One year into the captivating new podcast series, Tape Notes release a seminal episode with Glass Animals’ front man Dave Bayley – examining the intricate production process behind the band’s pivotal debut album ‘Zaba’.
The episode is full of fascinating anecdotes, revealing early demo versions and stems from the original writing and recording sessions. Hear how the addictive bass line for ‘Gooey’ started out as a hummed voice memo captured in the middle of the night, before leading into the track’s ‘crack choir’ chorus of 64 layered vocal recordings.
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Hosted by Radio X’s new music champion John Kennedy, each episode un-packs three songs from a specific album and goes behind the scenes of its creation, whilst dissecting the relationship between artist and producer. The result is a unique insight into the working methods of some of the most innovative and exciting talents in new music.
Tim Adam-Smith explains the origins and ambitions for the podcast: “Tape Notes was born out of my desire to lift the veil on how music is being produced in a modern context. Existing documentaries and radio shows have mostly focused on the big music royalty acts like Pink Floyd or The Beatles, but there needs to be a spotlight on the current breed of producers and artists. My hope is that this will inspire others to find their own ways of innovating and evolving music.”
Previous episodes in the series have included The Big Moon, HONNE, London Grammar and more. You can check out the full series here.