Looking Glass Studios to close (the end is nigh)
The last recording studio to be widely used by David Bowie - Looking Glass - (which is owned by Philip Glass and located conveniently to Bowie in Soho), appears to be closing.
Mark Plati is currently doing his last ever session there.
Some of the artists that have honored the space:
Laurie Anderson Beck Bjork David Bowie Brazilian Girls The Breeders David Byrne Ornette Coleman Cheryl Crow Chocolate Genius Coldplay Counting Crows The Cure The Dandy Warhols Dean & Britta Deee-Lite Gavin DeGraw Marius DeVries Neil Finn Philip Glass Michel Gondry Holmes Brothers Angelique Kidjo Kaki King Iggy Pop Grace Jones Kevin Killen John Legend Manic Street Preachers Tony Maserati Motion City Soundtrack Nina Nastasia Gil Norton Mark Plati John Popper Project Lou Reed Duncan Sheik The Silos Earl Slick Patti Smith Spooky Ghost Craig Street David Torn TV On The Radio Suzanne Vega Tony Visconti Roger Waters Lizz Wright
All I have so far is "it's over" and it's "a long story".
Maybe it was finance in these difficult times ... I am not sure.
Bowie has certainly lost his most convenient and most frequently used studio. Not that he cannot record elsewhere but it is another blow toward hearing new music from Bowie again. If anything has been recorded in the last five years, it's probably been there.
On a related matter, it would be a good idea for Glass to do The Lodger Symphony in this time of long absence.