A few weeks ago, time had come for us to go to the east of France and get our prize from the Jotinette contest, which actually was a perfect excuse for us to go and meet musicians from this area ! Not only we met them and had great time there, we even recorded a demo for one of their bands called Hop Corner. They play traditionnal Irish folk music.
I thought it could be quite a challenge as well as a valuable experience to record and mix a band in an extremely acoustic setup (fiddle, irish flute, bouzouki/guitar), which is somehow far opposite from what I am used to do with Astrakan Project…
The recording was made “live”, with stage microphones, actually what was available in the house !
It was actually a nice and extremely friendly recording session, followed by a couple of days mixing / mastering…
And this is what it sounds like, we hope you will like it as much as we do !
You can hear their full 5-track demo from their website, and it really worth it : http://hopcorner.fr/
…and follow/like them on Facebook ! ;)