PINDOS MUSIC**** specialises in creating / producing atmospheric music, featuring unique acoustical instruments and a signature sound.

SERVICES:

Performing and recording instrumental parts on existing songs with a wide variety of unique instruments*
Arranging, producing and spicing up existing songs
Creating remixes
Composing and producing soundtracks for film or documentary
Location** recording of bands in World / Jazz / alt pop styles with hi-end microphones and preamps
Mixing and mastering*** of existing recordings, using a setup of hi-end analogue equipment

*Styles include Tango, Musette, Balkan, Country, Swing, Blues, Brazilian, Greek, Jazz, alt pop and my own unorthodox mixture of these various influences
Instruments include the Claude Viol, Banjo Bass, Bike Tyre Bass, Velofoon, a National Resophonics ‘El Trovador’, Kim Lissarague baritone guitar, Luca Waldner Torres style Spanish guitar, a Vintage ‘Bruno’ parlour steelstring, a small handmade Syrian Ud, a fine Greek Laouto, and whatever sounds I find in and around the house to turn into samples or loops
**looking for a location? we know several great locations throughout Europe. More soon on one of our favourite locations in the Greek Mountains!
***mastering is done by an associate specialised mastering engineer
****Pindos Music is the brand name of recording artist Michiel Hollanders (NL/FR/GR)
*****Since it gets tricky to count the asterisks, it is fortunate that we have run out of footnotes on this page

 

 

Snowapple Mr Moon project

Since last summer we have been on and off working on the album to go with Snowapple’s Mr Moon theatre show, which will be live performed this summer in Holland and France. Currently we are working full steam towards the mixing stage, with most of the brass parts recorded by Jason Goldstein in Northern California, and most recently some quite unusual percussion by mr Alan ‘Gunga’ Purves from Scotland, recorded by Joeri Saal at Studio 150 in Amsterdam. For these recordings in Amsterdam, we used a high quality stream by Audiomovers, and Zoom for a video feed with both the recording room and the mixing room. Next up, Cello by Cynthia Martinez, and a bunch of woodwinds by bandmember Moro von Ropi and well known jazz player Michael Moore, plus a couple more guests. I have been using my arsenal of instruments on this project – such as the Banjo Bass, which had been sitting idle for a while.

Mixing live recordings for Yabani

Yabani Yabani is a project of Dutch Saxophone player Gerwil Kusters. Even though COVID put a stop to most if not all live events, they live streamed a show earlier this year, which was special since they created a new program specially for this show. Consisting of the unusual line-up of two saxophones, a violin and a bandoneon, their program features likewise an unusual mix of world music from several parts of the world, often arranged in adventurous ways. For a later release, I got to mix the multitrack recording which was made of this show – which turned out very nice.

Epirus instrumentals

The great Epirus clarinet player Dimitris Rizos (who happens to be my father in law) had been suggesting for a while to me to record some instrumentals with him. This summer, after the lockdown in spring, we got together and recorded a first track with me on the Laouto. The music from Epirus is somewhat different from the rest of Greece and I really came to love this style. First of all for the unique polyphonic voices, but also for the special musical color and melodies. We will do more songs like this, with the aim of recording an album. Here is a video of the first track, ‘Up high on the Kostilata (mountain). For the sonic sherlocks among you, no we did indeed not record and film this at the same time, there is too much wind and no electricity out there – we recorded inside a house close to this location and then went outside and played along with the recording blaring on the car radio while someone was filming.

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Listen here to a selection of tracks which I have worked on either as a musician, engineer, arranger, composer, co-producer or a combination. Clicking on the words ‘view track’ next to each track, will take you to SoundCloud where you can read more info about the track, and follow links to the websites of the artists.