Thursday, March 25, 2010

Raaaaaa

The sacrifices I make for art!

Seriously though I drank at least a gallon of water in the space of a few hours total this week in order to keep my throat lubed up enough to crank out all the vocals for the new album. But oh it was worth it. (It better be, anyway.)

Break is over starting next week and I'll be cranking out the bass then, the final step for recording. Then about a million months of mixing and tweaking. Hooray.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Recording series, part 2

Bleh, my throat hurts. Probably shouldn't have done that vocal demoing all at once. Yep, there's (so far) going to be quite a bit of harsh vocals on it; hopefully my throat will man up enough to take it when I do the official recording in about two weeks. (That's one last week of class, followed by finals, followed by one week of free time for me to crank them out.)

In fact I didn't even have the lyrics finalized until today, and even then I actually wrote a line or two today to get it all fitting together. I suppose it's going to be around the same amount that was on Cleanse; present but sort of in the background part of the time and still letting the instruments have their way with the music.

I don't remember if Cleanse was supposed to be a concept album (Antimonument was for sure), but the new one isn't so much. The lyrics are still pretty abstract but I wrote them all without any connection between songs. Mostly they are about everyday life.

I am going to try to put together the guitar recording session video soonish, by the way.