Live Blog: A Day With Portishead's Adrian Utley

In the studio      24/07/13

Adrian Utley is as well known for his guitar work as he is for his devotion to using synthesizers in his productions. With a string of collaborations and production credits, Adrian works with the best: Goldfrapp, Massive Attack, Get The Blessing (Ade is an accomplished Jazz guitarist), Tom Jones, The Coral and others.

You can't of course ignore his long term involvement with Portishead , who's seminal album Dummy launched a whole new genre of dark, hip-hop influenced, atmospheric music.

Today Adrian is working on the final of a series re-mixes for Real World Records act Spiro.

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25/07
00:22



Finished. Off for beers and curry, then sleep in my bed that my children have probably filled with sand from the sand pit...

Thanks to Tim for his brilliant work, whos back off on tour with Bat For Lashes on Monday, so I won't be seeing him for a couple of months.

Cheers,
Adrian.

PS. Haven't done this before, hope it wasn't too dull...

24/07
23:27



Thats a wrap... time for recall sheets...

24/07
22:49



A last minute Obie bass addition...

24/07
22:28



The only plug-in used on the session. UAD BX1 Mono-maker on stereo bass

24/07
22:11



C90 Mixdown...

24/07
21:17

It’s been a strange challenge to express acoustic instruments with electronic monophonic instruments, and the solution has been elusive…but now I think we’ve found an answer…

24/07
21:13



Ade and Tim...

24/07
21:07



Really the only way to play a Solina..

24/07
21:04



Pyes on full clamp down...

24/07
21:01



Calrec action on the mix bus...

24/07
21:00



1920’s bass drum meets U47…

24/07
19:47

I am working on some Moog remixes of my friends Spiro, who are a very acoustic four piece with violin, mandolin, accordion and guitar, signed to Real World Records.

I am working with TJ Allen, who is engineering and programming, to a ridiculous deadline. We are using MIDI files provided by the band, which are then going to MIDI to CV converters to some of my old synths - Mini Moog, Moog Modular, Oberheim Two Voice, Jupiter 4, Maxi-Korg, SH101 and the ARP 2600.

The studio is insanely hot today, and the synths are going mental, which is fun….!

24/07
17:54



The key piece of gear in this session...

24/07
17:21



Still hot, still too much to do... But the 101 and blue delay are making us happy.

24/07
16:49



Too much heat and too much to do...

24/07
16:26



Good morning...

22/07
16:32

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