Andrew (The Chief) Jaimez
I brought Andrew a sample of a drum performance and sounds of drums that I liked from a New Pornographers song (alt-rock band, commercial but highly acclaimed) and he surpassed it. Andrew is completely in the pocket, very creative, and the sound of his drums and the room he records them in are fantastic. Plus he's really easy to communicate ideas with and a very humble guy. Easily the best drummer I've ever worked with and his studio gets an excellent sound.
I recorded my last CD, "Just Another Day" at The Compound...Andrew played drums on the recording also....
The recording and performances came out great......I felt Andrew's ability to find balance between holding a creative space and making the best of our time contributed to our success that day....
It was a day for us to remember....A great experience
FEAR recorded its latest album at "The Compound", a professional, relaxed creative environment, freeway close, great restaurants near, parking and spacious recording rooms. I am very happy with the results we have from "The Compound" and if he is not performing at a FEAR show and your lucky enough to schedule him
for your session, Andrew is a great recordist.
We(FEAR) will be starting to track our new project at The Compound soon. So should you be.