Friday, February 29, 2008

While You Were Out

I know I haven't updated since like...the first week of RPM so here's all of the updates at once. RPM went awesomely. I finished the album on Wednesday night with 2 days to spare. I ended up renting equipment and doing all of the tracking and mixing ahead of time but because I had spent all the time writing and arranging, tracking took very little time. I was writing right up until the very last second. Two songs on the album (8 and 9) were songs I wrote the Saturday and Sunday before I started recording and they're actually the tracks I'm happiest with.

This whole experience was overwhelmingly positive. I will definitely participate again in it next year but I'll try to not record everything all at once this time. If you want to hear this year's results though you can download it HERE! I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it. My parents want me to post lyrics so I'll dump all of the lyrics here today or tomorrow.

Friday, February 1, 2008

ágætis byrjun

I'm going to be cutting and pasting blog entries from my blog over at RPM challenge to save myself the trouble of constantly writing separate entries so if you've somehow managed to find me over there then don't worry about reading this one.

This morning has been pretty productive. I ended up being up until 2 last night talking to a friend and while I was doing that I ended up writing the chords to another song so I recorded the temporary tracks for that this morning as well as another song which I may go back and modify the structure of.

I'm planning on doing this entire thing in two stages. The first stage is just me recording everything on a computer mic so that I have some sort of base to record over top of and then once all the rough trachs are in I plan to rent some proper gear and redo all of the tracks in about a day or two.....should make for an interesting weekend.

All things are on track thus far though. It's an alright start.