French electronica pioneers Air did a live-to-air performance for Morning Becomes Eclectic in Studio A at the Village Recording Studios.West Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2007)–The Village Recording Studio continues to host live-to-air and live-to-tape sessions for local flagship NPR station KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Producer Ariana Morgenstern and on-air host Nic Harcourt from the taste-making show have been bringing up-and-comers as well as established artists to the studio for several years, and recently brought a slew of bands from Europe to The Village for sessions.
The Swell Season, featuring singer Glen Hansard from Ireland’s The Frames with Czech pianist Markéta Irglová, were in Studio A, recording a live Morning Becomes Eclectic session for KCRW while also filming DVD extras for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Ghian Wright engineered on the classic Neve 8048 console in Studio A, assisted by Vanessa Parr. Wright and Parr also teamed-up for another MBE session, with the Magic Numbers, comprised of two pairs of brothers and sisters, also in Studio A. Ariana Morgenstern produced both sessions.
Also in Studio A were the UK band Bat For Lashes, led by Natasha Khan, with Wright engineering and Jared Nugent assisting. The pair was back the following day engineering a live session for MBE with the UK’s M.I.A., again in Studio A. Swedish electronic jazz band Koop also came by Studio A for a live MBE session, with Wright engineering and Chris Owens assisting. Wright also engineered a live-to-air session with French electronica pioneers Air, assisted by Noel Zancanella, also in Studio A.
Lucinda Williams returned to her Studio D, where she worked on her latest album, for a live-to-tape MBE session that was engineered by Eric Liljestrand on the room’s AMS Neve 88R console. Vanessa Parr assisted. Morgenstern produced all of the sessions, which were also videotaped and are available for streaming on-demand from the KCRW online archives (www.kcrw.com).
The Village Recording Studio