The project is grinding to a “slow”. Jason’s voice is not happening. He finished the last of his antibiotics but I am sure he is still pickled with the stuff. The result is that his voice is scratchy and he is not able to access what he is looking for. The voice is everything with this album.
So the short of it is we now must record both his lead vocals and all the backing vocals in Regina. That has me there for 5 days, then I fly back to Toronto and start mixing in ernest on the 6th of June.
Perhaps the pace has me fatigued but I am feeling a little bit of pressure now. I want a great record yet I must be finished before July.
Anyway, no big deal just the inevitable “crunch” time has arrived early this project.
We are finished in the big A room (Neve) and have moved over to the smaller B room (SSL). With this move we return to the world of bugs, snafus and tech problems. This too is slowing us down a tad. Ces’t la vie. Also I am now in my studio for a few days doing some percussion , vintage synth overdubs and editing.
Also I had the pleasure of an evening of live sound, mixing FOH for Kurt Swinghammer’s launch of Turpentine Wind. A fantastic album/DVD that we actually completed a few years ago but is only being released now. It was a magical night. My friend Justin Stephenson produced a beautiful visual accompaniment to the musicians live performance. He modulated his video images by taking feeds of the instruments next to my sound board in real time. The effect was a video backdrop that felt gently synchronized with the music. Very Cool.