I've had the exquisite pleasure of mixing the debut album by Old Fire (John Mark Lapham) entitled, "Songs From The Haunted South". Lindsey Neal Kuykendall and I also recorded piano on the end of the song, "Helix". It is a 10 year in the making body of work that features over 20 other musicians/artists helping to bring this music to life. Designed by Vaughn Oliver (Coctuea Twins, Pixies) and Ivan Katsarov. Vocal performances by Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine), DM Stith , Ian William Craig, Christopher Barnes(Gem Club), Rebekka Karijord, Sarah Lowes, Ieva Berberian, & Alex Mass. Guitar work by Robin Allender, Bob Hoffnar, Alex Hutchins, Warren Defever, & Scott Poley. Drummers featured include Thor Harris (Shearwater), & Joe Ryan. Organs by Christian Christian Madden. Sawblade by Danny Norbury. Cellos by Semay Wu. Flute by Caroline Weeks. Mastered for vinyl by Ian Hawgood. Please check out the release below and grab one while they last!
Purchase LP: http://brooklynbridgerecords.club/product/old-fire-2/
Music Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIje9I_kjA 'Songs from the Haunted South', the debut album from Old Fire (feat. John Mark Lapham of The Earlies & The Late Cord) is OUT NOW on Kscope.
Order your copy on CD: http://bit.ly/1W7vEdo
Video produced by Mark Kuykendall: www.vimeo.com/thenewhoneyshade
The pet project of Texas based programmer John Mark Lapham, - of ‘The Earlies’ and 4AD band ‘The Late Cord’ fame - Old Fire joins a world-class roster that includes the likes of Steven Wilson, The Pineapple Thief, Anathema, Nordic Giants and The Anchoress.
Taking nearly a decade to make, 'Songs from the Haunted South' has been a labour of love for Lapham.
Born from an album concept for a 4AD project with singer Micah P. Hinson (The Late Cord), the album was originally intended to feature different singers and musicians recording songs that were both covers and originals. After parting ways with Micah, Lapham remained determined to realize his vision for the album and sought voices he considered special or fitted the inspiration.