Rod co-founded Scottish band Idlewild in 1995 and over an illustrious career spanning nearly 25 years the band has had several top 10 albums and singles with EMI, Sanctuary records, Cooking Vinyl and lately their own label “Empty Words”.
Learning to record the bands demos and b-sides Rod developed an interest in Production and engineering, recording and producing for other artists alongside his own solo project “The Birthday Suit” and Idlewild’s 8th and 9th studio albums “Everything Ever Written” and “Interview Music”. With the opening of Post Electric Studio in Leith alongside his business partner Kris Pohl in 2016 Rod became a full time producer and mixer and has worked with a vast array of artists both local and international.
Rod specialises in creative production and working with artists to find and develop their sound and material.
“…I try to find what is unique with each artist and bring this to the forefront. For me its about encouraging each artists individuality and nurturing their vision rather than trying to fit a square peg in a round hole…”
Clients include: Idlewild, Man of Moon, Foreign Fox, Tom Joshua, Neon Waltz, Fatherson, Meursault, Bill Ryder Jones, Zoey Graham, Shears, Gravelle, Bob Howla, SON, Gus Harrower, Athens of the North, The National (Sofar Sounds)
Kris grew up in Braunschweig, Germany before moving to Hamburg to hone his skills working for renowned producer Tobias Levin. During his time in Hamburg Kris also played bass for German band Schrottgrenze. Moving to Scotland in 2011 he met Rod Jones and started to work on various Idlewild projects. This led to him co-founding Post Electric Studio with Rod in 2016.
Kris is a talented mixer and also a very meticulous engineer dedicated achieving perfect source signals.
“…I begin my recordings with a strong sonic foundation to achieve a larger than life result. While a musician myself and happy to help with creative decisions i like to give the artist space to develop their project naturally…”
Clients include: Idlewild, Fatherson, Roddy Woomble, Hampshire and Foat, Tom Joshua, The National (Sofar Sounds), Michael Anguish, Sparrow and the Workshop (live), Die Heiterkeit, Alexi Murdoch (Live), Jupiter Jones, Early Scottish Lyrics, Emiraat, SON
Danny started his training as an audio engineer at Edinburgh college before achieving a 1st Class Honours in Sound Design at Napier University. He co-founded Edinburgh band Redolent in 2012 with his brother and friends producing their last E.P. and forthcoming album.
He took on an internship at Post Electric Studio when the doors first opened, quickly graduating to Assistant Engineer and then Producer and Mixer. Danny is a talented programmer working with Ableton mainly and often creates tracks for Rap and Hip hop clients.
Danny also runs the studios voiceover wing and has quickly become a highly sought after voice over engineer.
Voiceover Clients include: NBC, Dell, Dyson, In Xile Entertainment, Glenmorangie