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I had a busy week recording drums at home which is at time really fun and rewarding, and at other times completely maddening and non sensical. Why is that some drums sound so perfect one day, then the next sound terrible even if they haven’t been tuned, are in the same room, under the same mic with the same human playing them? The more I record the more I realize I’m an infant when it comes to this stuff, and real engineers are geniuses. I bow down to you and your mystical powers.
I’m finishing up a really exciting project with David Myles early next week, and I think it’s some of the best music he’s made. Really happy to have been able to do lots of work on it in the living room. Also trying to finish up a few pieces I sort of half started but left alone to think about what they’d like on them, and a couple have been whispering some things in my sleep. Here’s one that needed a beat, and luckily I’m a drummer and can do that more or less.
And here’s something that Kate Rogers was kind enough to come in and do for me. This one I’ve had for a little while now, and been a bit lost with how I felt about it, but Ive got some direction now. Jaron Freeman Fox is going to lay some sweet dark disco strings on it this week for me and I think that’ll do it. PS, Jaron is basically the best musician in Toronto, an amazingly nice human, and made a great record recently. Check him out.
Headed to Montreal in an hour for a gig, then a day with my lady exploring and speaking terrible french.