It’s been a real pleasure to have Bernz Jüngboi at the studio over the last few weeks. He’s been here tracking 3 songs for his new release, ”The Original Maids Of Honour EP’.
Using only a korg kaossilator and a handful of effects. His three electronic songs are powerful and something really different.
I’ve got to say, I’ve really enjoyed working on such a different project. I primarily deal with classic singer songwriter styles of music, so working on this, mostly instrumental, electronic EP was really refreshing.
Bernz would play his loops and rhythms on the Korg and I would multitrack, EQ and Compress and add any effects as necessary. We played around with some Vocoders in the KORG itself and also recorded externally through Cubase with Plugins.
The Original Maids of Honour song is my favourite, a cinematic 10 minute epic, almost psychedelic song, touching on scott of the antarctic’s journy to the south pole, with his supporting characters like jimmy pig making an appearance. It’s so experimental, artistic and yet still accessible if you open yourself to the journey. This has the most vocal work out of the three.
Sunshine is a lovely, positive, 90% instrumental track. It’s a blisteringly upbeat 5 minute shot of serotonin. There is a Vocoder which comes in at the end with the ‘Blackspot’ refrain.
Ghostwalk is another beautiful and this time slightly sinister instrumental track with brave pregnant pauses and some really cool sound-effects weaved throughout the song.
Bernz Jüngboi is currently updating his online presence (soundcloud/bandcamp etc), so I’ll share all his links with you when I have them. I think he’s coming back to record some more cool stuff in the future, so be sure to check him out.
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Song Production: ‘The Original Maids Of Honour EP’ by Bernz Jüngboi
1.’The Original Maids Of Honour’
All Songs Written by Bernz Jüngboi ©2016
Bernz Jüngboi : Korg Kaossilator, Samples and Vocals
Steve Stroud: Keys, Drum Programming
All Songs Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Steve Stroud at Big Cloud Productions in Liverpool, May 2016.