Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Electro a-la Dalloways

Recorded yesterday and today at Royal Dutch. Worked on electric guitars, battled strange humming equipment and the chore of finding that tone that's just right. I'm convinced that guitars are even more difficult than vocals.

Yesterday, I tracked e. guitar for Dirty Money, and today was Ricky's turn. He dialed in a nice Motown tone through the Strat/Deville combo on "Me and Thomas Hardy." Also tracked a fine delay/distortion track for "Dirty Money," a bit Jonny Marr-esque in flavour.

We're on a search for a label that wants to work together to release a beautiful and majestic album. If you know anyone...

More more more soon as these things are constantly developing! Soon we'll be living in Paris off our fabulous royalties.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Wurlitzer on Nightbird

You haven't heard from me in awhile. That's because we took a recording break for the holidays. But I started the New Year off right by laying down a Wurlitzer electric piano track for a song called "Nightbird" at the BIB studio. The sound is oh, so silky and smooth, that classic Wurlitzer vibe, with a touch of vibrato.

I worked on the part directly in the tracking, over and over again until I had what I wanted, then dropped the final finished part down a single solid take.