‘On May 24th, 2012, I set out on a musical and physical challenge. My aim was to find inspiration for the recordings on this album. I cycled to the four furthest points of mainland Britain, a journey of more than 2000 miles.
On my bike I carried a mobile recording rig and, as I discovered locations along the way that provided inspiration for my songs, I was able to record performances you can hear on these tracks.’
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Microphone-box, Week beginning 16/08/12
How to get the sound of
guitar in a phone box?
How can you make a kick drum sound massive ( go into the woods and KICK it) a haha
Or whack it with a big bit of wood!
These last weeks have been filled with video edits, story boards, photos, backing vocals, percussion and many many other moments that are going into the album.
Been seeing a lot of this: (hours and hours of video editing)
So it is really good to break up some of the days with "Free tracking" extra parts for the songs..
....And to get a bit creative with the camera whilst recording ( video camera inside the kick drum, inside a telephone box )
And how about some major 80's style water on the drum....(blimey it was hot in that phone box!)
I have been entering some of the photos to obscure photo competitions:
Amongst lots of other promo stuff.
Things are all motoring along and i'm working with some really good people that are investing their time to make this album special!