Session 13 is a four piece featuring Morgan Simpson on Drums, Jim Daoud on guitar and fx, Tim Jacobs on bass and Saun Douglas on analog synthesisers.
The players very easily locked into a session where the focus was on playing, melody, riffs and groove. It's very much the sound of musicians enjoying themselves.
Jim's guitar, often processed through digital effects strays into synth frequencies creating a full sound, utilising delay, pitch shifting and complex reverbs.
Sean, using a Prophet 5 synth, builds texture with noise and fuzzed pad drones resulting in atmospheric backgrounds and ambient washes.
Morgan's drumming switches easily between styles. Dynamic and driving the session with Tim's bass often pitched low giving a dub / sub grounding to the session.
Jim Daoud is a London based musician involved with a variety of projects. One current project is Myo. Myo are a 4 piece based in London who spend their time programming synths, crashing Ableton and battling midi controllers... They create a blend of future beat dance music and electronic soul. Combining the expressive vocals of Sisa Feherova with the angular hip-hop influenced playing and writing of guitarist Jim Daoud, Myo are trying to find the human touch in the world of programmed dance music. Their co-conspirators in this search are bass experimenter Pete Bennie and drummer/producer George Bird whose conception of sound and rhythm is constantly in flux between the digital and analogue.The result is a densely layered collage of neo soul guitar, mangled vocal samples and crushed drum loops, which underpins what can only be described as melodic and sincere songwriting.
Morgan Simpson has achieved an incredible amount for someone not yet 20. He has received various awards for he's playing and attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology learning about all aspects of music. Morgan's YouTube Channel (MorganGSimpson) features a range of covers with him drumming live over selected tracks. He's also from a talented family of musicians who nurtured he's talent from early childhood. His mother, Elaine, is a singer and vocal coach; his father, Kevin, is a guitarist and guitar teacher and his sister; Lauren, is a singer and bass guitarist.
Tim Jacobs studied at one of the UK's leading contemporary music schools, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, He has performed with several function bands and toured in both the UK and in Europe with his own bands 'Sayonara Sweetheart' and 'OKAPI'. He has also worked with notable session musicians such as Matt Brooks, Liam McGarry and Chad Edwards, as well as the award winning producer Alan O'Connell. Most recently, Tim has been working with the band 'Vanquish'.
Sean Douglas is firstly a musician having studied Audio Engineering in Derry Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 2006 and has since worked out of many of its reputable studios and still frequently engineers Fish Factory, Rak and Rockfield Studios. After many years in these studios, working and learning from the best, Sean felt the need to build his own studio that was not competing with, but complimenting the services offered in the “big studios”. So in 2015 he built Juno with the idea of it being a production, composition, mixing, writing and recording space that can outsource to the larger studios when necessary. Sean is a multi instrumentalist that specialises in composition, arranging and harmony.
released February 8, 2018
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