‘Acoustic slow rock’. That’s how aran describes his own music. It’s definitely acoustic & slow. If it’s rock you have to see by yourself.
We meet in January 2009 during my work as an audio engineer at popei, when he is the support act at a concert, armed with only his acoustic guitar.
Aran visits me in the SSL studio in Rotterdam one month later. On a friday afternoon, we record 5 songs. It takes some time to find the his most pleasent way of recording, and to find the most suitable microphones and their placement for this job, but once that’s been sorted out, we’re on a roll.
In the studio of Theo Vogelaars (ex Tröckener Kecks), aran already recorded an EP. My goal is to create a warmer, opener and more honest sound. Using an MS stereo microphone technique certainly helped. You can listen to the songs by clicking on the mp3 boxes below.
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