To celebrate his new release, 'Lovesongs', Fascinator, aka Johnny Mackay from Children Collide, gives us an exclusive look behind the making of the album.
Tuxedo Park…home to the New York Renaissance Faire (as seen in my video, The Traveller). Birthplace of the tuxedo, refuge of exotic moss, and residence of sound magician and producer Loren Humphrey who brought this project to life.
Playing my favourite guitar that still seems to have songs in it. I thought the pop shield looked silly, but I was assured it has some kind of cool historical significance like most things we used on the Lovesongs album.
Everything was to tape, but of course, we have to digitize it somehow. Loren is pictured here working on his favourite operating system Windows ‘95.
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Jesse Kotansky did all the beautiful string arrangements. However, our knight in shining armour was probably this knight in shining armour.
Jesse Kotansky, myself and Aku Orraca-Tetteh having a good ol’ listen. Aku is a brilliant piano player who I spent a few years DJing with around NYC.
The coolest thing about this record is that I got to make it with all my best friends who are, and I don’t say this lightly, musical geniuses.