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And So It Goes… (2015)
All the guitars, bass and keyboards for “And So It Goes..” were recorded at Simon Gardner Music in Hendra. My approach was simple, I would use anything I had to get the sound I was after. This menat I used everything from my trusty old Boss GT 10 to a Kemper but the majority of the sounds were a mic’d Mesa Lonestar 100 or Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary. I used all of my guitars but the predominant ones being a 2005 Ibanez Universe, ’58 Gibson Les Paul VOS, Fender Deluxe Strat, Tele and Custom Classic. Acoustics were a Guild 12 String, Fender Dobro and Maton 808 Players Choice.
The drums were tracked by David Atkins at Hydrofunk Recording Studio in Mullimbimby as was the mixing and mastering.
Album Artwork by Ian Shawsmith at Shaw Creative and cover photography by Robert Shakespeare.
Drums: David Atkins
Keyboards: Michael Hynes
I am very happy with the result and I hope you enjoy it!
Choose Your Own Adventure (2010)
My first time working with a producer, I had a definite outcome in mind for Choose Your Own Adventure. My goal was to create songs in the mould of The Shadows but with the energy and power of heavier bands such as Led Zeppelin. Most of the soloing was composed and I worked to deliver a concise a performance as possible.
Having Magoo produce the album was a very new, enjoyable and enriching learning experience. The guitar, drums and bass sounds are superb and although different from my previous(and current) albums, I feel that CYOA has moments that crystalize what I am working towards achieving as a melodic composer. I also feel the drums and bass are played quite beautifully by Glen and Tommy!
Recorded at Applewood Lane Studio
Produced and Mixed by Lachlan “Magoo” Goold
Mastered by Matthew Grey Mastering
Drums: Glen Baker
Bass: Tommy Hynes
Keys: Michael Hynes
Cover Art: Michael Hoad @ Shaw Creative and Cover photography by Duane Hart
The Dragon (2005)
This album took a few attempts to get recorded! I abandoned it twice as I was not getting what I thought I wanted sound wise…but really that says more about my neurosis than the anything else! I am very happy with the enrgy and power on this recording and I am also still in love with some of the compositions! There are moments on any recording where you feel that you really get out what it is you heard in your head and this album definitely has quite a few of those for me.
All of the melodies were a Fender Custom Classic Strat and Fender Twin Amp through the Cube of Silence with the remainder being a PRS Custom 24, Marshall TSL 100 and Fender Cyber Twin.
Drums, Bass, rhythm guitars and keyboards recorded at Airlock Studio by Jason”Argonaut” Gendrolius
Lead and FX guitars recorded at Goodwood Street Studio
Mastered by Dave Neil
Album Cover Layout Liam French , Cover Art Silvana Gardner and photography by Rob McQueen
Drums: Scott Lynch
Keyboards/Wurlitzer: Matt Murphy
“Sketches” is definitely one of my favourite ever recordings. I recorded it by myself from start to finish at my Goodwood Street Studio under no pretenses other than making a beautiful and ethereal sounding record. The guitar of choice for this recording was a Yamaha AEX 1500 plugged into a TL Audio valve pre amp direct into a DIGI 001. The nylon string was a Takamine.
Recorded and Mixed at Goodwood Street Studio
Mastered at Grevillea Recording Studios
Drums on “Friends”: Scott Lynch
Bass on “Friends”: Anthony Dawkins
Big Sky (1994)
My first solo album! After my band “Brasillia” broke up, I decided I would pursue my dream of doing my own instrumental records. I had a wealth of material and I loved big progressive and heavy sounding arrangements so I enlisted the help of Dave Atkins on drums and Chris Bosley on bass to record this epic adventure! The album itself took 6 days to record and 3 days to mix and master at Grevillea Record Studios. The main guitar was a white Ibanez Universe but I also used a Jackson Soloist and Takamine acoustics. The amp was an ADA MP 1, Carver PM 600 power amp through a Seymour Duncan quad box. It was relatively early days for ADAT tape machines and to get the number tracks we needed for some of the tunes, we synced it to a Studer 24 track tape machine…..it was a first for me in so many ways….a wonderful life experience!
Recorded at Grevillea Recording Studios
Drums: David Atkins
Bass: Chris Bosley
Saxophone: Mike Hall
Spoken Words: Silvana Gardner, Andy MacDonnell and Richard Williams
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