Following last year’s acclaimed ‘Faith in Worthless Things’ album, our buddies at Unsung Productions, Lee Fletcher and Markus Reuter (respectively mastering engineer and collaborator / producer of our Echosystem release, need I reiterate?) together with Lisa Fletcher, have just released a very sweet cover of the Mike Oldfield song ‘Islands’.
Lee Fletcher, musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, mix engineer and the mastering maestro behind our Echosystem release, was presented with the ‘Best Producer 2012’ award at the second annual South West Music Awards. Furthermore he is known for creating (predominantly music-related) film & video, such as the OLDER THAN GOD project. It’s about time we learn more about the guy.
In these days of guerrilla music business there’s a need, scratch that, an obligation to get your hands dirty. It’s not enough to say “I just play this here guitar” and let the manager / label do the rest. As a big chunk of the revenues disappeared, an indie musician has to pinch his nose and dive into paperwork and other areas pertaining to his business of creating music. Educational.
Last week I had a nifty blog post nearly ready about Lee Fletcher and his PledgeMusic drive to finance his next project. Circumstances prevented me from finishing it and in the meantime, as luck would have it (said without irony), Lee’s drive has exploded and reached it’s goal in a mere 7 days. No matter, since any extra payments over the set goal will raise quality of the final product AND will also help the Multiple Sclerosis Society, now more than ever, it’s time to help. Here goes: