This is the first of several installments exploring sound and production quality. Upcoming posts will address specific aspects of the production process, and provide suggestions on ways to get the best results. In this post though, we will briefly discuss the question of if production quality really matters, and if so – why? Continue reading “Music Production and Sound Quality: Does it Really Matter?”
Wherein The Archivist speaks of his band at BYU called Pilot. The Archivist is guided by Providence to assemble a band with Matt Durham and others, and he winneth over fans and neighbors with music. The band toils exceedingly and sorrows over what to name themselves. Pilot learns and plays great gigs. Testimonies were strengthened. Continue reading “The Archivist, vol. iii; Pilot”
Lovers of classical and new age music will love the soothing songs of Carolyn Southworth. Carolyn inherited a rich tradition of music in her family and has passed that love on to her daughter, former Linescratchers interviewee Jennifer Thomas, with whom she has released an album of lullabies. Carolyn has a thing or two to say about how she grew up with music, where her inspiration comes from, her musical family, the writing process, and how her faith influences what she does. Continue reading “Carolyn Southworth”
Linescratchers welcomes our newest blogger, Matt Mylroie, who is a jack of all trades including recording, engineering, songwriting, producing, and guitar. He studied music at Utah State University and currently lives in Florida. – Syphax
I suspect all of us have had big dreams about the role of music in our lives. However, for many of us, those dreams may seem out of reach. Challenges and obstacles can seem abundant and overwhelming. Do any of these sound familiar?
- I live in an area with no music scene
- I don’t have enough time to develop my talents, play out, record, or promote myself. My job, family, and church callings take all of my time
- Music doesn’t pay the bills
- I’m too old – my opportunity to “make it” has passed me by
- I’m not good enough to be successful
- I can’t afford to record and don’t have the equipment I need to do it myself Continue reading “Excuses, excuses!”
Underground college radio fans all over the United States and Europe have been buzzing about the trippy, sparse “post-doo-wop” of Idiot Glee. Here in Lexington, Kentucky, the creative force behind Idiot Glee, James Friley, can often be seen poking his head into local shows and playing Al’s Bar, but he will soon be embarking on a tour of England and New York City in support of Idiot Glee. James grew up in the Church along with his brother, Ian Friley, who has graced our pages and podcast before as Good Morning Passenger, and found a measure of success with his previous band, bedtime. James admits he doesn’t obsess about God as much as he obsesses about music, and hasn’t been to Church in while (we’re working on that), but James still has to defend the Church in interviews and explain to people why he doesn’t drink. In this interview, James talks about his upcoming tour, his varied influences, and his relationship with the Church. Highly recommended. Continue reading “Idiot Glee”
Featuring the first official Linescratchers Theme Song! Also including a special segment featuring Thomas Hatton called “THE WORKSHOP”!
Special thanks to Thomas Hatton for appearing on this podcast
I went to a concert the other night and had an interesting moment. Before I tell you the band though, I want to share a few of the words from one of their songs. Maybe you’ll know it, maybe not. It goes:
We’re more than carbon and chemicals
We are the image of the invisible
Free will is ours and we can’t let go
We are the image of the invisible
We all were lost now we are found
No one can stop us or slow us down
We all are named and we are known
We know that we’ll never walk alone
Though all the world may hate us, we are named
Though shadow over take us, we are known
Raise up the banner, bend back your bows
Remove the cancer, take back your souls Continue reading “Image of the Invisible”
Recommended if you like: ’90s indie pop; things that, in theory, sound awful but, in practice, are actually pretty awesome
Recommended Tracks: “One at a Time”, “Pew Pew”, “Broken Broca’s” Continue reading “Armorie – Pew Pew review”
Fictionist has won a fan favorites poll at the 9th Independent Music Awards for their song “Invisible Hand.” You can see the press release HERE. I also see that Vienna Teng is on the list. She’s not LDS, but one time I saw her backstage at one of her concerts (I was there to see my friend Brian Webb who opened for her). I had some cranberry juice. She told me that she also likes cranberry juice.
Great story huh. No, there’s no more of it.
I was prepared to dislike Lori Cunningham; after all, I come from the 90’s brand of elite Goths—those of us who listen to Depeche Mode on our happy days and turn to Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows for some light dance music. Goths are snobby by nature, but Lori’s album “Unseen” caught me delightfully off-guard. It is an appealing, gratifying album, with a surprising depth and mastery of sound. Cunningham borrows from such classic ethereal artists as Delerium and Enigma, weaving seductive synth lines with ghostly, captivating lyrics that speak of loss, endless searches, and the kind of lingering pain that only comes from old wounds. Continue reading “Lori Cunningham – Unseen review”