It's my birthday, and I'll make like a cowboy if I want to

I'm back in Spain again, on the hunt for more classic Spanish sounds. It's also my birthday! I normally spend it with family, getting gifts and breakfast in bed and general congratulations- but not today. Today I awoke alone in a sleepy Spanish village, spent the morning recording atmospheres in nearby rocky terrain, and the afternoon with some cowboy-types and a load of bulls. I've massively enjoyed it! And obviously had beans for lunch to fit in with the theme. 

Hope you've all had a great start to the week. Here's a few pics from my day...

Thanks to Mr. Teodoro Adell and his son Jose Antonio for their hospitality


I just got back from a recording trip to Spain. It was great to be home (though that's a confusing word these days...)- Spain has so much to offer in terms of sound. From blaring, emotion-brewing traditional trumpets, to street sellers, to the hubbub of it's bars and cafes- which I think sound like nowhere else in the world. There is something about a particularly "Spanish" atmosphere that draws you in and makes you want to sit with friends for hours and drink wine. 

I didn't have time to do that myself, but I did get to record lots of other people doing it- almost as good! I also hit up some of the big sounds you'd expect from a Spanish trip; bull fights, southern music, and even a bit of controversial Gibraltar. (She was interesting to say the least!)

Here's a few photos from my trip. With sound to follow once I've unpacked my bags...


Las Ventas, Madrid

Strait of Gibraltar

Hope it's been a good week for everyone. This morning I'm listening to crisp, newly brown, Irish leaves breezing over my garden. The quiet of rural Ireland is such a contrast to hectic Madrid. I love them both.


Here's some web stuff to check out...