A tragedy many Rush fans may not know... the world famous 80's and 90's LeStudio recording studio of Morin Heights was closed many years ago. The property has changed hands a few times, with many efforts and goals amongst several ownerships never panning out, or reaching the finish line. The struggle with this piece of Canadian music history continues, and the end of the story is yet unwritten. As of now, the defunct structure (trashed inside due to partial demolition for renovations that never happened) sits quitely deep in the Laurentian Mountains - no water, no power, no heat, for years... slowly deteriorting due to apathy and zero upkeep. This was the birthplace of Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, plus six other Rush studio albums (and countless other worldwide artists). LeStudio was home to the world's second groundbreaking SSL 4000E console (the first going to Abbey Road Studios in the UK) which put this studio on the map not only for Rush, but many other artists through the 80's and 90's. Andre Perry was the creator of this magical retreat, where artists could enjoy solitude and natural settings (essentially go cottaging by a lake in the mountains) to get their creative juices flowing and totally forget the pace of civilization. This haunting place is dying a slow and steady death of neglect, and most Rush fans don't know about it. Stay tuned to the lestudiochannel and we will not only take you inside today, but will keep you informed of its unfolding fate.
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