Darren Allison

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Darren Allison
Born May 1968 (age 46)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Origin Stakeford, Northumberland, England
Genres Pop, rock, Indie, Post-rock, Jazz, Avant-Garde, Baroque Pop, World, Folk
Occupation(s) Record producer, musician, recording engineer
Instruments Drums, percussion, guitar
Years active 1987–present
Website darrenallison.co.uk

Darren Allison (born May 1968, Ashington, Northumberland, England) is an English record producer, musician, and recording engineer, best known for his production work on the epic soundscapes of such artists as Spiritualized,[1] The Divine Comedy,[2] and, more recently, Efterklang, Belle & Sebastian and Amatorski.[3][4]

Career[edit]

The Church Studios[edit]

Following a series of sessions with Dave Stewart at Ezee studios, in 1990, Darren joined the team at Eurythmics' The Church Studios as an in-house engineer. He remained there for the following five years, working on albums with groundbreaking indie bands and on Stewart's own sessions with such legendary rock musicians as Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Bootsy Collins, and occasional visitor Bob Dylan.

Freelance[edit]

In 1995, Allison left The Church Studios, to concentrate on the production of Neil Hannon's third album under the moniker of The Divine Comedy. The album, entitled Casanova was released in 1996 and spawned three top 20 hit singles, as well as receiving widespread critical acclaim. He was then invited to work with Spiritualized, on their highly acclaimed album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.[1]

Selected discography[edit]

(includes singles Right Here, Right Now and International Bright Young Thing)
(includes Still Feel The Rain Single)
(includes Heart of Stone Single)
(includes Entre Mis Recuerdos Single)
(includes singles Something for the Weekend,Becoming More Like Alfie, and Frog Princess)
(includes Electricity Single)
(includes Steamin' Single, and "Lolita" EP)
(includes Late at Night Single)
(includes singles My Wonder Moon ,Silent Speech and "Tao Perto Tao Longe")
(includes Get Down Single)
(includes The Endless Road Single)
(includes singles Your Demon Heart and Fifteen)
(includes singles Mountain Snow and Another One Down)
(includes singles Se Feliz,Soy)
  • 2008: EfterklangCaravan Single (Mixing)Flag of Denmark
  • 2011: AmatorskiTbc LP (Additional Production/Mixing)Flag of Belgium
(includes Soldier Single)
  • 2012: The Blue CatsBilly Ruffians Single (Mixing)
  • 2012: The Blue CatsBest Dawn Yet LP track (Mixing)
  • 2013: Equinox, the PeacekeeperBirdsongs on the Wasteland LP (Co-Producer/Engineer/Mixing)Flag of Belgium
  • 2013: AmatorskiHow Are You Single (Additional Production/Mixing)Flag of Belgium
  • 2013: The Blue CatsThe Norton Spirit Single (Additional Production/Mixing)
  • 2013: Belle & SebastianThe Third Eye Centre LP track (Producer/Engineer)
  • 2014: Clint BradleyRiding After Midnight LP (Co-Producer/Engineer/Mixing)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kempster, Chris "Studio secrets of the stars – Ladies and Gentlemen-we are floating in Space" The Mix , Issue 54, Future Publishing, October 1998, p.70
  2. ^ Liner Notes – The Divine Comedy "A Secret History". Setanta Records SETCDL100
  3. ^ "Amatorski - Interview". bedroomdisco.de. Retrieved 6 Feb 2013. 
  4. ^ "Darren Allison Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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