About Third Circle Recordings
Third Circle Recordings began life in 2016 as the brainchild of sound engineer James Gasson. As an extension of his services as a freelance recording engineer and operator in chief of what was then known as Brickhouse Recording Studio, James teamed up with videographer and creative genius Rob Carmier, and Third Circle Recordings was born; its mission simply to create great art in collaboration with the many talented bands and artists strewn throughout the city of Brighton & Hove, that we both love and admire. We want to make recordings that sound truly unique and respect the creative integrity of the artist, and videos that look beautiful and present bands in their organic context – stylish yet uncontrived. Our studio sounds great and has a relaxed atmosphere, filled with fun, laughter and an inexhaustible quest for excellence. We are only too happy to invite you in!
“Being in a band means comradery; this is your war and your going to fight it your way. No-one should stand in the way of that, not least some self-proclaimed producer who imposes his own preferences on your music. I am not that guy.”
James is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and sound engineer who has worked in many studios in the UK and abroad, most notably with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. In 2012 James constructed Brickhouse Recording Studio, now operational as Third Circle Recordings, where he works with any band in need of a drum sound that can punch through walls. James believes that recording sessions should honour the vision of the band, and that a good engineer should collaborate as respectfully as possible, with good humour, passion, integrity, and without being an arrogant dick. Drop him a line here if you’d like to book a session.
“A good music video intrinsically links the subject with their sound. They are mutually supportive and combine to provide as honest a depiction of the band as possible.”
Rob is a videographer, photographer and bass player. After picking up a camcorder as a teenager he soon found his way into the world of video journalism, cutting his teeth at Summer shindigs with Virtual Festivals, interviewing the likes of The Cribs, The Wombats, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Lykke Li and Charlie from Busted. Rob spectacularly crushed the latter in a forest-themed pun-off that was later described by unwitting onlookers as “quite good”. More recently he’s been jumping on stage to film The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Fall Of Troy, Maybeshewill and That Fucking Tank alongside the crew at Small Pond, with his work being featured on The 405, Popmatters, Rock Sound, The Reykjavik Grapevine and Virtual Festivals, amongst others. When it comes to filming a session, he likes getting to know a band in terms of how they move and how they play, as well as drinking coffee with the band whilst pooling influences and building mood-boards. To arrange who brings the biscuits, e-mail him here.