It’s time for our next Fortnightly Five and this week we found out more about one of AMACs good friends and supporters, Jason How of Soda Prism and Rotosound.
1. About Jason
Jason started writing songs back in the 80’s and I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the new album, Plastic Dreams and Lovers, as well as band T.Shirt for Soda Prism! You can listen to the new album now on Spotify.
As a band Soda Prism encompass the ‘Canterbury Sound’ of Mellotron drenched pastoral harmonies, with acoustic guitars, melodic bass and tribal drums.
Surreal lyrical themes mixed with hard hitting English indignation social commentary.
2. Any influences or role models?
The influences I have stretch back to the late 60′s with bands like the Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Doors, The Zombies, 13th Floor Elevators (English and West Coast American Psychedelia) and through the 70′s and 80′s with The Damned, The Buzzcocks, Electric Light Orchestra. In the 80′s some of the shoe gazers like Primal Scream, House of Love and The Church etc…. 3. Greatest or proudest achievement to date?
Making a success of Rotosound Music Strings. Rotosound are manufacturers of the World’s Finest Music Strings - a legacy which goes back to the birth of Rock n’ Roll itself. Since 1958 Rotosound strings have been an ever-present on some of the most famous recordings ever heard.
You can read the full story on the website - https://www.rotosound.com/our-story/
4. Tell us an interesting fact or funny story I once stayed at Noel Redding’s house near Cork in Southern Ireland.... he was Jimi Hendrix’s bass player! In the morning he cooked me a lovely fry up with black pudding!!! The picture of this famous rock bass player in his dressing gown cooking brekky will always be in my mind!!!! 5. How can people find out more about what you do? Jason How Music site - www.jasonhow.com Soda Prism - https://www.facebook.com/sodaprism Rotosound Music Strings - www.rotosound.com www.facebook.com/Rotosound