What started off as a Facebook message to Farryl, soon turned into the birth of his third studio album, ‘Home’. With US based producer Kieran Kelly (Angus & Julia Stone, Better Than Ezra) producing, Barry Van Zyl (Johnny Clegg) on drums, Sean Ou Tim (Mr Sakitumi) on bass, Yulia Purkiss on percussion & BV’s and of course Farryl on vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, we knew that we had a great team and that another excellent album was in the making.
After Farryl replied to our Facebook message, we set up a meeting with him to discuss his vision for the album and listen to the demo’s he had recorded on his iPad. We instantly liked the evolution of Farryl’s new material and also learned that recording demo’s on an iPad doesn’t sound half bad! Soon Farryl had put his band together, Kieran had arrived from New York, pre-production was underway at his house on the farm next door and a few weeks after listening to the demo’s for the first time, we were turning them into great sounding tracks.
All drums, bass, guitars (including banjo) and vocals were recorded at Digital Forest Studio over a period of three weeks. Kieran Kelly then took the tracks back to the US where he added strings (by Bon Iver’s string section), piano and mixed the album at his New York based studio – The Buddy Project.
We are delighted with the outcome of ‘Home’, we wish Farryl the best of luck with it and look forward to the possibility of working with him again in the future!
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