A Perfect World


June 1, 2004
Openfire Music
Producer: Bjorn Thorsrud
Critically-acclaimed exponents of rock, Ketamine, played its second-ever live performance to a full house at the renowned Metro Theatre in Chicago, USA. During their brief sojourns in Chicago, Ketamine members were lauded and approached by that city’s high-profile recording engineer and producer Bjorn Thorsrud – of Smashing Pumpkins and ZWAN fame, among many others for whom his skills have helped earn Billboard USA chart hits. Having kept in close contact since their first meeting in 2001, Thorsrud worked with the band on the pre-production of their material. This ongoing correspondence regarding the musical direction of Ketamine peaked in December 2003, with Thorsrud traveling to South Africa to produce a 5-track EP with the band. Mixed and mastered by Manny A. Sanchez (who also boasts a modest artist biography including the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, Oasis, and Dave Matthews), “A Perfect World” was released independently in June 2004.

Written by Shannon Hope and Jason Every
Produced by Bjorn Thorsrud
Engineered by Rob van Laren and Alan Judd
Recorded at Springvale Farm, Durban, South Africa, 6-15 December 2003
Mixed and Mastered by Manny A. Sanchez
Mixing Assistance by Mark Berlin and Paul Long
Mixed at Gravity Studios, Chicago, USA
Released Independently, 2004

© Shannon Hope 2017