Monday, December 13, 2004

WEEKEND UPDATE

Finished up the demos for George's Robot Trilogy last night, using DP at Smoke and Mirrors. The song cycle is ready to go; now we'll start adding drums, courtesy of Rob Machold. George has a good voice.

Yesterday Mike from Microdot finished tracking for their 4 song EP. Everything's sounding good. There's quite a bit of variety, instrument and timbre wise, on these tunes-banjo, synth, electric piano, some crowd vocals, tape echoes, and bombastic overdubbed drums. Dave Cavalier couldn't make it, as he was flying a plane out on Long Island. We were going to call him about a lyric, but decided that talking on a cell phone whilst piloting an aircraft might not be the best idea.

Worked with rapper KIDD yesterday for a few hours. We're in the midst of making his record, which is shaping up to sound pretty good. The hardest thing about a hip hop record like this is the fact that many of the backing tracks are premixed, taken from CD. It's tough to get vocals to sit right when you can't adjust any other tracks; what sounds right to a producer making an instrumental track might not work once a couple of layers of voices are added. Ah, well-I think it'll all work out. There'll be at least one track created by Machold and I, a little hip hop and live drums, which is always fun.

Saturday saw a quick cover of Lou's "Sweet Jane," by Annie Rusoff and I. She hasn't played bass in a while, but she fell right back into the groove. The bridge is always the best part... "La la la la la la, la la la la la la."

4 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

Are we now going to cover 'Loaded'?

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Would that be the famous Annie Rusoff who did that outstanding vocal performance of that Major Thom tune? You guys MUST do something with that track. I played it for some family friends this past weekend, and like everybody else that has heard it, they thought it was spectacular.

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to call me on the cell phone. Just tune your radio to the CTAF for East Hampton - 122.7. My call letters are N9934Q.

"East Hampton traffic, three-four-quebec is on midfield downwind for 28. Request a little more reverb on the vocals."

Dave C

 
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