My friend Tom was looking for a place to set up a serious recording studio, and I think he’s found the coolest possible space: An 1800s Lutheran Church.
He makes music under the moniker Thantaphobe, and he’s got great songs, some gnarly analog synthesizers, cool microphones, and a WHOLE. GODDAMN. CHURCH.
When we walked into the sanctuary he said “This is the reverb room.”
(By the way, it’s hard to shoot photos indoors and I haven’t pushed film yet so sorry these are so dark and moody, though I’m not saying that doesn’t fit some of Tom’s vibes).
In case you were wondering, yes, there’s also a 100-year-old organ the size of a house, in there, but it’s currently not functioning.
All in good time.
Nothing is cooler than when a space that has been lying fallow for years finds an ideal use. I’m very glad this church found Tom.