Everything Is Recorded is the new collaborative artist project from record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell. With Russell at the helm, his west London studio ‘The Copper House’ has become a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who pass through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.
Out now, the Close But Not Quite EP is Everything Is Recorded’s debut recorded statement and is a snapshot of the kind of collaboration and experimentation that has taken place at The Copper House.
Across five tracks, the EP is a soundsystem influenced mix of brand new talent and established names, featuring an eclectic host of artists including Sampha, Giggs, Obongjayar, Tic, Warren Ellis, Infinite, Mela Murder, Green Gartside and Baluji Shrivastav.
Read the New Yorker feature on Richard Russell which delves into the history of XL Recordings and his work here.