blog category created 17 November 2020 written by Taka George
The 1975’s .’Notes On A Conditional Form.’ Jon has been instrumental in the production, recording and evolution of the band’s sound. Working with them throughout the entire writing, experimentation, demoing and production process on .’Notes..’ – he helped the band focus and define the sound of this album. From the outside, Jon’s contribution might mistakingly be overlooked or dismissed – but it’s really about time that the wider industry take note and acknowledge a key member of the recording and production process for arguably one of the most groundbreaking records of the last 10 years – inspiring a whole generation of other artists / bands / producers / records. The aforementioned is just the tip of the iceberg – Jon’s successful streak of the last 18 months has included Mix co-prod credits across records from Beabadoobee, No Rome, and Rina Sawayama.
.’Apologies that this is very similar my other submssions, but it covers all the main points. Given that I’m quite clearly nominating myself here, I’m going to go with ‘wild optimism’ as the reason I deserve an MPG. Jokes aside I feel like the work I’ve been doing is of a high standard (The 1975 album I co-produced and recorded went to No.1 on the UK album charts, the Rina track went number 1 on a local Japanese/Tokyo radio chart, the No Rome track got great playlist support at Spotify) and it would obviously be really nice to have that recognised. I’ve applied in a few different categories here, simply because I’m not sure which one I’m most appropriately suited for. I’m particularly proud of the production/engineering work on those two 1975 singles – they are both primarily composed of stylised live recordings and I think represent a strain of forward thinking ‘guitar band’ production that showcase my professional strengths.’