Category Archives: a rant

A Caffeinated post! All about the history of our studios.

Dear reader,

YOU! Yes, YOU! I am talking to you, in first person, while downing a cup-a-joe. I am not the exceptionally busy type of person since running this studio. There are times that I wonder if all the gear I own was or IS worth it.

Sometimes I wonder if selling all my gear and getting a REAL job like driving people or things or just doing something other than the studio thing. You know- Like, Wrapping cables, listening to music in the control; which is NOT a job, I know.

Also making videos for clients, mastering, mixing, and recording the folks who come to this fine place I call a home/studio.

The nice thing about running a studio, you get to meet new faces and learn alot about audio and the many facets of it. Yes sometimes clients bale out on something that took you a grueling couple of days, and then they say, they dont like it, and wont pay you a cent.

But then there are the days where the solid clients who KNOW what work actually goes into working in a studio, and running a recording studio- they pay. And then it makes everything seem right.

Right now, I am just sitting in front of my old Windows Vista PC, with yes, I know, I said it- Coffee. And listening to the latest album from James bay- Electric light.

He is a prolific writer, with “Hold back the river” being one of his famous tunes. I guess you could say that is what makes music so interesting. You get to listen to new albums that you never heard of.

For me, since I dont have any more friends referring me to albums. I listen to the grammys then I choose in my mind which ones I like, then if they come out with an album, I hand over my hard earned cash from performing as a pastor for weddings.

Music is like a drug for me. After work, or during work, or going to work, I listen to my ipod nano. Which is a joy to play with.

Its like a toy to me. Growing up with tapes And then CDs, and then MDs. And now back to CDs.

I guess CDs wont be disolving. As buying CD`S is still a thing here in Japan.

And I don`t think that will go away.

And of course there are those LP hoarders.

But I know nothing about LPs. just CDs, MD`s, and tapes. I grew up in the eighties. So During the VHS and tape era, I guess you could say I grew up in a good era.

Anyways, thanks for listening to me babel on about music. It`s in my blood. And if you follow this blog, with all the people that come to record and do whatever they do to make a noise of make history. You are taking the journey with me. Thank you!

I guess this never touched on our history; More like the history of the format of Music formats

Anyways, best wishes for the fall, then winter that will be coming down upon us soon.

Stay warm, stay happy! And don`t forget, Coffee IS cheaper than redbull or monster!

Jazz, Waking up early, and How to live a life of bliss.

Today we cover some ground on Jazz, life and getting wealth and health. Yes. We all know the Maxim by Benjamin Franklin: Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy & wise.

Of course do we actually do that? I mean honestly, do you sleep early? Wake up early? I know that us here in Japan are awake early. Life starts in the morning! Yes. Sometimes we might not have anything worth waking up to.

But, life itself- is really all you need to wake up to. Yesterday, I worked in the studio; mixing songs for my band, which will be touring around Japan in the next few months. And honestly, we WILL be waking up early, and maybe have a couple days worth of sleep taken away from us. They say; that sleep drains your body of bad toxins. So sleep, in itself, IS a healer. So, get yourself some sleep. Listen to good music, and be happy, wealthy, & wise! And remember; just having money ain`t meaning dat you are wealthy. Having kids, and a reason to wake up in the morning: THAT`s a form of wealthiness. So honestly, I`m here blogging on my computer, listening to Jazz on YouTube. And listening to the radio`s news- and I`m happy about it.

That`s really all you need. Good music, and happiness! The rest is all extras!

Cheap price. High quality Vintage sounding recording sound.

Yes. We`ve got 5 stars, on Facebook, &, Google.

We are not your ordinary studio. We have a unique sound.
We help you out with your harmonies. We play instruments. We mix, master & record your record. We`ve got nothing but good feedback from our clients.

We are also a record label. Stillbliss Records.

We are here to serve. And that`s all we plan to do for the future, for you who are thinking about using our studio.

We run on Coffee, and RedBull.

We strive for perfection. Our sound and technique has been tried & perfected over the more then ten years in the music industry.

If you plan on making a classy record with us, then just send an email to us!

Jessepritchard@gmail.com

We aim to please here at Stillbliss.

Thats it for todays post.

Hello hello!

Yes! We are still in the business of making music. The music biz!

We have a gotten emails from people wanting to use us for free, all the way down to someone asking if we were a rehearsal studio.

But, first and foremost we are a recording studio/label that will never adhere to the public. But will tell things like they are. That is what has made us successful. Yes! You may use our label, if you have some relation to us!

Anyways. Recently weve been coordinating with Chris Ekral/Larke/Commander. Weve just sent off a mastered version of his song called “Making ten”. It`s a cute diddly little tune about making ten. 1 plus nine equals 10 etc, etc. He pays us through paypal. And he has been the most faithful client of Stillbliss. He has been using our services as well as our label from day one!

I (Jesse) have been busy with music too. As I am in a punk rock band here in Tokyo/Kanagawa. So its flowing through our bones.

Our studio is also supported by my sweet sister, who, pays for our hosting and site development. So, no worries on the dissapearing of this site.

We have been using Stillbliss as our logo theme for already more then ten years, and counting.

So when you do come to record and use our services, and uploading to digital distribution you are cashing in on our legacy and history.

So enough talk. Now, go and buy one of our Blissful tunes!

A fun time was had, at Rokudemonai yoru.

We had a blast with all the people from Mujakids playground. Or so it`s called.

We had a couple bands perform before our band. We were the main band at the end of the event.

One person mentioned that he became a real drunkard after meeting us. Hey buddy we hope you take it all in good intentions.

Anyways that happened on the 14th of this month.

I just recently came back from a wedding gig in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto to be exact. Now I finished doing all of the home chores, and am just blogging here to let you know all things bliss.

The reason for our success. Spelled out in words.

Well, Honestly, I don`t know how and where the years went running this studio, but it has already been over a decade of recording. We have recorded alot! It seems that recording just seems to go on and on! There`s no end to it.

Yes! I have been slacking off on posts, learned alot about what TOO post, and what NOT to post, courtesy of sweet clients.

We have been in Kofu, Tokyo, and finally settled down in the countryside of Sagamihara. Which is actually a blessing more than a curse.

Living in the outskirts of Tokyo, is a great way to capture just what THE ARTIST`s hope to catch, the Magic, which is what we always strive to gather in our quest for better and more great music for YOU the listener to listen to.

Yes. We listen to POP music too! Some of our favorites being; Keane, Lady Antebellum, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, just to name a few. And of course the artists who have come through our studios doors.

They are all important. This site wouldn`t beĀ surviving if it hadntĀ been for my dear sister, who will be paying for the website hosting and what not in the future. So no worries there.

Anyways, the magic really comes from the artists who come. I just add what I can to the mix, and the rest is History.

Some people might wonder if what Im ding is fun. Well, it hasnt always been fun and games. As this artform like any artform, takes time to hone and adapt to.

Also recently playing in a band, adds to the mystery of how everything comes together when you try your best, and be positive about everything, and count on your partner to support you.

If there is anything I learned from being in the music business, is that you cannot rush things. You need to take things, a step at a time, or you might miss something important.

Anyways I`ll leave you with these thoughts, and a favorite wallpaper for this post.

Anyways, stay blissed out. And Peace out my good friends!

Stillbliss practice and future artists.

So, according to my memories, I am Stillbliss. I was conceived in a studio, I enrolled in music at high school, I have a music certificate. And I know music theory. And according to my latest memories, I am still in a pop band.

Slingshotmillion2.

That`s the bands name.

We will be holding our own private show at Shibuya`s live house guilty on the 9th of September. And we have been practicing alot for it.

It seems like we will have a good time, and hopefully everyone who comes will too!

Also Alika Arroyo from Hawaii, will be coming over in the near future to record with us.

Also a band from Africa wants to come over to our studios to record. But of course they have to get to Japan to do that.

Anyways, other than blissful news, I have been listening alot to Lady antebellum. Alot of their stuff s really good. They sound like they only drink whiskey. LOL!

But I mean who doesn`t drink whiskey and write songs?

No songwriter never ever did not drink something before writing songs.

Anyways, enjoy your day or afternoon or night, all you beautiful people!

And come back for more news!!

Cheerio…!

Yesterday`s session with Slingshotmilion2`s main Female Vocalist.

Yesterday we had some fun in the studio.

We recorded some vocals, and practiced some songs (That we are going to sing on the streets soon) before recording.

It went real well. In fact Im so happy that my sister helped me out with the renewal of this website, that I think I`ll go make mysef a cup of Joe to celebrate.

Yes we will still have this website up, even in the midst of chaos in my life, which has to do with my band. Which takes up alot of time and money.

Like for instance, I have to go practice with my band all the way out in Tokyo. A place I really don`t like.

But have to do it,
Just because I am the lead guitarist, and we will be performing a sole one band live on the 9th of next month.

Other than that, my mic is giving up the ghost. It sputters and makes random noises. I know thats not so good for my studio to blog about that, but, it still works, so I don`t care.

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.