Everything is just a bit different than we expected: Everything is taking just a bit longer than we anticipated. Every song is sounding just a bit different in the studio than in our pre-production recordings. Jacob is just a bit more accommodating than we expected. Jacob thinks just a bit differently about our ideas than we do. Jacob is just a tad more of a genius than we expected. We know just a bit less about home-recording than we thought we did.
On Saturday we went into the studio again, committed to recording 'Cool Hero' this time. For some inexplicable reason, we started preparing the tracks for 'Tatters' instead, and before I knew it, I was knee deep in harmonies and beats. At some stage, while Werner and Jacob were arguing the merits of a certain drumbeat, compromising to-and-fro, it struck me that we were busy making an album now. Everybody just seemed so passionate about the project. What they ended up with made me happy and sad at the same time.
Here is the pre-production for the track we did then. Should be really interesting to compare this to the final product:
We are playing a show at +27 Design Cafe (Pretoria) next week Thursday (18 February 2010), to support a collaborative exhibition by Gerhard Uys and Louis Minnaar.
Also, Jacob Israel is launching his ridiculously good album in next week at Tings and Times (Pretoria), on Tuesday (16 February 2010). Expect something different from this show. From the rumours we've heard, this should be breathtaking.
Love you guys, and hope to see you at these shows!