4 walls (feat. The Living Room Horns)

By: The New Mastersounds , Lamar Williams Jr.

About this Track

Robin Clabby, Jay Webb, and Jason Mingledorff augment The New Mastersounds’ first quarantine single “4 Walls” with a world-class horn section. With musicians adapting to remote recording and production practices in lieu of live performances, Clabby approached Webb to assemble a remote horn section to fill out the recently released “4 Walls” single. Upon hearing it, Webb was immediately taken back to early 70s horn sections of Jackson 5 and James Brown and was able to extract ideas quickly. Webb took note of accents already present in the drum and rhythm guitar parts and used that as a basis for extended horn phrases. Rather than notate charts, he recorded a lead line and filled out harmonies using stacked trumpet parts and sent the recording to Clabby and Mingledorff to interchange on their respective instruments. The section rose to the challenge of keeping articulations tight and matching tones from afar with a goal of making the arrangement sound just as though they were recording in a room together. Both the track and the accompanying video highlight a “reverse engineering” approach to matching both the audio and visual elements of the original tune. “4 Walls (with horns)” is a testament of both grit and technology as the eight collaborators span across two continents, three countries, and seven cities.


Producer by Eddie Roberts

Credits:
Eddie Roberts - Guitar
Pete Shand - Bass Guitar
Joe Tatton - Keyboards
Simon Allen - Drums
Lamar Williams Jr. - Vocals
Robin Clabby - 
Jay Webb - Trumpet
Jason Mingledorf - Saxophone

Tracking Engineer - Eddie Roberts, Pete Shand, Simon Allen, Joe Tatton, Lamar Wiliams Jr.
Quarantine

Mixing Engineer - Eddie Roberts
Color Red Studios

Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering


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