Category Archives: a rant

Stillbliss style in Tokyo/Shimokitazawa

Today we rocked Tokyo.
We played an hour long show.

With Slingshotmillion2, Pablo and other bands from the indie scene in Japan. It was held at Live house Rokudemonaiyoru.

It`s a small venue on the third floor of a building at Shimokitazawa station.

Yes, I sometimes feel as if I`m talking to no-one. But I know that anything done with diligence will be rewarded.

We will be paying our hosting site Godaddy the annual fee this month, to keep this site going.

We hope you like the content. And me: your host Jesse Sou Pritchard, will be faithfully keeping you updated with what`s bliss in Japan, Basically Tokyo, my band and what happens at our studios.

So, there you have it. My band performed a live show. And tommorrow I`m a free man! Happy, and free. At least for a day!

Ok!

Peace out!

I need to take a shower and get some Z`s.

Slingshotmillion2 Recording session. And some personal business, blog.

Today we recorded, drums, bass, Vocals, and guitar.

All for the purpose of `I dont know why we are doing this`  kinda thing.

Tommorow I am a busy man. I need to go into town to buy contacts for my bands show that`s coming up soon, so I can wear my Raybans. LOL!  But first I need to get my eyes checked.

And I need to get my feet checked for parasites that are growing on them. I got them checked about two weeks ago, but the doctor said to come back after two weeks. And it has been two weeks.

So after that I need to buy two sets of guitar strings. One for the guitar we always use in the studio, and one that will be used for street live`s. to get people to come to our shows.

And then I need to mix two songs from the band Slingshotmillion2.
One song is already mixed basically. I just need to mix basically one more.

Anyways, thats your blissful news update.

Sorry if the parasites grossed you out. I`m sure you will understand my situation, once you turn thirty or so.

Anyways. I need to sleep. Because: Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy, &, wise!

Peace out!!

All About Jazz/Blues and it`s influence on humans

You may be thinking, well Jesse doesn`t know anything about Jazz. But there is where you are wrong.

Anyone. And I say this again, ANYONE can play Jazz!

It just takes the unique effort of yourself picking up an instrument, and commiting to it.

Then step two would be practicing with a Metronome.

Step three would be to learn a bit about music theory, maybe. I say maybe, because there are genius`s here looking at this very blog, who are probably more gifted then I.

So next: Jazz works in fourths. Sometimes. And like all good Jazz Composers, Like Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk. Buddy Guy, etc..

Of course people are getting hassled everyday, whether your race religion or creed. But honestly, good music speaks to the heart.

So actually I will rename this to All About Jazz and it`s influence, on humans. US! Yes you and and me are part monkey, part human, but the monkey part left out just makes you a tool for Gods bidding.

Well, a bit of religion with this post. Sorry.

If you don`t want anymore stop right HERE!

Music like I said, is an international language.
Whether METAL, PUNK, Whatever.

It speaks to you.

So, pick up an instrument, and play it with all your heart!

Are YOU soldiering on? Then GREAT!

Today is a bit of a rant, as well as some news.

Today I worked on mixing two tracks sent to me from Chris Commander/Ekral/Larke.

He pays me pittance for my work. But such is life. You got to Soldier ON!

My right monitor speaker is also giving up the ghost. But who cares. We got to soldier on.

My Dad will check it out tommorow. SO Hopefully we will find the problem and then the studio will be good as new.

Anyways, about soldiering on- Sometimes I wonder if even having this blog or studio website makes a difference. All I can do is soldier on and hope for the best.

So are YOU Soldiering on??

Slingshotmillion2 live reminder and some mix news updates!

So,

Today I had the privilege to finish some rough mixes that I sent to my band members today、from the POP band Slingshotmillion2.

I was sent bass tracks from our bassist who now lives in the UK.

He sent me the .wav files for two songs of ours that needed his skills.

He sent me the Stems through the net, and then I ran the tracks through our analog gear here at the studios.

It went through the BLA173 to PBC6A compressor. Which kinda fattened the sound as well as making it a but more smooth to the ears.

So after taking some time out, and a cup or two of coffee. I went into the studio and made a rough mix for my band members to listen to.

Hopefully they will like what they hear.

Anyways. That`s what`s happening on the home front.

And just to remind you. We will be holding a live show on the 9th of September in Shibuya at live house Guilty.

If you can come over to watch us, that would be cool!

Here is a link where you can buy the tickets.

Mixing and adding guitars and vocals.

Here at our studios, there`s always something new happening.

Next June we will be recording a band from Okinawa. We will be Recording, mixing & Mastering two of their songs.

We treat each song like a piece of art. As each song from the artist, IS a part of his or her dream. So with the tools at hand, we recorded some elements yesterday, and I am just adding the gloss on the already made songs.

I am currently working on a band that I play in called Slingshotmillion2. Yes. There was a slingshotmillion before. Now that band is upgraded to 2 . Hahaha!

Plus we are not just a studio. We are also a record label that can upload your tracks to Itunes, Amazon, Google play etc.
Basically every online market there is, we`ve got your covered.

And all you have to do is come to our studios, then we will help you with the rest.

Making music, is our passion. So when you come, you will feel that passion and fervor from us.

We do hope you enjoy this blog and studio news as it comes.

Thank you for visiting us in our journey to make magic happen!

Cleaning up. Preparing for Slingshotmillion2`s session.

Today I worked in the studio. Wiping doors. Vacuuming floors. Cleaning our DAW.

Yes! We still use a DAW, and it`s still Sonar 8.5.

We are getting ready for Slingshotmillion2`s arrival this coming Sunday.

We are not sure what we will record, but I`m sure it will be fun.

We already mixed the songs we have in our arsenal. So what will happen on the 9th is still a mystery, but we know that they- all the band members, will be coming. So we are preparing for their arrival by cleaning up and getting everything just right for them to come and record.

Stay tuned for more news from our hit factory.

Mixing Slingshotmillion2`s new songs. As well as recording guitars.

Today I woke up at around 6:30.

Right now it is 8:00 as of this writing.
And I already mixed the latest trax that we recorded here for my band Slingshotmillion2.

I also need to record some of my lead bits for the recordings as well. That will be after my brothers wake up from sleeping, so I can vacuum the house, then play loud guitars in the studio and record.

We are currently working on these recordings specifically for giving away to people on the streets.

I personally think that`s a bit wasteful. But ah who cares.

I will also be mastering these tunes as well. So far the sound we have gotten from the BLA 173 has been phenomenal.

Great results and just to let you know- Today is a new day. And the magic continues in our home/studio.

Good morning! From Stillblissstudios!!

Recently Ive been downloading tunes from itunes. I go and buy an Itunes redeem card from the nearby convenient store.

It seems that all the good tunes are for 250 yen for one tune.

At least it`s better than paying for a whole album just for one song that you might like.

There are also many other good tunes on Itunes. I currently use an ipod nano fat. It`s been with me for almost 5 years, and it`s still working. Very nice when things work.

Just to give you an update on some tunes That I can remember) that have been recorded here; Jago, Chris Ekral/Larke/Commander, Shock, Adriano Zapatta, Crank killer-T, Suspect zero, Slingshotmillion, Slingshotmillion2, Hell Razer. Monique Dehaney, Terry Brown, Spectrum One, Toki Francis Shimizu, & many more.

We are constantly on the lookout for better gear and better sound.

Right now we are working on Slingshotmillion2`s demo soundtrack. We will be recording the drums and vocals at a larger studio, but the guitars will be recorded here again.

We are actually quite busy. Just to let you know. We aren`t just sitting around doing nothing.
After all we ARE a record label and studio, that has been around since 2004.

We pride ourselves with the quality to price ratio. Which has always been our biggest plus.

We are located a bit far away from humanity. But that in itself is a rewarding experience.

You get to record in the middle of nature where you can hear the birds singing and a nearby river and mountain side of Kanagawa, Sagamihara shi.

We can get your tunes recorded mixed and mastered for a great price.

Our label is free to use, once you do something with us.

Anyways I thought I`d post a recent collage of our studios and show you the evolution of our studios.

Happy days people! Have a good one on us!