London in May: The Smokehouse Sessions
Stepped out of our hotel to this view
Studio session at The Smokehouse
Coffee whilst marvelling at The Shard shortly before heading to the studio
The legendary Chelsea Arts Club: Venue for one of our London shows
Scotland in June
Skimming Sstones in Broughty Ferry after our Dundee show
The Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
Monster show at King Tuts, Glasgow. One of the best of 2015!
August sees us taking a short break from touring with Jah Wobble. We’ll be back on the road across the UK in mid-September. In the meantime here’s a quick, funky guitar improvisation as part of the “funk jam challenge” which has been doing the rounds this past week. If you fancy joining in you can find the original backing track over at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA2eCjHP0QQ.
Made it back from a gig last night to find this lovely review in on the Local Sound Focus website. You can read the full article over here http://localsoundfocus.com/review-martin-chung-nimbus-ep.
Local Sound Focus works to promote new music around the North of England acting as a hub for music lovers and makers alike. Big thanks to Martin Higgins and Louise Karwowski for the review. You can pick up Nimbus at my Bandcamp store by clicking on the player below.
I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has picked up a copy of my EP Nimbus over the past 24 hours, putting the album at NUMBER 2 on Bandcamp’s best-selling jazz albums chart. I’m completely blown away by the response! If you haven’t heard Nimbus yet you can check out out over at https://martinchung.bandcamp.com/album/nimbus
Today is the day! Very proud and excited to announce my debut EP Nimbus is out now over at Bandcamp. This past 6 months the album has grown from an individual university project into an important personal and creative statement (pretty much taking over my life in the process!).
I would like to thank everyone involved in helping me make this project a reality, particular my family and friends for all their love and support over the past few months. Also a number of special thanks to certain personnel who’s knowledge and expertise contributed directly to the finished product:
Professor Monty Adkins for all his help and constructive criticism supervising this project, helping me become a better composer and further develop my own musical voice.
Dr. Alex Harker for getting me started on the rollercaoster ride that is creative coding in Max MSP, a daunting world for someone with zero programming experience! Using Max has honestly changed my life and changed the way I write music.
Dr. Philip Thomas for opening up my ears to the exciting world of experimental/contemporary music, raising my awareness and wonder in the sounds that we take for granted every day.
Ian Sanderson for his time and effort taking me step by step through the mastering process. Truly a deep and dark art requiring patience and golden ears!
Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder that my upcoming EP Nimbus is release THIS WEDNESDAY over on Bandcamp. The past 6 months have been an exciting, exhilarating ride and I’m very grateful to everyone involved for helping me bring it all to fruition!
Slight corrective EQ on track 2.
Look at the differences in these reference masters!
Event 20/20 BAS monitors used in the final mastering
We’re on the way with mastering! The more you learn about it, the more interesting it becomes. Definitely learnt at ton these past couple of weeks. Thanks to Ian Sanderson for arranging an Attended Cut and taking me through the whole process from start to finish. One more week to go until the release of Nimbus!