For our third live session we bring you J.G. Ramsden, a multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer, DJ and operator of his very own sound system. Currently based in Lancaster, U.K. He records in his home studio mainly using vintage equipment that he has refurbished himself. With a single out entitled "It's Going to be" and an album on the way, Psychic Garden takes you into his home and captures an unplugged version of the single track and another track soon to be released.
This exclusive live session was directed, filmed and edited by resident creative Joel Maudsley and engineered, mixed and mastered by Joe Ramsden. Featuring Oliver Brouwer on Keys/Vocals and Fin Kay-Lavelle on Electric Guitar/Vocals.
“ As a performer and DJ, the absence of dancing and communally experiencing music has made life feel all but complete. ‘It’s Going To Be’ is an outpouring of the excitement I feel for the return of what has been so sorely missed. The song presented itself out of the blue, the first two verses and most of the structure came in an afternoon, and by the following afternoon it was written. It then took a good few weeks of rehearsal before I was able to faithfully recreate the parts I could hear in my head. In the words of Gary Bartz ‘music is my sanctuary, music is my life’. In hard times music is what I turn to, it is my sanctuary, truly. I hope this song and its sentiment can help conjure fond memories of the dance floor, before we can all come together in celebration and share a feeling face-to-face, body-to-body”.
- J. G. Ramsden
Single cover for "It's Going To Be" by Paula Kolar
1 - "It's Going To Be"
2 - "It's Going To Be (Instrumental)
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by J.G. Ramsden
Additional mixing by Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi
Mastered by Frank Merritt at the Carvery Studio, London
Recorded in the attic room of a Victorian terrace house in Lancaster, Lancashire, April 2021
~ PSYCHIC GARDEN