Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Time for the Horns

UY baby
Tonight I would have to say was pretty epic. In every sense of the word.

It was the night that we were able to start recording the horns. Adam on the Tenor, Tim on the Alto, and Me(Aaron) on the Trumpet.
Our set up

We really were able to communicate and get the correct articulations and phrasing down for "Sing to Me" and "Wailing and Gnashing." This proves to be quite the challenge because we don't write any of our music out on paper. Ideas are exchanged and we come up with the lines that you hear.

Stoke on the great sound

We have never recorded all horns at the same time so it took a little while to find what we think are the sweet spots of the room. Needless to say, when we first heard the results of our recording it literally gave us chicken skin! THIS WAS THE SOUND THAT WE HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR!

It's a nice raw and live sound. I think we got it this time Demitri! AURYTE! haha.

The only problem is that because the music is raw it is also revealing. We found out that it is going to be practically impossible to get 3 people to play exactly in tune with each other all the time. But we are up to the challenge. I think Demitri is a wizard at fixing things.

This is going to be a great album. I love to see the experience that we have gained really put to work boys.

Aloha readers


Stephanie J. Robertson said...

great photos! good work boys keep it up!

timgoshi said...

Our new album is seriously gonna blow away "One Love" by New Edition. Garans.

Corey said...

Excellent blog post and pictures Aaron. Tim, I challenge you to a night of Pog to see whose happy face can get more nuts. I expect the drums to be epic and the horns to wrap me in an exquisite warmth of ambrosia. Grados baby! Peace.

Svenska & Sheaux said...

I'll start warming up my tambourine. It should only take a day to get all my tracks down...

echoallred said...

i really like that top photo!