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Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau

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28. Band of Horses: Creating a Sense of Freedom in the Studio

Band of Horses’ spectacular second record, Cease to Begin, sees front man Ben Bridwell honing his craft both as a songwriter and a performer while once again working alongside veteran Seattle-based producer Phil Ek [The Shins, Built to Spill]. The result is an intense, sonically focused effort that has since coincided with a nearly sold-out North American tour and a new European tour starting in February.

Having recently relocated the band to South Carolina from Seattle, Bridwell wanted to find a studio closer to home to record Cease to Begin. He happened upon Echo Mountain Records & Recording, a converted church in Asheville, North Carolina, that provided the perfect atmosphere and ...

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