Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The sounds of Yellowstone to be added to next EP

A 10 - day adventure now in the past; my wife and my trip to Yellowstone National Park was full of wonderful memories and amazing sounds!

No need to explain everything in detail. It is the sounds that I would like to further elaborate upon. From the endless, random splash of the Clepsydra geyser off the Fountian Paint Pot Trail to the tumultuous waters of the hot spring Dragon's Mouth in the Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone earns its star on the map!

This is where my iPhone's "Voice Memo" app really was of tremendous help! With cupped hands around the iPhone, I was able to block most of the relentless wind allowing play by play action of all thermal action that lay before me (please select links above to listen to the end result!).

My next plan is to seamlessly and selectively sneak some of these captured sounds into the background of a song or two on my next three song EP. Keep your ears and mind open when listening to these three songs when released in March 2010!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What's goin' on....

Working on an intro to my latest 5/4 - 4/4 tune (no title as of yet). I finally finished the bastard last night (drum and keyboard tracks so far). It was one of those 5 day rehearsals (~ an hour a day) for just one 1 - minute intro. All piano (Kurzweil's PC1x' Grand Piano sample was the final selection), this time with some bizarre-ass background sound I also found on the PC1x, but this time off of the vintage chip. It is quite a menacing tone to say the least! I like to plop good tones/happy melodies with scary/combative underlying layers at times - creates tension. It makes you squirm for the duration - making your subconscious mind wriggle and pray for resolution! :~)

Once I snap this aforementioned juxtaposed set of melodies into the correct location on my Tascam I will have completed 3 new songs (keyboard tracks for the most part), and will move on to the Vdrums for all rhythm/beat tracks. The 5/4 tune was based off a beat, so, for the most part, this song is almost ready for phase 3: Vocals.

Yes, only 3 songs for the 2010 EP. I could blame it on the economy, so I will. The economy is just preventing me from creating another full -length (would have written 6 new songs to add to the 5 - song EP "Feel No Evil" I released back in April 2009. But no!! Economy issues! Enough said.

At this point in time I am not certain who will be accompanying me to the studio and what studio this will be recorded in as, again - the economy is predicting my fate at this point in time.

My wonderfully talented wife and I are off to Yellowstone, WY soon (road trip!!) and we just can't wait!!! I will post from the road complete with possible photos and places to see.

More to come in the weeks, months, years, decades and cent.. (ahem - yeah right), to come! Stay tuned and remember to never give up on your dream(s)!

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