Sonic mastermind Joshua Van Tassel is featured in our latest studio session at Verge Music Lab. Playing along with our ‘minimalist’ recording experiment Joshua and his band recorded the track ‘Sneaky Beard’ live-off-the-floor, with one mic per instrument.

The entire session was run through a Nagra tape machine to give it that warm vintage vibe.

We asked Josh what the story was behind the writing of the track:

“I had a a futuristic chase scene in mind when writing it. Someone running from some unidentifiable bad guys, sometimes on a hoverboard or mechanical horse. You know, normal future chase scene stuff.”

‘Sneaky Beard’ is the first single of Joshua’s new album Dream Date, out March 26th on Backwards Music.

Recorded by Reuben Ghose at Verge Music Lab
Mixed, and Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering

Filmed and Edited by Michael Welfle & Lucas Santo of Orange Peel Pictures