24 hour arty people

speedy“What I’m trying to capture,” says producer Dan Carey, surrounded by countless electronic instruments and control panels in his Streatham, London studio, “is the place where it’s all just falling into place.”

He’s describing the ethos of Speedy Wunderground, the recording project he’s been running for the last year which sees bands record songs in just one day, finishing before midnight. The song is then mixed in the same time period and a limited run of 250 7 inch vinyl is produced. There are more rules too: recording takes place under cover of smoke machines and lasers, and every track must involve the Swarmatron, a type of analogue synthesiser. Carey owns the only one in Britain.

Full piece in NME, 10 May 2014.