Musicians rarely talk about (self-)doubt. Nevertheless, most of us have to deal with doubts concerning our lives as musicians. I wanted to know how other musicians deal with that. What helps them to take the next step despite their doubts? „DEALING with DOUBT“ weiterlesen
I have to admit: I’m proud of this.
Before I started recording, I listened to the song at least 20x until a was sure to know Ray LaMontagne’s phrasing by heart. I love how the song moves, how it slows down in the chorus. I closed my eyes and imagined sitting there with Ray LaMontagne.
If you want that drum sound on your record, book me for a session.
„Soundcheck: Shelter, Ray LaMontagne“ weiterlesen
Ich habe Alex Höffken in seinem Studio in Berlin besucht. Dort nimmt er Schlagzeug auf und kreiert Tracks für viele und sehr unterschiedliche nationale und internationale Künstler – unter anderem für Tim Bendzko, Alice Merton, Mark Forster und Ilse DeLange. „Im Gespräch mit: Alex Höffken“ weiterlesen
Jay Bellerose is probably the biggest influence on my own way of playing drums. He played on countless albums that I listened to over and over again. Just to name a few: Sara Watkins – Young in all the wrong ways // Solomon Burke – Don’t give up on me // Matt Andersen – Halfway home by morning // Erik Koskinen – Big Plane // Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – God willin‘ and the creek don’t rise // Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – Raising Sand. „Talking to: Jay Bellerose“ weiterlesen
I always learn when I listen. That’s why I enjoy talking to other musicians so much. It’s a source of joy, inspiration, even comfort. Talking to Molly Miller was all of these things. Should you not know Molly Miller: She is a guitar player, she has her own „Talking to: Molly Miller“ weiterlesen
It is an inspiring experience to listen to Adam Levy’s soulful and musical playing and it is as inspiring to talk to him. I first found out about Adam’s work a couple of years ago when I listened to „Come away with me“ by Norah Jones, asking myself who played this beautiful guitar solo.
„Talking to: Adam Levy“ weiterlesen
I knew Tamir from his work with Tal Wilkenfeld, Macy Gray and the Scary Pockets. And I love the sound of his own music. (“Departures”, 2019) Plenty of reasons to ask him if he would meet me for an interview. He did. In his studio in Los Angeles. „Im Gespräch mit: Tamir Barzilay“ weiterlesen
The song „Alone Again“ by Ryan Lerman features Aaron Sterling on drums and Larry Goldings on the organ. If you don’t know the original track please check it out. It sounds amazing and it´s a pleasure to listen to these incredible musicians.
It took quite a while this time until I was satisfied with the sound of my drums. „Soundcheck: Ryan Lerman – Alone Again“ weiterlesen
„Big in Japan“ is the opening track of the album Mule Variations (1999). The seed of the song is this distorted riff the song starts with. This riff inspired me to play something on the drumset which has a similar distorted and forward moving vibe to it. „Soundcheck: Tom Waits – Big in Japan“ weiterlesen