Unbeknownest to the London massive, deep within the English countryside lie a number of brilliant music producers. One such unfashionable but extremely talented artist is Ott, best friend of Simon Posford and editor of all things Shpongle.
Ott and Simon first met at Butterfly Studios when Ott was working as freelance engineer for Youth. Since then he has gone on to work in nearly every famous studio one could name, from SARM East and West, Real World, and Ridge Farm amongst numerous others. He has continued to work with a number of famous artists and producers in music business, including Sinead O'Connor, The Orb, and Brian Eno for which he was interviewed in Sound on Sound Magazine recently. So as you can see Ott is the master of ceremonies when it comes to studio equipment and production. He's had several releases over the years, including 2 solo albums on Twisted Records- Blumenkraft (TWSCD24) and the current Skylon (TWSCD33). We hope a 3rd is on the way soon.
Check out his website ottsonic
After 5 years of hiding in the west-country since his last album, musical oddity Ott gives Twisted Records his second solo offering under the name Skylon. In the last 5 years, the improvements in software and hardware have given maestros like Ott even more scope to toy with and more quality in the results. You can expect unique modern electro-acoustic dubs with generous spat of indigenous sounds from around the world ladled into the mix. But that’s not all, there are a few tracks straying beautifully into different genres whilst maintaining the laid back but up beat dub vibe that we know and love. Add that to the usual mind-blowing production, arrangement, song writing skills and jaw-dropping effects combos and youve got a sonic feast emanating from your speakers. His use of melody is perfectly balanced between too much and too little, creating a saturated but not overwhelming wall of emotive sound. Weve said it before and we’ll say it again, the man is a genius.
Ott is no stranger to the studio, he has produced, arranged and recorded for world famous artists including Sinead O'Connor, The Orb, and Brian Eno. Working in a wide range of the best studios in the UK from Butterfly Studios, SARM East and West, Real World, and Ridge Farm to Foel in Wales. He has been interviewed in the producers/engineers bible Sound on Sound for his studio wits and wisdoms. Highly regarded by music moguls such as Greg Hunter, Simon Posford, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover and many more, this second album from him will merely reinforce his status as a leader in art of modern music.
His debut album Blumenkraft was a huge success and spawned a massive following amongst listeners and producers alike. Skylon will undoubtedly gather more fans worldwide
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