Sign of the Space

by AMJ Space

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about

Ambient, acoustic mixes...

Jonathan Lane joined the BBC in 1979, plying his craft as an engineer for ten years with Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 and network TV, working with many major artists and producers as well as presenters from John Peel and Paul Gambaccini to Kenny Everett and Terry Wogan.
In 1989 he left the BBC and set up his freelance studio and location recording business in Bristol. Working on countless classical and jazz sessions with figures including Andy Sheppard, Pewee Ellis, Sir David Willcocks, John Lill, Mark Padmore and ensembles such as the Solomon Trio, the Sun Life Band and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he has developed a very fine understanding of acoustic instruments. In 1998 he began engineering sessions for producer John Hollis who brought a steady stream of international artists into the studio from Totó la Momposina and Cimarron to Billy Cobham and Asere, then finally the AMJ Collective.
AMJ is Andy Clark, Mark Spence and John Hollis. Brought together by reggae and motivated by a shared dub sensibility, they have been working with a collective of musicians from harpist Catrin Finch to kora player Seckou Keita (both of whom feature on these sessions) building a unique sound which they take into very different sonic and musical spheres.
Jonathan was given the challenge of ‘space mixes’, the concept being akin to dub but using subtle acoustic arrangement rather than relying solely on effects. He responded by drawing on a lifetime of musical experience, from which he weaves a rich and innovative sound world. Enjoy the journey.

credits

released April 24, 2013

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Engineered, edited and mixed by JONATHAN LANE

Produced by JOHN HOLLIS

Drums ANDY CLARKE Bass MARK SPENCE

Executive production DRUM

Trumpet, flugel horn and string arrangements MICHEL PADRON

Harp CATRIN FINCH Kora SECKOU KEITA

Guitar CAMILO MENJURA Guitar ALEJANDRO 'FLECHA' ALBAR

Guitar ANDRES VALDIN Piano DENNIS 'CHUNCS' HUTCHINSON

Piano, organ and slide bass MICHEL 'PATA' SALAZAR

Percussion VICENTE ARRENCIBIA  Clarinet TATO MARENCO

Violin and viola JENNY PADRON Violin PATRICIA FLECHILLA

Cello XOTCHIL LOPEZ Violin INDIRA PEREZ Voice KAIA MCTERNAN

Additional engineering HYWEL WIGLEY, LUIS DURAN, REYNIER, LES MOMMSEN, XAVIER SIBRE

Photo JONATHAN LANE Artwork MARIA DEL MAR HOLLIS

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