HUMP DAY REPORT
We've finished cutting guitars for the Strikes Again! demo/EP. The final tracks were laid down last night, by singer/guitarist John Van Atta, who played Ted's Explorer through the Orange.
The sounds were big. The band was on.
We owe some karmic debt to the Unnamed Engineer who's loaned us the Orange. His karma was already good, now it's even better, and I'll have to do a LOT of meditation to start paying this back. The Orange is one of the true greats.
One of the Strikes tunes, "The Human Cannonball," has a lot of guitar work we've been sifting through. Guitarist Jeff cut all of his parts before leaving for an acting gig in Indy (he's playing an Orthodox Jew, and as Mikedot said, "You shoulda seen the bris.") and none of his bandmates have heard the entirety of his work yet. But last night we made some serious progress, getting rid of stuff we definitely don't want and organizing what's left. It's amazing how quickly tracks add up... yes, we really DO need 7 takes of ambience and feedback to get the perfect moment.
Now it's just the final vocals and mixing. I'm anticipating a very simple mix where everything just comes together...