Radlands is the fifth album by the Mystery Jets. On 3 April 2012, shortly before the release of Radlands, Kai Fish announced he would be leaving the band, with bassist Pete Cochrane taking his place for the band's UK tour; the album was recorded in a home recording studio set up in a country house by the Colorado river in the Westlake area in Austin, Texas. The album peaked at number 40 on the UK Albums Chart; the name'Radlands' is an amalgamation of Keith Richards' 1960s apartment Redlands and the Terrence Malick film Badlands. "Mystery Jets: Radlands". Mysteryjets.com. Mystery Jets. Cory Clifford. "Mystery Jets' Radlands: 7/10". Album reviews. HEAVEmedia
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Twenty One (album)
Twenty One is the third album by Mystery Jets, released in the UK on 24 March 2008. The first single from the album, "Young Love" featuring Laura Marling, was released on 10 March 2008; the album reached #50 in the UK Albums Chart but was hastily rereleased with an additional cover of Aztec Camera's hit single "Somewhere in My Heart" to coincide with the release of eighties-themed single "Two Doors Down", which peaked at #24 in the UK Singles Chart. This new version of the album peaked at #42 in the charts.'Young Love','Two Doors Down' and'Half in Love with Elizabeth' were released as singles. All three songs, in addition to'Flakes' had music videos shot for them; the 7" vinyl EP of'Half in Love with Elizabeth' features the band performing'Flakes' with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine performing vocals, this one of her earliest releases, following the release of her first single Kiss with a Fist by only a few months
Young Love (Mystery Jets song)
Young Love is the first single to be released from Mystery Jets' second album Twenty One. It was released on 10 March 2008, on two 7" singles and digital download. Unlike most Mystery Jets songs, which are sung by Blaine Harrison, the band's guitarist William Rees sings lead vocals on the song; the song features guest vocals from singer/songwriter Laura Marling. "Young Love" - 3:25 "Uber Liebe Gold" - 3:05 "Young Love" - 3:25 "Metal Soul" - 3:01 "Young Love" - 2:50 "Girl Shaped Gun" - 3:43 Official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Mystery Jets are an English indie rock band based on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, London. The band consists of William Rees, Jack Flanagan and Kapil Trivedi; the band's first line-up consisted of Blaine Harrison on drums, William Rees on guitar and Henry Harrison on bass. Henry became a second guitarist in the band and they were joined by Kai Fish on bass and Tamara Pearce-Higgins on the organ. Kai joined the band after suggestions, their original name was The Misery Jets, taken from an Evening Standard headline. It got changed to Mystery Jets when Blaine accidentally misspelled the name while painting it on a drum skin; the band at this time recorded an eponymous EP with Aswad producer Nick Sykes. They would practise in the boat shed built by Henry on land he bought after a hippie commune on Eel Pie Island burnt down. Blaine took lead vocals. Tamara left the band, Blaine switched from drums to keyboards; the band had a brief stint with a friend of Williams' on drums, but he was unreliable and for a time a drum machine was used.
The band found Kapil Trivedi. Kapil is not from Eel Pie Island like the rest of the members, but rather North London, he found out about the band through his drum teacher. Mystery Jets draws influences from Hall and Oates, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd. William Rees has named Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie as his guitar inspirations. Much attention has been drawn to their hosting of a series of parties, dubbed "The White Cross Revival", on Eel Pie Island; the Eel Pie Island EP was recorded soon after by a young producer called Bishop Dante at Rooster studios. The band issued its first proper single, a limited edition 7" of "Zoo Time", on Transgressive Records. Mystery Jets ran a series of illegal parties on Eel Pie Island, attracting large crowds, before being shut down by the police, they went on to sign to 679 Recordings. After 2005 saw a number of singles and their TV debut on MTV Two's Spanking New Music Week; the start of 2006 saw the band gain their highest charting single with "The Boy Who Ran Away", play the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour and make their first appearance on Top of the Pops.
The band's debut UK album, Making Dens, was released on 6 March 2006. On 18 September 2006, the band put on a tribute show to Syd Barrett, one of their biggest influences; the show was put on at the Union Chapel in London. Performers were Kid Harpoon, Lupen Crook, Kate Nash, Dan Treacy and the Television Personalities, Drew from Babyshambles, Ben from SixToes, Lucas from the Cazals and Mystery Jets; the groups created a special fanzine made for the show with entries from all the performers and artwork by the bands. December 2006 saw the band release "Umbrellahead / Half In Love With Elizabeth" through its MySpace site to competition winners; the two tracks were produced by Erol Alkan and were meant to be part of a ten-inch vinyl acoustic EP, but that idea was scrapped. Throughout 2007 the band wrote new songs and played more gigs around the world in America where they released their debut album Zootime on 8 May, through Dim Mak Records. Henry Harrison decided to stop playing live with the band shortly afterwards, but is still much involved and went into the studio with the rest of the band.
He still helps with songwriting and makes onstage appearances. Henry has said,"I'm just another member, I'm one of five. I love it; that whole authority thing served a purpose and when it was done I was glad to relinquish it, because it got in the way of us working properly together." At the end of 2007 the band went on a short club show across the UK, released a free Christmas single, "Flakes". Their second album, Twenty One, was released on 24 March 2008. Produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by renowned producer Nick Launay, it was preceded by the single "Young Love" featuring Laura Marling, released on 10 March 2008; the second single released from the album was "Two Doors Down". It reached 24 in the U. K charts, their highest position so far; the album represented a change in the band's sound, shifting from psychedelic and progressive rock towards more of a pop direction. On 8 June 2008, the band played at the Scottish RockNess music festival which attracted over 35,000 music lovers - the band's set was broadcast on national UK broadcaster Hitz Radio.
The band spoke backstage about their rise to fame, reviving the eighties and how they plan to take over the world. In 2008 Mystery Jets, along with Jeremy Warmsley and Adem, contributed the song "Grains of Sand" to the Survival International charity album Songs for Survival. In January 2009, Mystery Jets left their previous contract with 679 Recordings and signed a new deal with Rough Trade Records, they began recording a new album and continued to tour. They performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August 2010. In April 2010, Mystery Jets announced Serotonin; the album was produced by Chris Thomas. The working title was Luminescence but the name was changed on. Blaine has said that he wanted this album to be "quintessential Mystery Jets record." A promotional single, entitled "Flash A Hungry Smile", was made available on the band's website for free. The
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have focused on CD and MP3 formats; the audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places; the time frame for recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, brought or "mixed" together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live" when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, so as to assist in mixing different takes. Recordings, including live, may contain sound effects, voice adjustments, etc..
With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, lyrics or librettos; the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums; when long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album. An album, in ancient Rome, was a board chalked or painted white, on which decrees and other public notices were inscribed in black, it was from this that in medieval and modern times album came to denote a book of blank pages in which verses, sketches and the like are collected. Which in turn led to the modern meaning of an album as a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item.
In the early nineteenth century "album" was used in the titles of some classical music sets, such as Schumann's Album for the Young Opus 68, a set of 43 short pieces. When 78rpm records came out, the popular 10-inch disc could only hold about three minutes of sound per side, so all popular recordings were limited to around three minutes in length. Classical-music and spoken-word items were released on the longer 12-inch 78s, about 4–5 minutes per side. For example, in 1924, George Gershwin recorded a drastically shortened version of the seventeen-minute Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, it ran for 8m 59s. Deutsche Grammophon had produced an album for its complete recording of the opera Carmen in 1908. German record company Odeon released the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky in 1909 on 4 double-sided discs in a specially designed package; this practice of issuing albums does not seem to have been taken up by other record companies for many years. By about 1910, bound collections of empty sleeves with a paperboard or leather cover, similar to a photograph album, were sold as record albums that customers could use to store their records.
These albums came in both 12-inch sizes. The covers of these bound books were wider and taller than the records inside, allowing the record album to be placed on a shelf upright, like a book, suspending the fragile records above the shelf and protecting them. In the 1930s, record companies began issuing collections of 78 rpm records by one performer or of one type of music in specially assembled albums with artwork on the front cover and liner notes on the back or inside cover. Most albums included three or four records, with two sides each, making six or eight compositions per album; the 12-inch LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. A single LP record had the same or similar number of tunes as a typical album of 78s, it was adopted by the record industry as a standard format for the "album". Apart from minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.
The term "album" was extended to other recording media such as Compact audio cassette, compact disc, MiniDisc, digital albums, as they were introduced. As part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some observers feel that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. While an album may contain as many or as few tracks as required, in the United States, The Recording Academy's rules for Grammy Awards state that an album must comprise a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least five distinct tracks or a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement. In the United Kingdom, the criteria for the UK Albums Chart is that a recording counts as an "album" i
Two Doors Down (Mystery Jets song)
"Two Doors Down" is the second single from the Mystery Jets album Twenty One and it features a saxophone solo by Nik Carter. The single became their second highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #24, second to "The Boy Who Ran Away" which charted one place higher at #23. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 100 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". Musicomh gave a positive review saying that "With the help of Erol Alkan they convey this in sweeping, romantic gestures that wouldn't have been out of place in the charts in the 1980s - yet thanks to the producers's intervention sound bang up to date" and went on to say "With a melody that won't be leaving your brain for some time, this is one of the Jets' poppiest offering yet, given a dash of camp attitude to complete a memorable single". Neumagazine gave the song 9 out of 10 stars, they said that it is "A homage to the 80s, rather than a piss-take, the light hearted synths and classic'love story lyrics' make this a fun track" and went on to say "It's the kind of nostalgia we like.
The video is a rather enjoyable as well". The tone of the song's promotional video is light-hearted with members of the band wearing 1980s-style clothing and dancing against fluorescent backdrops. Two female dancers appear throughout the video; this is the track listing for the single: Two Doors Down Man In The Corner The song debuted in the UK Singles Chart at #87. After six weeks it had risen to #24, where it became their second highest charting song, as well as only their fourth UK Top 40 single. In total it spent 8 weeks in a record for the band. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics