I’m not sure if that’s strictly true, a band marches on its drummers stomach. In fact it sounds painful, especially since it may be me that is the drummer today – or it might be Simon. Either way, today is another drum track laying day. If it is me drumming I expect to expend a lot of energy, so I want a lot of food. So I’ve just made sandwiches: Ham & Mustard on Sourdough. I can’t remember if we’d declared sandwiches as Rock n Roll or not, but I’m sure Simon will let me know in a few minutes.
Pete will be engineering today, and I don’t expect we’ll play much guitar or bass but I’m taking ‘Little Brian’ just in case.
Last week got postponed, to this week. We laid down some particularly shoddy drums (me), and some decent vocals (Simon). Digital editing technology will be our friend. Stumpy Boxhead himself joined us in the studio for a few of the tracks. Pete videod lots of soft toys. Jessie the dog lost her blanket (temporarily). Rob defined exactly what was and what wasn’t Rock and Roll. Simon drank lots of water. Things are really taking shape now. Next week we should (adding to the list of what is Rock and Roll) be recording some guitars again.
It’s all coming together.
The HowManyDevils Flesh Reunion recording sessions are happening so fast I can’t keep up with blogging about them. Two weeks ago we finnished putting down the basic live takes for the album. Last week Simon laid down drums tracks for everything. I (Rob) also put drums on a few songs, but I get to do the rest next week. I need more practice too.
Once the drums are done we’ll be re-recording the vocals. Then… we may have something to release.
I’ve edited another version of the drum sequence for Dark Moon so that the 12/8 section has fills and dynamics. It’s been recorded as audio using my Alesis D4 for sounds (the “You process ‘Em” kit, compressed but nothing else done to it). The intro is sounding quite good now, just needs Pete. The drums have got what sounds like a china cymbal that I don’t remember putting in though – did something weird happen transferring from Logic to Reaper, or is it the difference between the headphones I’m listening on now and the speakers I was working on?