As many of you know, I’m working on a lot of music right now. Some original material and some cover versions. Well, I had a very wet weekend and instead of going out and getting soaked, I decided to test some new audio software and skills out on a new cover version. No real plan in mind, just mess around and see what came of it.
Well, after a few hours this is what I ended up with. I decided to film parts of the process and ended up putting a montage video together that took long to edit and encode than it did to actually record and mix the song!
Anyway, here is the end result (minus vocals – that’s coming soon) along with the video – Judas Priests classic ‘Breaking the Law‘ from the British Steel album.
I seem to be on a bit of a roll of late with song ideas! I have tons of videos here with ideas and the 2 I’m currently working on are ‘One of my Enemies and ‘Ready to Die’. I’m working through the middle section of ‘One of my Enemies’ today and have taken the time to re-track some of the bass so as to get it in one take and not rely on snippets cut together. This will help to give it the human element where it’s not all 100% time aligned and perfect. This is how it used to be done, and while time aligning and re-using the perfect take may well make for a more polished end result, it can also sound pretty stale. Read More
Here’s a very early version of (the almost complete) song – ‘Denial’ off the Wars Waged Within EP / Album that will be released later this year. Read More
Things are moving along nicely with the new music, and i’ve been working on some of the artwork to be included on the sleeve / insert design (see above) as well as finalising lyrics. I’ve also settled on the title for my first EP – Wars Waged Within. A title I think reflects the subject matter, a mentally abusive relationship. You can read more about it here.
Each of the songs will have its own artwork that relates to the lyrical content of the song in question. While I haven’t settled totally on all of the tracks to be included, but I have ideas for many of the songs artwork.
Anyway, here are the lyrics for the song Why?
Here we have some of the work in progress on the guitar solos on the new song ‘Peace’ off the forthcoming EP. This is part rehearsed and part improvised, so excuse the slight imperfections in the solo.