Recording Progress – Bright & Shiny
This weekend I managed to get time to record two more songs for Bright & Shiny. The two songs are titled This Waiting and The End Holding Your Hand.
I was particularly happy to get The End Holding Your Hand recorded because of how I go about recording. While I am working on a song, I listen to it repeatedly while I drive to-and-from work each day. I use that time to write out different parts and memorize the structure of the song.
Unfortunately, I don’t get many opportunities to actually record since I need to get the family out of the house. This means that I may sometimes end up listening to a song quite a bit before I get to actually record it. In the case of this song, I listened to it repeatedly for over three weeks. As you can imagine, I was pretty damn sick of it by the time I got around to actually laying down the tracks.
When I record, I also film. I am working on videos of each song to compile into a mini documentary on the recording of the drums and percussion for this album.
I only have two more songs to record then I’ll be focusing on the auxiliary percussion.
Here are rough-cuts of the drum performance videos. The drum tracks need to be mixed properly and the track I’m playing along with is only a temporary scratch track. I’ll update them when I get a final mix of the songs.
These drum tracks are a little more sparse than I typically prefer but that is intentional since I needed to leave space for auxiliary percussion.
Here’s an example of a song with finished percussion, although it isn’t a final mix.