|Jane (Cosmic Armchair) with vocal producer Jay and sound engineer Weiqi, at Glowsound Studios|
|A selfie in the recording booth!|
For the upcoming Cosmic Armchair EP called Contact (to be released in January), they're recording at Glowsound Studios (owned by top sound engineer and producer Geoffrey Low), and working with top vocal coach and vocal producer Jay Lim.
Geoffrey and his studio are in hot demand these days, recording top artists from all over the Asian pop scene. But few people realize that he was also a pioneer in the synthpop / electro pop scene in Singapore, in bands like Club E and The Usual Suspects. With these electronic music credentials, you know he really understands electro pop!
Ben and Jane (Cosmic Armchair) met Jay Lim many years ago at EML (www.eml.org.sg), and since then Jay has gone on to compete in Singapore Idol, and is now a professional songwriter writing songs for top artists all over Asia. Since he knows Ben and Jane so well, he can comfortably give Jane vocal directions like "imagine you're a mermaid coming out for breath" or "now you are inside a cave".
Just to add to the EML Alumni togetherness, top composer / arranger Bang Wenfu dropped by. Wenfu is also an alumni of the Electronic Music Lab, having since worked with Kit Chan, Eric Huang Yun Ren (producing hits for Jacky Cheung, Stefanie Sun, Tanya Chua, Emil Chau, Sandy Lam, Fish Leong, S.H.E., A Mei, Kelly Poon, Penny Tai, Show Luo, Jolin Tsai, and Jaycee Chan) Ng Ling Kai and Sarah Cheng de Winne.
So remember to stay in touch with your EML friends even after you leave - you never know when you'll work with them again.
In case you're wondering what the music sounds like ...