After 20 years you’d think that mixing these I.C. RED songs would be a walk in the park. But it’s not. Each song has a unique challenge. Recording levels. Multiple parts. Remembering the parts. Tape hiss from aged tapes transferred to digital. Impatient engineer. Ok, I had to throw in that last one.
All this aside, I am making progress on the mix. In my last update I gave you the track listing. Today I worked briefly on “Who’s Wanting Now?” and also “Too Much Too Soon”.
I am excited about our new tune. It will feature original drummer Dave Nauth playing drums in his new hometown of London, England. Vann recording and adding production in I.C. RED hometown of Montreal and me, recording bass, some additional elements and mixing here in Dacula (Atlanta) Georgia. So it’s very cool. And Vann, the genius that he is, came up with the idea of writing a song called “Now Where Were We?” I love it! So we are making progress.
Vann requested some pieces of 100,000 be sent to him in Montreal to do a few overdubs, so I sent them, and he is working on it. I think there may be more of that as we go. He is such a perfectionist that it is hard for him to overlook things he can fix or change. However, time is an enemy, so it’s best to move on sometimes.
We are making progress and having fun. Dave (drummer) and I talked on the phone for a while the other night about the drum parts. He called me from his parents house in Montreal, they have the same phone number. So when I picked up I said “you’re kidding me…you’re at your parents” (where we also rehearsed for a few years).
Dave and Vann also visited in Montreal yesterday while Dave was in town. All very special. We will always have a bond, and it’s as strong as ever. You can’t stop something that was meant to be. And in this case, it’s something for us. Very special.
I hope you (you reading this) download the album when it’s released and know how special the recording is…I hope you can also see that there is something special when the 3 of us work together.
I digress…until next time.