Psychic Temple IV Session Notes

This photo was taken on Monday, September 28th, 2015 during the second day of tracking for Psychic Temple IV. The rhythm section included Tabor Allen (Cherry Glazerr) on drums, Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, Fiona Apple) on percussion, Mick Rossi (Philip Glass Ensemble, Paul Simon) on Wurlitzer electric piano, Philip Glenn (Show Ponies) on Hammond organ, Steuart Liebig (Les McCann) on electric bass and yours truly on acoustic and electric guitars.

Everyone performed live in the room together without the use of headphones. I seem to recall that we never did more than two or three takes of any song and were done with the session a couple hours earlier than expected. The session was engineered by Jeff Lewis and assisted by Devin O'Brien. The drums were recorded using the Glyn Johns technique with two AKG 414XLS microphones and one Electro-Voice RE-20 on the kick drum. For ambiance we used a Pearlman TM-1 tube mic for the room and a Shure KSM32 down the hall for a natural reverb.