Tape Notes

TN:62 Bicep

av Tape Notes | Publicerades 2/15/2021

Click here to answer our quick question, thank you.    In quite possibly one of the most synth-heavy episodes ever, John catches up with Matt and Andy of Bicep to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced their latest album ‘Isles’. Unravelling the mystery of how they do what they do, Matt and Andy talk us through the countless demos and subsequent iterations, exploring the abundance of sounds and samples sent to them from collaborators and how this influenced the direction of their music.  From hours spent experimenting in the studio to what they did when creativity hit a low, we hear stories of mixing vintage gear with the latest kit, the intricacies of using drum machines to trigger synths, and anecdotes on how they both became masters of the modular synthesizer. Listen to find out how they ended up with a ‘Kenny G’ version of a track, why they bought every kids Casio keyboard they could get their hands on, and why there is no such thing as a warm-up set in Belfast. Tracks discussed: Atlas, Apricots, Saku, Lido   Listen to 'Isles' here. 'Isles' - Ninja Tune    GEAR MENTIONS Akai MPC Sampler Alesis Andromeda Deckard’s Dream E-mu SP-1200 Intellijel Metropolis Intellijel Atlantis Juno 60 Korg Mono/Poly Korg Poly 6 Lexicon Reverb Make Noise Modular Synthesiser NIIO Analogue Filter Nyle Filter Roland SH101 Roland Jupiter Roland Super JD Roland TR-909 Roland TR-808 RS-909 Rimshot Verbos Harmonic Oscillator Waldorf Microwave Yamaha Portasound Yamaha SC80 Eventide Effects Valhalla Reverbs Casio Keyboard Ableton   HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :)  Donate   KEEP UP TO DATE For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on:  Instagram: @tapenotes  Twitter: @tapenotes  Facebook: @tapenotespodcast   To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear!    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 

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Tape Notes is a podcast about the art and craft of music production. Hosted by John Kennedy, each episode reunites an artist and producer to talk about the highlights of their collaboration in the studio. Their conversations lift the lid on every stage of the creative process, from kindling the first spark of a song idea, through decisions on style and instrumentation, to finessing the final product. Full of fascinating anecdotes, the conversations also feature early demo versions and stems from the original session recordings. The result is a unique insight into the working methods of some of the most innovative and exciting talents in music.