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Only 5 more days left in the studio before we head back to the UK, and I realise any information on how the actual recording is going, has been pretty sparse. So I’ll endeavor to fill in some gaps here:
It’s going great, thanks.
Currently I am sat in the ‘lounge’ area as Tom bashes through some glock overdubs. I’ll end up playing them live, but realise my limitations, and that Tom could nail them in a fraction of the time that I would take, so he gets to sweat in the recording booth for a little longer.
We’ve been in very good hands here. John Goodmanson obviously steering us, but we’ve also been in the capable palms of Eric of The Long Winters, Michael of Telekinesis and Jackson of BOAT. Everyone is an absolute pleasure to work with, and their keenness to ensure our happiness and enjoyment of being here has left me feeling like a diva at times. That and the having an unlimited supply of vitamin water.
We’re at the point now where all the drums/bass/guitars are done. Myself, Haz and Aleks are filling in our bits, and there’s still some ambient and noise tracks to do, as well as some percussion and what not, but it seems everyone’s feeling good about getting things done in the time we have. Once we’ve finished here, we reconvene in Mid-Wales in Mid-June to mix the record, and inevitably finish off some final vocals and violin parts. And the studio we’ll be mxing at in Wales has the most amazing sounding recording room, so we’ll probably use that for some ambience and what not.
This coming Friday is particularly exciting, as it’s when the cameos are occuring. We have folk coming in to play Horns/Cello/Double bass/Saxophone as well as some guest vocals, which are all things that haven’t happened on a Los Campesinos! record before. I’ll hopefully have some photos of that to show.
Here are a couple of song titles for you:
This Is A Flag. There Is No Wind.
Straight In At 101
I wish I could go into more details about the songs/song titles/whatevs, but I fear if I divulge too much now, there will be little to discuss by the time the record is nearing release. I might do a post on ‘lyrical themes’ sometime soon, if I deem it sensible. We’ll see.
Oh, also, there was a dog got on the roof:
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