Le studio

Studio : Afterlife Studios Vancouver

Ingénieur du son : John Raham

Le studio Afterlife de Vancouver est un studio d’enregistrement à pistes analogiques avec salle de mixage sur Main Street au cœur de Vancouver. C’est un studio d’enregistrement tout équipé avec un son caractéristique et une collection incomparable d’équipements anciens et des professionnels hors du commun.

As a talented young producer and musician, John Raham has much to offer the artists he works with. His success as a producer/engineer with JUNO nominated album (Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love) and a rash of rave reviews from taste-maker blogs like PITCHFORK, displays not only his high caliber production skills but his diversity as well. Whether it’s smart pop, indie rock, acoustic folk/roots, classic soul, or avant jazz, he works with the artist to make sure it comes out right.

Now at age 39, John has his own studio – Afterlife (formerly Ogre Studios) – a fully equipped facility on Vancouver’s False Creek. Here he combines the best of old and new technology for a unique sonic experience. From the classic analog sound of his Ampex mm1200 16 track 2 inch tape machine to the latest digital tools, the sonic possibilities are inspiring. John’s practical and theoretical knowledge of the music of many cultures, combined with a vast pool of talented musicians at his fingertips, and his own marriage of creativity and technology, make him one of the city’s most exciting young producers.

Selected Discography:

Dralms Crushed Pleats 2014 Fat Possum
Harpoonist and Axe Murderer A Real Fine Mess 2014 Tonic
The Belle Game Ritual, Tration, Habit 2013 Boompa
Dan Mangan Stairway (single, mixer) 2012 Arts and Crafts
Sean Hayes Before We Turn to Dust 2012 Rare Artists
The Crackling Mary Magdeline 2013 File Under Music
Memphis Here Comes a City 2011 Arts and Crafts
Frazey Ford Obadiah 2010 Nettwerk
CR Avery So It Goes 2010 Platinum (France)
Wayne Horvitz/Gravitas One Dance Alone 2008 Songlines
ESL Eye Contact 2008 Jericho Beach
Carolyn Mark Nothing Is Free 2007 Mint Records
Be Good Tanyas Hello Love 2007 Nettwerk
Kelly Joe Phelps Tunesmith Retrofit 2007 Rounder Records
Kevin House World of Beauty 2006 BongoBeat
Po’Girl Home to You 2006 Nettwerk
Kinnie Starr Anything 2005 MapleMusic/Universal
Inhabitants Inhabitants 2005 Drip Audio

Recent press for John’s recordings/productions:

* On Obadiah: “Frazey Ford and her band have figured out a cumulative average from the sounds of two old records: Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and Neil Young’s “Harvest.” – NEW YORK TIMES 

Best New Track – The Belle Game “River” – PITCHFORK 

“Producer John Raham calibrates the music to complement but never intrude on Ford’s vocals”– PITCHFORK 

*Remarkably well recorded, this is a CD with a tangible sense of place. (October Trio) DOWNBEAT 

* “The spatiality and realistic presence of each of the four acoustic instruments is uncanny” – AUDIOPHILE AUDITION Magazine . (Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet – One Dance Alone)

“Sonically, this is an aural feast in both stereo and five-channel hi-def sound. From the tight, punchy synth-bass passage that heralds the opening « Power » to the sublime ride cymbal that shimmers above the richly orchestrated « It’s Always Cold When You’re Leaving, » listeners are in for a treat.” – THE ABSOLUTE SOUND. (James Carney Group – Green-Wood)

“This is a very natural and real sounding album, and warrants attention on this level alone“. Recording 10/10 – HiFi+ magazine UK / Dec 2006. (Gord Grdina/Gary Peakock/Paul Motian – Think Like the Waves