December 31, 2010 1 Comment
Now listening back to some of the rough mixes of what will be the next album, maybe in 2012 with a bit of luck. We are really trying to dig much deeper this time.
As with the ‘Finding New Ways To Love’ (2004) and ‘Vision On’ (2007), most of the recording is taking place with Julian Tardo in Church Road, with the excellent musicianship of keyboard maestro Monty and drummer Fudge playing an important part.
After the last album (which I now view as a disappointment, even though there are some very good moments on it) I have gone back to opening the whole thing up a bit, rather than an emphasis on a stylized version of “progressive rock”. Is the new stuff any good? Is anyone interested?! (Okay, I know quite a few people are actually.) Even if the answer to those questions is yes, the chances of making any money from it whatsoever are slimmer than ever – SO WHAT?! As long as I can get the thing out there somehow. We have certainly been having a lot of fun, which is a good sign and probably the most important thing.
I put a lot of the first keyboard demos down by myself in late 2009 and we have been working on the pieces for a few days every two or three months since. Many of the tracks are still at the stage where they could be taken in completely different directions e.g. instrumentals or songs. Patience is required, amongst other things.