Wewh! After 2 years of work, we are nearing the end of the recording part of creating the album, Dream Analog.
This week we record background vocals and horns and then off to Northern California to mix in a real cool studio called Laughing Tiger. Brian (producer) will be rolling up his sleeves and mixing old school in a great studio set up specifically for mixing analog. We will be creating real vinyl records, CDs and cassettes from these recordings.
Thanks for all the support we have received and encouragement to record analog. It is a great sound. So much more organic information is accessed via the analog process!
Here’s some recent photos taken while recording the last couple songs with June Kato, Jim Whelan and Brian D. Hardin. Guest drummer, Paula Montondo, played drums on a new one just added to the album, Whatcha Gonna Do.
A couple months ago I recorded a few songs direct to vinyl on National Record Store Day at the History of Recorded Sounds.
They were then dubbed off the vinyl into digital land as an Mp3 so you could hear them here. Just me and my guitar — Songs for the times…
Got to record a new song, Real Clouds, live to vinyl on National Record Store Day April 21, 2018 at History of Recorded Sounds in Culver City. What a great time! https://www.historyofrecordedsounds.com/
Just a little update on my new album Dream Analog.
We recorded two more songs live a couple weeks ago. Bass, drums, keyboards, guitar and lead vocal all live to tape. Talk about walking the high wire. If you’ve never done it, it’s something you must experience for yourself. A certain magical synergy is found in those moments where you know you have to get the take as its about 105 degrees in the room you’re in and you just can’t do the song one more time! It’s not a copy and paste situation (as in digital) and so, everyone really must call in the magic. It works.
We have most of the tracks recorded now. James Whelan (Under The Sky) did a couple sessions and added some amazing piano and guitar to several songs. So great!
June Kato has laid down all the bass and Brian D. Hardin all the drums. We just to add a few more keyboard parts, some horns and some background vocals and Dream Analog will manifest in this reality zone!
I’m writing Chapter 2 of the Dream Analog video series so look for that in the next few months. Here’s Chapter 1 if you haven’t seen it. Good things to come!
Hope you are all moving forward on your amazing creations as well! Remember no matter what is going on in the world around you, deep down you are Whole and Fine.
I was inspired to put a take of the first song, It’s Coming On,to some visuals and share it. I hope it gives you a feeling of calmness and strength. This Earth is one beautiful place! Let’s keep it that way. 🙂
There’s a lot to this recording analog process. Slow, but like a turtle we are getting to the finish line. Can’t wait to share the new songs. Wishing you all the best in your own creative projects. Keep creating!
We did our first analog test recordings the other day and they came out great! We’ve decided to send the heads out to be “relapped” which will make the recording sound even better. We are very excited! Continue reading →