Monday, 29 May 2017

Album recording report #2

Greetings once again!

This month's breakthrough has been the finalization of vocal melodies for the song 'Ashen Heart'.

This one is a heavily gothic number, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's famous short story 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.

We now have tracks down for most of this song's vocals which has allowed us to tinker with the finer points of its composition.

We've also just had to relocate our studio but this shouldn't hold us up for too long, we plan to get the vast majority of remaining recording done mid-summer, with bass, more vocals and some guitar overdubs left to do before the final mixing, followed by the mastering. We've mixed the songs a lot as we've been going along, so the final mix shouldn't be as arduous as if we were starting from totally raw audio, as always the master might be little more demanding, but nothing we can't handle. One of the joys of being independent is that we can take our time with these things.

Our next 'big song' to tackle is 'Dark Pariah', probably the doomiest and most grandiose song on the album and certainly the one with the darkest lyrics, the vocals for this are the final step in creating a monster.

We shall bring forth samples of our diabolical efforts soon! 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Album recording report #1

Greetings! I'm happy to report that we have *almost* finished the instrument recording for the first half of our new album.

We've also got rough guitars, synths and drum programming down for almost all of the other half too, but still need to record the more polished final takes for those. Some songs are based on dormant ideas that I've had kicking around on my computer in very rough forms but a lot are also brand new, when it comes to production there are a lot of new approaches to things, and a massive boost in quality from our old material.

 Lyrically its been a fruitful time too, we've got finished lyrics for all bar two songs, and those remaining two just need a few phrasing adjustments to fit the melodies and my voice.

 I've recorded vocals for one song so far, but have had to take a break from vocal recording due to health reasons (seasonal hayfever is a nightmare for me), so for now I'm turning my efforts back to the remaining guitars, synths and drums beats.

 Hopefully once the start of spring is done I'll have stopped sneezing like crazy and got my voice back to normal, but either way there is plenty to keep us busy until then. We will bring you a teaser track from the album soon!