Everything tastes better in a heart-shaped bowl.
April slipped away faster than I could imagine. Between back to back recording sessions, turning 24 (eek), and endless rainy days, there was so much to do and not nearly enough time to be.
One of my biggest life-hacks regarding being present is crafting + savoring meals. I love funky bowls, plates, and cups for that as well as colorful, fresh ingredients. Throw a few chopped up chickpeas, grapes, and walnuts into any salad for the Gill special, and, of course, enjoy it in the sunshine.
Best of the Month
Hands down the coolest instrument I discovered this month is the Marvin. It was brought in on a session and used for a mix of metallic + percussive textures. It was created by Adam Morford + named after his grandfather. The company, Morfbeats, has a diverse group of unique instruments. CHECK IT OUT!
My Favorite Songs this Month
"That's Where I Am" by Maggie Rogers
"tap" by Tomberlin
"Without You" by Sarah Gross
"Falling into Motion" by Levyy
"Cicero Mills" by Shallow Alcove
"Power of Two" by the Indigo Girls
"My City" by Better Oblivion Community Center
"all my ghosts" by Lizzy McAlpine
"Hungersite" by Goose
"God Complex" by Laura Elliott
What I'm Listening To
Other people being awesome...
Jas Merritt by Jason Merritt
Working with Jason was one of my first studio assistant jobs! It was a blast and I love how his EP turned out. Give it a listen (you may just hear me on background vocals) LINK HERE >>
Book time with me
Gill with the G
Gillian Pelkonen is a musician & audio engineer based in New York. She makes her own music and is always looking to collaborate. As an Audio Engineer, she helps people elevate their sound, and specializes in techniques that enhance natural vocal texture & dynamics (aka the best parts of your unique voice).