So, folks. Take note: We are still rockin`!
We worked with Alika Arroyo from the band- Mother Slug Tokyo.
Why? You may ask.
We are working on a Semi Christian album. Being that we both love the good lord, and love rock and pop music, we have been in the Stillbliss factory recording Alika`s vocals, over the past few years.
Now, and very soon we will be releasing them under, The dandy Lionz band name!
Released on all Digital formats: itunes, Amazon, Google play, Spotify, and you know the rest.
So, without further ado, I will give you the low down- if ya know what I mean.
Today, I mixed the tracks, tommorow I will be sending the mixes to the main singer Alika: for further checking.
Then, we will master and release them!
We are also on the verge of releasing fernando Ezeberry`s originals on Stillbliss Records. We are waiting for him to come back from Australia.
And after a few tweaks to the lyrics and recordings- we will be ready to master and release.
So, if you are in need of blissful recordings, please pay attention to this blog, as we will let you know what is bliss in this digital realm.
Please. At least give us a 30 second listen.
the other day we worked with Alika in the studio on our new semi christian Album soon to be released digitally on all major platforms: itunes, Google play, Amazon, Spotify etc.
We will be naming our band- The Dandy lionz.
So keep an eye out for these new releases.
All I can say is it`s been real fun making these songs.
We are just waiting for my studio monitor`s amplifier (which is in repairs right now,) to be fixed, so I can mix and master the tracks.
Anyways that`s what`s bliss these days.
Today was a good day!
We got to work with prolific Singer songwriter- Fernando Ezeberry.
He`s really got the chops on his new tunes.
We used the FMR AUDIO PBC6A going through the BLACK LION AUDIO BLA 173, into RME converters, into Sonar Producer edition.
We recorded his cute little Backpack Martin acoustic. It has a real full bodied sound compared to the size of it.
We used our trusty SHURE KSM 32SL.
As you may see in the pictures, we had a lot of fun.
I mean of course! We ALWAYS have a great time with our Clients who come here.
And after we master these tracks: He will be using our label Stillbliss Records for his EP release- Also, soon to be released on all Digital Download stores.
Please enjoy the pictures we attach with this post.
And stay chilled out. For after all, this stuff`s so Bliss, this makes you rich.
By the way, other than what happened today- We are working on another project with Mother Slug Tokyo`s main vocalist, Alika Arroyo.
Soon to be released with the artist name as `The Dandy Lionz`.
So keep an eye out for our: unsecular, temporarily, Christian album, with some catchy tunes; Also, On all Digital download sites. Soon coming out!!
Bliss out fam! !
So, yes. Today was a fun filled morning studio session. Starting at around 9:30.
First the day was supposed to be a rainy day. But it turned out to be real sunny. We even used the AC.
He came again with his motorbike- Cool. All the way from Roppongi. Which is where he works.
His company is asking him to stay for another six more months. But he is not sure about that. But either way, we had a great time recording one new song, and redoing some vocal parts for some songs that we already recorded.
He will be using our label- Stillbliss Records to release his titles. On all Digital platforms. itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google play, and you know the rest!
So, yeah, we recorded his beautiful sounding Martin guitar which he brought on his back while riding his motorbike.
Now just to wait and see what he thinks of the mixes that I sent him.
And of course he is using our mastering services as well!
-The reason, well, I believe, that we are rated so highly in our client`s view, is because we make sure the outcome of the song has reached it`s full potential.
THAT, is why, we have five stars on google, and Facebook.
Thanks for reading this far. And most of all thanks for keeping up with all things bliss!
After all, this IS Stillblissstudios! We are one and no-other. Where magical recordings are made.
Have a great day or night, wherever you are!
August 31st. To be exact.
Available on all digital download stores.
All on our record label- Stillbliss Records.
It`s called “Oshiri short”. Based off of the Japanese “Kaeru no uta”.
Chris Larke changed the lyrics to- Oshiri no uta.
Yes. I know. It`s a bit morbid in taste. But it`s funny nonetheless.
We hope you look forward to, and enjoy our new release.
All mixed and mastered here at Stillbliss.
Stay tuned for more insight into all things blissful.
Why am I writing about the Stilbliss method? Well, I thought I`d give you a history of our studios.
We have been producing artists for the past decade or so now. And just not ANY artist. we have had people come from Australia, new Zealand, the UK, Africa, the US, you name it!
So, this morning I`ve got some time on my hands, so I thought I`d blog about what`s been happening in these walls of ours.
Sometimes people are attracted to a certain sound, that they consider POP music. not saying that that is a bad thing. But sometimes getting a taste of the underground scene of music, can make you take a better take on music in general.
Yes. I know, we are all duped by the major companies like Universal, Disney, marvel etc. So in a sense, we have NO SENSES. And we just float off to whatever direction that the climate is taking us.
Not saying that is bad either. but honestly, you won`t get the heritage of the underground music scene without first having a taste of it.
Basically what I`m trying to imprint on your mind is, just that, The Stillbliss Method.
Of course there are major labels, that can get your album onto major distributors of Physical media, ie, LP and CD`s.
But sometimes, you need to look for music yourself. That is the fun in life. Finding a sound you never thought existed. Again, YOU are the final decision maker, whether you`ll put down your hard earned dollar for that song you hear on the radio or online, whether it be soundcloud, YouTube, etc.
I recently myself have been searching for new tunes. On Youtube, etc.
But the search is all part of the pop culture. Yes, LP`s are coming back.
Here in Japan, people still buy CD`s. Which is like a digital copy of an LP.
Anyways, what I want to say in a nutshell is this- Go look for yourself. Don`t let the big names in the industry decide what you can or cannot listen to.
Let your conscious be your guide. And remember to take in the day, just as it comes to you. Take the day. Make it yours!
Day before yesterday, I got an email asking me to mix three songs of Chris larke`s for a live recording of him playing in a bar, which he wanted to polish up for retail purposes.
So I added some warmth with a cakewalk plugin, and then he asked me to master them, so I did. And he paid me the proper price, and was pleased with the results.
I also recorded some drums for the band Slingshotmillion.
The drummer came from Atsugi all the way to Hashimoto. Brought his own double kick pedal, & then started to record.
we recorded three songs of theirs.
Overall, alot of fun was had these past few days of recording, mixing and mastering.
How do you start off a post when you have nothing to post about?
Well, how about, how I feel right now?
One of my clients who works on a US base hasn`t come over even though he booked for three times. He paid a cancel fee. But I hope he doesnt do that again.
As you can see dear reader, things arent always as peachy as they may seem.
Every time he said he`ll come, I came to the studio, got everything setup. But he tells me that the navy got in his way.
For some reason, this isnt the first black person`s weirdness.
Another black DJ namely DJ Ali. Said he was going to use our record label, and that he`ll pay me for my time making beats for him.
And EVERY single time, he either said that he didnt like what I did. Or said that he wont pay me for my tme.
As you can see. Studio life isnt all roses.
There are thorns as well.
Not giving up on this blog though.
It`s my dream to keep this studio up and running. But when these people- not naming black people only, but really, if you say you are coming over then dont change your mind.
Thank you. That`s it from me now.
FIVE stars. My fault?….Nope.
Stay blissed out peeps. Stay Stillbliss`ed
Here is the latest mix from our studios.
From none other than the infamous Chris Commander.
Since Christmas is almost upon us, let`s celebrate with cheer.
We give you- “O little town of Bethlehem”
This morning I awoke to a beautiful cloudless sky, with the sun shining. I just love sunny days here in Sagamihara.
Today I had the opportunity to work on Chris
s new version of O little town". You know. The one O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
After all, we will be having Christmas real soon coming upon us.
I bet he was planning the timing of this release, which will be released on our record label, Stillbliss Records.
I sent off the mastered 16 bit audio red book format so he can send it to all the major online retailers for your consumption.
Anyways, just for you geeks out there wondering what I am using for mastering, I used Ik Multimedia`s T-racks 3 standard, as well as the L2 by Waves. I used a Compressor, and clipper in T-Racks. then boosted a bit more in Sound forge with the L2.
Ok folks that
s whats bliss rite now. Hope you`re all enjoying this grand weather. I know I am.