The Making of ‘Drawn From Deep Water’
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We are really excited to be launching our new album ‘Drawn From Deep Water’ on the 27th April. Making this album has been a brilliant experience for all of us and we are really grateful to everyone who helped make it happen.
The album was produced by Ross Ainslie, (Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Treacherous Orchestra) who is an incredible musician and was a huge influence on our sound for this record. He gave us loads of tips and ideas to add to the new material and also did some of the additional recording in his space Great White Studios.
The majority of the album was recorded and mixed by one of Glasgow’s finest engineers and king of ‘nice noises’ Gus Stirrat (Fat-Suit) at Solas Sound. He also recorded our ‘Brother Wind EP’ and it was an automatic choice to head back to his studio for this album. Gus also gave great advice about how our music would translate and come across on a CD compared to at a live show.
The mixed album was then mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studios in New York (http://turtletonestudio.com/mike.html) and finally it was printed by Birnam CD (https://www.birnamcd.com).
We were lucky enough to be able to invite a few very special guests on ‘Drawn From Deep Water’ including:
• James Lindsay – Double Bass & Moog – http://jameslindsaymusic.com http://breabach.com
• Kim Carnie – Harmony Vocals – https://www.kimcarnie.com
• Zoë Bestel – Harmony Vocals – http://zoebestel.co.uk
Each of these amazing artists did a superb job and complimented our vision of the Gnoss sound perfectly.
For the design of the album sleeve notes and images we picked a team of Orla
Stevens (https://www.orlastevens.com) and Martin Venherm (https://martinvenherm.com). Orla designed and painted a stunning canvas of us used in the photos of us taken by Martin. We are delighted with the finished product and would recommend both for any artistic project you have in mind.
Assembling this amazing Gnoss team was a joy and we feel that we have been able to create something that truly represents where we are as a band and we can’t wait to share it with you. It is also worth noting how grateful we are to all of you that supported our Kickstarter campaign to make this album happen, thank you!
Pre-orders are now open here and the album is officially released on Saturday 27th April. If you fancy coming to see us in the launch tour check out the gigs page for tickets to the following shows.
30/04/2019 – Edinburgh TradFest – Scottish Storytelling Centre
09/05/2019 – Comrie – The White Church
10/05/2019 – Muckhart – The Coronation Hall
11/05/2019 – Lochgilphead – The Tayvallich Hall
12/05/2019 – Glasgow – The Blue Arrow
22/05/2019 – Bonar Bridge – The Bonar Bridge Hall