Lee Fletcher (musician, producer)

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Lee Fletcher
Origin England, UK
Occupation(s) Recording artist, producer, arranger, composer, songwriter, musician, mixing engineer mastering engineer, film-maker
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, computer
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Centrozoon
Markus Reuter
Tuner (Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter)
Tony Levin's Stick Men
This Fragile Moment (feat. Toyah Willcox)
GRICE
Lisa Fletcher
Website leefletcher.net

Lee Fletcher is an award winning[1] English record producer, arranger, musician, songwriter, mix & mastering engineer, also known (though perhaps less so) for creating music-related video. Recently he has emerged as an artist in his own right, releasing a debut solo album, 'Faith in Worthless Things,[2] in conjunction with long-term musical cohorts Lisa Fletcher and Markus Reuter.

Background[edit]

Lee has a long association with German touch-style guitarist Markus Reuter, with whom he has collaborated on numerous projects; The first substantial case being 2003's 'The Scent of Crash And Burn' (a joint-venture between Markus's band Centrozoon and No-Man singer Tim Bowness), which he co-produced and mixed.[3] Lee went on to contribute to a further two Centrozoon albums,[4][5] a digital-only remix EP,[6] plus an exclusive track that appeared on the Ozella label sampler 'Night',[7][8] as well as providing strategic support for other releases.[9] Since 2011 he has been the band's mastering engineer of choice.[10][11] Markus is the principal featured guitarist on Lee’s 2012 solo debut ‘Faith in Worthless Things’.

Another frequent collaborator is Lee's wife Lisa Fletcher who has performed vocals on a number of associated projects. Several titles by the duo (also featuring Reuter) produced under the [halo] name were made available online during the mid-late noughties. The pair featured on Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter's second studio album under the band name Tuner, which was entitled 'Pole'.[12] This CD was subsequently ranked amongst the "50 all-time Prog Classics" by US Modern Drummer magazine.[13] Lisa is a co-featured artist on ‘Faith in Worthless Things’, contributing the majority of vocals and co-writing one song.

Present / Future[edit]

Recent audio works have included contributions to recordings by David Lynch protégé Chrysta Bell (mastering of the as-yet-unreleased 'Strange Darling' album),[14] and This Fragile Moment, an improv ensemble fronted by Toyah Willcox, (production assistance and mastering).[15]

Lee's avant-garde documentary film OLDER THAN GOD (originally announced in early 2010[16]) has been re-imagined as a series of monthly webisodes beginning in October 2012.[17] The project promises to explore the creative worlds of (longtime collaborator) Markus Reuter, in a manner reflective of the tonal quality of his work.

In late 2011 / early 2012 Lee produced, co-arranged and mixed an album entitled 'Propeller' for singer/songwriter GRICE. Contributing artists included renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, touch guitarist Markus Reuter, saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft, and freeform trumpeter Luca Calabrese, as well as Lee himself who provided additional bass guitar, soundscapes, programming, and further compositional elements.[18] The album was described by UK 'PROG Magazine' as “a genuinely extraordinary slice of experimental rock”.[19]

Most recently Lee's focus has been his own project 'Faith in Worthless Things' which features a rich pool of musical contributors including guitarists Tim Motzer (David Sylvian / Nine Horses), BJ Cole, Robert Fripp, uilleann piper Alan Burton, violinist Steve Bingham (No-Man), trumpeter Luca Calabrese, and the aforementioned Markus and Lisa amongst others.[20]

On 1 November 2012 Lee was presented with the 'Best Producer 2012' award (following a combined public / music industry vote) at the second annual South West Music Awards.[21]

Partial discography[edit]

Albums / EPs[edit]

Year Artist Title Label Role
2002 Centrozoon The Cult Of: Bibbiboo Burning Shed Lee Fletcher credited with "strategic support"
2003 Centrozoon (feat. Tim Bowness) The Scent of Crash And Burn Burning Shed Co-produced, mixed, & partially arranged by Lee Fletcher
2003 Various, (inc. Centrozoon) Night Ozella Music 'The Hopeless Kind' produced & mixed by Lee Fletcher
2003 Centrozoon (feat. Tim Bowness) Ten Versions of America (Digital EP) (None) 'Secret Prayers Mix' produced, arranged, & mixed by Lee Fletcher / 'TRG Radio Edit' co-produced, arranged & mixed by Lee Fletcher and Philipp Muench
2004 Centrozoon (feat. Tim Bowness) Never Trust The Way You Are Resonancer 'Like A 1000 Stars', 'Not You', 'Song Unsung', 'Mother's Call' and 'The Scent of Crash And Burn' produced, arranged and mixed by Lee Fletcher
2004 Tim Bowness My Hotel Year One Little Indian Records 'The Me I Knew' – Lee Fletcher credited with "reverse technology"
2007 Tuner (Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Pole Unsung Records 'So High' and 'Down Below' co-written by Markus Reuter, Lisa Fletcher & Lee Fletcher. Vocal arrangements and mixing on these titles by Lee Fletcher, with vocals performed by Lisa Fletcher
2007 Richie Nieto Giant Robots And Sunsets Satellites Sound Post Inc 'The Hill of Holes' co-written by Richie Nieto & Lee Fletcher. This piece was produced, arranged & mixed by Lee Fletcher, with vocals performed by Lisa Fletcher. Lee also contributes additional keyboards & programming
2007 Centrozoon (feat. Tim Bowness) Never Trust The Things They Do (Vinyl) Tonefloat Records 'Talkover' produced, arranged and mixed by Lee Fletcher / Incidental voices (on other titles) by Ian Boddy, Lee Fletcher, Philipp Quaet-Faslem, Noelle Mastelotto and Centrozoon
2008 Tovah Escapologist Lola Vocals arranged and engineered by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes additional lyrics and backing vocals[22]
2009 This Fragile Moment (feat. Toyah Willcox) This Fragile Moment Unsung Records Production assistance, and mastering by Lee Fletcher
2009 Tuner (Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) ZWAR (Live) Unsung Records Mastering & sequencing by Lee Fletcher
2009 Blld (05Ric & Markus Reuter) Materia Prima (CD EP) Squatter Madras Mastering by Lee Fletcher[23]
2010 Moonbound Peak of Eternal Light Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[24]
2010 05Ric (featuring Gavin Harrison, Markus Reuter, Suzanne Barbieri & Lisa Fletcher) BubbleBurstFlow Burning Shed A charity single in aid of bassist Mick Karn who was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer in June 2010 / Mastering by Lee Fletcher. Lee also engineered & edited Lisa Fletcher's original vocal session[25][26]
2010 Chrysta Bell Strange Darling *Complete, but as yet unreleased (TBC) Originally scheduled for release during 2010, though currently still unreleased / Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2011 Yoshi Hampl ATX (Digital Single) Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[27]
2011 Premonition Factory The Sense of Time Premonition Factory Mastering by Lee Fletcher[28]
2011 Moonbound Our Day Will Come (Digital Single) Unsung Records Mastering (inc. exclusive b-side: 'Just One Step Away') by Lee Fletcher[29] / Video production also by Lee, (see Video / Film section)
2011 Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Absalom Stick Men Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[30]
2011 Zero Ohms & Markus Reuter The Sun Is Just The Sun But The Stars They Call The Heavens (Digital Album) DiN Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[31]
2011 Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Live in Buenos Aires (Digital Album) Stick Men Records Mastering & post-production by Lee Fletcher
2011 Lake Cisco Permanent Transient Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2011 Judy Dyble Starcrazy – An Introduction To Future Publishing 'Heart of Stone' & 'Crystal Voices' produced, arranged, mixed & co-written by Lee Fletcher
2011 Apple Juice Rediscover The Beatles Apple Juice Mastering by Lee Fletcher[32]
2011 Markus Reuter featuring Sha 0000 Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[33]
2011 Markus Reuter Kopfmensch Unsung Productions 'Mariola' (on the CD version only) produced, arranged, & mixed by lee Fletcher / 'Swansong' co-written by Markus Reuter, Lisa Fletcher & Lee Fletcher. Mixed by Lee Fletcher / All tracks mastered by Lee Fletcher[34]
2011 Springere Recall Springere 'Sister' & 'Cowboy' co-written by Lee Fletcher (words / spoken voice) & Will Cruttenden (music)[35]
2011 GRICE Patiently (radio edit) (Digital Single) Hungersleep Records Produced, mixed & co-arranged by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes soundscapes, string arrangements, digital editing & treatments[36]
2012 Zweiton Form Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[37]
2012 Centrozoon Boner Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[38]
2012 Quartet for the End of Time Modus Novus Unsung Records Co-produced & mastered by Lee Fletcher[39]
2012 GRICE Propeller Hungersleep Records Produced, mixed & co-arranged by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes bass guitar, electronic percussion, soundscapes, backing vocal arrangements, string & French horn arrangements, digital editing & treatments. '214 Squadron' & 'Propeller (Coda)' co-written by GRICE & Lee Fletcher[40][41]
2012 Adrian Benavides Same Time Next Life Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[42]
2012 Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Open Stick Men Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[43]
2012 Centrozoon Fire Unsung Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher[44]
2012 Lee Fletcher (featuring Markus Reuter & Lisa Fletcher) Faith in Worthless Things Unsung Records Produced, arranged, mixed & mastered by Lee Fletcher. Lee also writes the majority of the material and appears as a core performer throughout[45]
2012 Prog Magazine Cod Bluff Future 'Highly Strung' (by GRICE) produced, mixed & co-arranged by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes electronic percussion, programming, digital editing and treatments[46]
2012 Ila & The Happy Trees Believe It Mokili Mastering by Lee Fletcher[47]
2012 Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Deep Stick Men Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2012 Various Artists Unsung Records Christmas Compilation Unsung Records 'A Life on Loan' written, produced, arranged, mixed, and mastered by Lee Fletcher. Lee also performs bass, keyboards, & programming. 10 (of 19) tracks are mastered by Lee, with a further piece co-produced by him & Markus Reuter
2013 Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter) Deep – 2 Disc CD/DVD Edition Stick Men Records Mastering (CD & DVD live music) by Lee Fletcher
2013 Namgar The Dawn of the Foremothers Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 Lee Fletcher (featuring Markus Reuter & Lisa Fletcher) The Cracks Within – FiWT Remixes Originally produced, arranged and mixed by Lee Fletcher. (Remix with Additional Production and Arrangements by: Tim Motzer, Tobias Reber, Worldengine, Hollowcreature, Ingo Vogelmann, Adrian Benavides, Branwen Somatik, Fabio Trentini). Compiled and mastered by Lee Fletcher. 'The Inner Voice' co-written by Lee Fletcher, Lisa Fletcher & Markus Reuter, and 'Faith in Worthless Things' written by Lee, who also performs throughout
2013 The Crimson ProjeKCt (Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick, Tobias Ralph) Official Bootleg Live 2012 TCP Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 Fletcher, Fletcher, Reuter Islands (Digital Single) Unsung Productions Produced, arranged, and mixed by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes as a key performer
2013 Troy Jones New Peace Unsung Records Mixed and mastered by Lee Fletcher. Lee also provides sonic treatments throughout
2013 Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter Colour Division DiN Records Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 Chris Herb Death To False Techno Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 The Eclipse Trio Frailty of Dreams Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 Tobias Reber Kola Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2013 The Terrible Lizards Die Martian Bastards Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2014 The Crimson ProjeKCt (Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick, Tobias Ralph) Live in Tokyo Inside Out Music Mastering and editing / sequencing by Lee Fletcher
2014 Glistening Leotard Changing Course Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2014 Pat Mastelotto & Tobias Ralph RAMA 7d Media Mastering by Lee Fletcher
2014 Billy Bottle & The Multiple Unrecorded Beam Leo Records Produced, mixed, and mastered by Lee Fletcher. Lee also contributes soundscapes, treatments, additional arrangements and digital editing

Video / Film[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2009 [halo] Above My Eyes (Promo Video) Directed, shot & edited by Lee Fletcher / 'Above My Eyes' co-written (with Mathew Spittle), produced, arranged & mixed by Lee Fletcher[48]
2009 Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter Joker (Promo Video) Directed, shot & edited by Lee Fletcher / 'Joker' single edit created by Markus Reuter & Lee Fletcher[49]
2010 Skin Diary Too Late (Promo Video) *Unreleased Originally scheduled for release Spring 2010 / Directed, shot & edited by Lee Fletcher[50] This promo is currently unreleased
2011 Moonbound Our Day Will Come (Promo Video) Directed, shot & edited by Lee Fletcher[51]
2011 GRICE Propeller (Album Teaser) Edited by Lee Fletcher[52]
2012 Lee Fletcher (featuring Markus Reuter & Lisa Fletcher) Faith in Worthless Things (Album Teaser) Edited by Lee Fletcher[53]
2012 Various, (inc. Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto, Chrysta Bell) OLDER THAN GOD (Documentary Film Series) Launched online October 2012 / Directed, shot & edited by Lee Fletcher[54]

References[edit]

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