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Mar
06
Fairytale Elves Image

Before I officially joined the Lol Cooper Band, I was asked to master the final mixes for the then forthcoming release Poetry & Fairytales. I have mastered over 250 albums and singles over the years, but to the best of my knowledge this was the first recording by Lol I had the pleasure of fettling… Read More

Feb
15
Fairytale Band Image

Well what an emotive subject in the world of Pro-Audio.  For every Sound Engineer out there, there will be a different opinion as to which is ‘best’, as it’s far from cut and dry. Maybe it’s more of a spectrum – analogue this with a smattering of digital here, or perhaps all digital recording with… Read More

Nov
29
Live & Learn Song

Poetry & Fairytales Steve Turton (drummer from Ian Toomey’s band) Poetry comments – Braddy’s poetry…divine and meaningful…one complex and impressive guy. Visually and sonically, this is a great trip. Spinning World – my favourite Bradder’s poem…well done buddy n blends in with Made for Girls beautifully. Packaging comments – First of all, the packaging is… Read More

Nov
10

  Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual effects/post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues (chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture and video game… Read More

Oct
07

In 1999, Paul Sinclair performed a gig at the Greyhound pub in Cheadle Hulme. Whilst there, he stumbled across a magazine which promoted local pubs and an article about the Stockport Karaoke League caught his eye. Paul featured in the magazine as an artist and ended up being approached by the editor of the magazine,… Read More

Sep
26
Music, Video & Poetry Gallery

Certainly the most exciting and innovative release of 2018 is ‘Poetry & Fairytales’ by the Lol Cooper Band. You’ve probably not come across either, but it’s worth checking out both. ‘Poetry & Fairytales’ is a sumptuous, multi-media, progressive rock extravaganza; beautifully crafted and well delivered, the package contains a seventy-minute CD and an opulent (and… Read More

Jun
20

Hi, I’m Lol Cooper. If you are starting out on a new venture, there are usually a whole host of ground rules to consider. Certainly, building a studio from scratch will require research, knowledge, an understanding of the industry and purchase of equipment. You must consider premises and location, noise getting in and noise getting… Read More

May
08
Poetry & Fairytales Book, CD Album & Music Video

Where the Cheshire plain is proffered eastward towards bordering counties, the distance opens out from peripheral Greater Manchester and the ground rises into the hill country of North West Derbyshire’s High Peak. From upper vantage points on the moorland plateau, the vista returns and looks westward as it stretches out across flatter lands. It extends… Read More