Archives: Sound & Music Chester Mason Engineer Chester Manson researched, designed, and built this guitar amp from scratch for his final major project. This amazing piece of work was completed during lockdown, using components bought on the internet. A tremendous amount of skill is demonstrated, including working with circuit boards, soldering, and placing the amp into a suitcase for design. This […] Lucas Leitch Songwriter, producer and musician Lucas Leitch bring his three track EP Half Past Nine to Neutral Ground Records, also available on Spotify. Half Past Nine was started at College and finished during the lockdown. Lucas has been offered a place at BIM in Brighton to study Music Production in the next academic year. Half Past […] Phoebe Munday Phoebe Munday is a singer songwriter who has been composing and performing songs since 2017. Her haunting voice and understated delivery style draw you in and leave you wanting more. Her work explores a range of haunting production and compositional skills through themes that are explored lyrically. 3:11 You Still Breathing Please Call Me […] Dan Lloyd Song for Trailer is composed by sound designer Dan Lloyd using a range of production techniques, inspired by the Steve McQueen directed film Hunger. Dan started composing songs in 2019 and has developed an interest in music for film, along with sound design. The track was written and produced at home whilst in lockdown. Dan […] James Barrett James Barrett, working under the name of Jamdbar, produces electronica and hip hop and delivers his unique new tracks to Neutral Ground. Using sound manipulation and sampling techniques, the track Awake takes the sound of his computer turning on as its starting point. Song VER 2 draws influences from the greats of electronica, Boards Of […] Felix Cleeve Psychedelic sensuality is ever present in the work of Felix Cleeve. He takes inspiration from stories of soldiers in the First World War who suffered the effects of Mustard Gas for his track entitled Close Your Eyes. This results in a trip back in time musically and lyrically, with a modern feel. The second song, […] John Brown Neutral Ground Records is proud to present this scene from a psychological horror. The work is a lockdown collaboration between the brother and sister team Zoe and John Brown, who are both studying at The Reigate School of Art in Film and Music respectively. John is a sound designer and has produced the sound for […] Teide Bryce Don’t We All is written and produced by the fantastic singer songwriter Teide Bryce who brings her personal but optimistic slice of pop music to Neutral Ground Records. Teide is helping her Dad build a recording studio in the back garden during lockdown as well as practicing guitar and song writing. When the music venues resume business, Teide will be out playing live in order to promote her songs. Louie Newman Musician and audio visual artist Louie Newman has created a fly on the wall documentary about the band Through Your Eyes whilst in lockdown. The work gives fans of the band an insight into their recording process. Louie used pre-recorded and newly filmed footage to create this great piece on the band that features the […] Annabel Butterfield The Minds Lost At War, created by Annabel Butterfield, is a sound installation that represents the mental suffering endured by soldiers of the First World War, something that was little understood and managed at the time. The stimulus for this idea is the trauma and mental illnesses that were a consequence of WWI, including Tinnitus, […] Jack Wall Mind of Emotion by Jack Wall. Produced during lockdown, Mind Of Emotion is based on research into anxiety and depression and their causes. Audiovisual artist Jack Wall explores a range of emotions in this piece. He has used a range of sound manipulation techniques and found footage to create the piece, which we hope will […] Rebecca Howard Rebecca has been writing since 2018 and uses a lot of collaboration in her work. However as this has not been possible since the lockdown, she has written solo pieces of electronica and brings the track Digdun to Neutral Ground Records. Rebecca has been offered a place at BIM in Brighton to study Music Production […] Hannah Assefa Film maker Hannah Assefa has created a short film using found footage of the First and Second World Wars, supported by her composed ambient soundtrack. The work draws the audience in, allowing time for reflection and rebirth, as represented by the poppy. Oana Peptanaru Video director and sound designer Oana Peptanaru was commissioned by Redhill Baptist Church to produce a welcome video outlining the work that the Church does. Filmed in February of this year with voiceover work and editing done in lockdown, the video demonstrates this highly skilled student working to a brief. Oana demonstrates a range of […] Courtney Martin Working in lockdown Courtney has created two pieces of work, the first being an animated music video. The artist interprets the lyric from the song Let Me Take Y’all Way Back by Rome G whilst playing the video games Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto and turns this into a music video. To achieve this the […] Snooze Nights Like This is a laid-back track by smooth and commercial R&B vocalist Snooze, working in collaboration with producer That Boss Evan. Currently whipping up a storm in The States with new EP The Dream Tape receiving over one thousand plays, his time has come. Snooze has been offered unconditional places at West London University […] Ozan Neutral Ground Records is proud to present the work of rock guitarist, songwriter and producer Ozan. Taking influence from Japanese animation and British heavy rock, the work Grim Reaper was produced during lockdown and involved learning and using new software and a range of guitar techniques. Roan Westall Composer Roan Westall composes music for video games and is inspired by Chiptune, also known as chip music. This piece entitled Boss Fight – Missed Train was produced and mixed on the eve of lockdown. Roan has been offered unconditional places at Falmouth and Southampton Solent University to study Music Production. Kwasi Frempong Manso Music documentary maker Kwasi brings two great documentaries to Neutral Ground Records. The first piece was produced in the second term and looks at the Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti who has been described as one of Africa’s most challenging and charismatic music performers, as well as a human rights activist. The second piece was produced […] Shannon Barnett Composer, singer, live performer and sound designer Shannon Barnett is a very versatile music professional who demonstrates her skills of Foley and sound design. Shannon is progressing to study Music Production at Falmouth University. Shannon is currently working on another piece of sound design from home during lockdown. Jed Millard Jed Millard is a sound designer who works with themes and brings the sound of anxiety to Neutral Ground Records. Trying to convey the sound to an audience is difficult but the work creates a sense of uneasiness, of being worried and on edge. Nathaniel Wilkson Music producer and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Wilkson skillfully supports the voices of Harry Patch and Sidney Williams using musical accompaniment to emphasise the importance of the First World War stories being told.