Monthly Archives: February 2015

Jeff Dodson

Introducing: Jeff Dodson

Jeff Dodson

Introducing this winter’s featured composer, Jeff Dodson.

Jeff paints with sound. His work blurs the line between sound design and composition. Equally comfortable scoring the sonic identity for Showtime, or designing the sound score for feature films, Jeff’s atomic level of detail produces music and sound that is recognized throughout the industry for it’s beauty and intensity.

Check out Jeff’s artist profile page.

Super Guitar Geek Moment

Super Guitar Geek Moment

I’ve always loved Page and this new concert is a big reminder of why. Many guitarists as they get older get super tweaky with their sound and gear. I suppose that years of too much money and time makes them buy a silly amount of gear and equipment. As a result, their tone today is a shadow of what was great about them in the past. Their playing may be just as great, but I find the ‘slick’ tone to be not as interesting by half.

Page is a glorious exception. Les Paul – Orange Amp (probably some other amps off camera) – done! The tone is just as aggressive and gorgeous as it was in the early days. His playing is just as ragged and awesome as it was 30 years ago. The result is that the band sounds fresh and engaging. Page is just as magnetic to watch and hear as he always was. I’m not really a classic rock guy, but man – that guy is awesome!

This Must Be The Place

Our own Dan Miller worked on the score to this film. A highlight for him was the call to ‘overplay’ on the scene in the shopping mall. A lifetime of performing on the Sam Ash floor finally paid off. This is a great film with a steller perfomance by Sean Penn. David Byrne and Will Oldham did a terrific job on the music and recording engineer Pat Dillett did his usual amazing work.