New York, NY (November 20, 2003)–Kampo Studios has been bustling with activity, as Alicia Keys has been finishing up an 8-month lock out of Studios A and C, where she’s been writing and recording her new album, The Diary of Alicia Keys. Meanwhile, in Studio B engineer Patrick Dillet has been busy tracking and co-producing David Byrne’s new album, recording the theme music for The Daily Show, with They Might be Giants, and wrapping up the Mike Doughty Rockity Roll EP.
Haydn Bendall flew in from Europe to record strings and rhythm section in Studio A for singer Erika Wexler’s album, assisted by Alan Ford. And Kampo chief engineer Greg Thompson completed another project for Allan Albert Productions’ Hershey Park music show. Other recent sessions include Halley Davestern and Jennifer Friedman, engineered by Denise Barbarita, and Japanese pop band Keropans, with Kampo’s studio manager/engineer Kenji Shimoda. In the midst of these, and other, sessions, Kampo also remodeled Studio A’s lounges, bringing a new dimension of light and space to the second floor.