Nov 12


Last week Oniric Records took Matthew McAvene into Sjoko’s studio here in Santa Barbara to record electric bass, string upright bass and backing vocal tracks to his masterpiece “Super Hero Dreams.”  This track is inspired by his true love and boasts more than ever McAvene’s musical craftsmanship in the studio.  Matthew is donating “Super Hero Dreams” to Oniric Records’ “Solutions for Dreamers : Season 3” compilation CD, benefiting the Wailer’s non-profit I Went Hungry.  We are very honored and excited to share this beautiful musical journey with the world.


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Nov 11


From the Basement

Author: drew

From the Basement is an amazing series of videos created by producer, engineer, and recent Thom Yorke bandmate Nigel Godrich. I have taken the liberty to watch pretty much all of the videos. Besides the videos you know you should see1, white denim was a band I hadn’t heard of, but is worth a watch. Their drummer is incredible, and their sound is familiar, but yet different. I don’t think that is even possible.

What makes From the Basement unique is that it takes a trend I have been seeing lately and gives it amazing production value. That trend is studios putting out video podcasts of artists who record there. Chasing the Moon is another great site that showcases San Franciscan artists. This is smart because we all know that studios are struggling from the availability of home recording equipment. This allows for studios to utilize the internet to have an audience. Studios could offer to make the video for free as a promotional incentive for bands, as long as the band agreed to being in the podcast. If the band liked it enough, and wanted to use it as a official video then some sort of fee could be in place to recoup the costs.

  1. If you want to know the other videos you should watch, ask and I will put them in the comments.↩
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Oct 29


Oniric Records artist Marc B. has been in the studio the past two days in Montecito recording with legendary producer Sjoko Koppert (The Who, Pink Floyd, ABBA, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Doobie’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Rod Stewart, etc, etc). They are recording a track for our compilation CD Solutions for Dreamers : Season 3, which will also feature tracks from The Wailers, Matthew McAvene, and a whole host of other amazing artists!

Here are a couple shots I snapped of Marc and his accomplished percussionist Maxx Farris in the studio with Sjoko yesterday.

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