Thursday, May 6, 2010

The temple sessions

I've spent the last week in temple studios with STRAYS laying down 8 tracks for our first record. It was a pretty full on experience but it was challenging and fulfilling. We were trying to nail a full track per day, and our producer Craig was only accepting full live individual takes - no overdubs or drop ins to fix dodgy playing allowed - you had to play your part start to finish, and if you weren't happy with your take, you had to go again from the start til you nailed it. It was frustrating but creatively inspiring, and it all added up to 15 hours days of intensity, starting at 11am and finishing around 2 or 3am, only to get up and get straight back on it in a few hours. We finished up the week with a gig at the Night and Day, and now I cant wait to hear the first mixes of what we've put down. It honestly felt like we were working on something really special and I hope it sounds that way to. Here's some photos from the week, studio shots from me and Allan Wilson, and gig shots from Rivie Verran. Willys going to cut a vid clip of his temple time with us soon to. Yeeharrrr...