has continued over the past few weeks and the songs are coming
to life. What I've done so far sounds pretty good, some of them
sounding a lot better than I imagined. I've
mixed 7 songs so far with another 5 to do. I'm aiming for the
beginning of June for everything to be done, including artwork
printing, website update etc.
Over the past few weeks I've started to mix some songs for the
next CD. It's a slow process trying to get it all right, but so
far I have three songs almost done. The three just need a little
bit of tweaking here and there. It's always a trying process
to get instruments and vocals to sound right on different speakers.
Whilst they sound good on studio monitors, a song can sound tinny
or too bassy dependent on whether it is playing through ear buds,
car speakers, computer or hi-fi speakers and the goal is to get
some kind of balance on all of them. I don't think I'm going to
get it all done by the end of March but by the end of April would
website hasn't been updated for a long, long time as there's not
been much to report on the recording front due to a lack of time
for much of last year and 2016. However, since the latter end
of 2017 I have been gradually recording or re-recording vocals
and occasionally guitar parts, plus editing tracks to the songs,
many of which have have been around for years. I am pleased to
say that I am now at a stage where all the songs are "mix
ready". This means that I am going to start mixing each song
to completion very soon. Once I am satisfied with the mix of the
songs, a new CD will be released - the first full album since
2006's "Long Lost"! The title of the new album (and
cover art) was decided on a few years ago and will be revealed
soon. I hope to have it all completed by the end of March 2018,
possibly sooner depending how the mixing goes. The album will
also be available for free download from Bandcamp.
also made a decision regarding the project after the current album
completion. It's likely to be an album containing 10-12 songs.
Many of the songs have partial lyrics and some have drums &
other parts sequenced. I am determined to complete this album
this year. Many of the ideas for the songs are fresh, having only
been realised in the last couple of months. Some of the ideas
have been around
for a few years. I am looking forward to starting the recording
process but must finish the current album first! I will now update
the website more regularly so check back in a while to see how
things are progressing.
decided to remove the MP3 downloads from the audio page as many
of the songs were encoded many years ago at what would nowadays
be considered a low bitrate quality. I will instead upload a selection
of songs to Bandcamp in due course so that they can be heard or
downloaded at a more acceptable quality. This will be part of
a gradual revamp
of the site as time allows.