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How I Got That Sound: David Kosten

Bat For Lashes ‘Seal Jubilee’ By Joe Matera
Published June 2024

How I Got That Sound

English producer and engineer David Kosten has worked with a broad spectrum of musical artists, from Snow Patrol and Keane to Bat For Lashes and Brooke Fraser. He is also a respected musician in his own right, recording and releasing contemporary electronica under the moniker of Faultline. Over the years, he’s helped create many weird and wonderful sounds, and selects ‘Seal Jubilee’ by Bat For Lashes as a favourite.

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How I Got That Sound: David Kosten“This is my favourite sound and not because it’s a hugely unique or special tone, or involved a complex chain of effects to create, but mainly because of its significance and meaning to me. It signalled a moment in time when I finally, after many years of trying without success, found myself working as a producer on music that felt really brave and creative, and which also found a much wider audience.

“The sound is the crumpled tape, lo‑fi main guitar part in this song. We worked very fast...

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