Oakland, CA (PressExposure) May 22, 2012 -- Having had 2 songs on the charts in the New Age/ Ambient / World Radio category and an album on the same charts for over 70 weeks, San Francisco based guitarist Magic Brook is currently tracking his next album with producer Winter (Brian Gore, Shay Black, Kymberly Jackson). The album is currently being tracked at B-Room Studios and mixed at EMB Studios in Oakland CA.
Magic Brook's professional equipped B-Room Studios recently went through an upgrade to increase the fidelity for the new album. "B-room Studios meets a higher standard of acoustic excellence" states producer Winter. "Scratch recordings have been made for almost all the compositions in order to refine the work. To me it further shows off Brook's innovative technique while still retaining his great melodic sense and relying on his deep compositional skills."
"I have been very happy with the current progress of the tracking of the album up to this point" states Magic Brook. "The progression has been made easier by the new equipment we implemented to further what I am looking for in this next album"
Winter and Magic Brook share unique working relationship in that they know and have mutual respect for each others talents and how best to implement them. "As Brook is tracking we will periodically review his progress until he comes to my studio for mixing" explains Winter. "I advise Brook on mic and pre-amp choices and mic placement while Brook tracks to these specifications."
Magic Brook is well known for his alternative/ experimental finger-style acoustic guitar techniques such as the use of percussive slaps, tap guitar, split hands, and also includes techniques not usually associated with finger-style as Flamenco Rasgueados enlivening the 7 musical journeys in the collection. Formerly the guitarist for both Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Magic Brook's critically acclaimed album "The Source: Two Hands One Guitar" (with Winter on board as the mixing engineer) charted at number 14 and remained in the top 60 category for over 30 consecutive weeks and over 78 weeks overall on the New Age/Ambient/World Radio Charts. The song "12 Long Years" (co-written with Bernie Gilbert) hit #2 on the Broadjam top ten in the Chicago Blues category, while iSound placed Brook's recordings into it's blues radio rotation.
The album to be titled later on is being planned for an early 2013 release.
For more information please go to http://www.magicbrook.com