Wheel or hoverboard?
We’ve been getting into sampling up some pianos and lovely noises on logic recently. Anyone who knows the programme can appreciate how nice it is to play with sounds called Fear Noise and Phantom Winds. By the time it comes to play a live show we’ll no doubt have two samplers on stage with us, there’s one thing we’ve learnt in the past couple of years and that is, if you...
Holidays in the Sun
As Ben is away at the moment myself and Paul have been writing some bits and loading samples up to the drum pads. There’s not a lot to speak of just yet, songs are coming on nicely, we’re looking at an initial set of 6 ish songs with the idea of building a song per set or two. Enjoy the picture from Tarkovsky’s Stalker. A brilliant film with tremendous imagery.
Back in the barn last night and things are coming along quite nicely. The little riff ideas are slowly but surely forming into structures and Paul has about 6 sets of lyrics that he can put to use. We now also have a Roland digital drum pad (something like this http://www.roland.com/products/en/SPD-S/index.html) This will mean we can expand our drum sounds and set off any samples and atmospheric...
It has felt like an eternity since we last got together. In reality it’s only been 3 days, already I’m aching to get back into our rehearsal space and delve into these tracks again. All the usual press kit bits are being organised but there’s nothing we can really divulge until we get some good sounding demos ready. I’m currently in the throws of making a website and...
That went well
First rehearsal was last night and it couldn’t have gone better. Two tracks near enough in the bag, which brings us to a total of three so far :D In terms of promo for the band we have a couple of things in the pipeline which will be great exposure on the island. For now I’m just sat here having enjoyed lecture from Professor Brian Cox (aye THE Brian Cox), listening to a mix from...