Friday, March 26, 2010


Hey Peeps!

We're playing a should-be-awesome gig next Thursday... On the top of a roof! in the city of Jo'burg! Friday is a public holiday, so there is no excuse not be there.

Here's the facebook event:

Be There! (We're going to be)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 8

Jacob took some pictures of our process. I'll try and figure out how to create better web versions of them (no photoshop :( )

We're heading in to the studio in about an hour. Had to wake up early this morning to render out some drums.

We took the rest of the long weekend to complete pre-production on 3 songs: 'Kids in bad water' (as you've not heard it before, but we'll leave it to the album to do the surprising), Up (which was sounding the least convincing last night at 1am), and an accidental new one called 'An easy battle, a lost war'.

The plan is to record 2 songs today, but I suspect that we've made a slight miscalculation somewhere, and we might be pushing for all three tracks.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 7 - Expert Heart

Saturday came along, and the first thing we did was to have a (slow-) progress meeting. During our hearty heart-to-heart, we decided that our work rate is not where we want it to be. So, come the following few weeks, we are going to up the ante, and geturdun.

We focused on the track 'Expert Heart' this weekend. This is a very dear song to me. It might have something to do with where it comes from:
We reverted back to our traditional roles, with Werner taking up more drum programming and guitar, and myself moaning nonsense into a mic.

Jacob thought that our idea of a "bass synth" was hilarious, and after he did a quick substitution for illustration purposes, I can now see why he thought so: HUGE! He also contributed some colossal drums that made my tummy feel funny.

I've yet to put some photos up, will try to do that in the week.

Can not wait to play this to people.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 6

I've been in class for the last two boring weeks, so I was not able to update the blog with what song we were planning to record last Saturday.

We recorded a track called "Loose Thoughts". It was awesome fun to have Werner sit extra still while Jacob tried to find the sweet spot (of his classical guitar). I swear, the boy has a serious case of the ants-in-pants.
The song is sounding beautiful, even in it's raw untreated state. We messed around with some gritty sounds, including the zip of my pedal-case and the creaky tuners on said classical guitar. There is still quite a few ideas that we have to add to it, including some guest vocals by Ola from Fulka. Check them out on the 23rd of March at Tings&Times, playing with our dear friends The Watermark High, and cool, jazzy weirdos ION.

Here's the demo for the song we did: Loose Thoughts

God-willing, we'll record Expert Heart this Saturday. I'll post the song on Monday.