Seems just like yesterday that I last did a blog/bulletin update....in
fact it was about 4 months ago...maybe longer.
Recording this current album has been difficult to say the least. Its
hadnt (up until recently) been that much of an enjoyable experience at
all...to the point that I, personally, needed to take a step away from
things and leave it to the others to carry the can.....so we've had a
pretty much unproductive period for quite a while....which became
increasingly frustrating....to the point where you have to question
whether its worth bothering with...
Well...fast forward a few months and a move into a new studio - once
again up on the mendips, somerset in the middle of nowhere - and
inspiration , and a light at the end of the tunnel has returned.
Finally we're enjoying things again and more often than not, we're all
in the studio at the same time and seemingly agreeing on whats what. I
could go on and delve deeper...i wont bore you...
Anyhow....its been a ridiculously longtime in the making, but we're
finally nearly there.... I think we have the final tracklisting
now....we have Sandy (on loan to us with great kindness from our good
friends, the Pirate Ship Quintet) coming in next week to add strings to
a few of the tracks and I'll also be doing final vocals....we're then
onto the immense job of mixing...which is where Corin will come into his
own....its going to be a mammoth task.
We've discarded some tracks and ideas already....we've uploaded a middle
section to 'seven' which we've opted not to use - find it in the myspace
player. Whilst on sabbatical ive also written some new tracks - along
with a couple of others we've written, we'll start recording next month,
which will make for an ep release that will come out not that long after
the album release....like a bus. Wait ages for one, and then 2 come
Anyhow...ive rambled too long now...we'll be taking a lot more video
next week so will continue to update on all fronts....i think ben
uploaded a new studio video to blueneck.com (maybe myspace too?)
Cheers for your ongoing support...