Jim is an incredibly talented and inventive Producer/Mixer/Engineer.
After cutting his teeth with producers such as John Goodmanson, Andrew Scheps, Owen Morris, Mike Crossey and Stephen Street, it didn't take long before Jim moved into the producer's chair himself and in 2011 Jim worked on the hugely critically acclaimed new album for Twilight Sad 'No One Ever Knows' released earlier this year and marking a definite change in direction for the band, Jim provided additional production, mixing and programming. He also produced, recorded and mixed the recently released Gaggle album 'From The Mouth Of The Cave', mixed the majority of the tracks on 2:54's debut EP out on Fiction Records alongside Alan Moulder's mix of 'Scarlet' and he recorded and mixed Anna Calvi's debut single 'Jezebel' with Rob Ellis producing.
Jim's intuitive ear has also led him to work with and nurture the talent that is Cold Specks, Jim's involvement in this project has been hugely fundamental to the whole process, not only working through the song structures and arrangements and putting a band together around the artist; including Rob Ellis on drums, but as producer, arranger, musical director; following his instinct on this artist has certainly paid off. After an early Later with Jools performance and rave reviews for debut single 'Holland' the album 'I Predict A Graceful Expulsion' is already gathering amazing reviews including a Pitchfork 7.7, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly 'Blank Maps' selected as Itunes single of the week and a feature in Time Out amongst many others!
When asked by the artist 'Who are the people in your life who have influenced and affected your music the most' in a recent Notion Magazine article she answered: 'My producer Jim Anderson. When Jim first came in contact with me 2 years ago, the songs were very basic. He convinced me to book a one-way flight and record the album. He gave me time to grow as a songwriter, guitar player and singer. I don't think I ever fully understood my voice until our very first session at Monnow Valley in April of 2010. Cold Specks wouldn't be the same without him.'
COLD SPECKS - PITCHFORK - "When she begins singing, you understand the fuss; it's similarly comforting; this is a peerless Sunday-afternoon record, the kind you cradle like a chipped mug of tea in a heatless apartment."