January 23, 2009

We are coming to the final stages with the album now so the next steps are being put in place. Artwork is really important and equally as close to my heart as the music. The images below are various things that I will use to brief our designers with, these are bits of artwork I have come across recently. I’m writing a create brief for the designers and I will post that here when ready.

Some other exciting news is we have chosen our mastering engineer for this album, Simon Heyworth. Simon has been responsible for mastering some of the great electronic albums over the past 30 years including most of the Depeche Mode albums and all of the recent re-masters. He also mastered many of the OMD albums and of course Human Leagues – Dare. Simon is also credited as co-producing Tubular Bells with Mike Oldfield and was responsible for setting up the Manor House studios owned by Virgin Records. You can check out SImons company by following this link SAM

Of course both of these elements are quite an expense but I’m sure it will all be worth it.