Society of Sound: Richard Spaven

Richard Spaven recording at Real World Studios by York Tillyer

The November release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is the new album from Richard Spaven, entitled Real Time.

Richard Spaven’s unique, subtle take on drumming has made him a sought-after performer with successful global artists and at drum events and festivals around the world.

Having the opportunity to record with my whole band at the renowned Real World studios was an inspiration in itself. Knowing that this was to be the recording venue offered an inspiring angle to the writing process – with the opportunity to track together as a band, in the best acoustic environment possible. – Richard Spaven

Recorded live during a week at Real World Studios, Real Time is an album of modern sounding electronica, that captures the artfulness of a band of musicians creating something truly unique. Unbound by any genre, these exquisitely talented, forward-thinking musicians thrive in the simple idea of creating and playing together.

Richard Spaven recording at Real World Studios by York Tillyer.

Richard’s long history with his band was an inspiration during the writing of this record. His collaboration with vocalist Jordan Rakei is continued – exceeding expectations after a week-long residential recording session. In addition is co-writer and long standing band member Stuart McCallum (The Breath) on guitars. The recordings also feature Robin Mullarkey (Jacob Collier) on bass, and Oli Rockberger (Laura Mvula) on keys.

Find out more and Society of Sound subscribers can download here.