released August 26, 2013
One afternoon last October, a day or so after a UK tour and feeling pretty gig sharp for it, we took ourselves to Dave The Well’s studio in Hove to record a live session for Simple Folk Radio. Dave’s place is a totally unkempt house full of musical equipment and wires and old machines. One of those real curio gems that you dream about discovering as a musician. Totally inspiring but also a bit of a mess.
Dave himself is a wonderful fellow, utterly calm, generous and totally committed to finding the best sound of everything through vintage gear.
This album was recorded entirely live to 2" tape. You can tell it pains Dave to have to mix down to digital. He would hope everything would be mastered straight to vinyl and left sounding how god intended. What a fraud I feel making this a download only release. Well we have other things in the pipeline and I just wanted to share this with the world before we move on because I think he really caught us at our best.
So on the day, we rocked up, set up, checked the levels and then basically played Dave a gig. We recorded 14 songs in five hours, 12 of which made this final cut.
The album is available to download from the 26th August for a fiver, but you can pre-order it now and get two choice cuts from it. The song Vague is a bit of a live favourite and has yet to be officially recorded, though this version feels definitive.
Recorded as a session for Simple Folk Radio. www.mixcloud.com/SimpleFolkRadio/
For everything LAISH: laishmusic.com
All songs by Daniel Green and arrangements by Laish.
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Dave "The Well" Ringland.
Emma Gatrill: Clarinet, accordion, vocals.
Daniel Green: Nylon guitar and vocals
Dan Harding: Drums
Patrick Lawrence: Bass
Martha Rose: Violin, vocals
Cover photo by Terri Desmonds