I’m really excited to be working with Dana and her awesome crew of talented, passionate folks that contributed to this beautiful recording – Grant Johnson (engineer), Chris Cox (arranger, musician), and many more fantastic musicians (Including our local string quartet rock stars Tosca!). On this record I’m striving to achieve the perfect balance and juxtaposition of the immanent/personal with the wide expansiveness of the Texas landscape that inspired Dana. I’ll be mixing this one at Lakeside Studio on their Neve 8058 console with boatloads of vintage goodies.
Below is a little video Dana shot of us exploring the reverb chamber at Premium Recording here in Austin yesterday where we ran select tracks back to capture a beautiful lush natural ambience of this hard plastered echo chamber – these will be used to add depth and distance in the mixing (as well as Lakeside’s EMT 140 and 240 plate reverbs for their lush smooth long reverb tails and a beautiful AKG BX-20 spring reverb for is dark chaos). These 3 classic reverb elements will be blended to help paint the deep, lush, expansive backdrop for Dana and her musicians to tell their story in front of.
This is a really beautiful documentary by Nathan Christ, shot by Robert Garza – some very passionate and awesome folks. I hope some of my Austin friends will make it out to see it while its back here in town. Me and my Belaire cohorts are in it along with Sunset, Black Joe Lewis, The Black Angels, Dana Falconberry and many more Austin musicians and creatives. The film is a look at a music/creative scene and an evolving city whose growth both mirrors and in other ways contradicts the growth and evolution of many of the musicians/bands/people involved.
WOW, thanks so much to The Bright Light Social Hour for inviting me into their practice space to collaborate on their debut LP last spring/summer! I’m super proud to have won this award and to have made this record with such an awesome group of friends.
Bright Light swept the Austin Music Awards bringing home 6 total between everyone: Band of The Year
Album of The Year
Song of The Year – “Detroit” (stream on my 2011 Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2 comp)
Bassist – Jack O’Brien
Keyboardist – A.J. Vincent
Producer – Danny Reisch
Thanks so much to everyone who kindly voted for me/us!
The Navigational Society and Good Danny’s have joined forces to showcase the best and brightest of Austin’s talent with a little help from our friends – March 16th at The Parish (214 E. 6th St.). This kick-ass bill is comprised of bands that both Navigational Society/Good Danny’s work with for booking and recording/production.
Event begins at 10am -Free entry with Do512.com RSVP.
FREE Coffee from Progress Coffee
FREE Vodka from 3 Olives Vodka
FREE Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2 Compilation
Danny will be releasing Vol. 2 of his Good Danny’s Good Friends compilation at this event featuring music he’s produced/recorded for White Denim, The Bright Light Social Hour, Suzanna Choffel, Brass Bed, The Frontier Brothers and many more.A limited run of this special compilation will be available ONLY at this event.
After nearly two years of extensive recording on this beast of a full length at Good Danny’s and Cacophony Recorders, we are mixing Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5′s new LP through the month of February out at Lakeside Studio on their lovely Neve 8058 Console – the perfect match for the giant tight low-end punch this record packs.