Tonight I spent a few hours back at Moon Lab Studios to finish the vocals on what will be the last track of the album. I had gone to Moon Labs to record a solo single a while ago but after spending a lot of time on it, I felt it was god enough to include on the Supersmall album. This is the only track Daniela did not play on. Lane (owner/producer/engineer) put me in contact with two jazz musicians to play drums and bass and the overall feel of the song is very different. It will be the closing track on the album. Anyway, I guess I wrote all this to say that Silent Moon is now officially finished, done, over, no more recording. We master the tracks and then when the artwork is finished, we go on sale.
Three studio recordings in one week, that’s a good week in music! It’s almost like i’m a pro. I admit, only two were for Supersmall though. Saturday I spent the day working on the single ‘Take The Day Off’ at Moon Labs which is a song in the genre of ‘Swing’ to further annoy those folk who comment that we have not yet found our ‘sound’. Yes, you’re right and we’re totally fine with it. When they find themselves clicking their fingers to it and singing along Sinatra style i’m sure they’ll understand. Shoo-bee-doobie-doo!
Today I spent all day in New Jersey laying down vocals for the new record at Nuthouse. The studio is huge, but the one next door is even bigger. It’s the studio Jeff Buckley was recording his second album in before he died. I just recently finished the book ‘Touched By Grace’ by Gary Lucas and enjoy taking a peak inside whenever they leave the door open. So far they’ve had everything from the hairiest folk band i’ve ever seen to a mellow drugged out heavy metal band who got their tour bus stuck in the car park because they were too high to drive it out. Spinal Tap is a documentary.
I also recorded two additional demos which Tom (producer) agrees should be added to the record – Hello tracks #6 & #7! ‘Riot’, one of the two new folk tunes has been bumped up to #1 single. A vote of confidence I admit. I’ll go over the demo and see what we can add, most likely just some violin. The adventure continues.