Friday, April 16, 2010
New Project Teaser and Rehearsal Log
R1_TwoOutOfFour (1.5 megs): From the first get-together. We spent most of our time in a productive discussion of the concept and tools this night, but still managed to play for close to an hour. I'll probably add more clips from here eventually ... just wanted to post this one as a good example of what it is (wink wink)
R2_LookinForAGirl (14 megs): Lots of tools built during this get-together, but my bass tone was so tiny and distant that most of the recording is a bit harsh ... that is until this clip from the end of the night where I drastically re-adjusted my sound and we did one last series of movements. (may still post some other condensed clips eventually)
R3 (43 megs): lost the best vocal chorus and some really great jamming when I mistakenly thought I was recording our second movement, but still plenty of great ideas in this condensed version of what was left. Personally, I think the key-bass tone is finally working on this one ... and the tools of the project feel pretty solid now! Looking forward to at least one more to try it all out with a larger group. Then, hopefully shows!! (and I'll stop being so secretive about what we're up to :))
R4Awarmup (6 megs)
R4BamoreKeytastrophe (23 megs)
R4Csalsaritaville (53 megs)
R5_1 (25 megs)
R5_2 (56 megs)
Finally, 'Critical Mass' achieved!! :)) We had a couple of cancellations and *still* managed to make it to 6. Great density, momentum, and groove. Further innovations to be integrated into the tools, but mostly, this was the meeting that proved to me that we're ready to play some shows.
Just realized I hadn't been listing who was playing with me on these until the R4 session (though the metadata on the files will have the last names) ... think I'll continue to avoid outing everyone here for now, but hopefully it'll become clear enough soon when we find a live venue for this stuff.
(iPod-touch doodles courtesy of my long bus-commute to work)