Done!! All the discussion, preparation, demoing, flying, driving, not sleeping, Internet harassing of friends and strangers is over just like a flash!! ‘Blossom’, for all intent and purposes is, as they say, in the can. We have some vocal bits to polish up, a Jonny too record and some other minor musicality’s require our attention but that is pretty much that.
We must at this point pay gratitude and virtual homage and high 5’s too Devon and Matt who captained our musical spaceship through its voyage through the uncharted waters that will now become ‘BLOSSOM’. They offered advice, expertise, humour and great patience to this project and it would not have been such an amazing experience without them there. They worked as hard as anyone on getting this album recorded and have become as much a part of this record as any musician or songwriter has been. They also pose a mean ‘prom’ photo 😉 Which leads us nicely too the wonderful presence that was our Photographer, Josh…you may have seen the band photo we posted up on Facebook?…well this was the work of young Josh. He kept everyone relaxed and in light spirits which really helps when getting your ‘Mug’ captured for posterity!! Jamie also gets huge props for taking some wonderful candid shots which I’m sure will appear online in time.
The recording of the album itself was like squeezing into an old pair of jeans that you always loved but could not fit into due to many culinary excesses!! It was just so damned easy playing together again. You remember all the subtleties your fellow musicians bring with them and all the ability you can only hope to embellish upon. There were also many many hilarious moments and memories that took place and sights we can never bleach out of our minds!!…I am of course referring too you Fifi!!
So the story is now that, as soon as the last bits are recorded, we go too the mixing process of getting all this stuff into a pleasing audio experience. We have Matt, Devon and the wonderful Sam Falle each giving us a mix of the record and, in a show of utter faith, we are not offering any post mix notes!! They give us their interpretation and we select one of the three too go on the record. Easy!!…we hope.
Artwork has been decided already as have fonts, colours etc etc and after that we send our mixed songs off for mastering to give them that final ‘polish & space’ that all great records have. So for now…we go track Jonny singing his bits and we finish ours and start writing the follow up,’Whitney Houston’s Goat’ (tentative title but it has a nice ring too it!!)…only if ye are interested of course!?…and this time we record in the UK!!! Get booking flight chaps!!