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Area Studio Happenings

| May 30, 2008

At COMFORTZONE RECORDS in Oswego, Dbl-Shot, featuring Chicago songwriter/vocalist/guitarist John Mark Iverson (The Speedways/ LEVEL), recorded. The project was produced by Johnny Mack . . . Comfortzone recently completed remodeling.

At FARVIEW RECORDING in St. Charles, Werewolf worked on their first full-length release, due later this summer.

At 40 HOUR DEATH STUDIOS in Chicago, Slow Form Of Suicide recorded their debut release.

At LINDER AVENUE RECORDING in Roselle, Lower Wacker tracked and mixed their debut CD. Dom Palmisano produced and engineered.

At PLANET10STUDIOS in Barrington, Chicago indie funk rockers BoHo Paisley completed and released their debut, Chimp Militia. The tracks were all recorded live with vocal, acoustic, and lead-guitar overdubs. The CD was produced, engineered, and mixed by owner Jim Johnson and the band. Mastering was handled by Harry Brotman of HARRY’S SONIC BISTRO in Gurnee . . . South Side indie rockers Paper Street Company finished their debut full-length, Perfecting The Art Of Casual, produced, engineered, and mixed by Johnson and mastered by Brotman. The CD will be released in July . . . Progressive rock band Ultrazilian from Prospect Heights worked on their debut full-length, produced by Johnson and Charles Mulvey . . . Fiddelstick Goats (formerly Sasquatch) from Crystal Lake worked on their nine-song, debut full-length to be released in July. Johnson produced . . . Progressive rock act L.W.E. started their sophomore full-length for ProgRock Records. Members of L.W.E. have played for Neil Zaza, Michael Angelo Batio, Dave Uhrich, and Jeff Vincent. The project is being produced by Frank Lucas.

At RECORDING ARTIST WORKSHOP in Lake In The Hills, Tennessee-born/Elgin-raised rapper Fanesse worked on a demo with his manager/mentor Punk (of VH1’s “I Love New York 2” fame).

Local artist Robert Francis Rogan just finished recording and mixing his latest, The Bloody Nose EP, at HANDWRITTEN RECORDING in Chicago. He worked on his full-length album with engineers J.P. Riggs, Ryan Jordan, and Rick Riggs.

At SOUNDSCAPE STUDIOS in Chicago, Molemen recording artist Decay wrapped up his new album, The Unlikely Hero, which studio owner Michael Kolar recorded, mixed, and mastered in the Red Room. Production was provided by Panik, Memo, PNS, and The Green Llamas. The album is scheduled to be released in August . . . Kidz In The Hall‘s new single, “Drivin’ Down The Block,” which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kolar, hit number six on MTV’s “TRL.” The group’s The In Crowd was released last month . . . Digidesign and Waves rented the entire Soundscape complex to debut the new Waves Studio Classics Collection (computer recreations of classic recording equipment by SSL, Neve, and API) and how it interfaces with Digidesign’s new Icon automated mixing consoles . . . Kolar and Soundscape staffer Kyle Resto started the new Vakill album, Armor Of God, in the Red Room.

At UP ON THE ROOF RECORDING in Lombard, Machine Gun Kelly continued work on their full-length; Mark Blas produced . . . Indie rock trio The Alan-Bailey Continuum tracked drums and piano for an upcoming CD . . . Blas also tracked drums for session ace Ron Barnes and producer Jimmy Riley for a new project.

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