TN:85 Courtney Barnett & Stella Mozgawa
In this episode, John links up with Courtney Barnett and producer Stella Mozgawa to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced Courtney’s album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’.
Ready with the keys to Courtney’s archive of sofa voice notes and Garageband demos, the pair talk us through the entire album process, from their most valuable moments within pre-production, to the hours in the studio where they had to check if they were losing their minds.
Sharing the secrets of the sonics, we hear stories of creating cavernous brass sounds using only a guitar and making fake shakers out of drums, all of which are set alongside the eternal loops sourced from the depths of Stella’s drum machine collection.
Listen to find out how to trick yourself into doing the perfect vocal take, what the best state of mind is to help get ideas flowing, and why producing is far from being a dark art.
Tracks discussed: Turning Green, Here’s The Thing, Oh The Night
Listen to ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ here.
‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ - Marathon Artists
Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective
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