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Career Records was launched in the fall of 2002 by Deniz Tek and Ron Sanchez as an outlet for their many musical projects. The label is fully self contained, with a small circle of of musicians and artists who lend their talents as needed. God's Little Ear Acre is the in house recording studio where much of the work is carried out.
The goal has always been to work with select group of artists we respect. Roy Loney, Penny Ikinger, Angie Pepper, and The Plaintiffs are all musicians we have known for years and whose work we hold in high regard. It's important to us that we give our full attention to every release. While we might like to have signed others, our small roster, Donovan's Brain, The Soul Movers and The Deniz Tek Group are the priorities for us at the moment.
What about the music? Deniz Tek is well known for his work with Radio Birdman and all the groups that followed. Ron Sanchez has led the psychedelic "collective", Donovan's Brain since 1986. Between the two of them, there are enough musical influences to dominate the turntable at any party. The Career philosophy is deeply rooted in the traditions of pioneers like Atlantic, Stax, Motown, Island, and UA; right down to the matching suits and dance lessons. Deniz and Ron work closely with all the artists; producing and performing on the records. Donovan's Brain and Deniz serve as the house band, backing Penny Ikinger and Angie Pepper on stage and in the studio.
Career Records is also maintains a mail order shop, offering all the the Career releases, and a number of other related items. We also administer distribution for The Last Of The Bad Men and Richard Treece. You will find Career Records music on CD Baby and iTunes, Amazon.com and a dozen other digital platforms if you prefer to shop there.
As well as the shop and artist information, you will find photo galleries, essays about what we do and reviews of artists and music we like, Ron's radio show play lists, and a news page that is updated regularly.
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24 January, 2011
Working In A Hit Factory
Donovan's Brain have been back in the studio since the beginning of the new year. After a productive session with Ric Parnell in December, another weekend was booked for the 15th and 16th. This deadline meant Colter would have to come around to record his new songs. Bob Sutliff and Ron each had one more song ready for drums. There will most likely be one more drum session in the near future.
While the primary goal has been work on the new Donovan's Brain album, time has been dedicated to the Shambaholic restoration project. You can read more about the convoluted history of this lost album here and here.
Drum sessions resumed this weekend with a day dedicated to work on the Deniz Tek Group album. Ric was in again to handle the drum chores. Deniz and Ric hit it off and agreed to a follow up session later this spring when the next batch of material is ready.
There has also been discussions about a possible tour this summer. More about that as plans are made.
6 January, 2011
New Year - New Album
It was a busy couple of days at Career HQ. Deniz was in town to celibate the New Year. A guest appearance on Ron's radio show was followed by a bang up party. Colter Langan joined us for dinner and stayed around for the fireworks. Before heading back to the ranch, Deniz recorded demos for five new songs. He was happy to be back to work on the new DT Group album after a long delay.
Work on the DTG record and the Donovan's Brain album will continue in parallel. Colter will be in the studio next week to start work on four or five new songs. Another drum session with Ric Parnell is tentatively scheduled for the end of January. After that, Ric will start work with Deniz. The Brain are hoping to have at least 25 songs in the working column. Deniz' goal is fifteen songs to consider for his own record.
Colter was in on Tuesday, and knocked out three songs for the Donovan's Brain album. A second session is planned for next week to wrap up the other two new classics he's got. Bob Sutliff is working on his next contribution. Restless Nights/Many Dreams was originally recorded for a Windbreakers reunion which never happened. Bob thinks it will be the best of his six contributions. All this work is being done in anticipation of another drum session with Ric Parnell. You can follow the progress of the new Donovan's Brain album here.
18 November, 2010
Radio Birdman - Penny Ikinger New Releases
Career Records is the exclusive source for Radio Birdman - Live In Texas and Penny Ikinger - Penelope cds.
Live In Texas (Crying Sun Records) is a souvenier from Radio Birdman's second US tour which took place in the summer of 2007. The fifteen songs catch the band in fine form. Pip Hoyle wasn't able to tour this year due to a family emergency. The guitars fill the gap and roar through the selection of classics, covers and Zeno Beach material. A vinyl release has been promised
Penny Ikinger's long awaited follow up to Electra is now out. Penelope (Citadel Records) has been in the works for some time now. Once again, most of the album was recorded at Hot House, with Craig Harnath at the helm. The cast of musicians include Deniz Tek, Charlie Owen, Ron Peno, Dimi Dero, Dave Graney and Claire Moore. Penny has expanded her musical playing field, but doesn't sacrifice any of the power.
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Last Update: Sunday, 23 January, 2011 20:35