feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt : After many years, Girio is still nursing a broken and a contrite heart.
Just finished mixing Morgan Doctor’s new project. Sending off to Richard G. Benoit for mastering.
Here’s a clip from the upcoming EP by Wool And Howl.
having the right to do or obtain something; satisfying the appropriate conditions : customers who are eligible for discounts | [with infinitive ] a foreign student is eligible to attend the school.
• (of a person) desirable or suitable as a partner in marriage : the world’s most eligible bachelor.
Now Shoulder Pads can be seen on it’s own via the World Wide Interweb. I still had my winter beard on for this.
a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief : four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts. See note at novice .
• a new convert to a religion.
• a novice in a religious order, or a newly ordained priest.
Mixing for the Bettys today. An fun arrangement comprised of tracks from 3 or 4 different sources including some parts recorded at home on Garageband. It stuck together pretty well.
verb [ intrans. ]
1 be indecisive : Mitch was dithering about which part of his lunch to eat first, the grapes or the pasta.
Mixing, mixing. Ty Benedict dropped by with some headphones I lent him. He’s been recording at Revolution Recording building up his next batch of tracks. Hopefully before long we’ll be recording more pillow percussion tracks, glockenspiel and toy frame drum.
onomatopoeia |ˌänəˌmatəˈpēə; -ˌmätə-|
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle).
• the use of such words for rhetorical effect.
- The word “Ska” is an example of onomatopoeia.
Lots of people have been asking about what I read in my down time. Well, here are some titles I’ve been absorbing. For our family time read we’ve just finished To Kill A Mockingbird. This, of course, continues my “books that were made into films” series and in my own time I’ve put some time into Forrest Gump as well as True Grit. Thanks for asking.
verb [ reporting verb ] formal
hold and state as one’s opinion : [with direct speech ] “Dangerband is dangerous,” he opined | [with clause ] the producer opined that the most exciting musical moment occurred when Dangerband struck up the national anthem.
Spent the day yesterday editing and mixing Los Kaites (Costa Rica). After a good time spent on that, I shifted gears and did some final overdubs with members of Dangerband on their new recordings.
If you see these guys in the park, please, whatever you do, DON’T FEED THEM! They look innocent enough, but they may start grovelling without end.
Here’s their first EP which we did last year.
Back to mixing Los Kaites. Anthemic!
Just completed mixing Morgan Doctor’s third CD. It’s an instrumental project featuring some great soundscapes. Almost, so close, finished the Dangerband songs (2). Will tidy that up at the beginning of September. Right now I’m prepping tracks by Los Kaites (Costa Rica) for mixing.
Here’s a little intimate clip of Attagirl. Pretty much a typical Attagirl afternoon sitting around and singing some songs about heartbreak, death and taxes.
Slaughterhouse 754 recording and driving school…
having little or no money : a titled but impecunious family.
impecuniosity |-ˌkyoōnēˈäsitē| noun
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from in- 1 [not] + obsolete pecunious [having money, wealthy] (from Latin pecuniosus, from pecunia ‘money’ ).
Fitting. Here’s a quick Sunday night demo track that Luke Nares (Wool & Howl) did sometime before we recorded the last EP.
Right now we’re in the middle of tracking 2 songs with Dangerband amd we’ve begun mixing with Morgan Doctor for her next release on Aporia Records.
This slightly unsettling picture is the cover of Clara Engel’s slightly unsettling Ep. Yesterday it was released digitally. Mostly recorded in the States with Tony Goddess, Clara and I did some overdubs and treatments some time after here in Toronto before throwing the tracks into the Mixing Blender. In some instances my job was to make the tracks uglier than they were before – Song To The Sea Witch involved our stripping the drum tracks down to the room microphone which made the kit dark and meaty. For Lovebirds, we ran the existing guitar track through the Leslie cabinet which gave the tone another round of tubes and the extra dimension of the stereo miking of the spinning speakers.
For the mixing we sometimes used Tony’s refs as a guide to where it should sit, but as we did make some changes to the sound existing tracks and added a number of textures (pump organ, Mellotron samples, upright piano…) the mixes ended taking on a life of their own. The time that Clara had to sit with the original tracks before making any additions proved to be helpful. That said, there are elements from Tony’s original sessions that I really enjoyed and as they are a little more sparse they may prove to be a fresh listen for any fans of Clara’s work should she post them in the future.
Attagirl have released their EP and here’s a taste of it. The main body of it was tracked and mixed at Slaughterhouse 754 except for some overdubs which the band did at home (tambourines, keyboards…etc…).