it’s been two years. i forgot how i originally intended this goal.
the boy and the knife ep i decided to drop. i was unhappy with the recorded performance enough that a good mix would not have eased my mind. the sounding glass re-recorded the ep themselves with better gear. it sounds great.
building the state put out the ep ‘faces in the architecture’ on our own label. it was rereleased on vinyl by new granada records. it was accompanied by a digital download and amazing artwork by nikita shoshensky.
when the studio is built, i will begin work on a control room for tracking bands live.
well, i actually joined a band where i live. i’ve been playing on bass with them for about 4 months, travels permitting. it’s not challenging music; it’s kind of blues-riffed punk music. i’m having a lot of fun, and they are good guys just to hang around with. i knew it could work when ten minutes into the first practice the drummer and i were teasing eachother.
we have 8 songs. i’ll post again when we actually get a name and a book show.
it’s odd. since my last entry, i’ve been on tour with my old rock band roughly two months. during that time, i plowed through books, and periodicals. my favorite new read has been tape op, a magazine about recording. i read it cover to cover.
since returning last, i have been working on the studio almost everyday. it doesn’t leave much time for reading or even going out, but i am very happy. i have done 5 months extensive research on the subjects of sound-proofing (to diminish the sound that escapes a room) and sound treatment (to improve the sound quality within a room). I’d say I’m knowledgable enough to offer amateur consultation.
What all this reading has done (and school did not), is reawaken my excitement for learning! I love to read, and I want to know to varying depth about everything!