Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

Studio diary: part 5

Posted on 05 February 2009 2 comments

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I’ve been interviewed on Escapology, a site dedicated to showcasing experimental music.

Unlike my usual interviews, this one has nothing to do with design and is entirely focused on music. It made a nice change! Andrew asked me some great questions and we chatted about how I got into music and how everything came about. This is the interview I mentioned the other day; the one that sparked the idea of releasing something on vinyl.

Elsewhere on the music front, I’ve been taking a bit of a break, as I’m currently in Denver for Web Directions North. In the meantime, Rhys has continued work on the tracks, and the files he’s sent me so far sound fantastic. He’s been adding all sorts of lovely Mellotron textures and additional melodies to the songs, and once he’s done and I’ve incorporated these new files into the mix, I think the songs will take on a whole new feel. I can’t wait!

Thanks for all of your comments on the last post, by the way. I’m still undecided about the whole CD vs. vinyl thing, but I promise I’ll respond to your comments properly when I’m back in Blighty.

Soon, I’ll be announcing the first EP’s release date, so stay tuned, as they say…


  1. Davin Greenwell

    Davin Greenwell

    05 February 2009 @ 11:55PM #

    Nice to have someone take the sounds to the next level. I find that I get as far as mastering and then I have to hand it away. When I get it back from Dustin (my mastering guy) I know I’ve done the right thing!!

  2. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    07 February 2009 @ 11:45PM #

    @ David: It certainly is! Every song that has ever been touched by Rhys’ talented hand has always come out 10 times better for it.

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