The Sunset Red XIV video released on Vimeo

Shooting video of a show is great, but without a great recording to go with it, that special something is missing. This project featured the art of Casey Brookbush as well as a live performance of Pink Floyd’s Animals by Casey and friends. Nick Sacy cut this video together with my stereo room recording from the Sunset show. Dave Abramson’s live mix that night was excellent, and this project turned out quite well.

The Sunset Red XIV from Nikolnikov on Vimeo.

YUGEN 1 by Crystal Beth and The Boom Boom Band

Recorded and mixed this EP by Crystal Beth and The Boom Boom Band last March. It’s just been released as a name your price download on Bandcamp.

Featuring a high energy performance by one of my favorite bands in Seattle, YUGEN 1 will knock your socks off.

Go grab yourself a copy and crank it first chance you get. You’ll see what I mean.


Songcatcher for Hire

Dave Lewis Revue II – Live recording with Skerik and D’Vonne Lewis

I’ve been a fan of live recordings since before I was old enough to go to shows. Being a Deadhead, I’ve had access to an incredible wealth of music, fan recorded and official releases.

A while back, my wife and I sat down and watched a movie called, Songcatcher, about an ethnomusicologist travelling the mountains of Appalachia documenting the music of the isolated mountain folk. Technology has improved since the days of the recording phonograph with wax cylinders, but the goal is the same. Find the ephermal arts and document them.

A few years ago, my wife complained that no-one was documenting the music we were seeing and told me to get the gear needed to start. Since then, I’ve accumulated the tools to not only make 2 track field recordings, but a full 16 track recording setup.

Some call us tapers, engineers, audio stalkers, but at the end of the day, I’ll go with Songcatcher.

Contact me if you have a project in mind, or questions about my services.