and energy. Recorded in just a day, RJM turned up at Soup Studio in London with a cellist, a pianist and 4 songs about love, loss & mental health. Played together in a room live with only 1 backing vocal overdub, this EP captures the soul and energy of 3 great musicians bouncing ideas of each other as they record. This is old school recording where happy accidents and mic bleed only adds to the 3D sound and atmosphere. Vintage microphones and tape machines were used to achieve a timeless sound that will never go out of fashion.
My aim was to record some songs the “old school” way after the complicated and labour intensive recording process of my first album “Wake” These days individual parts are usually recorded one at a time in order to get the perfect sound for that instrument. You get more control and modern audio editing is much easier, however I longed for the days of old where musicians would record together at the same time with shared energy. You can’t achieve the perfect takes that todays music fans are so accustomed to but you do capture a certain energy and soul especially when the musicians are really good on their instruments.
Music & Lyrics - Ross John Martin Vocals & Guitar - Ross John Martin Cello - Matt Constantine Piano - Bryan Edery
Recorded at Soup Studio Mixed by Dan Blackett at Soup Studio Mastered by Richard Willan at LOUD Mastering Photos & Logo - Hazy Jane