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Regarding the recording of some of the records...
To be completed one of these days.
Rising Force (first album)
Purple Tribute / Premonition
Well, fuck, I have to start somewhere. Here's
a story about the bass on this record. But let's start from the
beginning. The bulk of the material on the record originated as a bunch
of midi files that I wrote for "fun" in 1995-1996 or so.
I remember sending a tape to Varney, I had a bit of a deadline because I
had to go somewhere and I put a bunch of keyboard solos on in a haste. I
ended up liking them, so many of the solos havea bit of a fresh, rough feel..
The basic tracking was done in 96 I think. It's good to have your
brother as drummer. I can complain about his playing and ask him to redo
parts all day but I know him well enough that I can gauge the shade of
red his face has this enables me to run out of the room before a fist
fight breaks out or I get a drum stick in my ass. *
The tapes lay fallow for many months, as usual. Stuff got in between..
touring. Hassle. Life.
Anyway, i like the record a lot. On a conceptual level, it mixes
thru-composed stuff with more static structures to put long solos over.
The guitarists (Shawn and Mike) were added long later, both without
having listened to the material beforehand for that beautiful
Session notes from record, cut and paste.
Here's a sample of
the result.. there's also an mp3 of the japanese bonus track here, it's pretty
cool in an "interesting" way. (Keep in mind tho this is a bonus track!
Visions of Europe
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